Video Observation Company Introduces Low-Tech Tripod Tool

Edthena introduces the new Edthena paper tripod, which allows educators to capture high-quality video of their instruction using mobile devices. 

Constructed from a single, die-cut piece of paper folded into a triangular shape, the tripod helps educators avoid shaky, hand-held shots as they film.

Teachers can upload the videos captured using their mobile devices to engage in the video observation and instructional coaching process. Teachers share the videos with colleagues who add timestamped comments.

Edthena enables teachers and coaches to participate in collaborative professional learning. Interactive dashboards, linked to the school or district’s professional standards, help teachers and administrators identify teaching trends, determine if the professional development is improving teaching practices, and provide a basis for ongoing dialogue about instructional best practices.

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