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Offline sonofthedude777

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Movies for after the test season
« on: June 28, 2017, 01:47:22 PM »
What movies are y'all gonna use after the final? Guardians of the Galaxy has been my go to the past couple of years because it wasn't a smash in Korea and it was a pretty fun movie.  I might use Rogue One for similar reasons but the characters were so bland and generic I am afraid the students might get bored. 
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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2017, 02:13:57 PM »
My middle school kids really liked Pacific Rim. Jumper was also really popular.

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2017, 09:54:11 AM »
Thanks Deanna. 
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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2017, 11:50:06 AM »
I've recently used boss baby (went over well), sing (again animations rarely fail), and Miss peregrine home for peculiar children (not scary but students loved the minor thrills and story).
I have the newest fast and furious for my third grade middle school boys which they loved. Not sure what age group you are focusing on though. Best of luck.

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2017, 03:16:17 PM »
Thanks Steve, yeah middle school.  U got part 8 of Fast AND Furious? I tried to do part 7 for middle school boys as well but could not find a good subtitle that also meshed with my computer. I am not into animations but thanks for the head up on miss peregrine.  Will check that out.  I was pretty bored today and looked up some others.  I am thinking of using Fantastic Beasts, Magnificent 7, or Dr. Strange as well.
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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2017, 07:53:48 AM »
I have two weeks of teaching after finals at my school.
Co-teacher asked what I was planning. "Movie with English subtitles?" Co-teacher: "No. I don't like movies."
Well I'm in the middle of planning my Hollywood Summer Camp with no intention of changing the theme. Can't wait to see her reaction when she finds out  ;D

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2017, 08:17:41 AM »
Soooo the one year when the teacher said it was okay to watch an English movie we got in trouble. Principal didn't like that but when we did I showed Wreck It Ralph. It's an animation, chances are most Korean kids haven't seen it so it kept the majority of students' attention. Also it's about arcade games and kids relate to most things gaming.

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2017, 08:58:22 AM »
Yeah, I'm jealous.
Last week, I asked my CT what I should do for the week after exams (Middle School), and suggested showing movies.  Her response was, "No... oh, no... we can't ever just show movies."
Perplexed, I mentioned that all of my previous schools (Elementary Schools) had done just that...
"Maybe in Elementary School.  You can never do that in Middle School."
Again, perplexed, I mentioned that my other middle school has already been doing just that, for two weeks...
"Well, that school isn't like ours."
I dropped it there and said I'd prepare some sort of lesson if necessary.  Fast forward to this morning, when the Vice Principal comes into my office and 'explains' (lectures) to me about why we can't show movies to kids.
Sigh...

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2017, 09:08:26 AM »
I'm thinking of showing Moana. You can download here: https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0TGO_XOqfr5NGpoNndISEs2aEE/view
GOM has these subtitles so an easy download from there as well.

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2017, 01:31:53 PM »
I teach 1st and 2nd grade middle schoolers (separate boys and girls classes) and after tests, I always give each class 4 options to choose from - this keeps me from losing my mind watching the same 40 minutes of the same movie for 3 days straight.

After mid-terms and their speaking tests, the popular options were: Kung Fu Panda - 1st grade boys (went CRAZY for it), School of Rock - 2nd grade boys, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 2nd grade girls, How to Train Your Dragon - 1st grade girls. The Last Airbender was extremely popular with my 2nd grade boys last year. All 5 of these are on Netflix with Korean subtitles.

After these finals, I'm going to include Pirates of the Caribbean, the Sandlot (both purchased with my own money), Hook (new on Netlflix which is SO EXCITING), and possibly After Earth (on Netflix - I haven't seen it yet, though, so I'm not sure). I bought Pirates to show during my camp last Winter and the kids (boys and girls) LOVED it.

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2017, 08:09:52 AM »
Here's another animation - Kubo and the Two Strings
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B5xPcUQsr-Ndb0o0bENsNTlHT0k/edit
Great quality (not mine but I appreciate whoever posted it)

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2017, 03:56:23 PM »
I teach 1st and 2nd grade middle schoolers (separate boys and girls classes) and after tests, I always give each class 4 options to choose from - this keeps me from losing my mind watching the same 40 minutes of the same movie for 3 days straight.

After mid-terms and their speaking tests, the popular options were: Kung Fu Panda - 1st grade boys (went CRAZY for it), School of Rock - 2nd grade boys, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - 2nd grade girls, How to Train Your Dragon - 1st grade girls. The Last Airbender was extremely popular with my 2nd grade boys last year. All 5 of these are on Netflix with Korean subtitles.

After these finals, I'm going to include Pirates of the Caribbean, the Sandlot (both purchased with my own money), Hook (new on Netlflix which is SO EXCITING), and possibly After Earth (on Netflix - I haven't seen it yet, though, so I'm not sure). I bought Pirates to show during my camp last Winter and the kids (boys and girls) LOVED it.

I gave the students a choice and every single class chose The Conjuring, even the classes where that was not an option I gave them lol.  So I got bored out of my mind but the students loved it so that's fine with me.  I just brought in my laptop and did work while they watched.
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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2017, 06:28:54 PM »
I teach elementary and middle school students.

Stuart Little was a hit with elementary students and the movie has a good message. They also like the Wallace and Gromit half hour "shorts."  The 101 Dalmatians adaptation from 1996 starring Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil is OK for younger children as well, they love it whenever Cruella flys into a temper.

