July 10, 2020

WeVideo with Bruce Reicher


Bruce Reicher

Hawthorne, NJ USA
Upper Saddle River Schools/ Cavallini Middle School

  • Technology Teacher
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Board Of Education Member for the Hawthorne Board of Education Since 2013.

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Transcript
00:08
hello mr. G the G is not for Google but
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it fits and thank you for joining me on
00:15
a journey where we learn from different
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EdTech leaders
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[Music]
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welcome to aced tech what an exciting
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morning or afternoon depends where you
00:35
are and I just want to thank you so much
00:38
for joining me today
00:40
and as I grow I want to grow my podcast
00:43
one of my main goals is going to be to
00:45
have it primarily an audio podcast but I
00:49
want to add these new features and it
00:52
was inspired in part by fonts if you
00:56
haven't checked out his podcast my
00:58
EdTech life you should check it out and
01:00
I will have a giveaway at the end so
01:03
stay tuned for at the end of the show
01:06
speaking of my EdTech life our next
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guest actually was in that podcast
01:12
recently he is from Hawthorne New Jersey
01:17
and he works for the Upper Saddle River
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School
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he's a technology teacher any computer
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apps teacher he's a Google for education
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level one and two an ambassador for
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wiglet WeVideo code stirs and brain pop
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he has also been part of the Hawthorne
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Board of Education member since 2013 so
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I am proud to introduce Bruce Bruce
01:45
welcome thank you so much I'm excited to
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be on your show and excited that you're
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on stream yard and everybody who's
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joining us today I can't wait to talk
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tech with you awesome thank you is there
01:58
something that I missed is something
02:00
that you want to talk about yourself
02:02
that I may have forgotten to introduce
02:05
yourself now the the bio that I read was
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fantastic and I've been an educator for
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25 years and the past 13 years I've been
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in that tech teacher role
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and one thing that's not really
02:17
expounded on in the bio but the thing
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I'm really proud of is my eighth grade
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students who are in video production we
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do a live TV show in the school and
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we've done that show for 12 years so
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picture eighth graders coming in in the
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morning 15 minutes before we do the show
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fifteen minutes later we're all set up
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we've converted a classroom into a
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broadcast studio and we stream a six to
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eight minute live show every single day
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for the past 12 years
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and every day of school so 170 days of
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the school year and if you add up those
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numbers we celebrated over our 2,000th
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live show that the students have
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produced and stream live to the school
03:01
and then we put it on our website in a
03:04
public Google Drive which is a link off
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the website and the show is basically
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about the school what's going on in the
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school announcements will have an
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interview or a feature every day and I'm
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proud of tons of things but especially
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that that I built it from scratch 13
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years ago and now 13 years later we're
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still we're still going strong
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that's awesome that is awesome talk
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about goals to have for our productions
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in our many schools especially now that
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we're going through all of this you know
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yeah no definitely media is fantastic to
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create and it doesn't have to
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necessarily be a full TV show that you
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would stream live in your school it
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could be any type of media that people
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create in the school and I think the
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most powerful media is what you create
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from your curriculum so you take your
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curriculum first come up with a
