On the fast track to digital citizenship with WeVideo Essentials

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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

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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 …

Enhancing formative assessments through video creation

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Formative assessments are intended to help students grow in their learning by providing evidence of their proficiency with particular content standards or skills by use of specific feedback. Traditionally, formative assessments come in the form of quizzes, homework, writing prompts, performance tasks, etc. Although these forms of assessment may provide some evidence of where a student is in relation to …

Video creation helps students learn the creative process

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Meet Chad Frey! Chad is a US History, Geography, and Documentary Films teacher at Schoenbar Middle School in Ketchikan, Alaska. Chad and his middle school students run Schoenbar Labs, a film production studio, where local businesses and civic institutions reach out to them to create videos. They also create award-winning documentary films, including The Pathfinder Pole, which just won first …

Bridge the gap between district goals and classroom practice

Bridge the gap between district goals and classroom practice

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It is inspiring to see the time, effort, and care that school districts put into defining high-level goals for edtech and setting meaningful targets for student achievement. This is essential toward the development of concrete strategies that guide specific courses of action and define how resources can best be allocated to drive success across schools and grade levels, and within …

Creating a fun video from “The Future” to share expectations with 6th grade students

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Meet Christina McCann from Boulder Valley School District in Boulder, Colorado! She is a school counselor, 1:Web coordinator, and a Jane of all Trades. She’s constantly finding creative and engaging ways to connect her students with the world through technology. Read about how she created these videos with the school principal to create an exciting and meaningful video message loved …