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5 reasons to use Netflix in the classroom

While teachers look to find new ways to make the classroom more interactive, some might look to Netflix, a video-streaming site

Netflix-classroom-educationImagine yourself back in a high school classroom and the teacher is getting ready to discuss how the next 40 minutes will play out.

It’s your last class of the day and all you want to do is finish so you can catch the bus home and forget about what you learned.

Now imagine yourself as a high school teacher getting ready to teach a group of students. It’s the last class of the day and you already know every student is just counting down the minutes until the bell rings. How do you construct your lesson plan so students will become intrigued and want to learn?

Enter Netflix.

While the big video-streaming site technically does not allow  its content to be used in a commercial setting, using its content in a classroom might be a solution for teachers trying to get students to participate in class.

(Next page: Reasons 1-3 to use Netflix in the classroom)

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  1. mitchellpe

    June 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    No offense, but our school provides us with United Streaming/Discovery that has free videos to use. Our library also provides us with DVD’s that coordinate with our studies and our school allows teachers to use YouTube previewed clips as a learning tool as well. Most of the PBS videos I use are free. While I agree with the idea of using videos,including purchasing those I use on my own, I don’t think I would subscribe to Netflix. At $7 or so a month, that money could be better spent elsewhere.

  2. kdumont

    June 9, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    “While the big video-streaming site technically does not allow its content to be used in a commercial setting…” Having a hard time understanding why you are promoting violating copyright and Terms of Service with this article.