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Video Newsletter: Fresh ideas to start the year, January 2019

/ Rebecca Young

Dear Educators,
It’s a brand new year and a perfect time to get inspired. Do you have any resolutions for your classroom this year? If you need a little help brainstorming, we’ve got you covered. We’re bringing you 4 New Year's resolutions to develop more creatively confident students, PLUS an app smashing tutorial in the Education Resource Hub that you don’t want to miss. More on that from the WeVideo team!

4 New Year’s resolutions to develop creative confidence in students

  1. Give them a choice
    This 5th grader picked a project from Karen Corsell’s Choice Menu to explain the Revolutionary War. Using only a whiteboard, a pen and a sense of humor, we’re loving her creatively confident RSA animation-style video!
  2. Let students do the teaching
    Role reversal is a great way to inspire your students to become ambassadors for positive change in the world. Check out how these students created their own kindness PSA in 10 ways to show compassion.
  3. Remove fear of failure
    Students (ahem--everyone) can be anxious about learning a new skill. According to the Swede project, making a purposefully “terrible” video while learning the ins and outs of video editing removes the pressure to create something perfect. Turns out, making something bad on purpose is actually really fun!
  4. App smash!
    App smashing is a great way to flex creative muscles. For example, how cool is this tutorial that combines Google Earth with WeVideo’s screencasting and green screen features? How do you smash apps to create awesome videos? Show us!

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Now Accepting Submissions: Global Student Voice Film Festival
Global Student Voice Film FestivalHow are your students using their voice to activate change in the world?
WeVideo is the official video creation platform sponsor of the Global Student Voice Film Festival, and we think it’s a great opportunity for students to work collaboratively on a video project that has the express goal of empowering students to find their voice.
The submission deadline is 2/18/19, so start brainstorming now. Finalists get to go to ISTE in June!

Valentine’s Day Motion Titles & Essentials
Add some love to your video with our sweet selection of Valentine’s Day Motion Titles! In the Essentials Library, try searching “Valentine” to complete your video with more fun images and clips.
Create a video Valentine with motion titles

From the WeVideo Facebook group
Join the WeVideo Educators Facebook group to connect with other creative and innovative educators!
Here’s a video recently shared in the group by Ashland Elementary School Principal Andy Jacks:

More useful things...
? Article: What we value deepens learning, not what we measure
?️FREE! Digital storytelling toolkit
? Educator’s Guide to WeVideo

What ideas or learnings will you take with you from this month’s newsletter? Comment below or let us know on twitter @wevideo
Cheers to 2019!
❤️, The WeVideo Education Team