21st Century Learning in christian schools
As a history teacher I absolutely love teaching with movies because they speak to the hearts and minds of my 21st century students so clearly. Some of my favorite historical movies, however, are rated PG-13 or R because of violence, nudity, or language even though those scenes are not crucial to the story. There are education versions of movies available in the States but they are expensive and very difficult to find here in Japan. There is good news... an amazing company has come out with a movie filtering site that allows you to apply particular filters to a wide selection of movies and it is customizable. For example, I can allow my seniors to watch a war movie and can choose to include violent (non-graphic) scenes while still filtering out the graphic/disturbing images. I can also filter out alcohol/drug use, any inappropriate language, as well as any nudity or even kissing scenes. The best part... although you purchase the movie for $20 you can sell it back within 24 hours with only one click for $19 credit which means you are only charged $1 to watch a completely customized/edited movie. I'm excited! Hope you will check it out... VidAngel!