Iremember in the 1980s when films would serve as “filler” when one of our teachers was out of class, or as “rewards” because they were considered “entertainment,” rather than something with perceived educational value. As VHS, DVDs, and most recently streaming video became more widely available, the use of each for screening video content in classrooms also grew steadily as a pedagogical tool.

Video content is now commonplace in teaching foreign languages (listening to native speakers), literature (film adaptations of books), and history (filmic depictions of past events). But the way films are used by educators has remained essentially the…

Jonathan Goodman Levitt

Emmy-nominated filmmaker; Founder of | 2019 Tow-Knight Fellow @NewmarkJSchool | Fulbright NY Board Member | Mediator at MediateArt | Citizen

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