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Powerful Project Based Learning

Steve Wick Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

In recent years, I’ve shifted my thinking about content in my classroom. I teach an AP Course and the content is important if I am going to help my students meet their goals for the AP Exam. Traditionally, I’ve taught the content and then asked students to demonstrate their understanding of the content. This would frequently take the form of …

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Using Technology to Create a Positive Classroom Culture

Kris Edwards Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Creating a positive climate and culture in your classroom at the beginning of the year is essential. April Wurtsmith, a fifth grade teacher in her second year of teaching at Independence Elementary, really wanted to start the year right last fall, making sure she and her students got to know each other well to create a positive, inviting classroom for …

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Top 10 reasons why I like WeVideo so much

Lisa Berghoff Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

I have met with so many teachers in the last few weeks who are excited about their students’ final projects, except for one small detail. It seems that the students do a fantastic job of collaborating, problem solving, researching, and compiling information to share. The issue comes to surface when the students actually present to their classmates. They take weeks …

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What’s holding you back?

Lise Framstad Education, Higher Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

We have millions of users that sign up for our free account every year. We created this product to allow anyone to get started with WeVideo and learn to create amazing storytelling videos. It’s been a huge success. However, over and over again, we see educators use the free version in the class room. We highly discourage this, and here …

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From the Buggles to Beyonce: WeVideo Transforms Teaching & Learning

Kristin Wallace Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

In 1981, MTV premiered its first music video,“Video Killed the Radio Star,” by the Buggles.  The technopop earworm mourned the end of an era and mistakenly predicted that the rise in the popularity of video and adding a visual element to music would kill or put an end to musicians. Fast-forward to 2016, where few if any music videos are played …

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What are your students creating?

Greg Lawrence Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

As an integration specialist and educator, I love when students create.  When students are creating, something amazing happens, they own their learning.  Their quest for knowledge becomes unstoppable and learning is authentic to them!  This is where WeVideo comes in!  WeVideo brings a relevant and meaningful way for students to create their own learning. As I work with educators throughout …

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Learning a new language

Lise Framstad Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

We live in a world where borders are slowly vanishing and where you were born and where you grew up doesn’t really matter. Without knowing it, you probably have co-workers from across the globe and students that are used to speaking English at school and another language at home. Being multilingual has several advantages, but learning a new language can …

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Video as a project

Lise Framstad Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Having video as a project can be an exciting introduction to video production for the students who are new to video editing, but it can also be a great challenge for the more experienced students.  The many roles you will find in an advanced video production gives students the possibility to excel whether their talent is behind or in front …

Make Presentations Fun, Not Scary!

Lise Framstad Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Giving a presentation can, for many students, be worse than going to the dentist or holding a poisonous snake. You might recognize the feeling: Practicing over and over again at home in front of the mirror until you’ve memorized every slide. But then, when the big day arrives and you’re standing in front of your classmates, it is all forgotten …

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4 Ways to Engage Your Students Using Video

Lise Framstad Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Capturing the attention of a young and energetic crowd can be very challenging, as can be finding new and engaging ways to teach the same curriculum from last semester or last year. If you’ve considered using video in your classroom to help your students achieve their learning goals, you’re halfway to an incredible new teaching opportunity! Overwhelmed by all the …