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Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy) profile

Amy Erin Borovoy

Director of Video

After many years line producing documentary specials for the History Channel, I found a home (more than 10 years ago!) at Edutopia.org, where I can combine my love of education with my background in media production.

As the daughter of a lifelong public school teacher, I’ve always known I wanted to work in education. I’m so glad that I’m able to put my skills to work providing tools for educators here at Edutopia.

I have a passion for content at the intersection of digital media and education, and enjoy scouring the internet for great teaching and learning resources—especially videos, which I compile in the series Five-Minute Film Festival.

You can follow me on Twitter as @VideoAmy, or subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Posts

  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Teaching About Character

    Five videos and a set of resources for celebrating Character Day on September 26.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    5-Minute Film Festival: Best Educational Parodies of 2017

    Take a well-deserved break and enjoy our picks for the best recent parody videos for educators and their students.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    5-Minute Film Festival: Teaching With 360-Degree Videos

    Check out these immersive 360-degree videos you can use in your classroom—no special equipment needed.
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    5-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

    Most educators have little choice about the (usually) over-crowded, (often) unappealing rooms they teach in -- but they intuitively know that the spaces children spend their time in can have an effect on how they learn. I've gathered a collection of videos to explore the questions: How important is environment to learning? And what small changes can you make in seating, organization, lighting, and decor to build your own space into a better place to teach and learn?
  • Common Core

    Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards

    Explore an educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed.
  • Growth Mindset

    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.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    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.
  • Education Trends

    At the Movies: Films Focused on Education Reform

    There's been quite a bit of buzz about documentary films that take a look at issues within the American education system. Whether you agree with the point of view of any of these films or not, they are sure to get you thinking.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    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.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    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.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    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.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    5-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.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    5-Minute Film Festival: 10 Great Video Resources for Teaching Math

    Spice up your math lessons with these engaging, interesting, and entertaining teaching videos.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    5-Minute Film Festival: Turning Bystanders Into Upstanders Against Bullying

    Transforming bystanders into "upstanders" is an effective strategy for bullying prevention. This collection of videos and resources will show students how to speak out when they see someone being bullied.
  • 5-Minute Film Festival

    5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Filmmaking in the Classroom

    Explore classroom filmmaking with this playlist of resources for teachers and students.