This website is for teachers, professional development providers, facilitators, and researchers. Teknoclips offers a growing selection of authentic classroom video clips for viewing, commenting, and analysis.
Teaching is a complex and cognitively demanding process. Teachers need to understand where their students are in order to figure out what to do next to move them along. This requires constant interpretation and decision making in real time. Being good at this process - knowing what to pay attention to and what to do next - can make instruction more effective. Analyzing teaching by responding to video clips of classroom instruction makes this process visible.
If you are a teacher TeKnoclips offers you the opportunity to participate in exciting research designed to understand the kind of knowledge teachers access and use during instruction. This research is rooted in your teaching practice and hopes to contribute to a growing knowledge base for teaching. By responding to these videos you have the opportunity to observe possibly alternative ways of teaching, which might provide a starting point for examining your own practice. By reviewing how your responses evolved over time you may also get an idea of your own professional growth. Depending on research project you might even be compensated for your efforts.
If you are a PD provider or facilitator whose program is designed to help teachers engage more deeply into content exploration, the analysis of student thinking and understanding, or to expand their teaching repertoire, you and your teachers can follow their learning through these video analysis tasks.
If you are a researcher and are interested in studying teacher knowledge or aspects of teacher learning you can use this software to set up your own videos and analysis tasks.