#TeacherPD: Teacher Coaching & Evaluation- Using @Zaption as a Classroom Observation & Feedback Tool

We all know that reflection is critical to growth. As I’ve been using Zaption this year for my flipped classroom, I’m constantly thinking up ways that Zaption can be used beyond simply a tool to insert quizzes into video lessons. Zaption is the perfect tool to reflect, comment on, or critique any video.

I thought to myself – how valuable would it be if a teacher were to use Zaption as part of their reflective process… and for that teacher to have their coach, evaluator, or a peer provide time-stamped feedback right within the video!

Below, I’ve explained how Zaption can be used as a tool in the teacher evaluation process. After recording a face-to-face lesson, the teacher can use Zaption to self-reflect and prompt his/her coach or evaluator for suggestions and advice. The coach or evaluator can then respond directly in Zaption to provide feedback.

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Additionally, I took Jo Boaler‘s inspirational math lesson and used Zaption to highlight the excellent teaching strategies that she uses. More generally, this Zaption is meant to serve as an example of how the tool can be used in for teacher training. Professional development coaches can use Zaption to annotate classroom footage and embed questions for reflection.

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Feel free to copy & edit these lesson for your own use. You can find the public lesson in the Zaption Gallery:

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