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fantastic idea and start small start
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with a 30-second podcast or public
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service announcement or something very
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very small instead of I certainly would
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not start and say I'm gonna do an 8 2
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minute 8 to 10 minute live newscast
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every single day that's something maybe
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to scale up to but start small and if I
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turn back the clock 13 years ago we
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literally had five students and one
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announcer desk
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in a cameraperson announcer video
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switcher maybe an audio person so about
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four or five students just to start the
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show and then over time you know you
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build it out so start small and then
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it's it's incredible what students can
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create it's awesome thank you for the
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advice okay well let's move on to the
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main topic okay so here we're gonna be
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talking about we video tell us about it
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sure we video is an application where
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you can create videos and a bunch of
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other things I'm going to talk about on
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any device and I think that's very
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important
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my wee video story is five years ago my
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district went one-to-one with
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Chromebooks and every single application
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that we use we were able to do on
05:28
Chromebooks except for Google Earth at
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the time now there is a website for
05:32
Google Earth and we were actually
05:34
looking for something similar to iMovie
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what was a program similar to iMovie we
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could find so we researched a bunch of
05:41
them and we ended up picking we video
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because every single tool that iMovie
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had we video had and it was terrific
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that one to one in Chromebooks we video
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runs perfectly on them so that's why we
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chose we video in the beginning and to
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be honest with you in the beginning some
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of the teachers but more of the students
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they didn't love it in the beginning
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they were used to from fourth grade to
06:06
eighth grade only using iMovie and they
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had never seen Wii video before so they
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were wondering where titles were
06:13
transitions how to import an video
06:15
certain things that you would do you
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know with iMovie well once the students
06:20
got used to it I really like that we
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video it worked perfectly with Google
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tools Google Drive to be specific you
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can upload video from there you can
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export video to there and now over the
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past five years
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you not only can create videos you can
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create podcasts you can create animated
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gifs and also you can create screencasts
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similar to screencast
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if I and the whole time you're in this
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one environment you know called WeVideo
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so I think we video is a very powerful
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tool and the two other things that I
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like about it one is the customer
06:55
service I had never used this before
06:57
five years ago and whenever I have a
07:00
question I can simply reach out for you
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know to them on Twitter or send them an
07:05
email and you know right away I'm able
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to get the answer and that's been very
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helpful especially in the beginning when
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I was trying to figure out where is the
07:14
Ken Burns effect where are the
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transitions where are some of these
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things that they're just in a different
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place the other thing that's terrific
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about we video for me is that because it
