We are incredibly excited for the upcoming hands-on sessions Google for Instruction: A 3 Part Series with Mai-Ly Duong, DMD, MPH, ’12, associate professor, and associate director of special care dentistry at A.T. Still University’s Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health, but to get you started here are three quick examples of how you can use Google Applications in the clinic or classroom.
1. Practice Electronic Health Record (EHR)
Google Docs is not just for writing papers or meeting notes, you can also use it for simulations, case studies, or standardized patients. By duplicating your EHR and having students fill it out collaboratively via Google Docs, the students will be able to access the document together, providing peer feedback and review. While this method is not appropriate for collecting PHI, in simulations it is a great way to familiarize students with how to complete an EHR in a low-stakes environment. Not sure if this translates to authentic assessment? Check out this article on using Google documents to administer and collect medical questionnaires.
2. Flash cards
Google Sheets can be set up to display as a flash card. With the ability to share Google Sheets, consider having students create flashcards to share either as a group or to the entire class. This reinforces study habits, while also giving you access to quickly check and evaluate the quality of their flashcards and how well they have understood the class materials. Check out the free Google add-on “Flippity” for more ways to change your spreadsheets into interactive review resources.
3. Interactive quizzes with instant feedback
Google Slides can be used to create an interactive quiz for student self-review. By providing instant feedback or links to resources on incorrect answers, students have the opportunity to review their answers before continuing. Watch this short (under 12 minute) video on how to set this up.