What is the most powerful teaching tool there is? Probably one on one feedback about a student’s performance. A new iPad video tool, Coach’s Eye, can help you do that.
Coach’s Eye, as the name suggests, was developed for critiquing a physical performance like swimming, track and tennis. It does that “swimmingly”… but it has the potential to give one on one feedback to any student performance:
- Theater performance
- Student teaching
- Nurse-patient interactions
- Student presentations
It works like this: With your iPad you make a video of a student performance. You can then re-run the video while you do an audio commentary, stopping the film and commenting, drawing on the film. It’s your own Beli-strator.
The review of the video could be done in many ways:
- By the student themselves
- By the student first and then the teacher
- By the student and teacher together
- By the teacher alone and sharing the resulting video with a student
Each method would result in the kind of feedback that a student would hear and value. It’s a powerful tool that would not only engage students but result in real learning.
Notice that there is nothing professional about the video-taking. It’s all in the expertise of the commentator.
After watching that video I feel like I could take a swing and do better!
Right now, all the examples on the Coach’s Eye website are physical education. But I can see that changing as teachers discover this tool and flood the pages with examples in many disciplines. How could you use this in your discipline?