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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: Teaching Digital Citizenship

VideoAmy explores the topic of digital citizenship with this playlist of videos on the importance of online safety, manners, privacy, and responsibility.

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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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5-Minute Film Festival: Culturally Responsive Teaching

The changing racial and cultural landscape of America is certainly a much-discussed topic -- some researchers studying U.S.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Parent-Teacher Partnerships

Strong relationships between families and teachers are critical for successful students, but where do you begin to build them? VideoAmy offers up resources and a playlist of videos about parent engagement.

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5-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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5-Minute Film Festival: Are We Addicted to Technology?

Can't put down your device? Obsessing over social media? You may want to dig in to this playlist of videos and resources to help us all reflect on our relationship with technology.

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5-Minute Film Festival: The Science of Sports

Sports offers a perfect opportunity to explore concepts like force, motion, potential energy, velocity, and torque. Engage your students with this collection of videos about the intersection of science and sports.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Fun Summer DIY Projects

Engage budding scientists and artists with this video playlist of investigative experiments, from Rion Nakaya of The Kid Should See This.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Banned Books

Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read all across the United States. VideoAmy has collected resources and videos to help you be part of the fight against censorship of books.

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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: 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: Celebrate Pi Day!

Find videos, lesson plans, and activities for every grade level here.

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5-Minute Film Festival: 7 Videos on Love for Valentine’s Day

It's Valentine's Day! And Edutopia's VideoAmy has collected these 7 delightfully entertaining videos about love to help you celebrate.

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5-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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