Teacher Review For WeVideo

Easy web based program to create videos combining audio, video, photos, and more.

Tricia L.
Media specialist/librarian
Mountain Range High School
Westminster, CO
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Small group
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Whole class
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Students have used WeVideo to create book trailers, PSAs, and videos to go along with a paper they have written. They can easily upload photos to illustrate their speeches and stories. One thing I really like is that students can upload from their Google Drive. If a student doesn't have a microphone, they can record audio with their iPhone, email it to themselves, and save it in their drive. They can then upload that audio in their drive directly to WeVideo. I can also see using it, as a librarian, to create tutorials. I've created screencasts in the past of how to use a program, and WeVideo would make it easy to combine those screencast with other forms of media. Since it's web based, it can then we viewed on any device or computer.
My Take
WeVideo is a great tool students can use to create videos that combine music, narration, video clips, and text slides. Unlike other programs I have used in the past, this is web based, so students can work on their videos anywhere with an internet connection. There are also apps for Apple and Android, but I haven't used those. In my district, students in grades 3-12 have Google Apps logins. That makes it easy for students to create accounts with one click. They can also link to their Google Drive and save projects there. It does take students a bit to get used to the program, but it's pretty intuitive. It's nice that there can be so much customization. Students can upload music along with video and narration, and the volume on each can be adjusted as needed. WeVideo has been great, for the most part, about responding to questions. The only problem I had recently was an error when trying to finish a movie. Even though the student had 15 minutes of space, he was told his video was too long and that his limit was 2 minutes.