Enhance the impact of friendly debate with video creation

Dr. Nathan Lang-Raad for Schools, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12)

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)

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

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

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)

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)

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 …

Dr-Shane-Jenks

Digital Storytelling Comes to the ER

Andrew Baum for Schools, Higher Education

Dr. Shane Jenks is an academic emergency physician at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. That means that in addition to practicing emergency medicine, he also supervises and teaches medical residents. As the assistant program director in charge of the educational curriculum, he is also in charge of all the non-clinical education of residents–classroom time spent in simulated patient …

Back to school

Every child has a story

Lise Framstad for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12)

School just started. Why not start the year off right with visual storytelling in the classroom? Excite and engage your students with safe and secure collaborative WeVideo video editing tools. Every child has a story. Give them the tools to express it. WeVideo for Schools allows students to be content creators and storytellers and helps encourage students to achieve shared …

How do you use WeVideo?

Lise Framstad for Schools, Higher Education, News & Features, Schools (K-12)

We often receive emails from educators who enjoy using WeVideo and are looking for ideas on how they can use video more in the classroom. We are excited to announce that we are in the process of creating a site dedicated to educators. It will be a place to share resources, ideas, and inspiration – separate from our current page for …

Video-Editing Across Borders

Alia Braley and Melissa Rudd for Schools, Higher Education

As many students have experienced, studying for an exam can be very challenging with distractions everywhere. Melissa and Alia decided to put the various modes of procrastination into a song they later wanted to make a music video of. There was just one problem; one of them were traveling in Asia, while the other one stayed in Boston. They chose …