Implementing Video Annotation Software in Teacher Education: Experiences of a Practicum Supervisor
Abstract: Video annotation software in education has been at the center of scholarly attention in recent times. However, little attention to its use in the practicum supervision of teacher candidates is evident in the literature. This brief paper provides contextual information for a research study on one practicum supervisor’s use of a Video Annotation Software (GoReact) in her supervision of students in an elementary school in Northern Arizona. Through semi-structured interviews, the experiences of the supervisor are explored. The interview data were analyzed through a process of coding to unearth dominant themes. Initial findings indicate that previous experience bolstered supervisor confidence using the software, GoReact as an enabler for flexibility and accommodation, and feedback and assessment conundrums. Gaps between the methods courses and the field experience also emerged as a theme. The research holds implications for teacher educators, practicum supervisors, and policymakers in teacher education institutions.