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John Dillon
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Started Oct 31, 2009

 

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New Orleans PSA

"Isn't french the other language of Louisiana?"
Dec 23, 2009
Janet Smith left a comment for John Dillon
"Welcome! I think you have the funniest contributions on Paramedic TV. Nice Work! It's great to have a laugh at ourselves and your humor is spot-on."
Nov 3, 2009
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HAppy Halloween!

Here is a game to play that mixes Halloween with EMS. Test your knowledge. Play at your own risk. Que scary music.....Play Halloween Trivia Game
Oct 31, 2009
John Dillon commented on JEMS Web Chief's group EMS Instructors
"FREE WEBINAR Breathe Life into Your Presentation! Using Games to Teach. Join emergency responder educators, Greg Friese and John Dillon, for a quick introduction on using games to teach and Audience Response Pads. No preamble, we will jump into how…"
Oct 19, 2009
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START Triage and Audience Response Pads

"Great training tool! This would be a good primer before hands-on training."
Sep 30, 2009
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START Triage and Audience Response Pads

"Nice way to get the information across and retained! Great animation! Very interesting, not the same ole' same ole! KUDOS!"
Sep 23, 2009
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START Triage and Audience Response Pads

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In this video I show how I used PowerPoint, a game to review START, and audience response pads to review START Triage. At the end of the video, you can also find out where you can download the PowerPoint presentation shown in the video and play the…
Sep 22, 2009
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START Triage and Audience Response Pads

"I am using Camtasia Studio from Techsmith for the screen shots and the editing. There are 2 parts to this particular video, the intro and closing logo animation and the "disclaimer" that where made in a video editing program. Though I do…"
Sep 16, 2009
John Dillon replied to Jen's discussion Out of the ordinary trainings in the group EMS Instructors
"The game Steve is using was made with an easy to use software program called BRAVO! Here is a game I just posted that I used in conjunction with a PowerPoint Presentation. http://www.c3softworks.com/tutorials/triage/TRIAGE%20Teaching%20Game/ "
Sep 15, 2009
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Teaching START triage with Audience Response Pads (ARS)

Last month I taught or reviewed I should say START triage for my service, which consist of Police Officer Paramedics, Firefighter Paramedics, Paid on call FF-EMTs, and the range of experience was all over the board. I had done the training the 2 previous years with a traditional PowerPoint Presentation, this year I used a game, PowerPoint, and Audience Response Pads (where everyone gets a pad and can answer questions remotely). The end result? It was very interesting in the game part, I had 7…See More
Sep 15, 2009
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START Triage and Audience Response Pads

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In this video I show how I used PowerPoint, a game to review START, and audience response pads to review START Triage. At the end of the video, you can also find out where you can download the PowerPoint presentation shown in the video and play the…
Sep 15, 2009
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Beautiful World - Woodbury Public Safety

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This video is a great tribute for those that serve in Public Safety, produced by members of the Woodbury Public Safety department in Minnesota, the video recognizes the real world that Police, Fire, and EMS have to work in but also the need to have…
Sep 9, 2009
John Dillon commented on JEMS Web Chief's group EMS Instructors
"Hey, wanted to share with you a video that we produced in-house for our annual Public Safety Dinner in Woodbury MN. What does it have to do with Education? It is a more inspirational video and just wanted to share it with my fellow instructors. What…"
Sep 9, 2009

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Employer/Affiliation
Paramedic/EMT-I/EMT-D, Instructor/Educator
Primary Agency/Department Type
Municipal Agency
Primary Department/Agency Name
Woodbury Public Safety
Department/Agency Web Site
http://www.ci.woodbury.mn.us/policefire/pscrimeprev.html
Years in EMS/Public Safety
30
About Me
In addition to being a Paramedic since 1980, I have also been an EMS educator for just as long. I originally started teaching CPR when I was 16 years old. I have taught at many different levels, from public safety to the college level and owned a training company for many years before selling it. I still work in EMS, but I now am focusing on developing training software (http://c3softworks.com) and educating instructors on how to use games to teach. I also can be found on http://www.iamnotanambulancedriver.com, you will find here the largest collection of EMS PowerPoint Templates as well as Steve Berry's books and digital clips.
Personal Site/Profile
http://www.c3softworks.com
Relationship Status
Married
Many years ago I met Steve Berry at the EMS Today Conference when it was in Salt Lake, from there we developed a friendship and a common bond if you will. I helped him take is creativity and drawings to a new level by helping him turn his art into a digital format for instructors, and even created some "commercials" based off of his work. Check out his site. http://www.iamnotanambulancedriver.com

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The Truth about using Games as a Teaching Tool

Believe it or not, many instructors/managers do not see games as a serious teaching tool. It may be hard to admit, but, in some ways, they’re right! In most cases, their beliefs have been influenced by a variety of factors, the most common of which is their personal experience seeing how games are used in a classroom. To make matters worse, many instructors who use games are unknowingly reinforcing the negatives that so many have about using games.



In this article, I will show you… Continue

Posted on July 6, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Using Games to Teach any topic!

Studies have shown that games are an entertaining and highly effective method to review topics. Would the use of games as a pure instructional medium to teach learning objectives also be effective? The correct answer is “Yes, Absolutely!”



Instructors know their classroom lectures should be engaging, interactive and encompass proven instructional strategies. They also know the importance of assessment and feedback to check for understanding. All these elements can be accomplished… Continue

Posted on June 23, 2009 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

To know what they know …. That is THE question! Using games to assess trainees:

Have you ever wondered how much of your training really “sticks”? Are you looking for ways to find out what your trainees really know? This lively, 30 minute webinar focuses on the power of games as a tool for formal and informal assessment. We’ll explore the challenges that we face when assessing adult learners and introduce you to tools to meet those challenges. You’ll learn how Audience Response devices can be used to gauge, in real time, the effectiveness of your presentation. Attend this… Continue

Posted on May 29, 2009 at 8:30am

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At 12:10pm on November 3, 2009, Janet Smith said…
Welcome! I think you have the funniest contributions on Paramedic TV. Nice Work! It's great to have a laugh at ourselves and your humor is spot-on.
At 8:37am on June 10, 2009, B Meckley said…
I would love to have the chance to view more videos dsicuss them and improve what we produce better productions.
At 3:56pm on June 7, 2009, Setla Film Productions said…
I love that concept, and I have to say that once I joined Vimeo I have been in contact with quite a few people that I was inspired by and I have been learning better techniques and methods that way. It is not the end all be all solution, but I have enjoyed making the contacts over the last year!
 
 
 
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