We’ve been working with schools in the UK and India for several years now on remote lesson observation– and we’ve been continuously impressed by the innovative ways that schools have used our 360-degree cameras to improve teacher development, teaching and learning. The recent COVID epidemic has been a considerable challenge for all schools, but this has increased the pace of innovation!
Here are just 13 of the many ideaswe’ve seen…
Teachers trying different activities with ‘parallel’ classes and using video footage to work out which ones create more engaged students
Teachers filming the start of lessons across a school and producing a best practice guide as a result
Schools filming the introduction of new curriculum ideas such as metacognition and sharing them across a school and a wider trust
Schools using video capture as part of recruitment (with the permission of those being interviewed) so that all those involved in the recruitment process can see real teaching
Teachers sharing footage from their lessons in CPD sessions to make it as real and focused as possible
Teachers reflecting on their own lessons and spotting when they ‘go off at a tangent’
Schools sharing information between primary and secondary schools to help improve transition for Y6 students
Newly qualified teachers sharing footage of their lessons with external coaches to support them in their first year in schools
ONVU Learning is hosting a webinar for those responsible for teacher training and development that will bring together school leaders, teachers, expert coaches and technologists to discuss these issues.