Joe Benvenga and students showcase WeVideo

Everyone Wins in the WeVideo Board Game

Andrew Baum for Schools, Schools (K-12)

Are you in charge of having to teach fellow educators how to use edtech tools, but find yourself pulled in a hundred directions? Or maybe you are a DIY-er and just need a plan to help you get started with WeVideo.

Help is here. Technology Integration Specialist Joe Benvenga, of Racine Unified School District in Wisconsin, found himself with a scheduling conflict one day and was unable to provide the needed classroom support to a teacher who was just getting started with WeVideo. In a moment of inspiration, he came up with a unique training solution: the WeVideo Game Board, a fun and easy way for his teachers to get started with WeVideo. It’s become a popular way to help teachers dive into WeVideo before introducing it in their classrooms, as well as a handy teaching tool to use with students.

The components covered in the Game Board help teachers and students get a grasp and develop some fluency in editing and creating videos. It sets the class up for success as they transition from basics through the production of videos using sophisticated techniques such as green screen.

According to Joe, “I have heard nothing but positive things from those that have used it, especially due to the ease of accessibility across various devices. I’m excited to make new game boards for steps to dive deeper into it as our teachers and students master the basics.”

Joe has generously created an editable version of his Game Board for anyone to use. Get it here. Just make a copy of the board on your Google Drive to get started. You can use the board as is or edit the doc to suit your own requirements.

Thanks, Joe!
Joe Benvenga
Joe Benvenga is a Technology Integration Specialist for the high schools in Racine Unified School District in Southeast Wisconsin. He spent four years as a Special Education teacher in an inclusion setting at both the middle and high school level, before teaching Earth Science and Chemistry at the high school level. He’s excited to help teachers integrate software like WeVideo into the classroom to enhance student learning experience..

 

Teacher Joe Benvenga with students showcasing WeVideo

Joe Benvenga (left) with students Javontae Jackson (center) and Haeden Ford (right) presenting tools they use in the classroom, including WeVideo, at a District Showcase to admins, board members, and members of the community. The common theme for students was that a single tool was limiting and they found greater success with a wider range of tools available to them to produce evidence of their learning.

WeVideo in the chemistry classroom

Two seniors working on a lab in Chemistry they designed, and then put together a short video discussing their claim-evidence-reasoning based on their findings.