Teacher Review For WeVideo

Online movie making made easy!

Sherri C.
District Technology and Learning Coach
Cherry Creek School District, Centennial, CO
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 4
Support 5
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
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
WeVideo is a great tool for creating digital stories, and any type of video work that you need to do with students. There aren't too many options for soundtracks that have a quieter feel to them, so it's sometimes difficult getting a soundtrack to match a more serious topic. If you need something exciting and loud, you're ready to go. Don't forget to adjust your volume so that your voice is the one that stands out for your audience. It would also be nice if this app defaulted to sharing privately when you go to publish because this is a step that's easy for students to overlook.
My Take
Creating movies used to be difficult, and had to be done on one computer in isolation. WeVideo allows the user to create their videos online, on different platforms with ease. I can create on a PC, thens switch to a Mac, and finish on a Chromebook! It's easy to use, easy to create, and easy to share. If you've used iMovie on a Mac or MovieMaker on a PC, you'll have no problems making this app work for you. If you're going to use this app with students under the age of 13, remember to check the terms of use so that you know what permission you need to get from parents. My biggest tip in using WeVideo is to always switch your Timeline to the Advanced view so that you can have more options with voice recording and soundtracks. (https://wevideo.desk.com/customer/portal/articles/834249-how-to-switch-between-storyboard-timeline-and-advanced-editing-modes-)