Secondary PDPP teacher candidate at UVic

Category: EdTech Inquiry

Ed Tech Presentation

Here is our Ed Tech Power Point presentation we presented in class today. I really enjoyed this group project because it made me realize how beneficial using video analysis in high school sport and PHE settings can be.

As a future educator I would definitely be open to using one of these apps if the school that I taught at allowed it, and also funded it. Some apps can be quite expensive but I think it would be worth it, and like we mentioned in the powerpoint it can add some variety into your classroom that could make it more engaging.

I really enjoyed working with my group members throughout this semester. We collaborated effectively with one another, and were open minded about any idea with each other. Another strength of our group was our organization skills. I think the main reason why we were so organized was because of TrelloTrello is  a collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what’s being worked on, who’s working on what, and where something is in a process.

Pros and Cons of Video Analysis Apps

For our Ed Tech group project our group decided to focus on video analysis in high school sport and PHE settings. This is a topic I’m definitely interested in learning about more because video analysis has been beneficial for me in the past when playing high school sports. In addition, I have had classes in high school and post secondary where we have used video analysis as an assessment tool and it has been very effective. Also my teachable is PHE so video analysis can relate to so many different categories in teaching including: assessment, distributed learning, multimedia learning theory, open pedagogy, personal learning, audio editing, collaboration, communication, image editing, tech tools, and video editing.

The four apps our group focused on were Dartfish, Coach’s Eye, Ubersense, and Sportlyzer. Below I have included a list of pros and cons of all apps.

Dartfish Pros and Cons


  • Offers a complete set of features for analysis in many different sports
  • Analysts are able to tag, review and edit actions seen in the footage in real-time while continuing to record events that continue to take place
  • Has a built-in capture system
  • Offers a coding system
  • Allows you to record video from static IP cameras around a playing ground and then once video is captured or imported, the trim and time shift tool allows you to edit and replay certain sports of the footage before starting to code it
  • Video analysis has several different features such as: basic drawing features, create slow-motion highlights, fast-forward/rewind less important sections, ability to zoom in/out, snapshots of key moments, and split video analysis
  • Has stats tables and graphs


  • Cost
  • Tricky to learn


Pros and Cons of Coach’s Eye


  • Great tool when trying to breakdown things
  • Offers athletes unique feedback for self-reflection and improvement
  • Great visual aid
  • Powerful video analysis tools and playback ability
  • Able to record video in the app or import clips from a camera roll in slow motion, real time, and frame-by-frame stubbing
  • Easy to find exact moments in performance
  • Easily accessible to analyze and record
  • Able to add voice over commentary, and make side-by-side video comparisons
  • Allows you to share as a YouTube URL via social media, text, or email


  • High and hidden costs in add-on tools and subscription fees
  • Need to careful when sharing videos since privacy defaults to public
  • Limited storage


Pros and Cons of Ubersense


  • Excellent tutorials in knowledge base
  • Offers a complete set of features for analysis in many different sports
  • Fast video processing
  • Especially good at video features like slo-mo, frame by frame, tracking user over time and side-by-side
  • Simple and intuitive user interface
  • Lots of support on it’s website


  • Only available for iOS at this time (but Android is in the works)
  • Small annual membership fee


Pros and Cons of Sportlyzer


  • Great app for coaches, players, and parents
  • Easily accessible
  • Everything you need is in one place
  • All schedules, games, contacts, updates, etc are nicely managed on the web or mobile app 


  • No separate app for players
  • App isn’t free if user wants everything to be included




High School Experience on Video Analysis

I wanted to share an experience about why video analysis can be a useful teaching tool in high school sports. When I was in grade 12 I was on the senior boys basketball team. About mid way through the season we filmed one of our games, and also filmed a practice which was heavily focused on shooting. Having these two activities filmed was extremely helpful, and was an eye opening experience to me.

Video analysis allows coaches and athletes to take a critical look at an athlete’s performance in order to improve skills, develop strategy, and to prevent injury. The great thing about video analysis is that it can capture small details in technique that are often missed when watching athletes live, or when a coach is just explaining details to an athlete in a conversation.

Having our basketball game filmed was beneficial because it allowed us to focus on the smaller details that sometimes can’t be seen or shown verbally by a coach etc. Being able to fast forward/rewind and zoom in and out was quite useful. Having a coach giving feedback while also having a visual tool was something that really helped me. Having our shooting practice filmed was amazing because it helped me so much.

Overall I definitely encourage sport teams to use video analysis!!!!!!!!!






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