Professor Insights: EasyAnatomy’s Adaptive Quizzing

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“In educational theory there is the idea that assessment isn’t just for assessment… it should be a learning opportunity too”  For many students, the word “quiz” brings rise to feelings of dread, anxiety and panic. We believe that quizzes can instead be enjoyable, adapt based on an individual’s comfort and confidence, and be a go-to tool for mastering content. This is what we had in mind when we set out to create our gamified adaptive quizzing engine, and it is the vision we share with the anatomists who are meticulously…

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4 Easy Ways to Reduce Stress as a Veterinary Student

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When the stresses of a mounting workload, approaching exams, or overshadowing student loans are wearing you down and beginning to hinder your daily performance, try reducing the tension with a few of these helpful tips: Tip 1: Swap that coffee for herbal tea Caffeine induces feelings of stress, nervousness and anxiety. Herbal teas are caffeine free and filled with good vitamins and nutrients and are good for relieving stress or anxiety. Try one (or all) of these top 5 herbal teas to relieve stress. Tip 2: Turn that Dorsal Dog, into Downward Dog The calm breathing and meditation in yoga…

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EasyAnatomy Beta Update: Digestive System, New Skeleton, and more!

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We’re excited to announce yet another big update to the EasyAnatomy beta! The entire team has worked very hard over the past few weeks for this one, and the changes are being released in sync with our announcement that EasyAnatomy is now open for pre-orders (learn more on our new website)! Below you will find the release notes for this new build, along with download links so that you can see everything for yourself… Release Notes A message from the chief llama: “The team at LlamaZOO is always working hard to create anatomically correct…

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Professor Insights: EasyAnatomy’s Written Content

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“With each written description we’ve tried to answer the question: why is this structure present?” In education there is a constant struggle between quality and quantity of information. As an educator, you have limited classroom time in which to instruct your students, but a great deal of subject matter to cover. As a student, you try to optimize your study habits to absorb what you need to know for your next exam, without overloading yourself with less-relevant information. This same tenuous balance also exists in the creation of educational resources….

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5 Step Custom Canine Anatomy Diagram Creation with EasyAnatomy

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Studies indicate that teaching and learning animal anatomy using 3D offers many benefits, including increased student engagement, increased knowledge retention, and improved assessment. What sets EasyAnatomy apart (aside from the superior quality and accuracy of its 3D models) are the additional features and possibilities of the app. These include the frequently mentioned adaptive quizzing system, anatomist-written explanatory content and the ability to bookmark viewing angles, but in this post we will be focusing on a lesser-known (but equally interesting) capability: assisting with Custom Diagram Creation. EasyAnatomy’s 3D model can be used to create custom…

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Professor Insights: Fresh Perspectives provided by seeing canine anatomy in interactive 3D

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We often speak to the value of incorporating 3D resources and tools into education. Intuitively it makes sense to learn 3D subject matter by studying 3D sources, but for a variety of reasons the tools necessary to enable this type of learning have been slow to grab a foothold in education, and ever slower to enter veterinary medicine. Studies indicate that learning anatomy in 3D makes it easier to grasp complex concepts, increases student engagement and knowledge retention, and improves assessment. While it sounds great to objectively recite the potential…

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New on the EasyAnatomy BETA: 3D Canine Muscles, Joints and more

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EasyAnatomy’s Latest Update is Now Live Continued innovation and advancement is the name of the game here at the LlamaZOO, and we are very excited to announce the release of our latest BETA update! The team has put in a lot of hard work and long hours into delivering this new content, and we’re beyond pleased with what this update has to offer. Here are just a few of the awesome new features to look out for, along with instructions for how to get the updated EasyAnatomy BETA running on your…

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Professor Insights: EasyAnatomy’s Nomenclature

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It’s not possible to create a successful and valuable veterinary education tool without the support of academia, and likewise it would not be possible for us to produce EasyAnatomy without the involvement of the three anatomy professors we are so fortunate to call part of our LlamaZOO team. Dr. Terri Clark, Dr. Susan Dawson and Dr. Corinna Klupiec have each experienced veterinary and anatomy education as educators, and as students. They have intimate knowledge of the challenges and frustrations associated with the subject matter, but they have also learned strategies…

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“The Doctor was In” – Dr. Terri Clark at LlamaZOO

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The Challenges of Innovation At LlamaZOO we are striving for a level of quality in our 3D models that has never before been reached in the veterinary space. One of the main reasons we’re venturing into uncharted territory is because what we’re accomplishing is really hard to do! In order for EasyAnatomy to become veterinary medicine’s go-to resource for mastering anatomy our 3D models need to be medically accurate, and incredibly precise. The application also requires written content and quizzing that meet and exceed textbook standards. Thanks to our talented…

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9 Helpful Tips for Soon to be Veterinarians

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Sometimes coming out of school and going straight into the field can be a little nerve-racking. You’re likely unsure of what to even expect! To help reduce the anxiety and uncertainty, Dr. Nicole Salloum, MVB, gave us these 9 helpful tips to pass along to you soon to be vets. 1. Its normal to feel overwhelmed. When you leave vet school, you’ll have a whole bunch of knowledge at your fingertips, but during your first week in practice you’ll be faced with real life situations and may feel like you actually know very little about…

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