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A Teacher's Guide to Creating Common Craft Style Videos

Engage your students in a project that teaches teamwork, communication, technology & media.

A free guide to creating student-produced Common Craft Style videos in the classroom.

This course is for teachers looking for a fun, affordable and engaging classroom project. It builds on the know-how of teachers who have shared their experience in creating Common Craft Style videos with students.

The course covers every part of the process and focuses on common tools like smartphones to produce the videos. It includes:

  • A pack of over 100 Common Craft Cut-outs
  • Tools, processes and tips for every phase of the project
  • A script and storyboard template created by a teacher
  • Images and videos of teachers and students making videos
  • Multiple instructional videos

This course is full of inspiration and guidance from teachers who have created the videos and Lee LeFever, Co-Founder of Common Craft.


Learn from teachers who have created videos with students

Your Instructor


Lee LeFever
Lee LeFever

Lee LeFever has been a professional explainer for over 10 years.

Lee is the co-founder of Common Craft, an international keynote speaker and author of The Art of Explanation (Wiley, 2012). He is also credited with inspiring the online "explainer" video industry. In his work, he's helped companies such as Google, Intel, LEGO and Ford to explain their products. His explainer videos have been viewed over 50 million times and licensed to professionals and organizations in over 50 countries.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What is a Common Craft Style Video?
In 2007, Lee and Sachi LeFever, founders of Common Craft, started producing videos that explained technology using a unique presentation style. This style, now known as Common Craft Style uses paper cut-outs on a whiteboard to tell a story. Common Craft videos became very popular and inspired others to create similar videos. Learn more at http://commoncraft.com.

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