Please complete a reflection for each resource you listen to on the iPod



Final Thoughts:

I most valuable aspect of this class was to begin to learn how to use my ipod as an educational tool rather than just a backup device that plays music. I think I will regularly listen to a few different podcasts (I REALLY like the “Radio Lab” program) and plan on investigating this aspect more in the future. I do plan on using the 15 minute that I spliced from one of the episodes during class second semester. I hope to be able to find more podcasts that I can use in class and just for my own benefit. I really like the recording feature also. I definitely will use this feature to aid with sub plans. The one time I used it in class, I received great feedback from the students and the substitute. The other great aspect of recording my lesson is that I can share this will any students that are absent. I can upload the files to edline and have the students download them as needed.

I feel much more comfortable now in using my ipod in the educational environment but I feel I need to continue to force myself to use it to become more comfortable. I’m only mildly tech savvy and need to continue to practice to get better at all aspects. Specifically I would like to continue searching for more podcasts to use in class and maybe eventually try podcasting myself. It is all about baby steps for me.

As I said above I believe the more I practice the more I will comfortable I will get utilizing some of these new skills in my class. Thanks Charlene for the all the help!

Upload of a recording:

I recorded subplans using my ipod. I then burnt the audio files on a CD rom and had the sub play the CD for the entire class. This worked extremely well.

Here are the first 3 files:
File #1
File #2
File #3

Reflections of learning:

1) Name of podcast episode/mp3 file: WNYC's radio lab "Where Am I"
2) URL of the resource: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/
3) URLs of related resources: ??
4) Main points ("takeaways"): The brain and body work together in some interesting ways. The radio lab is edited REALLY well. It is a very interesting listen.
5) Questions you have after listening to the resource: What is the best way to splice a MP3 in order for me to use this in class?
6) What did you gain in terms of your personal professional development? I think I plan to listen to more of the radio lab's podcasts.
How will you apply this learning to your professional situation? This may include both "quick wins" and longer-term changes.

I have the students read an article on GLOC (g-induced loss of consciousness). It is a tough article and I was thinking that I would use this podcast or the last 15 minutes of it to go along with the article. The last 15 minutes discusses the history of GLOC and would go along with the article well.


1) Science Talk: The Podcast of Scientific American
2) http://www.sciam.com/podcast/
3) http://www.sciam.com/podcast/podcasts.cfm?type=60-second-science
4) This podcast was an interview with a professor discussing global warming and some of the ethic issues. The countries that are least responsible for global warming are the countries most affected by global warming.
5) No questions...
6) I discuss the physics behind global warming but never the other issues. I might be interested in discussing some of the other issues.

1) NPR: Science Friday
2) http://www.sciencefriday.com/
3) ??
4) There have been many advances in robotics. They interviewed a scientist involved in a robotic test that allowed cars to drive themselves around a course.
5) No questions....
6) I didn't really gain anything.

1) WNYC's radio lab "Stress"
2) URL of the resource: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/
3) URLs of related resources: ??
4) This podcast discusses what stress does to animals and people. I particularly found interesting that fact the the author of Peter Pan had an extremely stressful childhood. Animals when experiencing stress stop growing. The author essentially never really matured properly and many of his stories are about kids.
5) No questions...
6) I think it is good for everyone to understand the impacts of stress on the human body.

1) WNYC's radio lab "Zoos"
2) URL of the resource: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/
3) URLs of related resources: ??
4) This podcast discusses some of the background behind zoos. My favorite topic was them discussing how the natural habitats came about in zoos. Essentially is was a complete fluke - a western zoo lost its director and the fill in just decided to see what would happen.
5) No questions...
6) I don't think I will necessarily use any of this in class but I did find it interesting.

1) WNYC's radio lab "Time"
2) URL of the resource: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/
3) URLs of related resources: ??
4) This podcast discusses all different aspects of time. I particularly found interesting the parts discussing people who experienced near death experiences and how time seemed to slow down.
5) No questions...
6) I thought this interesting but nothing that I can really use in class.

1) WNYC's radio lab "Beyond Time"
2) URL of the resource: http://www.wnyc.org/shows/radiolab/
3) URLs of related resources: ??
4) This podcasts discusses Einsteins theory of relativity and some of its unusual consequences with time.
5) I have lots of questions relating to relativity...
6) I don't teach relativity but am very interested in it and do sometimes have individual students ask me about it.