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is in the cloud the students don't have
07:26
to log on to the same computer every
07:28
single period and in my own world that
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became not necessarily an issue but even
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if students were at school if they're
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called out for enrichment basic skills
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maybe they're just late or out sick that
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day I would have to go look up their
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login for their partner and login to
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let's say they were on computer number
07:47
one that's the only computer they could
07:49
work on well the we video environment is
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totally different you log in and you can
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log in as partners and if one person is
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not working on a project the other
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person can just log into it and they're
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both partners you know on the project so
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that was like a big change and a big
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helpful change for me classroom
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management wise because I didn't have to
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stop everything I was doing and go look
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up another students log in either
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student could just log in to WeVideo and
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the other thing to tell you which I
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really like about them is I say that
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it's fluid that they keep building they
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keep adding new tools to their product
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and an amazing tool they have is an
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image stock image library it used to be
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called essentials now it's just called
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stock image like stock library and what
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this does is copyright free so any video
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clip image sound clip sound effect
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students use in the beginning there was
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a hundred thousand then three hundred
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thousand now a couple years later there
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are 1 million assets in the program of
08:51
WeVideo that are copyright free and you
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could put any of them into
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into your project so for example if you
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were doing a project on New York City
09:00
and you needed video of New York City
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it's just like a simple Google search
09:05
you type it in it will give you
09:07
professional video clips still clips and
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also audio clips with it one thing
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that's cool with WeVideo is it does give
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you the capability to do green screen
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with a real green screen but the thing
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that I really like is you don't need a
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green screen in order to use the green
09:26
screen in the product in that same
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library you could just search green
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screen or green screen News and it will
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give you a bunch of new sets and then
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you take out the green screen and all of
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a sudden you're on a live professional
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TV studio set or students like to be on
09:41
an iPad as they're explaining a project
09:44
and you know the tools in it are
09:46
fantastic and it keeps on building and
09:49
getting better and better and those are
09:51
a variety of the reasons why I would
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definitely say you know try Wii video if
09:56
you haven't tried it before and it's all
09:58
simple drag-and-drop it's an easy
10:00
interface to learn one thing that is
10:06
very important nowadays if I may
10:08
interject is that when we're doing some
10:13
lessons for anybody whether I'm a
10:17
trainer and I'm doing a lesson for the
10:19
audience or I'm a teacher and I'm doing
10:22
a lesson for my students I need to edit
10:26
something because if it's a live lesson
10:30
for students there may be some things
10:32
that we need to take out get me yeah no
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definitely and we video would be a
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perfect vehicle to do that that you can
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just turn on the webcam on your device
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record yourself edit out whatever you
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need to edit and then also as a bonus if
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you add in titles like you have titles
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now on your stream you could also add in
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titles that are part of the directions
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of what you're telling students or other
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facts that you want them to know about
