Imagine capturing video of an action-packed school event -- a sports game, science experiment, a musical or theatrical performance -- then adding text and voice-over commentary, side-by-side video comparisons, or graphic overlays to offer students relevant and personalized feedback, all in slow motion or real time and with easy sharing. That’s Coach’s Eye.
This app is intended as an analysis tool for athletic coaches and their athletes to improve technique and physical performance. Record a pitcher's release, track the ball in slow motion, including the moment it strikes the bat, and use in-app tools to analyze body positions, diagram plays, and more. But consider other physical performers, too. Record musicians and analyze their technique to improve musicianship, or record actors and assess their technique to improve theatrical performance. Consider the motion of science, especially in physics. Imagine capturing experiments of Newton's Laws of Motion and using video analysis to explain inertia, acceleration, force, and more, all with customizable editing tools and easy sharing.Continue reading Show less
The Coach's Eye video editor is like being your own sports broadcaster. It allows detailed, visual feedback thanks to powerful analysis tools and superior playback ability. Record video in the app or import clips from a camera roll in slow motion, real time, and frame-by-frame scrubbing (precise rewind/fast-forward). Find exact moments in a performance, tap Analyze to open a variety of analysis tools, and then tap Record to capture your analysis. Layer drawings or text on the video, add voice-over commentary, and make side-by-side video comparisons. Then share as a YouTube URL via social media, text, or email.
Know that settings default as Public, so toggle to Unlisted to protect student privacy. Video files are huge, and there’s limited storage in-app, so be poised for subscription fees to accommodate a team's worth of video.
Dynamic analysis drives Coach's Eye through captured video analysis and feedback to improve performance. It allows athletes to watch themselves in variable speed, with graphic and audio overlays, to learn after the fact and with Coach’s feedback. But it’s a powerful teaching tool off the sports field, too. Think of the other coaches in our schools: musical and theatrical directors, teachers, and administrators.
The analysis tools and record/playback interface offer feedback on any captured video with a level of exactness beyond any other built-in video player. So consider analyzing a physics experiment or a musical or theatrical performance. The drawing tools look professional -- custom curvy and crisp arrows, circles, boxes, and so on -- but use a stylus when writing for cleaner text. Robust toolkits and sports-specific, instructional videos are available for in-app purchase but tend to be pricey.
Key Standards Supported
Motion and Stability: Forces and Interactions
Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence of the effects of balanced and unbalanced forces on the motion of an object.
Make observations and/or measurements of an object’s motion to provide evidence that a pattern can be used to predict future motion.
Ask questions to determine cause and effect relationships of electric or magnetic interactions between two objects not in contact with each other.
Define a simple design problem that can be solved by applying scientific ideas about magnets.
Support an argument that the gravitational force exerted by Earth on objects is directed down.
Apply Newton’s Third Law to design a solution to a problem involving the motion of two colliding objects.
Plan an investigation to provide evidence that the change in an object’s motion depends on the sum of the forces on the object and the mass of the object.
Ask questions about data to determine the factors that affect the strength of electric and magnetic forces.
Construct and present arguments using evidence to support the claim that gravitational interactions are attractive and depend on the masses of interacting objects.
Conduct an investigation and evaluate the experimental design to provide evidence that fields exist between objects exerting forces on each other even though the objects are not in contact.
Analyze data to support the claim that Newton’s second law of motion describes the mathematical relationship among the net force on a macroscopic object, its mass, and its acceleration.
Use mathematical representations to support the claim that the total momentum of a system of objects is conserved when there is no net force on the system.
Apply scientific and engineering ideas to design, evaluate, and refine a device that minimizes the force on a macroscopic object during a collision.
Use mathematical representations of Newton’s Law of Gravitation and Coulomb’s Law to describe and predict the gravitational and electrostatic forces between objects.
Plan and conduct an investigation to provide evidence that an electric current can produce a magnetic field and that a changing magnetic field can produce an electric current.
Communicate scientific and technical information about why the molecular-level structure is important in the functioning of designed materials.
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