Ed. note: Video of the Week picks are supplied by the editors of Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. Click here to watch the video at Common Sense Education.

Video Description: If you want to get your students’ attention, show them how an issue affects real people. Ranging from bullying to STEM to autism, the topics tackled in these documentary movies can open kids’ eyes and encourage discussion. And when they’re shown as part of a lesson, you can better help students understand and analyze what they’ve seen. For more tips and strategies, visit this collection of movies for middle school classrooms.

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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura


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