Redoubles Commitment to Success of Video Creation in Schools; Enables Teachers and Students to Explore and Use Top-Quality Content in a Safe, Walled Environment that Keeps Focus on Learning Goals

WeVideo, the leading provider of video creation solutions for education, today announced that all WeVideo for Schools accounts have been upgraded, at no cost, with WeVideo Essentials™, a vast library of creative stock filled with over 450,000 images, 115,000 video clips, and 110,000 music clips, all professional quality, continually updated, and licensed for students and teachers to use for free. WeVideo Essentials is built directly into the WeVideo web app, the complete, feature-packed video editing and digital storytelling platform used by millions of students and thousands of schools.

Dr. Nathan Lang, chief education officer for WeVideo, said, “Video creation is a powerful tool that builds deep learning and complex thinking. It is even more effective when the tool is designed to minimize distractions and enable students to invest their energy in meaningful, enriching, and high-yield projects, instead of using cognitive energy on searching for content. WeVideo Essentials’ easy to access and use video, image and music stock assets eliminates the time-consuming distraction of students having to scour the Internet for the resources they need to express ideas and demonstrate what they know. Resources of this caliber are normally very expensive and well out of the reach of most classrooms. The polished nature of WeVideo Essentials content helps give student created videos a movie-quality feel, further boosting students’ sense of pride and motivation to create more. From flipped learning to personal narrative, this library puts the media they need to be effective right at their fingertips.”

Millions of students use video to demonstrate learning. One of the most frequent barriers they encounter is simply searching for assets that they can use. They are limited to what is freely available scattered across the Internet, assuming their school’s firewall even lets them search, or to what is provided by their teachers after a huge investment of the teacher’s time and/or the school’s money to buy expensive content libraries. WeVideo Essentials gives students and teachers instant access and unlimited use of the resources they need to create rich videos, films, and presentations that demonstrate ideas and learning in visual and personal ways. All of the content is fully licensed, supporting efforts that teach students to become good digital citizens who respect the value of content ownership.

The benefits of WeVideo Essentials include:

• No added cost at this time

• A safe, easy-to-use search environment directly within the WeVideo video creation web app

• Professionally-sourced, continually updated, licensed media includes 450,000 photos, 115,000 video clips, and 110,000 music clips, as well as sound effects, backgrounds, illustrations, patterns, and more

• WeVideo Jumpstart™ technology enables users to preview and use WeVideo Essentials assets instantly, without waiting for any upload or download

What Educators Are Saying

Jennifer Leban, technology teacher at Sandburg Middle School, Elmhurst, Illinois said, “With the addition of the WeVideo Essentials media library, WeVideo increases access to content, empowering students to create more quickly and easily. This new feature can provide instant inspiration, serving as a launching point for storytelling and sharing information.”

Bruce Reicher, technology broadcasting teacher at Upper Saddle River Schools, New Jersey said, “Adding licensed videos, images, and music that are free is a game changer for my students. It's going to be very helpful having all those assets right in the WeVideo environment when my students need additional footage to support the interviews and stories that they create for our daily morning news show.”

Availability

The WeVideo Essentials library is available immediately to all WeVideo for Schools license holders at no additional cost. Users will see a new tab in the WeVideo interface where they can easily search, filter by media type, and mark favorite assets for future use.

Get a Taste of WeVideo Essentials Now

WeVideo offers free, 90-day structured pilot evaluations to schools and districts interested in exploring how WeVideo can help meet their education goals. Start a no-cost structured pilot evaluation program by 3/17 and save 25% when you purchase by 6/30. For more information and to get started visit here. WeVideo also offers free 30-day Teacher Trials to individual educators. Details are available at https://www.wevideo.com/education.

WeVideo now integrates with popular learning management systems (LMS) from Schoology and Canvas, providing users of those systems with simplified access and seamless support for classroom management tools including assignments, messaging, submissions, and grading.

About WeVideo

WeVideo is a powerful, easy-to-use, cloud-based collaborative video creation platform that is the digital storytelling choice of more than 6,500 schools worldwide. With more than 24 million accounts created to date, WeVideo is also the first choice of consumers and businesses, as well as the video backbone for many third-party solutions. WeVideo is a Google for Education partner and is the exclusive digital storytelling solution for Google’s Education Creative Bundle for Chromebooks. WeVideo is also a Microsoft Education Partner. Anyone can access WeVideo, from any computer or device at school, home, work, or on the go to capture, edit, view and share videos with secure storage of their content in the Cloud. For more information about WeVideo Education solutions, please visit http://www.wevideo.com, follow us on Twitter at @wevideo or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/wevideo/

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