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The Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum — Video from Greenland

Short video about the sun, it’s return, and the changing environment of Ilulissat, Greenland.
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10 Of Our Favorite Literary TED Talks From 2015

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We adore a good literary TED Talk around here. 2015 gave us talks about poetry in prisons, the StoryCorps project, and the making of a bad feminist.  
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Five-Minute Film Festival: The Best Cat (and Dog and Cute Animal) Videos for Educators

Five-Minute Film Festival: The Best Cat (and Dog and Cute Animal) Videos for Educators | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
Need a break from the pressure of the school year? This Five-Minute Film Festival gives you something to laugh about, with a round-up of entertaining animal videos.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: 9 Videos on News Literacy

Five-Minute Film Festival: 9 Videos on News Literacy | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
How can you help your students begin to separate fact from fiction in the news? This collection of videos and resources will get you started.
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How ‘Star Wars’ prepared Biddeford teachers for a new school year

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From the Republic of Biddeford...

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

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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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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Alternatives to YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Alternatives to YouTube | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
This week I updated my list of alternatives to YouTube. I removed some options that have disappeared and edited information about sites that have changed. The updated list and video search engine can be found here.
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Five Minute Film Festival: Video Boot Camp

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"The rapid adoption of devices in the classroom has fundamentally changed the way we can create video. Every part of the creation process -- writing, recording, editing, and distributing -- is possible on the devices that can fit in our pocket. Vision is the most dominant of the five senses. Research shows that concepts are better remembered if they are taught visually. This is called the pictorial superiority effect, and it’s why video is such a powerful learning tool."

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11 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Subscribing to a YouTube channel is a good way to let someone else sift through the billions of videos available online. Ask your librarians or tech person for help setting up your account!

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Edutopia News

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I am seeing more teachers than ever using video as a way for students to demonstrate their learning. There are some good resources here in this special Edutopia issue focused on using and creating videos.

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Top 12 TED Ed Lessons of 2013 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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According to TED, these are the most popular TED-Ed videos of 2013.

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Wide Angle’s “Video Bank” Is An Excellent Social Studies Resource in Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day

Wide Angle’s “Video Bank” Is An Excellent Social Studies Resource in Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

Ferlazzo reviews a video resource, New York Channel 13's "Wide Angle: Window Into Global History."

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Vine and Instagram Video in the Classroom

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Can seconds-long Vine and Instagram videos be used as teaching tools? According to a number of educators online, the answer is a resounding yes!
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5-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2015

5-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2015 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
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.
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5-Minute Film Festival: We the Economy

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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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Literary Moments in The Muppets

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Classic literary moments in the original Muppets variety show.
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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Six Styles of Video Projects and Tools for Creating Them

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Six Styles of Video Projects and Tools for Creating Them | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it
The process of creating and publishing videos can be a great way to get students excited about researching, storytelling, and sharing their work with an audience. For teachers who have never facilitated video creation projects in their classrooms, choosing the right style of video and the right tools can be a bit confusing at first. To help bring clarity to the styles and tools, I have a rather simple outline that I use in my
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Summer of Reading Collection

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Get summer started on the right page with PBS LearningMedia's new Summer of Reading collection! These videos, activities, and interactive games help to build vocabulary and reading comprehension
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Reimagining the Library

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In honor of the 30th anniversary of School Library Month, VideoAmy has produced a list of interesting and insightful videos and resources that explore the future of the school library.
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Five-Minute Film Festival: Freedom to Fail Forward

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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: The Best Education Parodies of 2014

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I'm a little late with this one, but after a week of midterms, I figured everybody could use a few chuckles. Enjoy...

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Want To Enhance Your YouTube Videos With Clickable Links? Here’s How!

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"Have you ever tried to add a clickable link to your YouTube videos, only to find that you can't? There are in fact three ways to do this, methods that have remained hidden - until now."

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2013

Five-Minute Film Festival: Best Education Parodies of 2013 | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A little fun for your Friday: video parodies of popular songs and movies that, along with being funny, actually manage to teach stuff!

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Top YouTube Channels for Science and Math Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top YouTube Channels for Science and Math Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

A round-up of some wonderful educational YouTube channels for Math and Science teachers. These channels are taken from a long list that comprises more than 170 YouTube channels. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Video Explanations of the Debt Ceiling and a 14th Amendment Question

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Video Explanations of the Debt Ceiling and a 14th Amendment Question | Beyond the Stacks | Scoop.it

These are to share with your students, of course. Because we all totally understand the debt ceiling ourselves, right? 

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