Scribble with Whiteboard

by: Elena Cholakova Scribble together whiteboard is an app that allows you to write in the score in real-time. You can share the score with the student and enable them to draw in it.

New Electives During A Pandemic

by: Holly Gooding With all of the Emory medical students displaced from the clinical environment due to the pandemic, we needed to urgently create new elective courses for them to pursue while learning remotely. I partnered with Dr. Hughes Evans and Dr. Mehul Tejani to create a four week elective focused on four weekly themes:…

Student Engagement

by: Tanvi Dhere In order to engage students during virtual teaching, I found the whiteboard option on Poll Everywhere to be quite useful. You can ask an open-ended question to students and have them type in answers, which subsequently show up on the whiteboard in real-time.

Pediatric Critical Care Course: Collaboration Between Academia and Clinical Practice

by: Jeannie Weston This dynamic interprofessional pilot course involves collaboration between the local children’s hospital and the school of nursing. Through a weekly seminar offering, various perspectives for care are offered through the diverse lenses of child life, physical/occupational therapy, and social work. In addition, speakers with expertise in psychology, nursing ethics, genetics and parenting…

Submit Questions Before Class

By: Cecile Janssens I ask students to submit a question about the required reading materials before class (as a small assignment that counts towards grading). During class, I use these questions to guide conversations. Instead of asking if anyone has a question, I know they all had one, and I select the most relevant/informative for…

Remove Times For Final Exams

Due to the pandemic, I wanted to remove the pressure of a traditional timed final exam and replaced it with a project that allowed students to creatively demonstrate what they learned over the course of the semester. I gave them some parameters (e.g. the project must include topics X, Y, and Z, must have a…

Zoom Breakout Rooms

By: Lisa Dillman Zoom has a setting where you can control how long students are giving to return from a Breakout Room. The default is 1 minute. For some of us, e.g. teaching language, it’s useful to have students in pairs/groups for just 2-3 min for a very discrete-point activity, and thus 1 min to…

Assignments with Zoom

My class had a semester-long project. When we went remote I asked the students to use Zoom to record their group meetings and submit them as an assignment. These meetings were great to watch. I could see the group dynamics and how the student’s class discussed their ideas. It was also great to see them…