Go React: Researching Supervising Field Faculty's and Student Teachers' Perception of a 21st century Video Annotation Tool
Jillian N. Ardley
Norfolk State University, USA
While video recordings have long been utilized to a) capture student teaching lessons, b)critique student teachers’ abilities, and to c) share next steps for successful classroom instruction by the supervising field faculty member, recent improvements of video annotation tools which utilize the "cloud" for storage and provide the ability to share commentary that is in sync with the video, may be the next positive step in the evolution of video analysis to support field experience learning.  One annotated video tool was piloted by a group of student teachers and their respective supervising field faculty member to (1) support student teachers’ understanding of best practices within the field of education, and (2) support supervising teachers’ ability to note, share, and address challenging behaviors and reinforce positive behaviors of student teachers within the frameworks of a video annotated tool.  The discussion consists of the pilot study's findings via a survey of one implemented video annotated tool, Go-React, and describes the benefits and challenges during its initial implementation within a teacher education program.
This workshop includes the following: a) reviewing of the research, b) sharing of vignettes and applications of the Go-React site within university field experiences, c)working with the tools within the Go-React site, d) asking the user/researcher of the annotated tool, and d) live video-link the producer of the tool to field questions about its overall usage in the field of education and beyond.
Dr. Jill Ardley is the director of clinical experiences and student services at Norfolk State University. Dr. Ardley also holds an associate tenured faculty position in NSU’s department of early childhood, elementary education, and special education in the School of Education. Her terminal degree is in early childhood education with an emphasis in culturally relevant practices for young children. Dr. Ardley also specializes in connecting university faculty with future educators via video-mediated conferencing and video annotation tools. Dr. Ardley comes with over two decades of experience with supporting students within the public school classroom in Title I schools as a kindergarten and first grade teacher, a k-6th teacher of the gifted, and as a curriculum coordinator who developed appropriate curriculum for diverse learners. Her present position as the clinical director allows her to send student teachers within the field with the technological supports to guide them whether they are 8 or 800 miles away from the institute of higher learning.