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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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A no furniture, empty, orange and green classroom with sun shining through from large rectangular windows, a large checkered whiteboard on the back wall, and three circular clocks above it

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: Learning and the Brain

As new findings in neuroscience imply applications in the classroom and beyond, it's important for educators to have a basic understanding of how our brains work. VideoAmy has gathered a collection of videos about the brain to get you thinking.

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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: The Power of Assistive Technology

This playlist of videos and resources explores how assistive technology can contribute to an inclusive classroom and empower students with special needs.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 8 Ways to Raise Money for Your Class Online

VideoAmy has collected a wealth of resources for teachers looking into classroom fundraising campaigns.

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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: Teaching Kids about Global Poverty

Teaching your students about poverty and hunger can be a powerful experience for them. VideoAmy shares a series of videos that explore the issues encountered by four college students who lived on one dollar per day in Guatemala.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: 10 Videos About Generosity and Giving Back

There isn't a better time to teach your students about generosity and gratitude than the holiday season. VideoAmy has uncovered 10 great videos that can be used as teaching tools to inspire the giving spirit in students.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Getting Started With Classroom Apps

Need a bit of help bringing apps into your classroom? This video playlist and resource collection will help you get started using apps with your students.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Celebrate World Water Day

How do you teach your students about water? Here's a list of videos to make learning about environmental issues, water conservation, and the biology of water fun.

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Five Minute Film Festival: 10 Stories About Life-Changing Books

Logan Smalley, the director of TED-Ed, asked complete strangers to call him and tell him about a book they loved. In this Five-Minute Film Festival, he shares some of the most moving stories he heard on the importance of reading.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2012

Creating parodies and mashups of popular culture can be an engaging learning exercise. VideoAmy has rounded up the best educational parody videos of 2012 for some inspiration!

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5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching in a Winter Wonderland

For the coldest and shortest month, VideoAmy has pulled together a collection of great videos for winter-themed lessons across all disciplines.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Remixing Civics

Now is the time to start talking to your students about civic engagement. VideoAmy offers a collection of fun and energetic videos to get kids excited about their voice and our democracy.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Celebrating Poetry Month

There's no doubt that when taught well, poetry can get kids excited about reading, writing, performing, and finding their voice. Check out this selection of videos about education and poetry.

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