11:00
an assignment that you might be giving
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them so there are other elements that
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you can add in you know to we video and
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be able to edit
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for me it gives you a lot of different
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options of where you can export to but I
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like to export out to Google Drive and
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then also import in from Google Drive
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I'm in a middle school environment and a
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high school environment you can export
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out to all these different tools YouTube
11:26
onedrive there's a bunch of different
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options to pick so I agree with you that
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it's a powerful tool and the thing that
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I'm thinking of it almost as like a
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baseball player they say like a
11:36
five-tool player that the person could
11:39
do all these things well I think that's
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what we video does at this point it's a
11:43
four tool player that it could record
11:45
you it can record video audio your
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screen and their latest came out a
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couple weeks ago is animated gifs and
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it's all in one place which i think is
11:55
really important and when I go to do
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videos and my own workflow I like to
12:00
stay in Wii video weekly and Google
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tools and just those three I know
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there's a lot of tools that came out
12:08
there in covent that were free that are
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all fantastic but I like to simplify it
12:13
for myself and working tools I'm
12:15
familiar with and learn more about those
12:18
tools so I agree with you and with the
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video there are a lot of different
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things that you could do with it in Wii
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video and again I think it's very simple
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to you know learn the interface it's a
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lot of drag-and-drop and double-click on
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things if you want to change them yeah
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and other than double-click there's a
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few things that you can actually right
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click on and have those sub menus and
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it's some people may be off put by the
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pricing but you have an excellent point
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on pricing as far as how much it costs
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and the equipment yeah I think the the
13:02
pricing is definitely a point that
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people bring up I've done I don't know
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hundreds of different workshops on Wii
13:08
video and it there is a free version a
13:11
lite version that you could try it
13:13
doesn't let you try all of the different
13:15
tools in it but it will let you just log
13:18
in and if you want to do a simple video
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it does put a watermark on
13:22
but the point is we video will work on
13:25
any device so if I wanted to go work on
13:28
Wii video and I have a computer here
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this is like a Lenovo Chromebook that I
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have right this is this Chromebook costs
13:37
one hundred and fifty dollars so $150
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for a Chromebook and now I know if I'm
13:44
in charge of it I'm gonna have to put
13:45
the subscription on for Wii video onto
13:48
that Chromebook and it's something
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that's gonna come up every year and I
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only bring up the price if it's 150 or
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200 dollars for a Chromebook compared to
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if your school is getting iPads or
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MacBook Pros the price point is probably
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over a thousand dollars and iMovie does
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come with it for free but you're paying
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a lot for the cost of the devices that
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you have so the thing I would suggest
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for the cost is a couple of things one
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is if you do want to invest into Wii
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video you can go to the site right now
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and on the education tab you can try it
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for free for thirty days that will give
14:26
you the full Wii video suite education
14:30
suite where you can put students in you
14:32
could see how you could set up your
14:33
class you could go in you can edit and
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for 30 days they'll give you every
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single tool to try that's one of the
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things that I would do if I were
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interested in the full version the other
