WeVideo

Website review by
Polly Conway, Common Sense Media
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Cloud-based video-creation site makes collaborating easy.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 18+
Based on 3 reviews

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Educational Value

WeVideo is a great place for kids to explore video creation in a simple and easy manner. They can learn basic through advanced video-editing skills here, gathering information, photos, and clips from online sources or their own work. Whether kids are sharing a personal story or reporting on historical events, the site's tips will help them visualize information and create clean presentations.

Positive Messages

Kids will enjoy feeling like they're in control of their video's appearance, and they will be proud of the polished end result.

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What parents need to know

Parents need to know that WeVideo is a video-editing and -sharing site that kids can use to create school projects or fun film experiments. For younger kids, parents will definitely want to set it to the easiest mode, Storyboard, but more experienced kids can move on to the next level, Timeline, and add more advanced features to their videos.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byahur90833 June 14, 2018

Lag and Collaborative Problems

Not good, crappy.. and when doing collaborative projects, only ONE person can edit at a time!! Like.. that's so.... SCHOOLS SHOULDN"T USE THIS!! The... Continue reading
Teen, 16 years old Written bysadddddddddddd April 18, 2015

NO WAY

To be honest, I think WeVideo has been a HUGE waste of my time. I had to work on this website with my partner for ELA but WeVideo did not EVEN SHOW THE VIDEOS O... Continue reading
Teen, 17 years old Written byWeVideo H8ter February 2, 2017

DO NOT PURCHASE THIS

WeVideo is a pretty great editor with many features. Recently I was creating a personal video on a personal topic that I definitely didn't want to share. A... Continue reading

What's it about?

WEVIDEO is a video-creation site that allows you to create, edit, and share video content in one place. It's cloud-based, which means multiple people can collaborate and work on the same video from different locations.

After you sign up, WeVideo will ask about your video-editing experience. It then will recommend one of its three editing modes: Storyboard, Timeline, and Advanced Timeline. Storyboard is best for beginners, but you can switch among modes using the Settings wheel in the upper-right-hand corner. Timeline allows you to add extra features such as custom fonts and effects. You can upload images or video clips and put them together with voice-over or text. The Themes section lets you put a stylish filter over the whole video, and the Invite feature allows you to give others access and permission to edit. The WeVideo Academy is a YouTube-based series of step-by-step videos, and there's an option to use it in a classroom setting.

Is it any good?

This site makes it fairly easy to quickly create a professional-looking video. The themes are fun to play with, and kids will get a kick out of changing their video's tone with a retro filter. You can upload media directly from other websites, such as Flickr or Dropbox, or from your own computer, making it easy to source content. Finding help could be more intuitive (it's currently on a separate page that's hard to locate), but overall WeVideo is a solid editing program, and its focus on collaboration sets it apart.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Use your online library of family photos to put together a video card for relatives. Let kids choose the pictures and write the captions.

  • Talk about how adjusting a video's themes affects it. How do colors and textures change a film's feeling?

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