I will second Elizabeth's statement: if you have not tried WeVideo recently, it has come a LONG way in the last 8 months! Big update last February (right after we used it for a project) and more over the summer and recently. One of our most-requested features (rotate images & video) just got added! Very few things MovieMaker and iMovie can do that WeVideo can't: often people miss the fact that there is are three "levels" of editing capability.

I think you can only export to Drive (not YouTube) with free version now... unfortunate but still doable. The biggest challenges we have had is with sharing and collaboration: it's NOT real-time collaborative editing, and the process is a little cumbersome.

Eric Hall
Technology Integration Specialist
Mount Mansfield Union High School
Chittenden East SU

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 11:12 AM, Elizabeth McCarthy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
WeVideo has come a long way in the past year as far as a web based editor... like most applications there are free versions with limited space and features and then premium versions where you pay. I have used the free versions with middle school students, as well as college level and have had no problems if you understand the what you are using. The space and features seem enough for student projects, it offers a variety of media to upload and use; images, videos, audio both voice track and sound (music - with some free music), transitions, etc.. You can also use the new free music library from YouTube and download sound tracks from youtube and upload to your projects.
I like the option of publishing to your Google Drive or YouTube which supports schools who have turned off YouTube to student use. 

If you use the WeVideo Chrome App it makes a nice connection for your students to their GAE accounts and connects the project files and final videos to their Drive or publish to their YouTube accounts.

On Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 10:43 AM, Diane Stacy <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

How many are using wevideo or some other online web editing site with students?
Are you able to get away with the free version?
Are there ads?

Have your experiences been favorable overall?
What is the downside, if any?

Thanks you - your opinions are valued!


Diane Stacy
Director of Technology
Barre Supervisory Union

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