Experiencing the power of student voice, agency and creativity at the 2018 Global Student Voice Film Festival

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At WeVideo, we believe that every student has the power to use their voice to make a positive impact in the world. So naturally, we were thrilled to co-sponsor the inaugural Global Student Voice Film Festival along with EdTechTeam, the Student Voice Foundation, and ISTE. The festival gives students from across the world an opportunity to share their perspectives through …

The Langley School & WeVideo

Video creation enhances project-based learning at The Langley School

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The Langley School, an independent preschool through grade 8 school located in McLean, Virginia, emphasizes that students know how to learn, think critically, form hypotheses, craft an argument, and analyze the world around them. Bradley Lands, Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School, collaborates with teachers at all grade levels on inquiry and project-based learning units that maximize …

Enhance the impact of friendly debate with video creation

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How can we create opportunities for students to engage in productive discourse while building creativity and communication skills? Exposure to fun and interesting projects that lead to student-created videos is a solid foundation, but what’s more important is that such projects can be designed to include options for students to conjecture about controversial concepts. Students build deeper thinking when given …

WeVideo is heading to ISTE18!

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The WeVideo team is looking forward to another great ISTE conference. This year, ISTE is in Chicago, Illinois. In addition to great hotdogs, great baseball and a great lake the windy city is drawing in an estimated 15,000 educators to learn the latest and greatest in educational technology during more than 1,800 sessions and events. WeVideo is thrilled to be …

Participate in the Creativity Passport challenge to win products for your classroom

Take creativity, innovation and student voice to the next level with the Creativity Passport Challenge

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The creativity passport challenge is a fun way for educators to experience new products while earning a chance to win over $6,000 for in products at #ISTE18. What do this year’s six creativity passport companies have in common? 1. They are loved by forward-thinking educators, and 2. They support a shared goal of igniting creativity, student voice and confidence in learning – …

Digital storytelling, innovation and video creation in the San Ramon Valley

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Adopting some of the best principles of their Silicon Valley neighbors, the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation (SRVEF) has created a high-tech style ‘incubator’ program to develop new STEAM curriculum. Now in its fourth year, the SRVEF Imagineering Enrichment Program tests new curriculum offerings, using the vital enrichment program format to evaluate edtech and develop classes that are easy to …

Make your teacher cry this Teacher Appreciation Week, with a “Video Thank You Note”

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It’s teacher appreciation week. Whether you’re a parent, principal, or student reading this, there’s a lot of great ideas out there that you can do to add to the festivities of this week: decorate your teachers’ doors, bring them flowers, put chocolate in all your teachers’ mailboxes. I’m happy crying from all the thoughtfulness of my students As a teacher, …

Creativity in the classroom

The 4C’s for creativity in the classroom

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A plan for creative exploration We often hear about, and many of us openly attest to, the value of two essential skills today’s students will need to succeed beyond high school: creativity and critical thinking. Additionally, there are movements afoot that encourage teachers to provide students with opportunities to amplify their voice and make choices in the context of schoolwork. …

Eighth-grade video documentarians use WeVideo to shed new light on history

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Start with students who love history, add the thrill of competition, and combine those with a newly-minted passion for creating video documentaries and what do you get? A remarkable, authentic video created  by eighth-grade history documentarians Luka Abuladze and Aidan Mulvey. Under the guidance of enrichment teacher Jonathan Harvey, the pair took it upon themselves to represent Cavallini Middle School …