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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: 5 Videos to Explore Growth Mindset

Learn more about how mindset can affect learning with this collection of videos—for everyone from preschoolers to parents.

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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: Resources for Teaching About Character

Celebrate #CharacterDay2016 on September 22 with a short film, "The Science of Character," and this companion playlist, which features videos for the seven character traits most important in education.

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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: 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: Videos on Kindness, Empathy, and Connection

VideoAmy compiled this moving playlist of videos to explore the importance of human relationships and the power of being kind, generous, and compassionate.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Graduation Time

From inspirational elocutions to gutsy send-ups of the system, the long-held tradition of the commencement speech is a must at graduations from kindergarten to college. VideoAmy has assembled this playlist of the best speeches, pranks, and songs for...

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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: Mobile Learning

Intrigued by the idea of using mobile devices for instructional purposes in the classroom? This playlist from VideoAmy will give you some tips and insights into the challenges and the promise of mobile learning.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Freedom to Fail Forward

Knowing how to learn from failure can be a key to success. In this playlist, VideoAmy curates the best videos and resources for encouraging students to be resilient and embrace mistakes.

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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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