Are there other websites that have video clips from TV shows?
Are there other journal articles that discuss implementing clips in class?
How can I download these clips?
How can I embed these clips into PowerPoints?
- Bazinganomics: Teaching Economics with CBS’s The Big Bang Theory
- YadaYadaYada Econ: The Economics of Seinfeld
- The Economics of the Office
- The Economics Shark Tank: Take a bite out of econ
- Teaching Economics with Media
- Dirk’s Media Library
There are a variety of resources available that educators can use when trying to determine how to best implement television clips or movies in the classroom.
- Conaway, L. B., & Clark, C. (2015). Swansonomics: Using “Parks and Recreation” to Teach Economics. Journal of Economics and Finance Education, 14(1).
- Sexton, R. L. 2006. Using short movie and television clips in the economics principles class. Journal of Economic Education, 37 (4): 406–17.
All of the clips are hosted on Critical Commons, which is a great resource for faculty looking for a location to host video content. You do not need an account to view or to share video clips from Critical Commons, but you will need an instructor’s account if you want to download the file to your local drive.
Once you start the account registration process, make sure that you are using your university-affiliated accounts so that you can be verified as an educator. Once approved, you should see a “Download” button in the bottom of each video that will allow you to save the file to your computer. This makes embedding into PowerPoint files easier.
To embed MP4 files into a a PowerPoint, select “Insert” from the menu bar and then select “Movie > Movie from File” and select the MP4 file that you downloaded from Critical Commons. This will increase the file size of your PowerPoint substantially, but does allow you to play videos seamlessly in your presentation without having to exit the presentation.