It was harder finding a movie that was suitable for middle school students that they had not all seen and could agree on. Dante's Peak, the volcano disaster movie, has also proved to be a hit with them.


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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2017, 07:36:00 PM »
Yeah, I'm jealous.
Last week, I asked my CT what I should do for the week after exams (Middle School), and suggested showing movies.  Her response was, "No... oh, no... we can't ever just show movies."
Perplexed, I mentioned that all of my previous schools (Elementary Schools) had done just that...
"Maybe in Elementary School.  You can never do that in Middle School."
Again, perplexed, I mentioned that my other middle school has already been doing just that, for two weeks...
"Well, that school isn't like ours."
I dropped it there and said I'd prepare some sort of lesson if necessary.  Fast forward to this morning, when the Vice Principal comes into my office and 'explains' (lectures) to me about why we can't show movies to kids.
Sigh...
Perhaps if the Korean system made finals exams in the last week of the semester, instead of say a month before...

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2017, 07:50:28 AM »
I like to give my students a selection to choose from. It makes them feel like they have some control, and it ensures that I don't watch the same movie 22 times.

This semester's options are:

Finding Dory
Moana
Zootopia
Secret Life of Pets
Kung Fu Panda 3
Kubo and the Two Strings.


I teach middle school with gender segregated classes, and so far Moana is the most common pick among the girls, while the boys are tending towards Secret Life of Pets.
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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2017, 08:59:31 AM »
I've recently used boss baby (went over well), sing (again animations rarely fail), and Miss peregrine home for peculiar children (not scary but students loved the minor thrills and story).
I have the newest fast and furious for my third grade middle school boys which they loved. Not sure what age group you are focusing on though. Best of luck.



Do you perhaps have links to these to download? 

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2017, 03:42:38 PM »
I teach elementary and middle school students.

Stuart Little was a hit with elementary students and the movie has a good message. They also like the Wallace and Gromit half hour "shorts."  The 101 Dalmatians adaptation from 1996 starring Glenn Close as Cruella de Vil is OK for younger children as well, they love it whenever Cruella flys into a temper.

It was harder finding a movie that was suitable for middle school students that they had not all seen and could agree on. Dante's Peak, the volcano disaster movie, has also proved to be a hit with them.

I also found that the Wallace and Gromit videos were great for middle school grade 1 and 2 classes. They also liked it because it exposed them to some UK English as well. Now they won't stop calling pants trousers, but at least they were paying attention. And as of right now all of the shorts are on youtube, but I don't know if they will get taken down due to copyright stuff.

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2017, 07:50:36 AM »
I've recently used boss baby (went over well), sing (again animations rarely fail), and Miss peregrine home for peculiar children (not scary but students loved the minor thrills and story).
I have the newest fast and furious for my third grade middle school boys which they loved. Not sure what age group you are focusing on though. Best of luck.



Do you perhaps have links to these to download?

Miss Peregrine's : http://blog.naver.com/PostView.nhn?blogId=gold4233&logNo=220859916317&parentCategoryNo=116&categoryNo=&viewDate=&isShowPopularPosts=false&from=postView

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2017, 07:55:07 AM »
Yeah, I'm jealous.
Last week, I asked my CT what I should do for the week after exams (Middle School), and suggested showing movies.  Her response was, "No... oh, no... we can't ever just show movies."
Perplexed, I mentioned that all of my previous schools (Elementary Schools) had done just that...
"Maybe in Elementary School.  You can never do that in Middle School."
Again, perplexed, I mentioned that my other middle school has already been doing just that, for two weeks...
"Well, that school isn't like ours."
I dropped it there and said I'd prepare some sort of lesson if necessary.  Fast forward to this morning, when the Vice Principal comes into my office and 'explains' (lectures) to me about why we can't show movies to kids.
Sigh...

One of the big parts of being an educator (and I found it the same back home as well) is learning how to sell an idea/lesson.

It's reasonable for you to think in your head that you want to show a movie because the curriculum is finished and the kids are checked out, but you need to offer the movies as a compelling lesson.

"I have an idea for a fun lesson plan to help the kids relax a bit after working hard on their exams. I want to teach them about (concept x). My plan is to do a mini lesson introducing (concept x) and then letting them explore it by watching (movie y). The students are going to work on this worksheet (already made and printed to show) while they watch. I plan on pausing a couple times to discuss (concept x). At the end of the movie I'm going to hand out a little quiz and/or do a small discussion about the movie. I think teaching (concept x) is important because...."

This is a pretty over the top example, but it's what I would use back home if I was requesting to show a movie for a period or two. Here in Korea you could probably get away just showing a worksheet and quiz.

Also, try to think about it from your K Teacher's/Supervisors perspective. Chances are they feel the same way about you and don't want to teach a real lesson, but if complaints or questions come through from either a parent or higher up then they need some sort of excuse to offer, even if it's pretty transparent.

I'd also suggest avoid pulling the "well in my other school...." card. Quite frankly, it just never looks good. Have you ever had someone try to pull that excuse on you and actually work? It's the kind of excuse that students pull on a regular basis.

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Re: Movies for after the test season
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2017, 08:51:03 AM »
Howl's Moving Castle - my 6th grade students went bonkers for this.
Spirited Away (called Sen gwa Chihiro in korean)
My Neighbor Totoro
Treasure Planet - showed this as part of a pirates camp i did recently and it went down pretty well.