This update includes additions to the Games in the Classroom, Neuroscience Video, Psychological Disorders Video, Research Methods in the News, Statistics in the News, Neuroscience in the Classroom, and Memory Video pages.
New ToPIX Content
New ToPIX Content
Jamie Davis, Lisa Hager, and Errol Magidson shared some additional links to Jeopardy templates and games, as well as some suggestions for implementation of Jeopardy in the classroom (via the PSYCHTEACHER listserv 3/21- 3/23/ 2013). These updates can be found on the Games in the Classroom page.
Steve Jones posted a link to a TED Talk on the adolescent brain (via the STP Facebook Group, 3/29/2013), and you can find it on the Neuroscience Video page.
Another TED Talk was put up by Kara Ayers and Crystal Steltenpohl, who shared a video on Elyn Saks (via the STP Facebook Group 3/19/2013). This was posted to the Psychological Disorders Video page.
Ali O’Malley gave the Statistics and Research Methods instructors among us another example of causality and validity in the media. Her link to the NY Times article “Does This Ad Make Me Fat?” (shared via the STP Facebook group on 3/16/2013) was posted to the Research Methods in the News page.
Assistant ToPIX Editor, Jessica Hartnett, offers another way to illustrate correlation, the limitations of archival research, and the dreaded “third variable” problem through a fun example: chocolate consumption. Check it out on the Statistics in the News page.
ToPIX Editor, Sue Frantz, posted “Neuroscience and the Classroom: Making Connections” to the Neuroscience in the Classroom page. It appears to be a resource for educators, but elements of the course could also be relevant in developing assignments for students.
Stephen Chew recently e-mailed his exam wrapper. This resource was posted to the Memory Video page on ToPIX. It could be used to develop a diagnostic tool for students after an assessment, or used along with Stephen’s Videos on How to Study series. Either way, a Word document is available to get you started.
A big thanks to Stephen, Sue, Jessica, Ali, Crystal, Kara, Steve, Errol, Lisa, and Jamie for their contributions!
If you have any suggestions for a new ToPIX resource, or any resources to share with colleagues, please send them to TOPIX@TeachPsych.org.