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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 …

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3 Tips to Record Better Videos

Lauren Colman for Life, for Schools, for Work, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Mobile devices have become the go-to video recorder for most people. With the cameras in phones becoming better and better why wouldn’t you use your mobile devices to capture video? Check out these tips to help you make the most out of your phone’s camera. 1. Keep shots short No one wants to sit through 8 hours of continuous video …

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Digital Storytelling: My Semester at Sea

Lauren Colman for Life, for Schools, Higher Education 0 Comments

In the Fall of 2014, Sarah P. embarked on the opportunity of a lifetime. She boarded a ship with approximately 700 other college students to travel the world while learning things you can’t learn from a textbook. Sarah was taking part in Semester at Sea, a global study abroad program sponsored by the University of Virginia. She and the other students, …

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The White House Calls on WeVideo Student Filmmakers

Atanas Bakalov for Schools, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

Recently, our team connected with officials at the White House to discuss the best way to leverage WeVideo’s vast education network to build awareness of the White House Student Film Festival. We are enthusiastic about the event and proud to be offering our support to the fest organizers by reaching out to the numerous talented student filmmakers using our video creation platform. …

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On Ebola from Africa: Students Putting 21st Century Skills to Action

Atanas Bakalov for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12) 5 Comments

Consider this for a moment. As Ebola decimates populations in West Africa and carves room on the cover page of every major press release, a group of teenagers in Accra, Ghana took it upon themselves to dispel misinformation surrounding the deadly virus. Seemingly unperturbed by the proximity of the outbreaks, they used one of their class video assignments at Lincoln Community School to …

Editing Video in WeVideo

Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling with WeVideo [Part 3]

Diana Madrigal for Life, for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

This is part 3 of our Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling quick guide series. Read part 1 and part 2. Project and media management Once you have the music, images and narration is time to put it all together. After logging in to your WeVideo account the first thing you’ll want to do is create a project. Next, switch to …

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Create a Video Photo Story

Nikolay Tchaouchev for Life, for Schools, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

One of the most common video projects is a photo story, and now with support for multiple drag and drop of clips, and Ken Burns Feature, creating one is easier than ever. Here is a quick guide to show you how to create an engaging photo story: Step 1  Prepare assets Gather the photos and graphics that you’ll use in your …

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Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling with WeVideo [Part 2]

Diana Madrigal for Life, for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

This is part 2 of our Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling quick guide series. Read part 1 in our series. Record narration Now that you’ve finished writing your script, it is time to prepare the story elements. A personal digital narrative is driven by the voice of the storyteller so recording a clean and clear audio is key. You can use …

WeVideo at The Center For Digital Storytelling

Personal Narrative and Digital Storytelling with WeVideo [Part 1]

Diana Madrigal for Life, for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12) 1 Comment

Everyone has a story to tell. They range from a funny anecdote, a special moment in our lives, a complicated chapter in our journey or a simple “day in the life”.  But finding a compelling way to share it, that’s a different story. Remembering all the details can be quite challenging. You can easily get caught up in the sequence …

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How to Tell a Story With Video (and a Pony)

Nikolay Tchaouchev for Life, for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12) 0 Comments

One of the hardest things for beginning video storytellers to do is figure out what makes a good story “work”. Sure, you may love Star Wars, but it isn’t until you understand “why” you like it, that you can begin to make video stories that people actually like. I’m not saying every video you make has to be perfect, you’ll …