For the remainder of this school year, our school district will be piloting the use of an online video editor called WeVideo. Unfortunately, Microsoft discontinued their support of Windows MovieMaker in Windows 10 this past year. Since then, our students have been without a good video editor on their school laptops. This has also been the case at our elementary schools where students have Chromebook laptops that only run web applications.
WeVideo is a completely web-based video editor with even more features than Windows MovieMaker. For example, students can collaborate with other classmates on any video project, teachers can upload media content for their students to use in their projects, and their is a green screening feature built right in.
What is WeVideo?
Learn to use WeVideo
- Here is a quick overview of the WeVideo Timeline editor.
- Here is an even shorter overview of the simpler WeVideo Storyboard editor mode.
- To help you get started, WeVideo has their latest Getting Started Guide to WeVideo for Education guide available to us. Also, the WeVideo Education Resource Hub has many great ideas for projects and lesson plans.
We are very interested in teacher and student feedback of the program. If the feedback of the pilot is positive, there is a good possibility of purchasing a subscription to the program for our district for next school year and beyond.
If you are interested in setting up a teacher and/or student accounts for your classroom, please contact Tim Leister at the secondary campus or Adam Geiman at the Elementary schools. Either of us can quickly create a project group for your class and send you a custom join link to be sent to all of your students to setup their accounts.