NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana, March 2, 2016 – Torsh, an educational technology company that produces Torsh TALENT, just launched a new bluetooth-compatible version of their T Uploader iOS and Android apps. Torsh TALENT is a video-based online community and data platform that drives teacher professional development by enabling classroom observation, feedback and coaching. The newly-enhanced app allows educators to easily capture videos of classroom instruction using their phones or tablets, and automatically sync those videos with the audio captured from an external bluetooth microphone.
Many of the schools and organizations that use Torsh TALENT as a video observation platform have found that the greatest challenge to using video with educators is capturing high quality audio. Mobile devices are not designed for recording audio in large classroom settings and as a result, the audio quality is sometimes lacking. Consequently, Torsh has decided to make it easier for its clients to capture much better audio by using its updated and improved T Uploader apps to capture video in classroom settings.
“We have heard our customers loud and clear and they’ve told us that recording high quality videos is important to them,” stated Courtney Williams, CEO of Torsh. “Many of them believe it is as important to hear the interaction between teacher and student as it is to see the interaction, perhaps even more so. Starting today, we now provide a reliable solution to capture high quality audio which, when used with our list of recommended microphones and classroom setup, will make video capture a breeze. Our recommended bluetooth microphones are cost effective and can easily be purchased from Amazon or other outlets.”
Currently the TALENT platform is used in 1,600 plus schools across 18 states. Clients include Dallas Independent School District, KIPP DC, Uplift Education, New Teacher Center, Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care, Johns Hopkins University, NYU Steinhardt, SMU, and Stanford University.
Laura Garza, principal of Blanton Elementary School, part of the Dallas Independent School District’s “Accelerating Campus Excellence” (ACE) program, said that, “The new Bluetooth feature will allow us to reduce our capital outlay on hardware purchases while still allowing our teachers to record high quality video and audio using the Torsh TALENT T Uploader app. We are looking forward to trying it and seeing how it fits our needs.”
For more information on Torsh and Torsh TALENT, visit www.torsh.co.