Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Episode 31 Take Note!

Episode- 31 Take Note!
Show notes:
Discussion: @ 6:05
Dan and Jeff discuss note taking in the classroom, and why it’s more complex than it sounds.

Tech Talk: @ 29:59
Jeff and Dan Review the Pulse Smart Pen from Livescribe.

Book Talk: @ 48:20
Dan reviews Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler’s Shadow by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Media Integration: @ 54:56
Dan reviews the TV show Freaks and Geeks

Did ya see?/Listener Feedback @ 1:03:42

Music in this week's episode comes from Penmachine Podcast. “Meltdown Man” intro music by Derek K. Miller. Bumper music, “Particle Spin 30” Composed by:Roy Dank, BMI (33%), Michael Genato, ASCAP (34%), James Ronaghan, BMI (33%) also from

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This episode was recorded August 12, 2008.


teachj said...

Have you guys watched "The Secret Life of the American Teenager" yet? While it sometimes seems a little bit forced, the last 2-3 episodes have been well-written and the characters seem to be growing in depth. I especially like the main character Amy's little sister Ashlee. She is supposed to be 13 and in the 8th grade, but is played more like a typical teen than most other characters on the show. The only two things I don't like about the show is that all the "main" characters are white/Anglo/Caucasian (pick your favorite) except for the dance team girl who sleeps around - she is Hispanic in RL, but has the Anglo name Lee. Her mother is also played by a Colombian actress. But back on point there is only one Black/African-American character. There are two Asian characters, which is really cool! But their school does not look like any school you'd find in Texas - that's for sure. But the topic of teen pregnancy and over sexualization of our culture are timely and handled well.

Skip Zalneraitis said...

Hi Guys-
Thanks for an excellent show!

Not the same tone at all, but ambiance of the show reminded of "Two Lane Blacktop" - The life being lived to the sound of an engine. Very creative.

I just ordered "Freaks and Geeks". I may use it in "Conflict Resolution" (the principal says it's an English class. Go figure) 2nd semester.

Mr. Byrne said...

Congratulations on getting the free stuff to review. That's how you know you've arrived in the podcasting world. :) Great show as always. Incidentally, your discussion of notetaking promoted me to blog about online notebooks.


Anonymous said...

the livescribe pen (don't know if you still have it or not) but have you tried copying the paper, does that work or not?

Ryan Johnson said...

I’ve read your blog post of the Pulse smartpen and wanted to share some new commercial and demo videos that we just uploaded to the Livescribe YouTube channel:

From now until 12/31/08, you can get 5% off a Pulse smartpen at by using SCRIBE5A50 at checkout. Thanks, and enjoy the videos!