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thing is I would have students create
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things first
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and then go to the decision maker
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whoever it may be in your school and say
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look my kids created animated gifs they
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created podcasts they created screencast
14:56
for lessons they created videos look at
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all these cool things they're doing and
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then say this is a product that I think
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our school should really invest in and
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finally for the money I think one of the
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things I know our school did it is they
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put out a Google Form and all the
15:11
subscriptions that we were using or not
15:13
using they went and asked the teachers
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and some of the ones that we weren't
15:18
using as much but maybe we used a lot in
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the past they kind of ended those
15:22
subscriptions and now every single year
15:25
they know they have to slot WeVideo in
15:26
and that was kind of the exchange that
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you know that they made so it is a good
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point that it is not free there's a free
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version but
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you know the strategy that I would use
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is I would create because I hear this
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question all the time I would create
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something with WeVideo and even better
15:43
if you get back into your schools in
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August or September whatever it may be
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have the kids how the students create
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something have them create this is what
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we learned today
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and then at the end of the week put all
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of those things together and here's a
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whole show what we learned this week and
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then I would go show something like that
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you know to again whoever the decision
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maker is if it's a principal a tech
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person whoever it may be and say we we
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need this and we need the full version
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of this and I want to be able to do the
16:12
green-screen and get all the audio files
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and get you know the full we video and
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and try it out so it's a great point
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with the price again my first advice
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would be go to we video comm click on
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the education link try for free and if
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you go through that way it gives you the
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full we video education suite if you
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just sign up for free at we video comm
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you're signing up for the lite version
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and you won't be able to have access to
16:43
every single tool so if you are an
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educator out there go through that path
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we video comm educator tab sign up for
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free and then you'll see it will tell
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you for 30 days this is what we're gonna
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give you basically the full education
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program and test it out make something
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even for back-to-school if you're not
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with your students right now thank you
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so much one of the things that I want to
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mention is that we video has this
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ability to collaborate it doesn't have a
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live collaboration feature yet but it
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does have a collaboration feature where
17:28
more than one student can work on the
17:29
same video although not at the same time
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correct and you know a couple of things
17:35
with that we're not to the yet part
17:37
which that could be a feature that's
17:39
coming out in the future even when
17:41
someone listens to this podcast there is
17:43
a possibility in the future that more
17:45
than one person could edit at that
17:48
but if we take a look right now at the
17:50
product when one of my students is
17:52
editing the other students it only lets
17:54
them one edit at a time the final
17:56
project
17:57
there certainly is plenty to do for the
17:59
other students they could go out and get
18:02
footage they could create audio for
18:04
their project and then upload the audio
18:06
they could go take pictures and then
18:08
upload it and you upload it all to a
18:11
shared folder and then the student who's
18:14
actually in the project editing all you
18:16
