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Five-Minute Film Festival

Edutopia's VideoAmy curates and presents powerful, amusing short videos and other resources from the intersection of digital media and education.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

How can a classroom be set up to maximize learning? Get inspired by this video playlist with tips and ideas for teachers to make over their classrooms.

Five-Minute Film Festival: Mobile Learning

Intrigued by the idea of using mobile devices for instructional purposes in the classroom? This playlist from VideoAmy will give you some tips and insights into the challenges and the promise of mobile learning.

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2014

Learning through pop culture satires can be fun and engaging. We've searched through the spoofs of the biggest viral hits of the year to find this playlist of educator favorites.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Basics of Blended Learning

Get a better understanding of the definition and the promise of blended learning from this playlist of nine videos and additional resources gathered by VideoAmy.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 9 Videos for Exploring the Universe on Space Day

Space Day is celebrated in early May each year. For teachers and students interested in the universe, VideoAmy has collected some of the most fun videos and resources to bring astronomy into the classroom.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Graduation Time

From inspirational elocutions to gutsy send-ups of the system, the long-held tradition of the commencement speech is a must at graduations from kindergarten to college. VideoAmy has assembled this playlist of the best speeches, pranks, and songs for...

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teaching Kids to Code

For teachers interested in incorporating coding and computer programming into the curriculum, VideoAmy has collected a variety of inspiring videos and helpful resources in this Five-Minute Film Festival.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Power of Spoken Word Poetry

It's National Poetry Month. Here Edutopia's VideoAmy highlights some videos and resources to engage students in her favorite genre -- spoken word poetry.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Videos to Encourage Girls in STEM

Looking for ways to engage girls in science, technology, engineering and math? Edutopia's VideoAmy has collected resources and videos that offer inspiration for supporting girls in STEM.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Teaching About Character

Celebrate #CharacterDay on March 20th with a new short film, "The Science of Character," and this companion playlist from VideoAmy which features videos for the seven character traits most important in education.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Vine and Instagram Video in the Classroom

Can seconds-long Vine and Instagram videos be used as teaching tools? According to a number of educators online, the answer is a resounding yes! To help educators utilize Vine in class, VideoAmy has pulled together some of the best resources and videos from...

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Earth Day

Earth Day is April 22nd, but you can teach your students about sustainability and environmental stewardship all year round. It doesn't take much for kids to feel like they can make a difference for our planet, inspiring them to be life-long environmentalists.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour

This collection of short videos explores "Genius Hour," a method that gives students one hour per week to focus on a project of their choice. Imagine what your students can do when they're able to pursue their interests in the classroom!

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Developing Global Citizens

Looking for resources to foster students’ global competence and develop global citizen leaders? This playlist of videos and other resources provides ideas and inspiration.

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Five Minute Film Festival: Video Boot Camp

The rapid adoption of devices in the classroom has fundamentally changed the way we can create video. Every part of the creation process -- writing, recording, editing, and distributing -- is possible on the devices that can fit in our pocket. Vision is the...

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Schools

Editor's Note: James Sanders is the Director of Innovation for EdTechTeam and an Entrepreneur in Residence at KIPP Bay Area Schools. Prior to joining EdTechTeam, James was a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow and oversaw innovation for the KIPP...

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reaching Learners of All Abilities

Looking for resources to help understand and address learning differences in the classroom? This collection of videos and resources offers strategies teachers can use to reach all students in an inclusive environment.

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