Finding Free Films

Are you in search of a video to share with your students? Video can be a great way to bring outside experts and experiences right to your students. A video need not mirror course readings – rather, a film can slide in alternate perspectives, demonstrate the application of course concepts, or serve as a mini case-study.

Here are some resources for finding videos:

Haven’t found the perfect video yet? Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good: even a few minutes of a bad movie can lead to a great discussion. In fact, films with inaccuracies, exaggerations, or other flaws can be the perfect entry for a critical review of differing perspectives or popular perceptions of course content.

Here are some of our past posts discussing strategies for getting the most out of films: Teaching with Videos, Making a TED Video Your Own, and Video Day.

We’d love to hear about how you use films in your class – please let us know in the comments!

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About kate marshall

I work for the Koehler Center for Teaching Excellence at Texas Christian University. I am interested in technology, teachers, learners, and pedagogy - and the relationship(s) among these four. I also like cooking, knitting, and running (alas, in that order!).

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