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posted Mar 28, 2018, 12:05 PM by kdaniels@isd911.org   [ updated Mar 28, 2018, 12:08 PM ]
WeVideo - Media Creation Tool

In January 2016, Chad Filley (CIHS) started a project through the Innovation Program to increase student engagement in his classroom through media. Chad wanted to create a learning environment where his students could not only consume intentional, relevant media but also create media as a part of their learning. After exploring a number of tools, Chad decided to use WeVideo, a high quality, cloud-based media creation platform. The exploration of WeVideo in Chad’s classroom led to the implementation of a WeVideo pilot for 6-12 students and teachers during the 2016-2017 school year. This pilot gave our district access to all features available with the “WeVideo for Schools” plan, including advanced editing tools and access to a library of commercially licensed music and video resources.

The number of students and teachers using WeVideo has grown steadily since then and the Innovation Program has continued to support the use of WeVideo throughout the district, purchasing 1000 licensed “seats” for the 2017-2018 school year and increasing that number to 1500 in March 2018. These seats are available to all 6-12 students and all C-I staff when you log in with your @isd911.org account.

Check out the inspiring videos (on the right) created by students and staff in our district! There is an instructional video used in the high school ceramics program as a way to support student learning both outside of the classroom and when the teacher isn’t immediately available. WeVideo is also being used at both IPS and CPS for announcements and celebrations. And sophomores in Chad Filley’s class continue to create content, like the video on Henry VIII made by sophomores.

Interested in exploring the possibilities? Check out WeVideo Academy and Resources for Educators. Learn how to create videos through tutorials, lessons and tips from the WeVideo team.

WeVideo Samples from our District