Is This Appropriate???

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  1. La Profesora

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    Hello All!

    Tonight I had a 4D Ultrasound done! It was truly amazing to see my baby, and I have a 15 minute DVD of the whole thing.

    I teach advanced Anatomy and Physiology to 11th graders who want to be doctors. Would it be appropriate to show them the DVD? I really want to, but I was wondering what ya'll thought. I would approach it from an Anatomy perspective.

    Thank!
     
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  3. smalltowngal

    smalltowngal Multitudinous

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    I think it would be a neat experience. I would hand out permission slips for the parents to sign so that they know what their students will be viewing.
     
  4. love2teach

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    First of all, congrats on the baby....how exciting!!

    I don't know if I would share my ulstrasound DVD with my studetns...it might be a bit TMI!!! Talk to your admin. and see what he/she thinks about it....a permission slip or maybe just a note home telling whats coming up might be a good idea....
     
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    I think you should send a note and permission slip home to parents. Then, when you DO show it, those students whose parents objected can opt out. I don't personally find anything wrong with it -- it's not as if you are showing your body parts! I can see serious students benefiting greatly from the video!
     
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    Get permission. That said, these guys wanna be doctors right? GO FOR IT! I for one think it would be a great lesson and timely at that.
     
  7. La Profesora

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    Yes, these are doctor quality students, and this is a medical test I would be showing them.

    I am getting ready to teach Reproduction and Development - and each year I show a NOVA program that details conception with sperm and egg to delivery of the baby - along with The Miracle of Life. If they see a baby screetching out of a woman, then they should be able to handle my ultrasound (with none of my body parts showing).

    This isn't the only medical part of my life I share with them. I am Type 1 diabetic, and I show them how I insert my insulin pump. I broke my neck in the 7th grade, and I show them my xrays of my crushed lower skull. I had blood poisoning when I was 14 months old and nearly died, and have huge cut downs on both of my legs where they inserted IV's into my arteries.

    Yeah, not only am I lucky to be having a baby - I'm pretty much lucky to be alive!
     
  8. meatball77

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    I can't imagine what would be controversial about it. Go for it, they'll think it's cool.
     
  9. SpecialPreskoo

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    The ultrasound would be NOTHING compared to seeing the Nova thing... lol.
     
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    I agree I would show them! I bet they would love to see your little baby!! How cool that its on a DVD....get permission if you feel its needed.
     
  11. rogue0208

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    agreed. Your ultrasound is also a walk in the park compared to The Miracle of Life!!
     
  12. E Bunni 99

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    I think this would be an awesome experience for the students. If nothing is being exposed (body parts), I don't see the harm. Especially with the other video you are showing!
     

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