RescueDigest Resources: Digital Education Resources

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Student-Centered Digital Education Resources: PART 2 The Digital Education Part

Nerve-wracking for some, exciting for others, student-centered teaching techniques couples with digital education resources are the wave of the future. Today’s emergency services educators will either ride that wave, or get washed away.


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How you can use these resources: RescueDigest curates great research and resources during the development of our articles and educational programs. Since our mission is to “Help You Help Others” we present the best of these resources for you to explore, share and use in your own agency.

It’s important to remember that the digital resources below will not, by themselves, transform your classroom or your educational experience. However, used properly with student-centered education theory, these resources will help you enhance understanding, increase retention and improve performance for your students. For more ideas on how to use these resources in emergency services education, see the presentation at the bottom of this page or check out Student-Centered Education in the Digital Age: and the New England Center for Rescue & Emergency Medicine Workshops:– Educators Centerpiece Workshop.

Start Here

Top 10 Reasons Educators Won’t go Digital

Mega-Mind Map Overview of Resources

EdTech Cheat Sheet |


Tutoring and Teaching


iTunes U Course Manager

TED-Ed | Lessons Worth Sharing

Udemy – Online Courses from the World’s Experts open-source community-based tools for learning


Content Creation and Sharing


Google Images

Welcome to Flickr – Photo Sharing

Picasa Web Albums

Interactive Combitube Image | Everyday EMS Tips


Glogster EDU – 21st century multimedia tool for educators, teachers and students | Text, Images, Music and Video


Upload your video – YouTube

Vimeo, Your Videos Belong Here



Record Screencast And Create Slideshows With Narrations Using Ezvid | PowerPoint Presentation

6 Must Do Tips For A Quality Screencast |

Make a Video. Amazing Animated Video Maker – GoAnimate.


Live Remote Video Teaching

Free Skype internet calls and cheap calls to phones online – Skype

Google+ Hangouts: Six Practical Uses for Online Education by Jeremy Vest : Learning Solutions Magazine


PowerPoint Alternatives

10 best PowerPoint alternatives for EMS educators (with links)


PowerPoint Enhancements

Add Speaking Animated Characters To PowerPoint Slides With SitePal | PowerPoint Presentation

5 Best Applications For Adding Mind Maps To Your Presentations | PowerPoint Presentation – Got a picture? Blabberize it!

YawnBuster, Interactive Group Activities, Group Games, Enhancing Powerpoint Presentations, Instructor-Led Training Software, Enhancing PowerPoint Presentations

Animoto – Make & Share Beautiful Videos Online

FlashEff2 | 3000+ Flash effects, Flash animation, text effects


Live Mind Mapping

MindMeister shortcuts and tricks | MindMeister Blog

Popplet — for Mind Mapping, Sharing and Presenting | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner


Live Student Polling

Text Message (SMS) Polls and Voting, Audience Response System | Poll Everywhere

Socrative | Student Response System | Audience Response Systems | Clicker | Clickers | Student Clickers | ARS | Mobile Clicker | Software Clicker


Wordwall | Make interactive activities for the classroom


Out-Of-Class Collaboration

Google Docs Tour

Document Management Software | Manage Documents Online : Zoho Docs



Real-Time, In-Class Collaboration


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About romduck

Rom Duckworth is a dedicated emergency responder, author, and educator with more than thirty years of experience working in career and volunteer fire departments, hospital healthcare systems, and private emergency medical services. Rom is a career fire captain and paramedic EMS Coordinator for the Ridgefield (CT) Fire Department and director of the New England Center for Rescue and Emergency Medicine. Rom holds a master’s degree in public administration, is a graduate of the National Fire Academy’s Executive Fire Officer program, and is the recipient of the NAEMT Presidential Award, American Red Cross Hero Award, Sepsis Alliance Sepsis Hero Award, and the EMS 10 Innovators Award. Rom is the author of "Duckworth on Education," as well as chapters in more than a dozen EMS, fire, rescue, and medical textbooks and over 100 published articles in fire and EMS magazines. A member of the NAEMT Board of Directors, as well as other national and international advocacy and advisory boards, Rom continues to work for the advancement of emergency services professions. Contact Rom via