To minimize time out of the classroom, there will be technology support to allow CTs and CAs to be able to observe their Mentees through a video-based instructional platform provided through an EEC contract with Torsh, Inc. (there is no cost to PAC participants). TALENT, provided through Torsh, Inc., is a video based teacher observation, feedback and data analytics platform that promotes accelerated student learning. The online platform has the ability to capture a wide range of daily in-classroom interactions to help increase effectiveness of teachers through facilitated structured and unstructured feedback from mentors and peers via a school branded, private social network. The feedback will in turn provide qualitative and quantitative data to analyze Mentee and MA interaction and instructional patterns through video.
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Torsh TALENT and SWIVL Tips and Tricks
- Make sure your phone is in Airplane mode, so your recording isn’t interrupted by phone calls! Don’t forget to turn off Airplane mode afterwards!
- Make sure your screen orientation is not locked or your videos will upload sideways!
- Search for “Torsh” in the app store to find the free app. Note: If you’re using an iPad to capture video, search for the T Uploader app under iPhone apps in the app store
- TALENT works best with Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari. Do NOT use Internet Explorer.
- Lift the door on the top of your Swivl to find the Swivl marker that you will wear around your neck.
- Use the hole on the black part of the Swivl to charge. This is lowest hole on the side of the Swivl.
- Can’t find your TALENT invitation? Check your spam folder!
- Have any further questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org