Developer: Sam Stigler
Current Version: 1.0.5
Last Updated: 7 months ago
Download Size: 3.5 MB - Download
"The TIMSS 1999 Video Study was a study of eighth-grade mathematics and science teaching in seven countries. The study involved videotaping and analyzing teaching practices in more than one thousand classrooms."
This Mac application provides a simple way to download and explore the 53 public-use TIMSS videos offline, without a connection to the internet. Interface includes transcript and subtitles seamlessly linked with the video, providing instant search and navigation to any point in the video; a full-screen view for presentations; and a bookmarks feature that allows the user to mark clips and then drag them into any order to support presentations.
- Fixes downloads still being listed as in-progress even after they have completed.
- Fixes downloads not working.
- Updates how videos are downloaded to take advantage of the latest security enhancements.
- Fixes player pausing after dragging screen capture.
- Fixes subtitles not displaying as expected.
Most Helpful Reviews
TIMSS video - This app offers a powerful way to improve teaching. It lets everyone have access to the TIMSS Videos in 7 different countries. These videos of 8th grade math and science lessons lets us see how teachers in other countries are getting better results than we are in the U.S. Just like the traveling helps us to see our own society in new ways, watching classrooms in other countries opens new vistas on teaching in the U.S. This helps U.S. teachers notice practices they now take for granted, and encourages them to re-think how they approach teaching. This app makes the videos available for use by individuals, collaborating teams, professors in pre-service programs, school district specialists–everyone who wants to see teaching improved. Encouraging teachers to carefuly observe, analyze, and discuss how lessons unfold is one of the best professional learning experiences. Because the app downloads not only the videos but other materials and permits viewers to mark especially interesting points in the lesson to show and discuss with others. It is a powerful learning tool. It is just amazing that only a few years ago it would have been incredibly expensive to provide these learning resources which are now available to everyone with a few dollars and a few clicks.