Ed Tip: Video Creation Tools

Explore tools and integration ideas that you can use to have your students create with video.

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For many of our students, video is like a second language, and their cell phones provide them with the power to both stream and produce video at a level once reserved for expensive production studios. We can use their interest in video to push students to new heights of creativity. It’s engaging, empowering, and a catalyst for learning.


Before you begin a video creation project or activity, you’ll want to make sure that you have the necessary tools. At the very least, students will need some way to capture and share their video. If you want students to have the ability to edit and produce their work, you may also need additional production software. Various types of options are included below:

Integration Ideas

Consider these seven ways to have students enhance their learning experience by creating with video. Each final product is open-ended and can be used in a variety of creative ways to connect students with content standards:

    • Show-and-tell
    • Stories or documentaries
    • Video presentations
    • Personal reflections
    • Newscasts
    • Narrated slideshows
    • How-to videos

How can I learn more?

Explore AVID Open Access for more free templates, articles, tool tips, podcasts, and other great resources, including the article, Imagine, Record, Create: The Power of Video in Student Creation.