21 February 2012

Day Fourteen: WeVideo








Wevideo is similar to Windows Moviemaker, however, wevideo is cloud based and allows you to access your videos from any computer. Wevideo also gives you the ability to work collaboratively on a video. Wevideo has many more graphics and effects that you can add to your video to make it more entertaining. Wevideo provides you with a movie editor where you can upload your pictures
to the site, drag and drop them into the editor, and add transitions, graphics, text boxes, music, and much more.


Finished videos can be exported to YouTube or any other media outlet (twitter, etc.) and published. Students in Middletown can login directly with their Google accounts or a free account can be created. In order to collaborate, you must invite someone to work on the project. This can be found in the dashboard section. In order for you to view student created videos, the student must invite you to collaborate on the project or the student must export it to Youtube, publish it, and share the link with you.







Wevideo can be accessed directly from www.wevideo.com or it can be accessed through Youtube. If you go to www.youtube.com/create, there is an option to create a video using wevideo. Using youtube.com/create, you are given the same options as wevideo.com, however, you can publish your video directly to Youtube from this site (the publish option is in the top right hand corner). Videos that have been exported from Wevideo, but have not yet been published, will appear on your dashboard and you will have the option to publish them to Youtube. The students, as well as teachers, have their own Youtube channels through their Google accounts. You can access this channel two ways: 1. from the Google homepage, go to more, then even more, and click on Youtube and 2. if you are signed into Google, you can go to youtube.com/create and you are automatically logged in.

Tutorial:




Dashboard Overview:




Student Example on the Boston Tea Party!

18 comments:

  1. So was the student video above made using wevideo or was wevideo used as the tool to share it?

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  2. The video was created using wevideo. When the student was done creating the video, she exported it to Youtube and published the video.

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  3. I love the fact that more and more applications are web-based and do not require expensive software to use them! I have been encouraging my students to use video instead of other media for group projects (I normally give them a choice of media), but most of them do not have access to video editing software. I will certainly introduce them to wevideo.

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    1. They also can work collaboratively to create videos, that was the feature that distinguished wevideo from other video editing web apps for us. It eliminates the one student home creating it for the group issue.

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  4. For anyone who has used it, can you give the pros/cons compared to MovieMaker?

    Is it easy to use the remote collaboration for the students?

    Thanks!

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    1. There are many pros for Wevideo as opposed to MovieMaker. Wevideo is cloud based so you can access it at anytime, anywhere, on any computer. With MovieMaker, if you start the video on one computer you cannot access it from another computer. Also, you cannot collaborate with another student when using MovieMaker. Wevideo has several galleries of transitions, graphics, text boxes, and effects that can be added to the movie, while MovieMaker has only a handful. Wevideo has a movie editor which is simply to use.

      In order to collaborate, each person must have a Wevideo account. To collaborate, all you have to do is go to the Dashboard second, click on invite, search for the person, and send an invitation. Each collaborator on the project with have access to all media files for the project.

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    2. Does this tool give the option of 'live footage' for the video productions? Or is it based on graphics, clips and images already out there on the web?

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    3. Yes, you can add live footage to Wevideo. You can record the footage and then upload it as a media file and insert it into your video.

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    4. Hmmm....that gives me another idea for freshman orientation and even new teacher orientation. Thank you.

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  5. This is wonderful. It is great that you can put in two sound tracks!! The kids can put in music and their voice. They can move the sound around easily.
    Kids were frustrated working in Photo Story. They could not collaborate easily. They would put pictures in their My Pictures folder and realize they couldn't get them into the Photo Story if the other child was doing the build. Same thing if they found good music. This is so much better.

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  6. This is a tool I am really excited about. I LOVE that students can collaborate. Whenever I have done video projects before, if the video were on an absent student's login, no one could work on it. Now, anyone can work on it at any time. The cloud storage is wonderful too.

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  7. In the past, I've had students work off my computer as the hub in creating movies in MovieMaker. This makes collaboration so much easier.

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  8. This would be a great application to substitute for a traditional PowerPoint slide-show. I could have students create a video to teach other students how to do something that they've learned how to do in class.

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  9. Sounds like it is a good cross between moviemaker and animoto--I'll have to give this a try.

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