This post came about because a student in one of my classes invited his fellow students to post YouTube clips from their favourite movies. I decided to play too, so I had a think and came up with two black and white comedies and a cult sci-fi classic. (I suspect this says something about me. Feel free to offer psychological analysis.) For the record, the clips were from a Marx Brothers film, a Laurel and Hardy film and a very early John Carpenter film.
To salve my concious, the clip I'm featuring here is at least vaguely educational:
In general, I don't really like Abbott and Costello, but this clip could be used in a number of ways. You could use this clip in Maths, to teach place values, multiplication and division. In English, you can teach about the importance of commas:
Abbott: Didn't you go to school, stupid?And of course, the exchange above should be the topic of an EdD thesis. :-)
Costello: Yeah. And I came out the same way.
What educational film clips can you suggest?
P.S. I found the Abbott and Costello clip via one that a student posted on his blog. He starts his first teaching placement on Monday and created this blog to use with pupils: Mr Schafer's Maths Lessons. I'm looking forward to seeing how it develops
P.P.S. There's good Computing and Philosophy stuff in the Carpenter clip.