have to do is just refresh once and the
18:18
other assets that the students are
18:21
getting will then show in the team
18:23
project or the collaborative project
18:26
that they're working on the other thing
18:28
I've done in my own class which is a
18:29
video class where students not only
18:31
create the show but also create two
18:34
two-and-a-half minute features in about
18:36
a 20 day period which is very short is
18:39
when a students come to the very end of
18:42
the editing of their project and they're
18:44
just fine-tuning it and all the assets
18:46
are done I have them move on to the next
18:49
project like you don't have to have one
18:51
student just sit there and watch
18:52
somebody else edit the way that it's set
18:55
up right now you could have them move
18:57
forward to the next project whatever it
18:59
may be in my own case is the next news
19:01
story on the school but it could be the
19:04
next video project or you know make some
19:06
public relations for the project that
19:09
they're doing to possibly get the word
19:11
out before it's published on your school
19:13
site or maybe a YouTube site there's a
19:16
lot of other things that the students
19:17
could do in the group and I'm curious
19:19
when if that yet happens it's gonna be
19:23
if there's more than one person editing
19:25
at a time it will be interesting to see
19:28
the pros and also the cons of that
19:30
because I actually do like when one
19:32
person edits at a time they're
19:34
controlling everything you know on the
19:36
screen and the other students certainly
19:38
could go ahead and and do other work
19:41
yeah definitely but the interesting
19:45
thing here is that you can whereas with
19:50
another software it's only one computer
19:53
they have to take turns of that computer
19:56
in order for them to be able to edit
19:58
anything
19:59
but with WeVideo you don't have to be
20:02
tied to a computer as long as you have
20:04
internet access with a good Chrome
20:07
browser that's all you need correct and
20:10
you know the other thing too is which is
20:12
not to be overlooked is any Chrome
20:14
browser is fine but any device is fine
20:17
so you might have students in your
20:19
school if they can use their cell phones
20:20
like possibly in high school they can go
20:23
out and shoot footage they can log into
20:25
the WeVideo project and upload their
20:27
video from their phone they can edit it
20:29
on an iMac they can edit it on a surface
20:31
pro it will work on any device as long
20:34
as they're logged in we do it through
20:36
their Google account but it will also
20:38
work perfectly fine through a Microsoft
20:40
account that they could go in and and
20:43
and work on the work on the project and
20:45
the other important point that you said
20:47
and we hope that this never happens to
20:49
anyone if you're working on one computer
20:52
with iMovie or a standalone sometimes
20:55
they call it please let's hope that that
20:57
hard drive in the stand alone never
21:00
crashes because if that crashes then
21:03
your project just crashed like there's
21:05
no backup of that particular project
21:08
whereas if you're working in the cloud
21:10
which is what we video is if my
21:13
Chromebook runs out of power and I don't
21:14
have the charger for it I could just hop
21:17
on to any old any other device Mac PC
21:20
phone login and I'm back up and running
21:24
in a moment and I think that's a really
21:26
important point to make and a big thing
21:29
that differentiates it from some of the
21:31
other video editing product products
21:34
especially if that product lives on a
21:36
specific computer even in the time of
21:39
remote learning and kovin because a
21:42
student's project would be on you know
21:44
computer number one in my lab that's not
21:47
gonna help them you know with remote
21:49
learning and WeVideo fits in perfectly
21:52
to remote learning where any student can
21:54
log on make a partner and collaborate
21:58
with them and then they're up and
21:59
running and both working on their
22:01
projects like you said wherever they
22:03
have an internet connection and you know
22:05
in the case of march through the end of
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the school year for me that could be
22:08
from their home and they're all on
22:10
different devices so that's why
22:13
I really like WeVideo as a product and I
22:16
recommend it all the time and I also use
22:19
it all the time
22:21
awesome buying experience which by the
22:26
way if you didn't know I'm also a
22:30
WeVideo ambassador and the only reason
22:33
I'm not WeVideo ambassador is thanks to
22:35
you Bruce
22:36
I appreciate the guidance that you gave
22:39
me to becoming a WeVideo ambassador and
22:42
the main reason I like with video is
22:46
because I am applying and I heard so are
22:50
you for the Google innovator Academy and
22:55
what did I use for my video editing
22:58
software with video yep
23:01
same here and you know best of luck to
23:03
you let's hope we book it and that would
23:05
be that would be fantastic if we were
23:07
both able to you know get into the
23:09
Google innovator Academy and you know
23:11
I'm thinking the same lines as you when
23:13
I had to make a video for that I was
23:16
able to go into we video make my video
23:18
and then the export for that particular
23:21
project you have to post a public link
23:23
on YouTube I was able just to log into
23:26
YouTube which I had never done before
23:28
I'm WeVideo because usually I go in and
23:30
out of the Google Drive and I logged in
23:32
it found it and the ease of use of
23:35
things you know on we video it makes it
23:37
very user friendly and I also think you
23:41
know in itself as a tool for podcasting
23:44
or screencasting or maybe making a video
23:46
it might not be as powerful as some
23:48
other apps that people are using but
23:51
again I like that everything is
23:52
organized everything is in one place and
23:55
for my students I could just say here's
23:57
the one tool to use and what I ended up
24:00
doing with kovat was giving them choice
24:03
boards at home where they could pick
24:05
between six different projects and all
24:07
different types of projects and they
24:08
could do a podcast or screencast or a
24:11
video of all different events that are
24:14
either happening in the world the school
24:16
or even the month that happened to be
24:18
like Earth Day in May so that was one of
24:21
the projects to do like a public service
24:22
announcement for that and it just gives
