WeVideo | January 17, 2022
WeVideo today launched WeVideo Classroom, a cloud-based multimedia creation platform customized for educators to help drive student engagement and ignite deeper learning through the creative process. Developed in response to evolving education demands during an unprecedented year, WeVideo Classroom makes it easy for teachers to incorporate multimedia creation into more enriching daily lessons, further helping students to think critically, collaborate, and gain a deeper understanding of knowledge.
“Education has been extremely challenging for students and teachers as they’ve navigated remote, in-person, and hybrid learning environments. With this in mind, we developed WeVideo Classroom to make multimedia creation accessible to all students, while also better serving the everyday needs of schools. Simultaneously, the enhanced platform frees educators to focus on lesson planning and instruction, rather than tool management.”
Krishna Menon, CEO, WeVideo
Tailored specifically for the unique needs of education environments, WeVideo Classroom features intuitive organizational tools that allow teachers to easily create and assign multimedia projects, set up collaborative student groups, monitor progress, and share feedback. Whether educators are experienced WeVideo users or have no prior video knowledge, getting started with WeVideo Classroom is simple and takes only a few minutes to set up projects. Appropriate for students of all grade levels, WeVideo Classroom offers a simplified, real-time, collaborative video editor; a drag-and-drop timeline; and streamlined multimedia tools that empower students to flex creative muscles and demonstrate their understanding of concepts.
As educators have been forced to pivot and prioritize more flexible learning environments, WeVideo also introduced a new WeVideo for Schools Quick Recorder tool for everyday instructional needs. Built directly into the Chrome browser for easy use and accessibility, the Quick Recorder makes creating instructional videos a two-click task. Ideal for remote or hybrid learning environments, the tool allows teachers to record their screens for dynamic video lessons that can be shared as-is or plugged into WeVideo templates for an instantly polished and engaging classroom resource.
“One of the most important things in the field of education today is giving students an opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge through creation, which offers students the ability to showcase their creativity and leverage their voices. However, the challenges of today’s classroom have made it difficult for teachers to provide opportunities for students to create, and most multimedia tools aren’t designed for education environments. WeVideo has responded to these challenges with a straightforward and simple-to-use platform tailored for students and learning that will ultimately lead to more positive classroom experiences, allowing teachers to spend more time teaching, students to spend more time creating, and both spending less time managing the platform,” said Andrew Fekete, Instructional Technology Specialist.
“WeVideo has done it again! They have pioneered new ways to make learning and teaching more engaging, and I love using WeVideo Classroom to make video creation simple for students and easy for teachers to assign projects and guide their students through the process. It’s an essential tool for all educators!” said Rhonda Jenkins, LMC Director, Kendall Elementary School.
WeVideo Classroom is available now across all platforms and devices, including Mac, PC, Google Chromebook, iOS, and Android, and educators can access the WeVideo for Schools Quick Recorder as a free Chrome plugin.
WeVideo is a powerful, easy to use, cloud-based collaborative video creation platform. With over 38 million accounts created to date, WeVideo is the first choice of businesses, consumers, educators and students, as well as being the video backbone for many third-party media solutions. WeVideo can be accessed from any computer or device: at school, home, work or on the go. Users can easily capture, edit, view and share videos for personal, social media, business or learning purposes with secure storage of their content in the cloud.
ReadWorks | December 22, 2021
The edtech nonprofit ReadWorks today announces the renewal of its partnership with the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). Through the partnership, with guidance from ReadWorks on classroom and reading accessibility, NFWF uses the deep knowledge and expertise of their staff to create original content to share information on conservation nationwide with millions of students.
Stories about drone deliveries helping prairie dog populations, protecting baby sea turtles from light pollution, and inspiring kid scientists have been read by nearly 200,000 students across the country in more than 26,000 schools since the partnership began in 2018.
This year, ReadWorks and NFWF will create even more new and relevant conservation content to be featured in the ReadWorks library. To explore the texts made possible by NFWF, create your free account on ReadWorks.org.
Having NFWF content on the ReadWorks platform makes it easy for teachers to integrate informative passages into any classroom. Students across multiple grade levels engage with the most up-to-date science on conservation while building background knowledge, growing their vocabularies, strengthening strategic reading, and increasing reading quantity – the four pillars of reading comprehension that are the focus of ReadWorks' mission.
ReadWorks partners with world-class organizations such as NFWF to improve reading outcomes for students and spread important knowledge. To learn more about our content partnerships, as well as other partnership opportunities in research and development, visit our partners page.
