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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: 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: Learn to Use Web 2.0 Tools

Ready to start exploring some new technology tools to help your students be better creators and collaborators? VideoAmy hunted down the best video tutorials for many of the most popular free Web 2.0 tools.

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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...

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5-Minute Film Festival: DIY Education at the Maker Faire

Teachers who love hands-on learning and the DIY movement are a match made in heaven -- and nowhere is this better represented than the Maker Faire. VideoAmy has curated this collection of videos to help you explore the event and the culture that has...

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5-Minute Film Festival: Beat Standardized Test Stress!

Any educator will tell you that accountability is critical to a good system of teaching and learning, but most teachers I know dread state test time. To give you a break from the stress of the tests, I've pulled together a few videos on the lighter...

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5-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: Death and Taxes

With April 15th right around the corner, here's a collection of fun short videos -- a few to learn about income tax, but mostly to indulge in some tax-time humor.

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5-Minute Film Festival: School Gardens

This video playlist goes outdoors to check out school gardens around the country. School gardens provide great green lessons about cooperation, sustainability, and stewardship of the earth.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Talking About Race and Stereotypes

The most important conversations are often also the most difficult to have! Learn how to start a constructive dialogue about race in your classroom with these tips and tricks.

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

The first few weeks of school can be challenging. VideoAmy has gathered a collection of video tips, tools, and diversions for busy teachers to help ease the transition back.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Death and Taxes

With April 15th right around the corner, here's a collection of fun short videos -- a few to learn about income tax, but mostly to indulge in some tax-time humor.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Happy Independence Day!

To help you celebrate Independence Day, Edutopia's VideoAmy has put together a Fourth-of-July-themed collection of inspiring, interesting, and fun videos.

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5-Minute Film Festival: DIY Education at the Maker Faire

Teachers who love hands-on learning and the DIY movement are a match made in heaven -- and nowhere is this better represented than the Maker Faire. VideoAmy has curated this collection of videos to help you explore the event and the culture that has grown...

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5-Minute Film Festival: National Day on Writing

To celebrate the National Day on Writing, VideoAmy shares a playlist of videos to inspire students to write and inform teachers about great organizations that promote writing skills.

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5-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.

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