New Program Uses Video Capture for Assessment
- By Dian Schaffhauser
has launched an enhanced version of its program for experiential
learning and assessment. The program, also called Crossbraining, allows users to capture their
learning process in sub-45-second videos, whether in person or
remotely, using cameras, including GoPro
action cameras. The application, which is cloud-based, operates from
two sides — the teacher's and the student's. The teacher can create
a new lesson with the details, overview and goals for the assignment.
Then the students work through the lesson while recording it, then
upload it for teacher review and assessment. Videos can be edited
within the software by either participant. Uploads can also include
narration and reflections.
a former teacher of 22 years, I personally understand traditional
testing may not always suit every student's ability to demonstrate
their knowledge," said Josh Nichols, founder and CEO of the
company, in a statement. "Our ed tech platform was created with
that in mind and was designed to empower all learning styles and
needs, while also building confidence by bringing real-life concepts
to the classroom."
helps my students organize and show their learning progress from
beginning to end, while also providing me time-saving classroom and
project management capabilities," noted Matt Hawkins, an
educator who runs the school's innovation lab at Michigan's Gull
Lake Middle School.
"The platform also engages my students in a way that motivates
them with deep, versatile learning."
help K-12 families, CrossBraining has posted a set of hands-on
And the company has teamed up with GoPro to encourage people to build
the collection by encouraging them to post their lesson from home
online as part of the GoPro
"Putting our content where our house is." Every day GoPro
will pick five of its favorite content submissions and the creator
will win a HERO8
camera. If a lesson plan is picked, in particular, that person will
be awarded a GoPro camera and a year's subscription to CrossBraining.
The contest runs through Apr. 30, 2020.Details can be found at GoPro.com.
Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.