WeVideo is an easy-to-use collaborative online video editing tool that students and teachers can use to create videos. WeVideo empowers students to create, collaborate and express themselves with authenticity.
Schools and departments can purchase licenses for Wevideo education accounts. Some departments have purchased accounts- check with departments you work with to find out if accounts have been purchased. Once purchased, students and teachers can access WeVideo through Clever at clever.sfusd.edu, download the app through self-service, or on the web at wevideo.com. Sign in with your SFUSD account.
The free version of WeVideo does not meet our student data privacy requirements and must not be used. To use WeVideo, please purchase a license by completing an ISA.
Curricular Uses, Resources, & Tutorials
Students might use Wevideo to record, edit, and publish documentaries, book reviews, research, academic discussions, reflections, peer feedback, and more. These projects build content knowledge and 21st century skills, including the following digital learning competencies described in SFUSD's Digital Learning Scope & Sequence.
Edit & publish videos using original and repurposed media in order to demonstrate learning, engage in critical analysis, examine issues from multiple viewpoints, conduct research and communicate findings, and/or reach a broader audience.
Plan and employ effective research strategies such as using keywords, phrases, filters, operators, & modifiers in search engines, library catalogues, and other databases to locate articles, images, charts, graphs, data, and primary sources.
Evaluate digital content for accuracy and credibility using a variety of strategies (i.e. locating and identifying publication information, cross-referencing information on the web, researching the author or publisher, distinguishing between fact, opinion, news, native advertisements, and propaganda)
Analyze media for personal and cultural bias and explain how media & technology can be used to distort, exaggerate, & misrepresent information.
Use digital tools to construct outlines and draft research papers, including in collaboration with others, while developing academic language & synthesizing information generated from research.
Learn how to edit videos in storyboard and timeline mode, create and manage products, import media, and publish videos.
Common Sense Media Aligned Lessons
The following topics and lessons will help students use Soundtrap effectively and responsibly.
News and Media Literacy
Identify credible & trustworthy sources of information, consider legal and ethical aspects of using the creative work of others, and apply this knowledge as they create & curate digital content. Common Sense Media lessons addressing news and media literacy
Coaching and Support
Video Production for the Classroom course for educators offered by KQED Teach
Technical support requests can be directed to Wevideo technical support at firstname.lastname@example.org
Coaching support requests can be directed to Stu Jernigan at email@example.com or by submitting a help ticket at help.sfusd.edu