24:24
them a lot of choices right within the
24:27
program and I again I said it before I'd
24:29
like to try to keep things as simple as
24:32
possible of the types of software
24:34
they're going to go to and not
24:36
necessarily give students ten different
24:39
choices on a project but try to make it
24:41
as simple as possible for them and for
24:44
myself as the teacher to make the
24:46
workflow as simple as possible let's
24:53
take a quick break and we're actually
24:57
going to look at an interesting book
24:59
that is that you'll be talking about all
25:11
right so tell us about your book sure
25:14
the book is called script in you see it
25:17
right behind me on that one
25:19
scripted and educators guide to media in
25:22
the classroom it's for all teachers K
25:25
through 12 and this book really comes
25:29
out of five years ago I met online on
25:32
Twitter
25:32
Paulette need linger and also ran these
25:35
homes they're both educators from
25:37
Indiana so halfway across the country
25:39
for me as I'm in New Jersey and Palo in
25:43
particular when I met her at first I'm
25:45
going through Twitter and I'm like wow
25:47
there is a middle school teacher who has
25:49
a TV studio that's fantastic
25:51
has a radio station has the students do
25:54
movies has the students do media these
25:56
students are going through local
25:58
businesses doing commercials for those
26:00
businesses and that's how they funded
26:02
their TV studio just to build it this is
26:04
a person that I need to meet so five
26:06
years ago I met Paula online our classes
26:09
through Google tools went back and forth
26:11
we did video conferencing we looked at
26:13
each other scripts and then four years
26:15
later last year with Randy and Paula
26:19
they asked me to write this book with
26:21
them and Randy is a elementary teacher
26:24
in Indianapolis for a technology magnet
26:27
school and I'm amazed and blown away
26:30
that elementary students can do the type
26:33
of TV show that they do and have a radio
26:36
station where second third and fourth
26:38
graders will put on a headset
26:40
and all of a sudden they'll be online
26:41
and they'll be you know the DJ so that's
26:44
a little background on the three of us
26:46
and then really we wrote this book
26:48
because we couldn't find one we could
26:50
find some books on media production but
26:52
they might have been from two thousand
26:54
or two thousand five or even two
26:55
thousand ten so our goal was to write
26:58
and update a book on what are all the
27:00
things you need to do to build a media
27:02
program in your classroom and then
27:04
beyond that in your school and two big
27:07
points in this book one is to start with
27:12
what you have you don't need to go out
27:14
and buy a lot of equipment you probably
27:16
don't need to go buy any equipment as
27:18
long as you have a device that has a
27:19
camera or a microphone you are ready to
27:22
create media and more importantly your
27:24
students are ready to create media so we
27:27
really kept that in mind as just start
27:29
with what you have and be very
27:31
budget-conscious that you don't need to
27:32
go out and buy you know all of these
27:34
other things and then the second point
27:36
in the book is let the curriculum drive
27:38
your media projects so the media
27:40
projects should not come first to do a
27:43
public service announcement do a radio
27:45
show TV show even make a Google slide
27:49
show that's multimedia and you know put
27:51
it into WeVideo
27:52
it should be whatever you're studying in
27:54
the classroom whatever your curriculum
27:56
is how could you enhance it so if you're
27:58
having a debate about the Declaration of
28:01
Independence you know why couldn't
28:03
students in your class be those people
28:05
who wrote the Declaration of
28:07
Independence have it in black and white
28:09
have them dressed up as the characters
28:11
and make a video about it
28:13
that is a much richer than just teaching
28:16
them the content and having them do a
28:18
test on it or you know memorizing
28:20
information that they could probably
28:21
easily go google and find out and the
28:24
final point of the book is really
28:26
advanced learning and problem-solving
28:28
and skills of the future they tie in
28:33
perfectly to media creation in fact
28:36
their groups that go out and find out
28:38
what these skills are in 2015 creativity
28:42
was the ninth skill that you needed to
28:44
be successful at work any any place at
28:47
work well in 2020 creativity has crept
28:50
up to number two skill that you need to
28:53
have and that
28:54
employers are looking for problem
28:56
solving is still one creativity - and
28:59
the other skills fit in perfectly
29:01
collaboration working with others all of
29:04
those skills you do if you're doing a
29:07
project in a group and creating media so
29:09
this book has everything we're excited
29:12
it's coming out August 11 and it's
29:14
published by Ed you match publishing and
29:16
Sarah Thomas if you're familiar with
29:18
Sarah it's a terrific organization and
29:21
we're really excited for teachers to get
29:23
their hands on this book go through the
29:25
projects go through the rubrics
29:27
everything is there for you K to 12 as a
29:30
jumping off point and even beyond if
29:33
you've started to do some type of
29:34
newscast radio program there are tons of
29:37
tips and tidbits in the book from
29:39
hardware software curriculum planning
29:41
community budget we try to cover at all
29:45
and cover it all in a new and fresh way
29:48
to go with the book we're going to have
29:50
a website and also we're gonna have a
29:52
week lit site that will keep everything
29:55
updated hardware software and things
29:57
that at the time when the book was
29:59
written probably you know weren't even
30:02
around some tools that you know came out
30:04
afterwards we're gonna have the lake lit
30:06
site with all of those cool things for
30:08
our readers to go to and to be able to
30:11
see and the other cool idea on the wake
30:14
lit site is this will be the first ever
30:16
full wake lit site that's a companion to
30:19
a book and on that site there will be a
30:21
public place where teachers could put
30:24
students work and exemplars and I don't
30:26
know what people are going to create but
30:28
I'm excited to see what their students
30:30
create and then to publish it on our
30:32
public way clip page awesome thank you
30:37
and on my end
30:39
I'm just want to mention again that I am
30:41
