Monday, January 09, 2006

Well, whaddya know?

Turns out there's a Podcast For Teachers, and it comes straight out of the Bronx. I will confess that not only have I never listened to it, I've never listened to any podcasts. In fact, I think I only figured out what a podcast is last week. It's like a cross between a radio show and a magazine (or maybe TiVo?), right, in the sense that you can listen to it any time you want? Anyway, I'm not sure if I see any way to fit podcasts into my life - I like listening to music on my computer & I don't have an iPod so I can't bring it on my commute - but maybe some of you out there could give it a listen and let the rest of us know what you think....?

I am starting to wish I had an iPod.

But hey, I didn't ask for an iPod for Christmas, I asked for a Science teacher, and we might have hired one today - one interviewee no-showed, but the other was good, knows her science, decent teaching instincts, professional demeanor - although I won't start breathing again until she's actually teaching. Painful experience has taught me that there are 50 ways to let down your employer.

By the way, it's really rude to no-show on an interview, especially at a public school which might have re-arranged the schedule to allow you to teach a demo lesson at a given time, and which will now have to re-re-arrange the schedule at the very last minute thanks to your unprofessional and inconsiderate behavior.

Grumpy, but hopeful, and only selectively technologically-literate. That's me.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can listen to a podcast even if you don't have an iPod - it's just an mp3 you download for free. You don't even need iTunes to download it, usually. Just listen with whatever player you normally use on your computer.

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I got my hopes up for a second thinking the podcast was going to be of the classroom insight/rant variety. But it is about technology usage. Not that there is anything wrong with that. But nonetheless, not what I was hoping for.

7:18 PM  

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