Up Late with Technology–a software review of WeVideo

We’ve been reviewing books here mostly, but I thought I’d change it up with a tech review. Last night I spent some time compiling an assignment for my students where they would have to do a short 30 second video (of 5 segments). I decided since our students have different types of devices, I would have to have them use something for editing all of them would have access to, thus, WeVideo.

You can access WeVideo through GoogleDrive, which was exciting, since we use GoogleDrive all the time in our district. (Movenote is another software through Google I thought about using, but I figured one thing at a time). Once I figured out to allow access, it was fairly easy to use. I made a short visual tutorial for my students, but most of them were able to log in immediately, and once they had their 6 second clips, could easily turn them into one longer piece. The publishing option for this was really simple, too, you don’t have to fiddle with Youtube or anything else.

While I didn’t delve into the detailed ways of high-level editing, for a quick and easy way to mush different clips together, this worked pretty well.  I think I will try to use it more in the future.

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Posted by Kate, VP Secondary PCTELA.

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Up Late with Technology–a software review of WeVideo

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