Video capture and editing

Recommended software for capturing and editing video that is simple and easy to use.
Recommended Windows Desktop Video Editors
  • Microsoft Movie Maker
    • It is old, simple, and no longer supported by Microsoft, but if you have Windows 7 or Windows 10 it could be an option for you. You have to be logged into your district Google account to use the link.
  • ShotCut
    • A simple open-source cross-platform video editor. If you liked the simplicity of Microsoft Movie Maker, this might be the one for you.
  • OpenShot
    • This free editor is pretty powerful and available for Windows, OS X, and Linux.

Chromebook Video Capture & Editing
  • Screencastify
    • It works well and isn't blocked by the district web filter. The free version has a 10-minute limit, watermarks the video with a logo, and doesn't offer basic trimming or editing. But it works!
    • If you like it but need more features, you can pay $24/year for:
      • No time limit
      • Unlimited videos
      • No watermark
      • Crop and trim recording
      • Export as .mp4 video file or GIF file

Uploading to YouTube

In May 2017 students can now view YouTube videos on campus desktop computers IF the video is classified as educational or has been added to a district whitelist. Beginning in August 2018, we hope to extend that capability to student Chromebooks across grades 6-12.
Regarding uploading your own videos to YouTube: