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How might we make professional development videos easier to find?

In Stage 1, you shared that it can be challenging finding videos that not only fit into your schedule, but also match the subject, grade level, or practice you’re looking for.

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Christopher B

Downers Grove North High School

APPs and Dessert...it's in the surprise

This is based on Lisa H's idea that education can use the idea of the TED app and its "surprise me" idea for getting viewers the video they wanted but didn't know they needed. I LOVE this and think it could be so powerful for educators. However, what if we could do more with it, make this idea even more powerful. I am thinking about an app for educator videos that does exactly what Lisa explains in her post (letting teacher decide what mood they are in and how much time they have with a video delivered based on that) but adds the ability to comment on that video. Then, these comments help further develop the refinement feature of the app.

Potential Impact

By allowing teachers the chance to comment on the video they got, they can help the process. They can rate the video they got based on three criteria: 1. did it meet the criteria I put forth? 2. was the video "good"...was the teaching something from which I learned? 3. What would I have wanted to see that I didn't based on my filtered criteria?

Possible Implementation

This would simply allow Lisa's idea to go from amazing to like super amazing in that it would be constantly self-improving with these additions.


Discussion (4)

5 Years Ago

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

Great idea, Chris! I LOVE this addition! So . . . I wonder . . . We have an app that will allow me to select a video based on mood and time available and we have a rating system for that video. Is there a place for a third option? Perhaps an option like Teaching Channel's Tch Recorder that allows us to capture video in our classrooms, upload video, and tag it. If this app were also social, we might have a network of teachers to whom we could send our video for feedback. Thoughts? Good addition or did I go too far?

5 Years Ago

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I love this idea! I think the TED talk is such a great idea, and using a basic rating system could add a great element. I wonder what guidelines would be used for teachers when they are uploading videos, or how videos could be vetted initially to makes sure they are of high quality. But I agree with Lisa that using something like the Tch Recorder would be a great addition.

5 Years Ago

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Christopher B Community Guide

Downers Grove North High School

I love the addition, Lisa. And Rachel, I don't know if we would have to vet them. He crowd-sourcing nature of this (Teachers rating after they watch) will bring the good ideas to the top and questionable ones stay at the bottom

5 Years Ago

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Lisa H Community Guide

Palmyra Area School District

I was thinking more along the lines of the rough, amateur footage that I can take in my room and send out in the world for feedback. I think I might be thinking of the "Do you see what I don't see?" idea too - but a little less formal. I really like the crowd sourcing!

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