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Part 2 of Reflections around some teaching tools

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Go to the profile of Jaime Prilusky
Jaime Prilusky over 3 years ago

Fully agree: movies are better than arid, static text. However, plain movies could lead to passive learning.  I would encourage to give special importance on maintaining an active role from part of the student, whenever possible. Interactive animations ( Proteopedia style) help in focusing students attention.

Go to the profile of Angel Herráez
Angel Herráez over 3 years ago

Certainly, Jaime

An idea on how to avoid movies being passive is to set some questions for the students to answer after watching the movie. A great tool using this is TED-Ed (, that lets you create lessons with activities and discussions around a piece of video.