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Using Individual Activities to Teach Medical Terminology | Origin: ED310

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Teaching Medical Terminology in Fun and Exciting Ways --> Using Individual Activities to Teach Medical Terminology

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Many of the suggested activities seem fun and will provide opportunities for active learning. I will most likely incorporate all of them although I might have issues with the sports themed games since I am not good with the rules of baseball or football!

I really like the idea of a word search! I have used the crossword puzzle one but will look for a word search generator!

I think the crossword puzzles would be fun and the concentration game as well.

I love these ideas And I look forward to using the ideas in lab and in clinical. I wish that I had others to share or good references to share.

matching game for sure


I will be doing the word search and cross word puzzles.


I have learned that activities can increase the learner's confidence and promotes success in those who needs a little more review than others.

Word search so it is!

I liked all of the suggetions for increasing the retention of medical terminology. If I had to chose I would implement the mystery term week  because this activity also carried over afer school. I also liked make a match becaue that would really get them motivated in school. 


I will be using the matching game as one of my teaching methods.


I think all of them are interesting, but I'll most likely use the Crossword, Word Searches, Make me a match, and Mystery Weekly Term more often than the sports games. I also will look into trying the relay races.


I think Crossword Puzzles are a great option for students who are analytical and maybe more independent learners. 

Definitely could be used for reinforcement of learning. 

learned there is a multitude of games to play instead of continuing to fill class time with lectures. 


I really like the Make Me a Match Cards game!  In addition to doing terms and definitions, I'm going to do infections/diseases and clinical manifestations.

I learned a multitude of games to peak interest in my classroom and fill up time. I think the ball toss would be a good game . Everyone would be standing and they can't be falling to sleep in the class. 

In this module, I learned that although games and class activities are effective teaching/learning tools, different students have different learning preferences and comfort zones.  In this module, we learned individual learning activites that might better suit such learners.

I really liked the mystery word idea. It rewards concentration and stimulates problem solving.

I like the word search and crossword puzzle ideas.


I love crossword and even the word search. However, I never really knew an easy way to create it, nor did I take the time to search for available tools for the creation of the assignment. 


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