Creativity and Collaboration are essential skills for today's 21st Century Classroom. With digital media becoming widely popular as both a learning and assessment tool, teachers are continuously seeking the best solution to bring into their curricular activities. One of the questions that gets asked of me frequently is “How can I create a podcast using my Chromebook? The answer to this is very simple… WeVideo!
In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we welcome John Klein and Dr. Nathan Lang from WeVideo on the podcast to discuss the importance of using video in the classroom to achieve curricular goals.
In this episode, we discuss:
- Why should teachers be focused on creating video with their students?
- What tools should students be using to capture and record video?
- How can WeVideo be used in the classroom?
- WeVideo Essentials: Content Library with Video Clips, Sound Effects, and available for students to use
I am thrilled to have WeVideo back on the podcast. For the last 7 years, WeVideo has been my number one go-to app for anyone looking to create audio or video podcasts with their students It is a fantastic application for classroom projects as well as the perfect partner for film clubs and higher level projects. Teachers can visit www.WeVideo.com for a FREE 30 Day trial. Once you sign in, I’m sure you will fall in love with its ability to create professional looking video at a fraction of the time it takes on other applications.
If you are a user of WeVideo, please leave a comment below and share your stories and video links. We would love to hear from you.
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Nathan Lang, EdD, is a speaker, author, and professional learning facilitator. He is chief education officer at WeVideo. Throughout his career, he has served as a teacher, assistant principal, university adjunct professor, consultant, and education strategist. He was director of elementary curriculum and instruction for Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, as well as education supervisor at NASA's Johnson Space Center. He speaks at both local and national professional conferences and is the cofounder of Bammy Award-nominated #LeadUpChat, an educational leadership professional learning network (PLN) on Twitter. Nathan is also the cofounder of #divergED, a Twitter chat focused on divergent thinking and innovations in education. He is a Google Certified Educator, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and 2016 Apple Teacher and serves on the International Literacy Association Task Force.
He is the author of Everyday Instructional Coaching and is also currently co-authoring a book with Dr. Robert J. Marzano on the new art and science of teaching mathematics. Nathan has written several blog posts that have been featured on the EdTech K-12, Corwin Connect, Education Week, K-12 Blueprint, and Solution Tree websites.
Nathan received a bachelor of arts degree in general science-chemistry from Harding University in Searcy, Arkansas, a master of education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Houston-Victoria, and a doctorate of education degree in learning organizations and strategic change from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tennessee.
To learn more about Nathan's work, visit nathandlang.com or follow him on Twitter @nalang1.
John Kline is currently Vice President of Sales at WeVideo. He attended the Yale School of Music and spent a few years teaching at a university Way Out West. After teaching, John began working in education technology, helping teachers and professors use technology in the classroom and lecture hall. He eventually transitioned to working in edu sales and marketing for a couple of wonderful companies that made Really Nice Things for video, audio, music, and media arts. This gave John the chance to learn something about business, while continuing to evangelize for Creativity in Education. Which brings John full circle to WeVideo. Follow on Twitter @EDUcre8ive
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