Category Archives: Media Examples for the Classroom

Finding productive media examples to use in the classroom can be time-consuming and challenging. Here are media examples other teachers have found useful along with descriptions and information about the teaching contexts in which they were used.

The Value of the Paratext in Teaching Media in a Foreign Country

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1 (3) Fall 2013  Marc Raymond  Kwangwoon University   In the Fall of both 2008 and 2009, I taught the course “History of American Cinema” in the Department of Cinema Studies at the Korean National … Continue reading

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Teaching Hindi Film Song Sequences

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1 (3) Fall 2013  Monika Mehta  Binghamton University, SUNY   Teaching Hindi Film Song Sequences Video Presentation In this video presentation, Monika Mehta explains how she uses paratexts to teach Bollywood song-and-dance sequences and includes a … Continue reading

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Is There a Paratext in This Class?

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1 (3) Fall 2013  Jonathan Gray  University of Wisconsin – Madison   A key tenet of my argument about paratexts in Show Sold Separately (2010) is that paratexts are not just additions to the text … Continue reading

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Parapedagogy: Teaching Film Analysis from the Digital Periphery

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1(3) Fall 2013  Lynne Stahl  Cornell University   At a time when humanities instructors feel perpetual pressure to make courses “sexy” and “relevant” to attract students to majors with dwindling enrollments, many attempt to do … Continue reading

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Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier at TeachingMedia.Org Call For Proposals: New Approaches to Teaching World Cinema

At a time of accelerating globalization, when our students’ movies and their lives are increasingly shaped by transnational flows of media, politics, finance, technology, and cultural values, introducing them to world cinema is more important than ever. But the challenges … Continue reading

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Teaching Transformativity/Transformative Teaching: Fair Use and the Video Essay

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1(2) Spring/Summer 2013  Suzanne Scott  Arizona State University     Exercises in audiovisual argumentation further media studies’ project of developing critical visual literacies, but they also afford an important opportunity to open conversations with students … Continue reading

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Production as Plug-in: Considerations for Teaching Production Skills in Non-Production Courses

 Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier  Vol. 1 (2) Spring/Summer 2013  Brett Boessen  Austin College   When considering assigning a video essay in a non-production course, certain logistical questions inevitably arise: how much production skill can I assume students have, and how … Continue reading

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Using Social Networks to Encourage Class Discussion

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1 Winter/Spring 2013 Ethan Tussey Georgia State University       I use Facebook and Twitter in my teaching for two reasons; firstly, I want to reach my students on their most often used devices, … Continue reading

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Will It Blend? Lessons Learned Using Collaborative Media in a Liberal Arts Classroom

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1 Winter/Spring 2013 Brett Boessen Austin College       In the Spring of 2010, I offered a class on Participatory Cultures, which I intended to be a vehicle for me and the participating students … Continue reading

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Grading with Google +: Assessing Social Media Assignments

Cinema Journal Teaching Dossier Vol. 1 Winter/Spring 2013 Jorie Lagerwey University College Dublin       The other essays in this dossier have examined the pedagogical rationales, goals and effects of using social media in classrooms; the theoretical underpinnings that … Continue reading

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