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 …

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 …

WeVideo Essentials

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

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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 …

WeVideo now works with your school’s LMS

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One thing we know for sure is that the best edtech tools are ones that are easy-to-use, accessible, and blend seamlessly with the classroom environment. That is why we are so excited to announce that WeVideo now integrates directly with two of the most popular Learning Management Systems, Schoology and Canvas. This valuable enhancement is free to WeVideo for School …

Student finds voice through digital storytelling

Authenticity powers remarkable student digital story

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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 …