I am having a blast with this helmet cam idea. People are so excited they want to figure out how to use this as a differentiator, and ask to not tell others. I could have gone down the money pit path of trying to patent a helmet cam idea applied to data centers, but that would have just put lots of money in the hands of patent attorneys.
A demonstration of the use of video analysis is in this Fast Company article.
Made to Stick: Watch the Game FilmBY: DAN HEATH AND CHIP HEATHJune 1, 2010
Photograph by Max Wolfe
Dan Heath and Chip Heath ask, Have you been looking closely enough at your business?
Football Coaches pore over game film to spot things they'd never see in real time. Check it out: When the defense blitzes, the free safety picks up the running back. So by picking off the safety, the middle of the field will be wide open for a screen pass. The value of this meticulous observation is intuitive in the sports world. After all, coaches get a week to review a 60-minute game. In the organizational world, where every day is game day, such analysis is less common. It's unfortunate because studying the game film can yield unexpected insights.
The application highlighted is in teaching.
Lemov suspected there was technique underneath the teaching magic -- and if he could find it, he could teach it. So he identified a classic top-5% teacher at North Star Academy in Newark, New Jersey, and asked if he could observe the class. Lemov's buddy, a wedding videographer, agreed to record the teacher in action (a welcome relief from the Electric Slide).
Five years later, having recorded and analyzed hundreds of hours of videotape, Lemov has some answers. In his new book, Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College, Lemov reveals what he learned. As he expected, great teachers have a lot in common. For instance, star teachers circulate around the whole space of their classrooms. They are always within seconds of being at the shoulder of any student in the room. Less experienced teachers rarely "broke the plane," the imaginary line running between the blackboard and the first row of student desks.
One of the books I am reading now is Teach like a Champion.
Top Five Things Every Teacher Needs to Know (or Do) to Be Successful
Amazon-exclusive content from author Doug Lemov
1. Simplicity is underrated. A simple idea well-implemented is an incredibly powerful thing.
2. You know your classroom best. Always keep in mind that what’s good is what works in your classroom.
3. Excellent teaching is hard work. Excellent teachers continually strive to learn and to master their craft. No matter how good a teacher is it’s always possible to be better.
4. Every teacher must be a reading teacher. Reading is the skill our students need.
5. Teaching is the most important job in the world. And it’s also the most difficult.