Resource: Online Tutorials and Videos from MedlinePlus
Submitted by Julie McKinney on June 10, 2014 - 4:39pm
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Do you have access to a computer lab with your adult students? If so, MedlinePlus can be a nice activity to do.
MedlinePlus is a health information site from the National Library of Medicine. It has information about a large range of health issues and conditions, prevention behaviors and medical tests and procedures. It's the kind of place where a student could look up even an unusual health topic and learn about it in pretty clear language.
There are also other formats. Go to the tab called Videos & Cool Tools. There, you'll find:
- Interactive Tutorials: These are self-paced slide shows that explain the basics of a certain topic. They can be used in classes if you have a chance to use a computer lab.
- Anatomy Videos: These show how body systems are affected by certain diseases and conditions.
- Surgery Videos: These show what happens during certain procedures.
You can create learning activities from them in different ways, beyond just having students go through them. You can print out the transcripts to go over vocabulary, etc. beforehand, or to use for writing or comprehension work.
Try them and let us know how they worked, and what the students thought about them!