Video Newsletter: Magic tricks and project ideas galore, September 2018

Emily Tsay for Schools, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12) Leave a Comment

Dear Educators, This September newsletter is chock full of project ideas and inspiration for your classroom. From student reflection to digital storytelling, to adding sound effects to your video, there are a ton of ideas to start your fall with introspection, creativity, and expression! Check out our video (with some very special 🎩 magic (video) tricks✨, that you can do too!) …

20 words to search for in the WeVideo Essentials Audio Library

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“Pop!” “Splash!” “[The sound of the wind]”       Don’t you wish you had the ability to add all sorts of sound effects and music to your video project? Guess what, in WeVideo, you have over 110,000+ audio files to choose from! That includes music, sound effects, and audio loops. Try searching for these 20 words in WeVideo Essentials …

Jumpstart video creation in classrooms with WeVideo’s Digital Storytelling Toolkit

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

At WeVideo we firmly believe that every students’ voice is important, that every student has a story to tell, and that every student has the power to make a positive impact in the world. In today’s classrooms, it’s becoming more and more important to provide supportive learning environments where all students are encouraged to discover their voice and communicate their …

WeVideo drives authentic learning experiences

Answer these 5 questions to unlock authentic learning experiences

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

Imagine how motivated students would be if we stopped assigning work and instead provided opportunities for them to create amazing things that make them feel proud. That’s what we strive to achieve through authentic learning experiences. Authentic learning starts when students engage in learning that is both meaningful to them and related to the world they experience outside the classroom. …

How to make a back-to-school video to get your students excited for the year

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

Teachers! It’s the beginning of the school year. A time when we’re busy setting those foundational aspects of our classroom to make for a strong classroom environment to survive the trials and triumphs of true discovery, failure, and learning that will take place over the year. Things like setting expectations, classroom norms, building excitement for the learning that will happen, …

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 Essentials

What will your students do with 650,000+ media assets at their fingertips? Introducing WeVideo Essentials

Rebecca Young for Schools, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12) Leave a Comment

Fourth graders in San Francisco, CA bring their imagination to life with WeVideo Essentials. The Internet is supposed to put the world’s accumulated knowledge at your students’ fingertips. So why must young video creators waste 30 frustrating minutes in the wilderness searching for a ten-second clip of a spiral galaxy, only to then be told that they are violating someone’s …

Deeper learning demands deeper justification from edtech tools

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There is a tendency, by both edtech vendors and users, to excitedly describe technology tools in terms of product features and benefits, faddish jargon and technical fireworks. When the conversation turns to the educational value of edtech tools, questions raised tend to be answered by positing a connection between the edtech tool to specific curriculum requirements or standards. For school …

Student finds voice through digital storytelling

Authenticity powers remarkable student digital story

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

First-year BFA Film student Sara Hernandez Vallejo created this moving video as part of her first film class at the University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts & Design. As a full-time associate instructor and Graduate Scholar in the film production program at the University of Central Florida’s School of Visual Arts & Design, Orlando, Lisa Peterson has the …

Ambassadors

Pros Helping Pros with Digital Storytelling Tips

Andrew Baum for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12) Leave a Comment

A few months ago we highlighted a number of new Professional Learning tools and opportunities designed to help educators enhance their digital storytelling capabilities when using WeVideo. This month, we turned to some of the WeVideo Ambassadors, among the most adept digital storytellers and facilitators we know, and asked them for their thoughts and tips on improving one’s skills and …