All hail the clip show

As a huge fan of The Simpsons, I’ve been slowly buying the DVD sets for each season. I have always thought about going through each DVD and pulling out clips that I could use in class. Perhaps I could create a log book to record the timestamp for each clip. I’ve even considered using some DVD ripping software to make a master DVD to hold all my physics-related Simpsons clips. Of course, both of these methods would take a lot of time.

However, I think I’ve found a better solution. More and more content is being put online for viewers to watch on demand. I think the service that does this best is

At Hulu, you can find clips and full episodes of many of your favorite shows. They have movies too. It is only a matter of time before this method of delivering content becomes the norm.

One of the best things about Hulu, is that they allow you to pick the start and end time for the clip you want use.

Clip it with Hulu

This works for some movies too.

With clips that are relevant and entertaining, we can now demonstrate concepts from our curricula with precision and ease. Get started by creating your own clips at Hulu.

3 thoughts to “All hail the clip show”

  1. Thank you! I immediately checked it out and found the Tell Tale Heart/ Raven clips I’d like to show this month. The industry has made a lot of headway in making material available, easy to use for educators.

  2. Grrrr! Looks like Hulu took done the video. Come on Hulu, I can understand if you take down the full episodes but I think keeping the clips up would be good for business.

  3. We’re sorry for taking down the episode. You’re right, it’s a licensing thing; we can only have a few trailing episodes up for the recent shows.

    Thanks for writing this article about us!


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