iPad App (Coach’s Eye)

By Nicole Dobyns, Instructional Development Services Graduate Assistant

This week we are featuring another iPad app, Coach’s Eye, which has been purchased for use with the iPad cart in the Technology Resource Checkout. Remember, the new iPad cart is available for faculty reservation to use in the classroom. Stop by the Interactive Multimedia Lab in Horrabin 104 to make a reservation or call 298-3076.

This app is a video analysis app that can be used in many different settings. For those faculty working with student teachers, this app might be helpful in watching some of the sample teaching videos and giving feedback for students. Other applications include using the app to analyze video of a golf swing or swimming stroke. Really, this app can be used to analyze any video.

Video anaylsis with this app is more than just a voiceover. Coach’s Eye allows you to draw on the video to highlight something of interest in the video such as a teacher’s eye contact or the angle of a golfer’s arm. Another great feature is the ability to either record your own video with one of the built-in iPad cameras, or to import video from a source that you already own. With importing your own video, you can open a file that has been emailed or imported to the iPad via iTunes when connected to a computer. Another option for importing video for analysis is to use a camera connection kit like the one pictured below.

The camera connection kit allows you to use a SD card from a camera or the camera itself with a USB cord to load pictures and videos directly to the iPad. The allows a user to skip the step of downloading a video from an email or using another service like Dropbox to retrieve the video.

If you want to show off your video analysis to your friends, Coach’s Eye also has the option to post the video to a social networking site or through a text message if you are using an iPhone or Android to use this app. You can also share videos to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

If you are still unsure on how to complete tasks within Coach’s Eye, click here to see tutorials. http://www.coachseye.com/examples.html. If you access the link be sure to click on the tutorials tab to get to the how-to videos.

To purchase this app visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/coachs-eye/id472006138?mt=8 .

TechTip – Navigating Coach’s Eye

By Amanda Richards, Instructional Development Services Lab Assistant

To begin analyzing a video find the video on the opening screen of coach’s eye or upload a video by touching the plus button in the upper right hand corner.

Once you have picked a video to review you can preview, favorite, analyze, or share the video. To favorite the video, touch the star. To edit the name of the file, touch the pencil.

To start analyzing click analyze.

Make sure that you familiarize your self with the video as well as the tools within the program before you begin recording.

In order to record your voice comments and what you mark up you must click the red record button at the top of the screen.

As pictured to the right you will find a toolbar on the bottom left hand side of the screen.

The top icon creates a square

The next icon creates a circle

The third tool from the top creates a straight line.

The tool with an arrow creates a line with an arrow at the end.

The last tool can be used to write freely or to draw.

Underneath the tools you have to options to undo/redo.

You can watch the video in slow motion by touching the switch that says Slow on/off.

The last icon on the bottom left side of the tool bar is the play button.

If you want to choose a different color for any of the tools you can do this by double clicking the tool.

In order to fast forward and rewind use the brown reel at the bottom of the screen.

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