WeVideo ISTE 2015

ISTE 2015: EdTech, Ribbons and Milkshakes!

Casey Schumacher Education, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

The WeVideo team just got back from spending 4 days in the lovely city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to participate at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo! We had the opportunity to connect with hundreds of educators and industry representatives to talk about what’s new in EdTech. We were so impressed by the booths at ISTE— …

Using Text in Video or Film

Using Text in Your Video

Lauren Colman Business, Education, Higher Education, Media, Nonprofit, Personal, Real Estate, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Movies and videos are often remembered for the images, storylines, and musical accompaniment. You may not realize, though, that text can help tell the story just as much as the images. What would a newscast be without the name of the person being interviewed at the bottom of the screen? Can you imagine the latest action film without the opening title …

Ken Burns Effect Video Editing

Being Ken Burns: Using Static Photos in Your Videos

Lauren Colman Business, Education, Higher Education, Media, Nonprofit, Personal, Real Estate, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Adding a still image among video clips can stop the flow of your story, jolt the viewer and give your video a slideshow feel. One way to introduce movement is to apply the Ken Burns Effect, an effect that simulates the movement of a camera when recording footage. This effect is named after the filmmaker that made this his signature …

NextVista Student Contests

Revising and Liking It!

Rushton Hurley Education, Higher Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

A trick question for you: Between great devices and tools for everyone in class, or a tech-less project that would help students see new possibilities for themselves, which would you choose? If you were to face such a choice, you’d choose the second option because it matches what you do as a teacher. The problem with the choice, though, is …

Tips for recording better video

3 Tips to Record Better Videos

Lauren Colman Business, Education, Higher Education, News & Features, Personal, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Mobile devices have become the go-to video recorder for most people. With the cameras in phones becoming better and better why wouldn’t you use your mobile devices to capture video? Check out these tips to help you make the most out of your phone’s camera. 1. Keep shots short No one wants to sit through 8 hours of continuous video …

WeVideo for Education

Curricular Gamification with Video

Robert Puffer Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

When I was young my family collected S&H Green Stamps when we shopped. We tried our best to patronize stores that offered them. My job was to paste them into the books and keep track of how many more we needed to accumulate to receive the reward in exchange for them. It was a family activity. We decided as a …

Students Using WeVideo

Holistic ABCs: Affective, Behavioral, and Cognitive Domains

Robert Puffer Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Too often when sitting in rows, students do not have enough opportunity to practice social interaction. Video projects provide opportunities for young people to collaborate on content-related topics while honing their social skills. When learning, we need to reflect on the learning itself to actually grow from it. Fast-paced societies allow far too little time for such reflection, especially in our youth. Teachers feel …

Collaborative Podcasting

Collaborative Podcasting

Jeff Bradbury Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

What does collaborative learning look like? For the last eighteen weeks, students in my History of Rock and Popular Music class have been researching classic rock bands and reading broadway bibliographies in a completely digital hybrid learning environment with technologies such as Kidblog, Smore, iPads, and Google Apps for Education. For the final project in this class, students formed small groups …

Students using wevideo on mobile device

Incorporating Video Activities into the Curriculum

Robert Puffer Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

  …questioning enables us to organize our thinking around what we don’t know. When I am creating a long-term assignment or project for my students, I am looking for the student teams to engage in the processes of planning and organizing through discussion. Because these are long-term projects, I also expect more thought to go into the outcome. Using information and communications technology (ICT), …

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Teach Less, Learn More

Robert Puffer Education, Schools (K-12) 3 Comments

We Americans have a great deal to learn from Asia, as they have demonstrated by adopting our technologies and integrating them into their daily lives. In Singapore, when I am on public transport, it is the exception that someone is sitting without some device attached – texting, chatting, watching a drama, or playing some game. Technology has become an essential …