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From the Buggles to Beyonce: WeVideo Transforms Teaching & Learning

Kristin Wallace for Schools, 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 for Schools, 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 for Schools, 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 for Schools, 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 for Schools, 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 for Schools, 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 …

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ISTE 2015: EdTech, Ribbons and Milkshakes!

Casey Schumacher for Schools, 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— …

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Using Text in Your Video

Lauren Colman for Life, for Schools, for Work, Higher Education, Media, Nonprofit, 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 …

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Being Ken Burns: Using Static Photos in Your Videos

Lauren Colman for Life, for Schools, for Work, Higher Education, Media, Nonprofit, 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 …

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Revising and Liking It!

Rushton Hurley for Schools, 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 …