Blur Part of a Video from Your Classroom with Drag-and-Drop Ease

Sharing videos inside Edthena is safe and secure. Even so, sometimes there are reasons that student information should not be visible, and teachers need to blur part of a video. The rise of Zoom-style teaching has increased the need for this video blurring: student names now appear clearly on the recordings of video conferences. Today we’re…

Better, Faster, Stronger: New Upload Acceleration Helps You Spend Less Time Recording Higher-Quality Classroom Video for Teacher Professional Development

At Edthena we invest meaningful amounts of time and energy into ensuring the video record and upload experience for all users is reliable, easy, and streamlined. Now we’re going to start saying “and it’s about the fastest you’re going to find anywhere.” This spring, our users have been enjoying faster and more reliable video uploads…

Seeing the Whole Lesson with Video Reflection (Tech & Learning)

  Amy Henderson, 11th grade English teacher at the Wonderful College Prep Academy in Delano, California, details how she records her lessons to find insightful ways to engage her students. “Video reflection is incredibly helpful for specific, targeted lessons, as well as for noticing patterns in instruction,” she says. Regardless of if you are a…

Resources for Teachers & Instructional Coaches – June 2019

It’s about time to slide into summer, and these articles can help you prevent the PD summer slide. Sometimes, fewer coaching touchpoints can be effective More coaching isn’t necessarily a good thing, according to researchers Matthew Kraft and David Blazar. Surprisingly, we find little evidence that coaching “dosage”—that is, the number of times teachers and…