Thursday, March 15, 2007
For a number of years I have thought about playing selected work songs in the classroom prior to the beginning of class. During the fall 2006 semester, I finally pulled it off. I copied songs onto audio discs and embedded links to the songs on my power point slides. I would then play one of the songs at about 3-5 minutes before the start of each Employment Law class session. I tried to match up songs with the subject matter of the particular class (e.g., Allentown and plant closings), but most of the time I figured that any song about work would do. I had a few technological miscues along the way, but for the most part it worked out quite well. The students generally seemed to like it, or were at least mildly amused. I asked for student song ideas and got several suggestions, which resulted in a playlist that was not as badly dated as initially compiled.
Now that sounds like one fun employment law class. Here is the list of the songs employed (get it? (moan)).
Steve would like to hear if others have any suggestions to add to the list and would be happy to share technical information about how to embed links on power point slides.