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Ideas for Using Kapwing Video Editor in the Classroom

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Kapwing is an online video editing website with a suite of tools.

School-Friendly Features:

  1. No registration, account setup, or sign in required
  2. No installation or software updates
  3. Free to use
  4. Works on Chromebooks, iPads, Macs, Windows, and all other devices
  5. No distracting ads or video content
  6. Works with YouTube, Google Drive, and more
  7. Simple: Every tool on Kapwing is designed for someone with no video editing experience. 

Editing features

  1. Meme maker: Add a text caption above and/or below a video
  2. Montage maker: Combine multiple images and video clips into a continuous video
  3. Subtitle maker: Type and time out any text to overlay on top of a video
  4. Sound effects editor: Add fun sounds from a library of effects
  5. Filters: Adjust the color and lighting
  6. Loop: Make a clip longer by playing it on repeat
  7. Trim: Shorten a video to a specified time
  8. Stop motion: With an existing video, add a stop motion “effect”
  9. Resizer: Crop or fit your videos to the perfect aspect ratio for different social media channels.

How Creative Users are Learning with Video:


  1. Make visual flashcards acting out new vocabulary words
  2. Trim video clips from the movie version of a novel your class is reading to see a scene from a different perspective.
  3. Find GIFs to summarize the feelings of a specific character or moment.
  4. Use grayscale and high-contrast filters to add drama to students’ dramatic reenactments or poetry recitations.
  5. Use subtitles to add narrative or summary to a silent film

Science and Math  

  1. Add sound effects to annotate a chemical reaction or molecular process
  2. Increase contrast to make a whiteboard video easier to see
  3. Add captions with important vocabulary, formulas, or takeaways
  4. Add a stop motion effect to a video of an experiment to emphasize the transformation
  5. Loop a very short video on repeat to show a specific animation, graphic, or animation on repeat


  1. Add a sepia, fade, or grayscale filter to make a student skit seem historical
  2. Subtitle historical foreign speeches in your student’s native language
  3. Label important pieces of art and music with the work’s title and artist
  4. Use contemporary GIFs or images to make a particular historical moment more memorable and relatable for students
  5. Show clips of cultural festivals and interviews to show how history affects modern life

Source: Kapwing: The video editor for classrooms by Julia Enthoven