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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: 8 Videos for ELL Classrooms

Videos can be a highly effective tool for teaching and learning English when used strategically. Check out these 8 videos to use with ELLs in the classroom.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2015

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.

5-Minute Film Festival: We The Economy

We interact with the economy every day, but how well do we really understand it? This new video series aims to change that, with 20 short films explaining concepts like debt, money, and supply and demand.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Teaching About Character

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3 Videos on the Importance of Empathy

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5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Teaching About Character

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5-Minute Film Festival: The Best Education Parodies of 2016

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5-Minute Film Festival: Film Literacy

As a nod to the Academy Awards, VideoAmy has created a playlist with videos and resources for teaching with movies and exploring media literacy.

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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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5-Minute Film Festival: Best Kickoff Videos

VideoAmy has collected a playlist of brief, compelling videos about education that can be used to start meetings with a bang and get everyone from parents to teachers engaged.

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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: Lincoln Fever

National interest in president Abraham Lincoln is at an all-time high. Take advantage of the buzz with this playlist of Lincoln-related videos and resources gathered by VideoAmy.

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5-Minute Film Festival: The Future of Education

VideoAmy seeds the conversation about what's next for education with this playlist of videos on the future of teaching and learning.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Twitter in Education

Twitter has become a powerful tool for teaching and learning. VideoAmy offers up a playlist of videos that will help you learn to use the social platform for networking, sharing resources, and more.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Restoring Hope and Faith in Humanity

It's that time of year when many teachers need a little pick-me-up. Here's a playlist of videos to give you an uplifting, inspiring, end-of-the-year push.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Film Literacy

As a nod to the Academy Awards, VideoAmy has created a playlist with videos and resources for teaching with movies and exploring media literacy.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Game-Based Learning

You can't throw an angry bird these days without hitting someone talking about video games in education. The interwebs are buzzing about the possibilities and potential downsides. VideoAmy has put together a playlist of videos about games for learning.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Cold & Flu Season

Cold and flu season is approaching -- what should you do when everyone starts to get sick? Sit tight, remember to wash your hands, and educate yourself with these 7 videos on viruses and healthy habits.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Encouraging Kids to Get Outdoors

With summer here, Edutopia's VideoAmy has collected some videos and resources to inspire you and your kids to get outside!

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5-Minute Film Festival: The Future of Education

VideoAmy seeds the conversation about what's next for education with this playlist of videos on the future of teaching and learning.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Student Voice and Choice

When students feel that that their opinions and ideas are valued, they're more engaged with their education. Watch these 7 videos for ideas on how to give your students more agency in school. 

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