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

Allison Recker News & Features, Schools (K-12) Leave a Comment

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”

Emily Tsay for Life, for Schools, Schools (K-12) Leave a Comment

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

Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad for Schools, Schools (K-12) Leave a Comment

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 …

On the fast track to digital citizenship with WeVideo Essentials

Allison Recker for Schools, Schools (K-12) Leave a Comment

Promoting good digital citizenship is a widely held goal in education, but as WeVideo Ambassador Bruce Reicher, points out, “sometimes people confuse it with online safety, which is only one of nine components of digital citizenship.” WeVideo sat down with Reicher, a technology broadcasting teacher in Upper Saddle River, NJ  to learn more about his digital citizenship unit. Reicher explained, …

App smashing and Reading Rainbow-inspired book reviews

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Meet Mandi Presley! Mandi is a first-grade teacher and tech trainer at Duncan Elementary School in Duncan, South Carolina. This is her 14th year in the classroom. To work on the English Language Arts unit on curiosity, her first-grade students created their first WeVideo creation: video book reviews! She loves incorporating technology in the classroom because of the excitement it …

How a teacher has his students vlog for meaningful student reflections

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Meet Frederick Bolzan! Frederick has been at The International School of Boston for 20 years as the Technology Integration Specialist and believes that having students create videos for projects is probably one of the best ways to use technology as a tool. Check out how Mr. Bolzan uses video for students to reflect in a super fun way by vlogging …

Coding and video plus green screen: bringing it all together

Rebecca Young for Schools, Schools (K-12) Leave a Comment

Video creation engages students in learning at the highest levels, encouraging them to take on the roles of creators and doers. So how can one amplify those achievements? Leave it to talented WeVideo ambassador Lucie deLaBruere to inspire students to take their powers of creation to the next level! She created an incredible interdisciplinary project that combines skills developed with …

Enhancing project-based learning with video creation

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Project-Based Learning (PBL) provides experiences through which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to an authentic, engaging and complex question, problem, or challenge. Additionally, it allows students to strengthen the skills they need for life (i.e., critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity, leadership, etc.) and to engage in learning that’s fun …