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Jun 23, 2020 15 tweets 11 min read Read on X
1/ Welcome Back for another edition of #TweetorialTuesday from the #MedEdTwagTeam! #VirtualLearningEnvironment Edition.

Last week, @JenniferSpicer4 helped you to optimize your settings on #Zoom. Pssst, go check it out.

#EdTech #MedEd #VirtualLearning #VirtualTeaching Image
2/ Again, here’s an outline of our sessions for this series.

Aqua icons are #tweetorials by @JenniferSpicer4
Blue icons are #tweetorials by @GStetsonMD

This week we are talking about how to use Zoom with other apps (PPT, Word, etc.) Image
3/ Often when teaching, online or IRL, many of us use resources to help us organize our thoughts.

That may be PowerPoint slides, a Word document, white board, or even pieces of paper (*gasp*).
4/ When teaching in the #VirtualLearningEnvironment, having your resources on your screen is best.

This allows you to keep your attention on the screen and maintain “eye contact”, thus increasing engagement

Looking at a piece of paper or another screen ➡️ losing attention.
5/ For those of you with dual monitors, you can use both (Zoom on one & teaching materials on the other). However, make sure to toggle on “use dual monitors” under your #Zoom settings.

But, looking back & forth between the two monitors may appear distracting to your audience.
6/ What to do instead? My favorite thing to do is split my screen!

To create a #splitscreen on a Mac:

1⃣Hover over green maximize button on any window until dropdown menu shows
2⃣Choose tile window to left or right
3⃣Then choose the other window you want to have next to Zoom ImageImage
7/ After you have created a #splitscreen, you will notice there is a vertical dividing line between the two sides of the screen. You can drag this to the left or right to give one side of the screen more or less real estate. Image
8/ You can share this whole #splitscreen, or just one of the two apps, assuming that both apps are non-Zoom apps. Image
9/ For those using #Windows10, the process is similar and is called #snapping.

You will need to turn on snapping in the settings.

Here is a nice video tutorial:

10/ Of Note: Remember, when you start to share anything, #Zoom will get minimized to either just one small face (speaker view) or a series of up to 5 small faces (thumbnail view) depending on what you choose.
11/ What if you need 3 or more applications open, but only want to share one? Image
12/ Arrange the 3 apps on your screen the way you want, then when you start to share your screen, choose the “advanced” tab at the top. In this section you will find an option to share a portion of your screen. ImageImage
13/ This creates a box that you can move around your screen. You can also change its size and shape. It is green when you are sharing and orange when you are moving it or altering the size/shape. Open in this picture: Word, PPT, Chrome, Zoom. Sharing only PPT. Image
14/ That’s it for this week! Hopefully, you learned some useful tips to help you manage your screen real estate while teaching in the #VirtualLearningEnvironment. Please, Leave #feedback and anything else in the comments. Image
15/ Come back next week for more #TuesdayTweetorials from the #MedEdTwagTeam. @JenniferSpicer4 will help us to enhance the #LearningClimate in the #VirtualLearningEnvironment.

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1/ Attending: “Sam, what is the level of bilirubin at which scleral icterus is noticeable?”

Sam thinking: [1. I can make a guess, but 2. Who cares?]

Seem like a familiar scenario? Let’s help this attending ask a better question.
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1/ You just admitted a patient with some really interesting pathology. You want to teach about it tomorrow on rounds. You know it is gonna be a busy day. What’s the plan?

Welcome back to #TweetorialTuesday from the @MedEdTwagTeam. Special S/O to our #MedEd & #MedTwitter friends!
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But check out this definition here:
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1/ Welcome back to another edition of #TweetorialTuesday from the @MedEdTwagTeam. Special S/O to our #MedEd & #MedTwitter friends!

Over the last two weeks we have laid out the WHY and the WHAT of teaching communication. Today is the HOW. Let’s go!
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1/ We can’t always treat. We can’t always cure. But we can always support & care with good communication.

Welcome back to our #MedEd & #MedTwitter friends! Today we lay out some foundational skills of communication that you can help your learners to hone under your tutelage.
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1/ It is near the end of your time on inpatient service and it has been BUSY!

Spirits are high, but folks are tired.
You want to make sure rounds are high-yield, but how to focus their energy?

Welcome back #MedTwitter & #MedEd for another #TweetorialTuesday from @MedEdTwagTeam!
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1/ Learning objectives? For serious?!? 🤔
Aren’t those for boring pre-clinical lectures?
Are they even necessary? I seem to get by just fine without them.

You may get by fine but knowing how to use learning objectives will take your game to a new level. Let's go!
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For orientation, we are still in our foundational skills section of #InpatientTeaching.
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