Using Movies in the Classroom

It’s been a while but Ed Mclaughlin asked a really great question about updating the movie clips he uses in the classroom.

In the old days we would have taken his VHS tape and captured the portion he wanted. We can still do this but it’s harder to find VHS. One of the first things I suggested was looking on youtube for some low hanging fruit. It’s possible someone else has found that same section of a the particular movie that is perfect for classroom use. If he came up empty we would use ripping software to capture the movie and get him the short segment that fits perfectly into his class.

COPYRIGHT INFO Just a note that the law still states that as educators we can capture and use movie content IF we are using it in the classroom. I think it’s important to go one step farther and make sure you are not posting the clips to a class website that is public.