New York, New York (PRWEB) November 17, 2011
This week educators, students and communities are celebrating the National Education Association’s American Education Week. This annual observance, now in its 90th year, pays tribute the dedication and hard work of students and teachers.
Over the years, schools are moving from the traditional 3Rs of reading, writing and arithmetic to a robust education system that prepares students to successfully compete in a global, knowledge-based economy. As schools and colleges work to prepare students for the 21st century by embracing technology in the classroom, a new website, Filmbuffet.com serves as a resource to help students think critically, communicate effectively, collaborate and create engaging content built around film.
In an educational setting, movies offer much more than entertainment. They also serve as a way for students to learn about different cultures, gain personal insight and examine life. Filmbuffet serves as a place where educators and students can continue the movie discussions long after the bell rings.
“Filmbuffet is to movies as Shelfari is to books,” states Timothy Stevens, CEO of Filmbuffet. “Shelfari has become an educational resource for highlighting and discussing books. Filmbuffet provides a similar platform for discussing movies. The site really serves as an online movie community for educators and students to discuss, analyze and discover movies together.”
The intuitive design of Filmbuffet allows educators to set up a group for their class in a matter of minutes, eliminating the need for a separate classroom website or blog. Security settings allow educational groups to be set as public or private for added privacy. Teachers can then use Filmbuffet to post assignments, start movie discussions, encourage students to write movie reviews, collaborate with other students or evaluate a fellow student’s film analysis.
Since Filmbuffet is designed as a social network for movie fans, it also serves as a place for students to build their virtual movie collection to highlight the films they’ve seen or want to see. Discover films seen by their classmates. Influence peers by rating and reviewing movies. Interact and learn about new movies from their classmates.
Headquartered in New Vernon, New Jersey, Filmbuffet brings movie lovers the first social networking and movie cataloging site of its kind. With a blend of talent, ingenuity and business savvy, founders Timothy Stevens and Juan Carlos Martinez brought their creativity and expertise together to bring a new experience to movie fans everywhere. Filmbuffet serves as an online movie community where movie lovers connect to review movies, discuss films and discover new movies to watch. To learn more, visit Filmbuffet.com.
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