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Educational Operations


by Edthena

GRADES / Elementary (Grades K-4), High School (Grades 9-12), Higher Education, Middle School (Grades 5-8), Pre-K
PLATFORMS / Web Browser, iPhone App

Online video coaching for teacher observation & feedback using collaborative commenting tools


Edthena allows teachers to upload videos of themselves teaching and share it with peers and coaches, who then comment on the video. The product is designed so that reviewers can quickly jump to specific comments or moments in the video, and to facilitate conversation about a video, rather than one-off comments. The product requires a paid license to use.


The prerequisite for using the core features of Edthena is a video of a teacher teaching. Videos can be recorded from any device with a video camera (computer, smartphone, standalone video camera, etc.) and uploaded to Edthena. To facilitate this process, Mac and PC users can download an Edthena video tool application, which allows users to drag-and-drop a video that will automatically be uploaded to Edthena. Alternatively, iOS users can download the Edthena app, which will automatically upload captured video into the tool.

Once a video is uploaded, teachers add additional contextual information and can share their videos with other Edthena users; by default, videos uploaded to Edthena are private and can only be seen by the uploader. Videos can be shared with individual educators or coaches, or with pre-determined groups.

The core of the Edthena tool is the ability to watch and comment on teacher videos. Users watching a video click a button to pause the video and add time-stamped comments. These comments are categorized as questions, suggestions, strengths or notes. Comments can also be tagged with a standardized framework. After a comment is completed, a bright mark remains on the timeline of the video, allowing the video’s uploader (or other users) to jump quickly to comments in the video. A feed at the bottom of the page also summarizes these comments and allows a user to jump to them.

Teachers and coaches can also use these features to have a conversation about teaching practice, rather than to specifically review a fellow teacher. For example, through Edthena users can access thousands of recorded lessons from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Measures of Effective Teaching Project. Users can watch and comment on these videos as they would one that they have uploaded themselves.

Coaches can also use Edthena to design “Explorations” for educators, custom learning plans in which educators can also share non-video evidence of their learning. Within Explorations, Coaches can set rubrics for teacher evaluation and assess their progress on the rubric over time. Edthena allows coaches and teachers to track growth on the rubric over time.


To inquire about pricing, visit the Edthena website.

Product Brief


Case Studies1
Professional Learning Coach, St Vrain Valley Schoo District, Colorado

To be honest, there was not necessarily a problem per se that we were trying to solve when implementing Edthena into our coaching practice. What we were aspiring to achieve was a meaningful and "organic" system for accelerating teacher practice that would complement our district coaching process. As research indicates, video analysis of one's own teaching practices is one such tool that can accomplish this acceleration in teacher behavior. Further, guided/coached video analysis is a meaningful way to scaffold teachers' reflective practices as they view their video. Hence, our impetus for implementing Edthena was that of supporting teacher reflection through video coaching.

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(In Summit Reflections, educators review tools that they have seen at an EdSurge Tech for Schools Summit. Summit Reflections can only be completed onsite at the event; reviewers are incentivized to leave reviews.)

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Full-Access User License - Licensed users are the ones who are uploading videos. With this account comes the ability to utilize the full suite of Edthena features. Organizations will have access to utilizing the video upload tools, groups, video conversations, METX video library (from Gates Foundation), learning cycle design & management tools, and reporting.
Can be purchased by School Leader or District Administrator.


This product is accessible via a web browser -- Optimized for mobile browsers
This product is available as a native application on the following devices:
iPhone App
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