Video Series: Breaking the Blockbuster Model

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VIDEO 1: THE MOVIE THEATER MODEL

Our instruction and technology use in the classroom can be compared to a movie theater, especially when we use direct instruction. How can we level it up? Can technology help? Are there times where we should still use direct instruction? In this video, teacher Nate Ridgway shares tips to make the most of the Movie Theater Model classroom.

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VIDEO 2: THE BLOCKBUSTER MODEL

Blockbuster Video was a force in the 1990's. It was everywhere, and it was hard to imagine life without it. But when streaming video came along, it became obsolete. We use lots of traditional teaching practices in our classes every day. But do they have staying power -- or will they (should they) become obsolete? In this video, teacher Nate Ridgway examines a few traditional teaching practices and how we can make the most of them.

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VIDEO 3: THE NETFLIX MODEL

Netflix and other streaming video services came onto the scene and completely changed how we consumed video. They also rendered businesses like Blockbuster Video obsolete as they provided a personalized experience and access everywhere. With instruction and classroom technology, Netflix shows a path to great engaging instruction. In this video, teacher Nate Ridgway shares some ways we can move toward the Streaming Model. 

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VIDEO 4: BREAKING THE BLOCKBUSTER MODEL

Netflix used the slogan "See What's Next" to showcase new movies but also a new way of watching them. How can we evolve forward in our teaching practices much like Netflix did? What practices can we implement now to make the most of our instruction and our classroom technology? In this video, teacher Nate Ridgway shares his best tips and strategies to break the Blockbuster Model.

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