Subject: Social Sciences
NETS-S Standards: Research and Information Fluency, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making
Netflix is known as a great site for streaming videos online to your living room, but it is also a great tool for the classroom because of its great documentaries. By beginning in the search box, you can search for various topics and documentaries related to your area. National geographic posts hundreds of documentaries on Netflix and would be great for science and social studies based classrooms. Although there aren't questions that supplement the material, they can be used to supplement the lesson that the teacher is teaching. By showing the students video, you would be giving them a visual understanding of what they are learning. It would be important for teachers to pay attention to ratings of the videos and to screen them before the class views them, however, when used properly, Netflix would be an awesome tool for the classroom. Although you have to pay for Netflix after a free one month trial, it is only $7.00 for online streaming and I think well worth the price!