Teacher resources » Wevideo scavenger hunt
Explore the features of WeVideo and flex your creativity with this fun and engaging video scavenger hunt.
This activity is designed to let students freely explore the editing environment by completing short video challenges in which they will answer prompts or find items to share around their classroom, their school, or in their home. For each video challenge they complete, students will try out a new editing technique to learn all of the different features WeVideo has to offer. Have fun and good luck hunting!
Keywords: Getting Started, Hook, Reflection
Good for: Individual work, teams, exploration
Grade level: K-12
Skill level: Beginner
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Use the WeVideo scavenger hunt and editing checklist to explore the features of the WeVideo editor. You will only be turning in one final video, so for each challenge you complete, you will make 30 second clips at different points in your timeline. You can edit them together or leave them as separate clips, it's up to you! For each challenge you complete try out a new editing feature, and remember, this is an exploration, get messy and have fun!
Having trouble getting started? Don’t know what this will look like in your classroom? Here are some suggestions to help you and your students have a successful experience with this activity. Remember, this stage of learning something new is exploratory and it might feel chaotic! Just remember that this is helping you and your students develop a creative confidence to use a new tool and will allow for students to express themselves in new ways! Using some of these suggestions may help provide you with the confidence to lead your students in a way that’s best for both you and them.
Pair students up or group them together so not every student in your class is making videos by themselves all at the same time. This will allow you to save time answering student questions.
It’s helpful when debriefing or having a concluding discussion after exploratory activities to show student work and have students generate a series of questions that can be the starting point for other activities or lessons.
21st Century Skills
Getting Started: This activity is designed as an exploratory session to orient both students and teachers to the features of the WeVideo classroom editor. This activity fits perfectly as a first lesson in using video editing software.
Hook: If you are a single subject teacher using this program outside of a media arts or digital media environment, this activity fits into the beginning of any unit or project where you will be creating videos. It can also inspire both you and your students to generate inquiry questions or creative ideas that can be used to continue exploring the platform or used in a specific lesson or unit.
Reflection: This activity prompts students to reflect on their experiences and what they learned. Reflections help students think about what they know, what they may not know, and what they may want to know moving forward. Viewing the reflections of others also offers deeper connections to student learning and meaning making opportunities with the content.