Podcast Episode 5

Radio EPLT Episode 5 is now live!

In this week’s episode, we have an interview with Namsook Jahng, the instructor of a really neat course for science teachers. Jenny and I also discuss the perils and potential minefield of teachers on Facebook.

What are the dos and don’ts if you’re a teacher and you want to have a personal life on Facebook? Do you friend your students? How about the parents? Does your school district outright ban Facebook interaction with students? Or is it more of a grey area?

All of that, and my subtle attempt to get the office a video game system.

We’d love your feedback on anything brought up on the episode, or just the podcast in general. Who knows? Maybe it will even get read on the air. Email us at podcast.eplt@ubc.ca

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Just a note that the views expressed in the podcast are those of the hosts, and not necessarily the views of either EPLT or the Faculty of Education.

More details, including the link to the episode itself and the times for each segment, after the jump.

Radio EPLT – Episode 5 (52:20)

Just play it in the handy web player below.


1) Intro

2) Interview with Namsook Jahng – EDCP 447 (Technology in the Science Classroom): (3:50)

3) Teachers on Facebook (19:30)

A Teacher’s Guide to Using Facebook – by Bernadette Rego

Road to Teaching – 5 Tips to Avoid Facebook and Other Social Media Pitfalls

Facebook Blog – Back to School: Tips for Teachers on Facebook

Andrea Di Maio – Teachers & Social Networks: To Facebook or Not to Facebook?

4) What’s Happening in EPLT & Conclusion (47:15)

M.Ed Cohorts – Deadlines coming up!

MVR4 – Vocational Rehabilitation (Online)

HEEL – Human Ecology & Everyday Life (Online)

Educational Administration in Delta – website not active yet, but will be soon. Keep checking M.Ed cohort page for information when it’s up.

Master of Educational Technology

Application deadline for September 2011 intake is May 15

Northern Voice Social Media Conference – May 13-14 (http://2011.northernvoice.ca/) – at the UBC Life Science Building – Last year, Brian Lamb was one of the organizers. Don’t know if he will be this year, but he’ll definitely be there.

Our theme and bumper music: “The Pharaos Theme” by The Pharaos through a Creative Commons license

Time Warp sound effect courtesy of James Duckett and The Free Sound Project

Next episode is Friday, February 25th.