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5 Stars for Learning! WeVideo Earns 2023 Common Sense Selection Award

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WeVideo logo with Common Sense Selection for Learning award

You might have seen WeVideo at ISTE this year, but did you know that we were awarded there, too? If not, let us share the news: WeVideo has officially earned the 2023 Common Sense Selection for Learning award!

Not only were we granted this prestigious award from Common Sense Education — we were also given a perfect 5 stars on their overall learning rating.

Read on to learn more about this award and what it means for your classroom and district.

How Common Sense Selections Are Made

Common Sense Selections are made by Common Sense Education, a nonprofit organization that evaluates educational tools and provides trustworthy third-party reviews so that parents and educators can make more informed decisions in school and at home. 

Awards are based on a thorough evaluation from Common Sense Education experts, including their holistic assessment as well as numerical ratings across a rigorous 14-point rubric. Two highlights from the WeVideo review include a 5-star rating on both Engagement and Pedagogy!

Here’s just a small preview of what Common Sense Education has to say about our impact on learners:

“WeVideo will help students acquire editing skills, but the educational impact extends far beyond that. When students create videos or other types of media, they have an opportunity to exercise creativity, work in an authentic, real-world way, and practice their communication and critical thinking skills.”

What we appreciate most about this award is that it’s not just based on the tech details or the bells and whistles of our platform (...which we have to say are pretty great!) but rather on how promising WeVideo is for real-world teachers. In other words, can WeVideo actually be used to “develop students' and teachers' creative and critical skills, give students and teachers meaningful agency, and help learners build conceptual knowledge”?

That’s what the Common Sense Selection philosophy is all about, and our 2023 award confirms that we absolutely are a “transformative learning experience.”

Read the full review by Common Sense Education here.

What We Offer for K–12 Teaching and Learning

We’re thrilled to have earned the Common Sense Selection for Learning because it’s another reflection of just how seriously we take our role in supporting high-quality K–12 instruction. 

At the same time, though, we aren’t surprised — we’ve heard from so many teachers and educators that WeVideo has been one of the best decisions they’ve made. (Case in point: Virginia Beach City Public Schools, the 54th-largest district in the country!)

If you haven’t tried WeVideo yet, here’s why educators, administrators, and students alike love us:

  • Anywhere-anytime editing platform to easily create videos, screencasts, podcasts, GIFs, and more
  • Real-time collaboration to empower teacher feedback and group-based learning
  • Built-in interactive assessments to engage students, evaluate learning, and monitor progress
  • Easy-to-customize, standards-aligned lesson plan templates from our Assignment Ideas Library
  • Shared libraries, projects, and assignments across multiple instructors for tag-team teaching and grading
  • Streamlined integration with LMS platforms like Google Classroom, Canvas, and Schoology

From video-centric instructional strategies to project-based learning assignments, WeVideo supports meaningful teaching and learning experiences across grade levels and subject areas.

Don’t just take Common Sense Education’s word for it. Try it yourself through a free 30-day trial!