5 strategies for kickstarting classroom creativity WeVideo

5 strategies for kickstarting classroom creativity this year

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

Creativity is not only essential to school, but essential to a fulfilling life. Creativity is the ability to connect previously disconnected thoughts and ideas together in new more powerful ways. It allows us to fully express the joy, awe, and wonder in the world around us. Sir Ken Robinson, a leading education expert, shares that schools should be focusing on …

Video Newsletter: Back-to-school edition August 2018

Emily Tsay for Schools, News & Features, Schools (K-12)

  Dear Educators, We hope you had a wonderful summer! We’ve been eager to share what we’ve been working on over the summer. Watch our very first *VIDEO* newsletter to get updates, project ideas, inspiration, and more! ? Don’t miss: (NEW!) Educator’s Getting Started Guide (google doc)- Check out our brand new guide filled with helpful tips to get started …

How to make a back-to-school video to get your students excited for the year

Emily Tsay for Life, for Schools, Higher Education, Schools (K-12)

Teachers! It’s the beginning of the school year. A time when we’re busy setting those foundational aspects of our classroom to make for a strong classroom environment to survive the trials and triumphs of true discovery, failure, and learning that will take place over the year. Things like setting expectations, classroom norms, building excitement for the learning that will happen, …

Teacher supporting students in their learning

Why is the teacher’s role so important in creating a student-centered classroom?

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

We are at a crossroads in education. The role of the teacher has been changing dramatically during the past few decades, reflecting a more student-centric classroom. We have shifted from a viewpoint that emphasized  “how we teach” to one that now focuses on “how they learn.” What do we expect to see in today’s student-centered or learner-centered classroom? Students creating …

Digital storytelling, innovation and video creation in the San Ramon Valley (part 2)

Allison Recker News & Features

At the end of the 2018 school year, we shared a story about the San Ramon Valley Education Foundation and their exciting plans to incorporate video creation into their summer enrichment program with an eye toward developing curriculum opportunities for the future. They recently wrapped up their summer activities, and the WeVideo team was thrilled to capture the action. Watch …

Video: Building empathy through active listening in the classroom

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

Educators today encourage students to share their voice, spread their ideas and develop communication skills through effective storytelling. However, in order to fully support student voice, we must also develop the right conditions in which their voices can make an impact. When students share their voice, they want their listeners to fully experience what it’s like to see the world …

Create authentic, professional-looking video in minutes with all-new motion titles, fonts and templates

Rebecca Young for Work, News & Features

New for business: cleaner fonts, professionally-designed motion titles and template inspiration Video drives business results, and our new motion titles, fonts and templates are designed to make it even easier for businesses, marketers and anyone growing their brand to create authentic, compelling, professional-looking videos quickly and easily. Stand out with clean, beautiful fonts We’ve added 13 new fonts to all …

Experiencing the power of student voice, agency and creativity at the 2018 Global Student Voice Film Festival

Allison Recker News & Features

At WeVideo, we believe that every student has the power to use their voice to make a positive impact in the world. So naturally, we were thrilled to co-sponsor the inaugural Global Student Voice Film Festival along with EdTechTeam, the Student Voice Foundation, and ISTE. The festival gives students from across the world an opportunity to share their perspectives through …

The Langley School & WeVideo

Video creation enhances project-based learning at The Langley School

Allison Recker News & Features

The Langley School, an independent preschool through grade 8 school located in McLean, Virginia, emphasizes that students know how to learn, think critically, form hypotheses, craft an argument, and analyze the world around them. Bradley Lands, Director of Technology and Innovation at The Langley School, collaborates with teachers at all grade levels on inquiry and project-based learning units that maximize …

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 …