Explore Video Creation Tools

Tips and Tricks

  • What is your why? Establish your purpose for creating videos.
  • Limit your videos to under 5 minutes. Need it to be longer? Consider breaking it up by topic.
  • Personalize it by including your webcam image in one of the corners of the screen.
  • Test your video on multiple devices, if possible. Test your access in an incognito window.
  • Get comfortable with one tool. Don't feel like you need to be the expert on them all. Teaching is overwhelming enough as it is.
  • Make sure your videos are accessible. Viewers have various abilities and your videos need to have captioning. Pro Tip: Use the built-in Google Slides captioning!
  • Think about the best way to make your video available to your audience. Let it live online (no need to download), set appropriate privacy/access settings, and send the link!
  • Tips on how to look good on a webcam :)



BONUS! Unlock Premium Screencastify access through the end of the 2019/2020 school year! Use code CAST_COVID (Extended to June 30!)


PISD staff can use the premium version of WeVideo to create and edit videos, including recording their screen.

Watch the Quick Intro to WeVideo by PISD Instructional Technology

To access, add and launch the WeVideo tile in Webdesk (see image to the right).


  • Access to premium videos, audio, and images
  • Voice recording
  • Green screen tools
  • Screencasting tools
  • Teachers can create groups for students to work collaboratively on a project! Instructions on Hotspot WeVideo page (below).


PISD Hotspot page: pisd.edu/wevideo

WeVideo Tips & Tricks

Example video using green screen & screen sharing

WeVideo Academy: https://www.wevideo.com/academy


YouTube Live

  • FREE (part of the G Suite organization account)

  • 8 hours recording time

  • For use on PCs, iPads, iPhones, Android

  • Webcam or share your screen

  • You can have a live chat (Q&A)! Be sure to unblock the link in your district.

  • Automatically have a recording at the end of your session

  • Make your videos unlisted or private

  • Does not use the memory on your device

  • Shareable on social media and Google Classroom

  • You can disable comments

How to Record Your Screen on an iPhone/iPad

Plano ISD Hotspot Website

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