gonna have a giveaway at the end of the
30:43
show so just stick around the giveaway
30:47
which is serendipitous I guess it's also
30:52
on August 11th so I'm gonna choose the
30:56
winner August 11th
30:58
stick around towards the end where I'll
31:01
give you the link to fill out
31:05
cool August 11th is is going to be a big
31:07
day for us and I think the pre-order of
31:10
the book will even be at the end of July
31:12
but I know Amazon Barnes and Noble all
31:14
the rest August 11th is going to be the
31:17
official date that people could go out
31:19
and you know and and purchase the book
31:21
so Tuesday August 11th yeah it's going
31:23
to be a big day for both and for your
31:26
listeners and viewers of whatever you
31:28
are giving away stay tuned awesome okay
31:41
so for this part we're gonna be talking
31:44
about your recommendation either for an
31:46
Android app or a Chrome extension I have
31:49
a fantastic one to share with your
31:51
listeners and your viewers it's a Chrome
31:54
extension that just came out like a week
31:56
ago and your students did not use this
31:58
past school year but how would you like
32:00
to click on a button where you could
32:03
record video and embed it right into
32:06
Google slides so you have a slide open
32:09
you want to record yourself and put it
32:11
right into the slide there had been no
32:13
easy way to do this but clay codes has
32:16
created it's called record to slides it
32:19
is a google extension which is free in
32:22
the google chrome store and reports of
32:25
slides you install it on your device
32:28
then you open up Google slides and all
32:31
of a sudden this little tiny blue camera
32:34
when the plus sign appears and you
32:37
record and you embed yourself right into
32:39
your Google slideshow and I think this
32:42
is gonna be a game changer for every
32:44
educator who's coming back to school in
32:46
the fall because this is probably the
32:48
simplest way to create video from a tool
32:51
that you're already used to using in
32:53
Google slides so my recommendation and
32:56
I'm just looking I have the correct name
32:57
record two slides by clay codes and also
33:02
go to the clay code site he has tons of
33:05
other extensions that are fantastic
33:10
awesome thank you alright so yes it's
33:14
very new I've been seeing it on Twitter
33:16
a lot so it's awesome
33:19
okay well that's all we have for today
33:24
and I just want to say thank you so much
33:28
for being part of episode 33 and it's
33:33
aced dot tex last 33 if you wanna watch
33:37
get the show notes and now for the
33:41
announcement that I've been wanting to
33:43
give I need to turn off my green screen
33:45
here because some of this stuff you
33:50
cannot see because it's either close to
33:53
green or not so the first example is a
33:58
pear deck shirt and an actual pair from
34:06
pear deck this is courtesy of pear deck
34:09
thank you so much
34:10
another thing that I'm gonna be giving
34:12
away is a a RvR set which is a merch
34:17
cube and and HMH headset which requires
34:26
your phone the other thing that I'm
34:30
gonna be giving away is the cell phone
34:33
set which is a fast charger thanks to
34:37
clear touch a stylus and this part right
34:46
here that one is if you still have the
34:49
headphone jack that plugs to the
34:51
headphone jack for no other reason that
34:54
to make sure that it doesn't get lost so
34:56
it's great if you use bluetooth
34:59
headphones and the last one is gonna be
35:03
a portable charger that's inside a box
35:06
it's a portable charger it uses micro
35:10
USB but it has a regular USB for any
35:13
charging and each one will also include
35:16
the a stick or the ED goog droid
35:21
stickers
35:24
so how are we gonna get this visit JMP
35:29
slash aced tech 20 this is the major
35:35
giveaway so there's gonna be at least
35:38
three winners there could be more if I
35:43
have more if more arrived by the time
35:46
the giveaway finishes so I'm ordering
35:49
some new stickers I should have enough
35:52
stickers for more than three winners by
35:54
then so once again J dot MP / a CED te
36:03
CH 20 or guests eligible for those
36:07
because I don't have a couple of those
36:09
things hey sign up and why not I'm
36:13
kidding no you're gonna get a sticker no
36:15
matter what no I know I know I'm good no
36:18
that's fantastic sign up you know for
36:20
for the contest and a couple other
36:23
things that are just on my mind before
36:25
we leave today one is I know at the end
36:27
of the month we video is having the
36:30
first ever online conference so be on
36:33
the lookout for that I think is July
36:34
28th to the 30th and you could sign up
36:38
they're terrific sessions that are going
36:40
to that are going to be there on the Wii
36:43
video online workshops that they're
36:46
going to be doing it's gonna be three
36:49
full days of it and I think it's the
36:51
first time that they're doing something
36:53
like this so if you're around at the end
36:55
of the summer and want to learn more
36:56
about Wii video I know there's tons of
36:59
different presentations that are going
37:01
to be done about using video in the
37:03
classroom all right Bruce I just want to
37:08
say thank you for helping me and my my
37:12
audience grow professionally I am
37:14
grateful for the effort you took to
37:16
share your thoughts and experiences
37:17
about Wii video and thank you again for
37:21
being part of episode 33 of a stick
37:27
thank you so much for having me on today
37:30
and I'm honored that I think I say to my
37:33
students all the time you never know
37:36
what you're going to say or even
37:37
what you're going to tweet out that's
37:38
going to affect somebody so I'm so glad
37:41
that you became you know OB video
37:43
ambassador and for your listeners and
37:45
viewers please reach out to me at beer I
37:47
sure on Twitter and I'm happy to
37:50
collaborate learn and share together
37:52
awesome and again the show notes a stick
37:57
slash 33 you'll have all his information
38:00
you can find them on Twitter LinkedIn
38:03
and many other places and mr. G Cheers
38:10
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38:15
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[Music]

Bruce Reicher

Hawthorne, NJ USA
Upper Saddle River Schools/ Cavallini Middle School

Technology Teacher
Computer Apps Teacher (Digital Leadership, Python Coding and Video Production)
Google Level 1 and 2, Ambassador for Wakelet, WeVideo, Codesters and Brainpop
Board Of Education Member for the Hawthorne Board of Education Since 2013.