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Hand-to-Hand: Peer Teaching the Anatomy of the Human Hand

The human hand is one of the most complex structures of the body. The way the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones all work together to produce precise movements is astonishing. This collection provides resources about the anatomy and physiology of the human hand and muscles in general and also provide some resources for helping you to implement a peer or cross-age tutoring program to help students understand hand physiology.
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Hand-to-Hand: Peer Teaching the Anatomy of the Human Hand
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    This is a great, comprehensive, research-based guide for implementing Peer and Cross-age tutoring programs. The lists of key elements and reflection points can be referred to again and again as you prepare and implement a peer tutoring program. Really, this is a terrific resource for anyone interested in incorporating a peer tutoring model in their class, grade or school.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    The Peer Tutoring Resource Center is a terrific repository for peer tutoring resources and supportive blog posts to help you successfully implement peer tutoring. This short article introduces you to the different peer tutoring models.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    One of the best mediums through which students can model the human hand is clay. This video shows one artist doing just that. While the skills of this artists probably exceed those of the students, it gives a good idea of how to go about engaging in the process. I would recommend having students watching this video before starting to sculpt their own models.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    This fun, hands-on activity guides students through the process of building a functional model of the human hand. It looks like a really neat activity that would be beneficial for all student levels.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    Since there are so many muscles at play within the hand it is important to know how muscles contract in order to move the bones. This video does a great job explaining the physiology of muscle tissues. I think this video is great, but will only be useful if the viewer has some basic understanding of the anatomy of a muscle (actin, myosin, sarcomere, etc.). Read up on these concepts first and then watch this video.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    If you are a visual learner then this hand video is for you. It does a wonderful job of describing the muscles and bones of the hand and how they work together to produce movement. I would strongly recommend viewing this video.
  • Jeffrey Sack says:
    This is the coolest website I have ever seen! It uses 3D animations and other images to guide the viewer through all the different parts of the human hand. It shows bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments all related to producing the finite movements. It is a great interface that makes for a wonderful reference.
  • betterevidence.org
    betterevidence.org

    Better: Evidence-based Education

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    Jeffrey Sack says:
    A good overview of cross-age peer tutoring, with a sample implementation. The sample approach is very helpful, as it gives you a possible implementation of a cross-age tutoring program.
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