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Five Minute Film Festival

5-Minute Film Festival

Enjoy these thoughtfully-curated playlists of informative, compelling short videos about all things related to teaching and learning.

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5-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.

5-Minute Film Festival: Inspiring Graduation Speeches

Graduation season is full of both introspection and anxiety for teachers and students alike, but these graduation speeches are sure to inspire and delight everyone.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Travel for Teachers

Whether you have the resources to travel internationally or just take a short trip, traveling can be enriching both personally and professionally for educators. Watch the videos in this playlist for some ideas!

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5-Minute Film Festival: 7 Video Writing Prompts for Young Authors

Looking for a new way to spark creativity in your students' writing? Try these video writing prompts.

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5-Minute Film Festival: We The Voters

Inspire young people to get engaged with the political process through a timely new film series about the U.S. system of democracy, elections, and governance.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Back-to-School Night Survival

Looking for a little back-to-school inspiration? Check out these tips for making a great first impression and connection with parents in this playlist.

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5-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.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Learning with Rube Goldberg Machines

Building a Rube Goldberg machine is a great way for kids to explore engineering and build teamwork skills. We've gathered a collection of videos to inspire and encourage learning from these elaborate and comical machines.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Inspiring Graduation Speeches

Graduation season is full of both introspection and anxiety for teachers and students alike, but these graduation speeches are sure to inspire and delight everyone. 

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5-Minute Film Festival: Future Ready Leadership

Is your school or district "Future Ready"? Whether you're new to the Future Ready Schools initiative, or your district or school is in the process of Future Ready changes, this video playlist offers ideas, tips and strategies for facilitating...

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Teacher Appreciation

Taking a moment to express our gratitude to teachers everywhere as we head into Teacher Appreciation Month in May.

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5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math

Spice up your math lessons with these engaging, interesting, and entertaining teaching videos.

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

January is quickly approaching, and you know what that means: year-end lists and retrospectives galore! We'd be shirking our responsibilities as bloggers if we didn't join in, so in keeping with our December tradition, take a look at this list of the best...

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 6 Interactive Video Tools for Engaging Learners

Edutopia's VideoAmy uncovers some of the best tools online that enable teachers to engage students with educational Web videos.

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5-Minute Film Festival: April Fool's Day!

April Fool's Day has a long history of pranks and hoaxes, both large and small. Check out this playlist of fun videos to get your inner trickster laughing.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2013

Learning through pop culture satires can be fun and engaging. VideoAmy has sifted 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: Copyright and Fair Use for Educators

In K-12 education, it's a challenge to navigate the copyright and fair use waters. What can educators use? How can they use it? VideoAmy has collected some fun, engaging videos to help teachers and students understand the confusing subject.

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