Through its digital platform, ReadWorks provides K-12 teachers and students with the content, curricular supports, and tools they need to succeed in reading - for free. As a result, over 1 million teachers and 13.1 million students are using ReadWorks today. At ReadWorks, our mission is to ensure that all children become successful, joyful readers by working to bridge the gap between research and practice in reading instruction. Log on to ReadWorks.org to access our free resources.
Chartered by Congress in 1984, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) protects and restores the nation's fish, wildlife, plants and habitats. Working with federal, corporate and individual partners, NFWF has funded more than 5,000 organizations and generated a total conservation impact of $6.8 billion.
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INTEMA | December 16, 2021
INTEMA by MTS AI is pleased to announce that its AI accelerator programme for education has today become a member of the NVIDIA Inception VC Alliance, an association of 200 leading venture funds and investors that has been established by NVIDIA to support the growth of startups across fields ranging from AI, data science, and high-performance computing. The collaboration will enable INTEMA to invest in a potential pool of more than 9,000 of NVIDIA’s Inception programme startup members, a group which comprises high-potential AI startups from all over the world. Additionally, the collaboration opens up access to mentor support and the online resources of NVIDIA’s Deep Learning Institute for INTEMA’s investee and portfolio companies.
The acceleration of AI startups is one of INTEMA’s investment strategy tools. INTEMA by MTS AI is a business group for developing AI technologies, it is an AI acquisition and investment vehicle that encompasses MTS AI’s $100m VC fund, accelerator and venture studio. The priority of the INTEMA accelerator programme is to find the best AI teams and bring together promising businesses, young researchers, visionaries, designers, and business customers for AI tech to give them every possible tool to boost the AI sector and build a pipeline of next generation AI products.
The accelerator offers founders smart money: monetary investment that is coupled with access to cutting-edge technologies and computing power, as well as deep technical and business expertise through INTEMA’s world-class AI experts including mentors from leading tech companies such as Google, PayPal and Shazam. Founders are able to access investments amounting to $100,000 per project, with the most successful projects being eligible to apply for an additional investment package of up to $500,000 from an INTEMA investment fund.
Through their collaboration, INTEMA and NVIDIA Inception will share information about their startup members which will strengthen INTEMA via advertising for the accelerator programme, lead generation, trend watching and new technologies. Similarly, NVIDIA Inception will benefit from a new avenue to present their technologies for new startups. The collaboration will also grant residents of the INTEMA acceleration programme with access to online training courses offered by the NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute, including dozens of courses in some of the fastest growing AI segments: video analysis, processing and classification of medical images, deep learning, predictive analysis in healthcare, robotics, manufacturing, and other areas. In turn, members of the VC Alliance will be given a chance to participate in a demo day hosted by the INTEMA acceleration programme and become co-investors in selected startups. Moreover, NVIDIA visionaries will join the INTEMA accelerator’s roster of expert mentors.
INTEMA is focused on AI startups in fields such as computer vision, natural language processing, edge computing, biometric user identification, behavioral and predictive analysis, image recognition and processing, while NVIDIA Inception supports all cutting-edge startups. By working together both companies are able to tap into deeper pools of prospective AI talent.
“Investors need in-depth expertise in project evaluation, especially for projects at early stages. We want to become a quality filter and seal of excellence for the market and for investors to invest in companies that completed our acceleration programme, and co-invest with us in later stage projects.”
Alexey Posternak, Chief Financial and Investment Officer at MTS AI and Managing Partner of INTEMA
“INTEMA by MTS AI is a welcome addition to the VC Alliance through NVIDIA Inception. This relationship supports our efforts to help promising startups during critical stages of development as they build and deliver more efficient AI solutions for global businesses and customers,” said Mathew Torgow, Head of NVIDIA Inception VC Alliance.
INTEMA by MTS AI is a business group with a focus on developing artificial intelligence technologies. INTEMA seeks to bridge business and developers of AI technologies and lend them support in developing their innovative AI products. Startup founders get a variety of tools, including financial contribution amounting to $100K per project, networking, access to cutting-edge technologies and computing power, and expertise of mentors – experts from leading IT businesses. The best projects may be eligible for extra investment of up to $500K from INTEMA’s fund.
MTS AI is a worldwide company for the development, acceleration, and commercialization of AI solutions owned by MTS PJSC. MTS AI is working on a variety of solutions based on computer vision technologies, including a natural language recognition and speech synthesis system, as well as a platform for creation voice robots and smart assistants.
NVIDIA‘s invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market and has redefined modern computer graphics, high performance computing and artificial intelligence. The company’s pioneering work in accelerated computing and AI is reshaping trillion-dollar industries, such as transportation, healthcare and manufacturing, and fueling the growth of many others.