One of the best things (for me) that has come from writing this blog has been the number of fascinating sites that many of our great teachers here at HHS pass along to me. Sometimes the sites are appropriate for school use, sometimes, not so much … but they are always interesting.
One such recommendation (Pandora) comes from our TV production guru, Mr. Brandon. He is always a good bet for finding excellent websites that do interesting things with different kinds of media. Pandora requires that you register as a user (for free) and then asks you to create your own “radio station” by selecting songs or artists that you enjoy. Registration and station creation are really easy, so if you consider yourself a newbie or a technical clutz, fear not! So far, I’ve created five different stations with varying influences, and have not been disappointed by Pandora’s recommendations.
If you are like me, and enjoy listening to tunes while you work (with the tv on, the kids playing, your spouse calling), then give Pandora a try and see if it doesn’t find good songs for you. Unfortunately we can’t really use this site at school because it is essentially a “radio station” creator which plays music that fits your personal tastes, and (Special Note for Students) headphones are not allowed in school.
So try it at home. I have to go now, Marvin Gaye is crooning in the background.
Thank you for stopping by and I will see you all tomorrow.
© 2008 henry toromoreno