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Ecology WeVideo Project: Ecology WeVideo Project

Create a digital presentation explaining the food web for your animal.

WeVideo Directions

How to Create a Video using Google Docs We Video

1. First launch the chrome browser and sign in to your Google account.

2. Go to the Chrome apps icon and search for WeVideo.

3. Install the app and it will be linked to your Google account.

4. Go to Create in your Google drive. You may have to search under More… to find your WeVideo icon.

This interface gives you all of the basic tools you will need to edit your video.

Create Your WeVideo

1. Start by gathering images and media for your video. You can upload your own media or choose from stock media available through WeVideo.

2. Create a project, import and edit images. WeVideo comes with a built in library of transitions, effects, and text. All you have to do is drag and drop them into the timeline

3. Add sound to your video. Record audio narration track using WeVideo’s audio recorder. Also,you can upload your own music or choose from WeVideo’s royalty free library. Mix and synchronize your narration to match the images you uploaded.

(Note: Android users can install the Android App to capture media for their videos.)

4. Add text, graphic effects, titles and overlays to your video. You can also pull in documents from your Google drive.

5. Publish or export your video to Google drive. Next you can share it.

Sharing Your Project

1. When you have completed your video, click on Publish at the top of your WeVideo project page and choose publish to Google Docs. 

2. Your video will show up in your Google drive with two links. The blue link will take you back to your project on the WeVideo site. The red link is the video that you can share with others. Right click on the WeVideo link with the red icon. Share your video with Mr. Evje and Mrs. Inman in edit mode.

3. When you have completed your Works Cited page in EasyBib, save and export to Google Docs.

4. Link to your Google Docs and open your Easy Bib exported page.

5. Rename your EasyBib page using the following format:


Last name

Ecology Works Cited

6. Share your Works Cited document with Mr. Evje and Mrs. Inman.

Creative Commons and Public Domain Images

Be respectful of copyright holder's rights. Choose your images from Creative Commons and Public Domain sites. Choose from these sites:

 Morgue File provides free photos with license to remix. The collection contains thousands of images that anyone can use for free in an academic presentation. The collection can be searched by subject category, image size, or color.       

             Wylio is an image search engine designed to help bloggers and others quickly find, cite, and use Creative Commons licensed images. Wylio makes it easy to give proper attribution to the creator of the image by providing you with html code that includes attribution. 


To find images that can be reused and remixed use Google's Advanced Image search options (look under settings). To use the usage rights filter option, select "advanced image search" on the main Google Images page. Once in the "advanced image search" page, you will find the usage rights options at the bottom of the page. In the usage rights menu you can select one of four options; "labeled for reuse," "labeled for commercial reuse," "labeled for reuse with modification," or "labeled for commercial reuse with modification."

Animal Photos is a great source of Creative Commons licensed photos of animals. All of the photos are categorized by animal. Each image indicates the type of Creative Commons license associated with the picture. Animal Photos also offers advice on giving attribution for each photo.


Ecology WeVideo Rubric

Ecology WeVideo Rubric

Your ecology WeVideo project will be graded on the following criteria. Use this rubric as a guideline to check your work. You should have a minimum of five slides for this project. Each image should relate to the text on each slide. The text should explain the topic for each slide.

Slide One (10 points)

Image __________

Text    __________

Slide Two (10 points)

Image  __________

Text     __________

Slide Three (10 points)

Image  __________

Text     __________

Slide Four (10 points)

Image  __________

Text     __________

Slide Five (10 points)

Image   __________

Text      __________

25 points for slide/video appearance; neatness; transitions; published to Google Docs

Works Cited page  (25 points)

Proper heading  (3 points)

Correct double-spacing and alphabetized (4 points)

Hanging indent for each citation (3 points)

Correct information format for each citation (punctuation, order of information) (10 points)

Citation for every source used (5 points)


Project Directions

Ecology We Video Project

1. Identify the ecosystem type that animal would be found in

2. Find a food web picture that illustrates the ecosystem.

  (For example, choose from ocean, forest, grasslands, saltmarsh,

  desert, savannah, )

(Use Google Advanced Search, using usage rights: free to use or share. Reminder: include the source for each picture on your Works

Cited page. See box on project page for directions on how to cite pictures in MLA format.)

3. Explain what a trophic level is and identify what trophic level your animal is.

(For example: Tertiary, primary, secondary)

4. General information about your animal, including

●geographic range


●reproductive information: number of young, frequency, what time of year and other relevant information

●relative abundance

●include any additional information of your choice, at least one to three interesting facts

5. Ask further questions that you have about this animal. Now that you have done your research, what is one question you have about this animal? Create a final slide for your questions.

You should have a minimum of five slides for this project. See the rubric for guidelines.


Works Cited Using MLA Format

Works Cited: Digital Files (PDFs, MP3s, JPEGs)

Determine the type of work to cite (e.g., article, image, sound recording) and cite appropriately. End the entry with the name of the digital format (e.g., PDF, JPEG file,Microsoft Word file, MP3). If the work does not follow traditional parameters for citation, give the author’s name, the name of the work, the date of creation, and the medium of publication. Use Digital file when the medium cannot be determined.

Beethoven, Ludwig van. Moonlight Sonata. Crownstar, 2006. MP3.

Smith, George. “Pax Americana: Strife in a Time of Peace.” 2005.Microsoft Word file.

 Council of Writing Program Administrators, National Council of Teachers of English, and National Writing Project. Framework for Success in Postsecondary Writing. CWPA, NCTE, and NWP, 2011. PDF file.

 Bentley, Phyllis. “Yorkshire and the Novelist.” The Kenyon Review 30.4 (1968): 509-22. JSTOR. PDF file.