Teacher Review For WeVideo

Nice video creation/editing option for Chromebook users - 5 min limit

Mandy B.
Technology coordinator
Waconia Public Schools
Waconia, MN
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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
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 2
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
We did a book talk presentation for language arts classes using the free version. Students logged in with Google, uploaded their photos/video clips from Google Drive or the web, then added audio and music over their pictures. Students liked that it was drag & drop and that they could clip and crop their media.
My Take
I'm bummed that there are so many limits to the free version. You only have 5 minutes of recording time, and at least at the time of this post, you only have 5 free videos and a watermark over your publication. It's good for getting your feet wet in the video creation/editing process, in that it will incorporate easily and publish easily to the programs you're used to (Google, Dropbox, YouTube, Vimeo, etc.). Students don't need hardly any teacher help to get it up and running.