Zooming in on images

Dr. Mayorga
By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

When you show images in your presentations many times small details in them cannot be seen. Watch the first video below to see the effect you can create in PowerPoint to show smaller details.

After watching the first video watch the second one to learn how to do it.


Posted in 2017 | Leave a comment

Publishing a narrated video-lecture to YouTube with a menu in it

Dr. Mayorga
By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

In the following video, you will be able to learn how to create a video-lecture that is a PowerPoint presentation with embedded surgical videos, animations, and post it to YouTube. You will also learn how to add a menu to your video.

Posted in 2016 | Leave a comment

Getting a full screen Youtube video with no links at the end

Dr. Mayorga
By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

Many times you upload videos to YouTube to which you link to. If you use the link YouTube gives you your video runs inside a YouTube page, with other videos around it and at the end more links to videos are shown. Even if you use the “embed” code, at the end you are offered more videos.

See below how you can modify your link so your video runs full page with no videos around or at the end.

Following is the link that shows at the top of your browser when you use the link YouTube gives you.
Try it now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RruIia4cL0o

Following is the link that will give you a full screen with no videos at the end.
Try it now: https://www.youtube.com/embed/RruIia4cL0o?rel=0

In red I show the parts I took away from the original link

In blue I show the parts I added to the new link

Now you can try it with one of your videos

Good luck!

Posted in 2016 | Leave a comment

Random name picker

Dr. Mayorga
By Dr. Eduardo Mayorga

Maintaining attention when lecturing medical students or residents is not easy. One of the ways we capture attention is making our lecture interactive by asking questions.

One of the problems we have with this is that we usually use a volunteer approach, and those not paying attention usually do not volunteer.

A way to avoid this is pinpointing someone to answer the question. If we just choose someone at will, the selection system may seem unfair.

To make it fair for all you can use an electronic random name picker. These apps allow you to build lists and save them for randomly selecting names in the class.

See below 2 examples for Android and iPhone. Have fun.

Click here for Andorid.
Click here for Iphone.

Posted in 2010 | Leave a comment