I began teaching full-time in 2014 and immediately realized that my traditional lecture was missing something special. As a graduate student, I often found myself referencing video clips in the classroom and even bringing them up on YouTube for my students. There had to be a better way!
I felt disorganized and realized that needed to change fast. I started clipping scenes from YouTube or DVDs & embedding those in my slides for a more seamless transition between information and videos. I often follow-up most videos with a couple of clicker questions to make sure that my students are understanding the concepts from the videos.
Since 2014, I’ve worked with some amazing co-authors to help make resources more readily available. I’ve helped other educators create websites associated with hit shows like The Big Bang Theory, Parks & Recreation, Modern Family, Breaking Bad, Superstore, and Squid Game. There are also other great website resources if you like Seinfeld, The Office, Shark Tank, or Broadway shows.
On this site, however, you’ll find a mix of television shows, movies, comedy specials, commercials, or news clips. This is where I upload scenes I notice while watching tv in my personal time. If you find anything out there that’s missing, please don’t hesitate to contact me or visit my personal website. If you’re really bored, you can sign up for my newsletter or buy my book.
This website is part of a short research note that was published in 2018 in The Journal of Economic Education. If you use scenes/clips from this website, please include the following reference for the website:
Wooten, J.J. (2018) Economics media library, The Journal of Economic Education, 49(4), 364-365, DOI: 10.1080/00220485.2018.1500962.