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New free resources for your CPD in IRIS Connect

You can now get access to classroom video clips, lesson plans and resources from teachers around the world for FREE Take a look at these two new groups in our group store created by teachers for teachers…   1. Introduction to Phonics  Hi, my name is Helen Lindley. I am a Year One teacher at a school […]

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Episode 4 of film club is here!

Feedback to the Future  Feedback to the Future is the fourth episode in the film club series aimed at helping you to develop self-regulating, independent learners. Watch this short video to find out what episode 4 is all about. Get Access to episode 4 today >   What is film club? Born out of our […]

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IRIS Connect partners with Erasmus Plus’ ITELab Knowledge Alliance

  We are excited to announce our involvement in a new European-wide project focused on improving initial teacher training in the use of ICT to enhance pedagogy. The “ITELab” Knowledge Alliance, funded by the EU’s Erasmus Plus Programme, has been formed to address the need for training on pedagogical use of ICT during initial teacher […]

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IRIS Connect is used to run lesson study project with 100+ teachers

One of the best secondary academies in the country, Tuxford Academy, are using IRIS Connect to conduct a school-wide Lesson Study project involving 105 teachers. Ten years ago they embarked upon a national college project in Lesson Study, using DVD cameras to facilitate it. After several years the project fizzled out because the technology proved […]

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Episode 3 of IRIS Connect film clubs now available

Grow learner talk and collective thinking in your classroom with the latest episode of IRIS Connect film clubs. Look Who’s Talking Too is the third episode in a series of film clubs aimed at helping you to develop self-regulating, independent learners.   Born out of our project with the EEF, years of research and feedback […]

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Add discussions to your Groups

Ever wished you could discuss higher level concepts with other members of a Group within IRIS Connect? Introducing discussions! What are they? Different from comments, which can only be added to reflections and allow you to closely analyse specific practice, discussions are embedded into Groups to encourage and facilitate wider online conversations between members of […]

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New expertise available in the IRIS Connect Group store

This summer we’ve been collaborating with more education partners to make their expertise accessible via IRIS Connect. You can now access more teaching and learning research, video examples and resources, via IRIS Connect Groups, to underpin your professional learning. You can even get feedback from experts without paying out for a consultant’s day rate. (more…)

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Add comments to your video, while you teach

  Announcing a powerful update to the IRIS Connect Discovery Kit We chose to use iPods for our latest Discovery Kit microphone for a specific reason: to open up opportunities for you to interact with your video live, as it’s recording. What was previously just a high quality microphone, is now becoming a powerful professional […]

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Flipped learning now possible via IRIS Connect

  Making flipped learning, sharing of revision resources and homework materials quick and easy. We’ve been asked regularly over the past year whether our professional learning tools can be used for teachers to share videos and resources with their students. As a result, we’re introducing student licences and student Groups to our platform. Like teacher licences […]

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