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:
- Koehler Center list of Internet Streaming Video Resources
- Search TCU Library Video Resources (note that you can search all video or narrow the search to streaming video only)
- 23 Great Sources for Free Educational Videos Online, 35 Sources for Curated Educational Videos
- Documentary Heaven, Top Documentary Films, Documentary Storm, DocumentaryTube
- TED Talks
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.
We’d love to hear about how you use films in your class – please let us know in the comments!