Turn binge watching into binge LEARNING with this fully editable template inspired by Netflix!
This Netflix-inspired “Binge Learning” Google Slides Template offers students a low stress, low hassle way to give your students a “big picture” overview of a concept and the possibility to zoom in with individual “episodes” related to a particular topic of your choice. The best part? Just like Netflix, you’re welcome to create a series devoted to ANY topic you can imagine! From train wreck TV Tiger Kings to mild-mannered local politicians cracking jokes in the local department of Parks and Recreation. This template offers all sorts of uses across content areas for all grade levels, whether your students are providing sneak previews of their own passion projects (think choice blogs), creating video directories of key concepts as they make their way through a new topic, or offering an end-of-unit recap of all the key content they’ve just covered.
Using the familiar interface takes the sting out of self-paced research, and by having students embed relevant websites, photos, and video links throughout the presentation, they’ll effectively have created a visually stunning annotated bibliography that can be used to pre-teach (or re-teach) just about any topic you can think of!
Simply give your students edit access to their own copy of the template, then sit back and watch all the great stuff that they can binge learn for any subject of your choice (or their own). Here are just a few examples of how other teachers and their classrooms have put this template to AMAZING use in schools across the United States!
These eighth graders “binge learned” their understanding of historical events in two languages!
Our 8th grade dual language students continue to strive for success! They’re not only watching many shows on Netflix these days, but they’re also “creating” a Netflix series to show their understanding of historical events. #54StepsUp @MeehanEDU thanks for the inspiration! pic.twitter.com/1gcBSeWP2w
— Patsy Holmes (@MrsHolmesSS1) March 31, 2020
Meanwhile this elementary school team used the core template to offer bite-sized “episodes” in every content area for each grade level:
So excited that our teachers are able to talk to their kiddos today and share some fun lessons and activities to do! Thank you @MeehanEDU for this awesome #Netflix template/idea! #HumbleCampusIT #CardinalPride @HumbleISD_DL @HumbleISD_FCE https://t.co/IIuKbhCFJ8
— Precus Glover, M ED (@PrecusGlover) March 18, 2020
Students in this middle school English class created a series of “episode guides” to pinpoint the most significant moments in their class book study.
Showing how Mia changes in Front Desk by @kellyyanghk and The Green Book @netflix style. Students loved creating episodes of the major events and adding images. Huge thank you to @MeehanEDU for the template. You rock! pic.twitter.com/jCpS3Xe1ex
— Scott Nickel (@sngrade4) March 10, 2020
This high school English teacher put the power of presentation to a Shakespeare unit! And since The Bard’s plays were meant to be seen, why not take your template to the next level by embedding video?
This history teacher had her students put a Cold War spin on the basic Netflix template:
Here are some Ss examples of my Netflix Cold War project. THX @MeehanEDU and @DHelmEDU for the template, examples, & inspiration! 🤩Some Ss created fictitious characters for their series and one team made a promo video. So creative! Link to template: https://t.co/Z6yH9VZ61A pic.twitter.com/hXVe2zdAsv
— Dawn Snowden ☕️ (@SnowdenDawn) March 20, 2020
And this teacher fused dynamic embedded video with the basic template to really make his presentation pop!
Been working on creating a digital unit full of interactive lessons centered around the history of pandemics that revolutionized our world
Still a work in progress but if interested, feel free to DM & use for your class
Credit to @MeehanEDU for the layout idea & inspiration! pic.twitter.com/8Xucxg1rSj
— Teach_Madson (@Teach_Madson) March 15, 2020
And last up, here’s a literary twist on the Netflix template that ties in fiction and stranger than fiction for a class study of The Crucible by Arthur Miller:
@MeehanEDU Thank you for inspiring this Netflix-style intro for “The Crucible.” Next project: “American Novel NFL Draft!” Loving all your amazing resources!🙌 pic.twitter.com/7MCNFATJDx
— Jennifer Knox (@MrsKnox100) April 30, 2020
Click here for your very own editable copy of the Netflix-inspired Binge Learning template.