Let’s Make Some Movie Magic! ????

Free ~ Easy-to-Learn ~ Collaborative ~ Quality ~ Google Friendly

This year, OPA IT has had a few requests to install software or assist with creating and editing some video projects for classrooms.  As OPA moves closer and closer to having (nearly) all Chrome devices on our campus, let’s take this opportunity to chat about some quality movie editing options for you that are also easy to learn and can encourage the collaborative projects in your classroom.

There are certainly more options, but these are just 2 that you can begin with…if you do want to explore more options, Google it!
Naturally, if you need help after reading this…just ask!  We will be happy to help you out! ????

Some of the options that I was looking for when recommending video editing software was:

  • Free
  • Online
  • Works well with Google and Google Drive
  • G+ Login
  • Collaborative
  • iOS and Android compatible

YouTube Video Editor

Use the YouTube Video Editor
You can use Video Editor tools to put together clips to create new videos and publish them to YouTube with one click. All of your uploads are added automatically to the Video Editor. Some of the things you can do with Video Editor are: 
  • Combine multiple videos and images you’ve uploaded to create a new video.
  • Trim your clips to custom lengths.
  • Add music to your video from a library of approved tracks.
  • Customize clips with special tools and effects.
The Video Editor tool at www.youtube.com/editor isn’t currently able to publish videos that are longer than one hour. You can still use the Enhancements or Audio tools to process longer videos.

Go to the YouTube Video Editor

You can get to the Video Editor at http://www.youtube.com/editor
Edit videos using the YouTube Video Editor


WeVideo is a shared online video creation tool. This means that you can have several people working on a project at any given time. Having your students work in a collaborative environment can be tons of fun and is fostered in WeVideo. On our campus or at home, students can sign-in using G+  and use the WeVideo google drive app. 

As with most things with Google & Chrome, space on your computer is never a problem.  Anyone can save incomplete projects; the WeVideo Google Drive lets you save all your projects, complete or incomplete directly to your Google Drive account.   Students can even use the iOS or Android app to capture raw footage for your projects directly from your phone.

WeVideo image from the Apple Store for iOS devices – probably looks similar for Android 

Here are some more details from the app description:


WeVideo’s video editor is the best way to create, edit, and publish videos on your iPhone or iPad. Get this powerful and easy-to-use video editor app for making and sharing videos on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. Create a video start-to-finish on your iPhone or iPad. Add themes, filter, effects, transitions, emojis, voiceover narration, music, and more.

The WeVideo video editor has been featured in TechCrunch, The Next Web, Wired, CNET, ReelSEO, and more!

+ Edit photos and videos from your gallery or capture from the app
+ 30+ unique video themes and video enhancing filters
+ Add special effects and transitions
+ Add titles and captions
+ Add music (or use ours) for a custom soundtrack
+ Easy clip arranging
+ Voiceover recording
+ Add emoji stickers to your video
+ Publish in HD
+ Save videos and share to Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and more!
+ Add multiple text elements to your clips
+ Enjoy improved music interface
+ Set start time for your background music
+ Improve your portrait videos with filled background

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