Educators use many different video conferencing platforms to collaborate with colleagues, clients, and even their students.
As online interaction between educators and students becomes more prevalent, so too will the need for video analysis of those online lessons.
The big idea here is to use the artifacts of online and virtual teaching similarly to how we already use videos of in-person teaching:
- If teachers will be using synchronous virtual learning spaces, record the sessions.
- If teachers are pre-recording flipped lessons, save the videos.
- If your teachers are hosting online office hours for students via web meeting software, record the meetings.
Record online teaching similarly to in-person teaching
Recording within your video conferencing Software
- How to record in Zoom
- How to record in WebEx
- How to record in GoToMeeting
- How to record a Microsoft Teams Meeting
- How to record in Google Meet (aka Google Hangouts)
Recording screencasts and flipped classroom videos
- How to upload an already-recorded video
- How to use RecordRTC to record your screen (free tool)
- How to use Screencastify to record your screen (free trial)
Use Edthena to analyze online video conferences
Once you share your online teaching video to Edthena, you can share it to a group to create a conversation. Use the commenting tools to analyze videos of remote teaching videos the same as you always used Edthena.
Many of the same things you'd look for in a classroom video could be the same in a remote teaching video. For example, how is the teacher facilitating guided practice? What types of checks for understanding are being employed? Are all students being involved in the learning? How are procedures and routines helping to create good "classroom" management conditions?
Now that you're interacting primarily online, make sure to check out Strategies to Promote Inquiry Based Conversations