Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

A Crash Course on the History of Movies

Thanks to Open Culture I learned about a new Crash Course that should be fun to follow for the next sixteen weeks. Crash Course Film History promises to take viewers through the evolution of movies from a technical perspective as well as the cultural evolution of movies. The first episode in the series goes back before the invention of film and discusses the first "illusions" and performances before then covering the invention of film and slides. Watch the first lesson as embedded below or jump here to follow the whole series as it becomes available.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Mathematics in the Movies

Mathematics in Movies is a website developed by Oliver Knill, a Harvard Mathematics professor. Mathematics in Movies is a collection of video clips from popular movies and television shows in which references to mathematics are made. One of the most recent clips comes from an episode of The Office in which Oscar tries to explain the concept of a budget surplus to Michael. I've embedded the episode below.

Applications for Education
The video clips from Mathematics in Movies could be a fun way to introduce a mathematics lesson. The clips might also be useful as a break from a traditional lesson plan for a day. Students can enjoy the clips while reviewing mathematics concepts.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Classic Movies and Education

On List Universe there is a great list of ten classic movies viewable in their entirety on List Universe. Showing movies for the sake of entertaining students is not something I advocate. On the other hand there are some cinematic movies that definitely can be incorporated into an educational lesson.

Embedded below is It's A Wonderful Life as featured on List Universe.