Teacher Review For WeVideo

Great web-based option for video editing

Kellie A.
Technology coordinator
Cherry Creek School District, Greenwood Village, CO
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 3
Setup Time More than 15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this with social studies geography students (9th & 10th) when doing a project on conflicts. The students worked in small groups to create a short newscast that had to include major points from their studies on conflict. Creating the video worked well, especially since the students could work from anywhere. Collaboration got a little tricky (using the free version), and sometimes we experienced some lag times.
My Take
I think that the free version of WeVideo is a bit limited but has potential. Support and tutorials were not as strong as I'd hoped for either the teacher or the student. Having some knowledge of video editing is very helpful. I felt like some of the functionality was not intuitive (like adding additional media or still clips). If using the free version, be aware that there are storage limitations, which means that you may have to delete from time to time to continue creating videos.