Discover the power of video for effective teacher CPD

For classroom-based, online and blended teaching and learning models
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Powerfully simple lesson recording technology and integrated professional development platform

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Record classroom-based and online teaching

Whether your teachers are in the classroom or teaching online, our Discovery Kit and Screen Capture technology enable them to easily record every lesson. Once the recording is finished, the video is automatically uploaded into your teachers’ secure and private account on our fully GDPR compliant platform.

Reflect and analyse

Offer your teachers the opportunity to see their lessons from a whole new perspective and identify areas for improvement; completely in private and whenever it suits them. Get access to intuitive tools to collect and analyse data and get a deeper insight into teaching and learning, or edit sections of videos as examples of real practice.

Share and collaborate

Provide your staff with opportunities for effective coaching, peer collaboration and developmental lesson observations. Your teachers can easily share video reflections with colleagues, give and receive contextualised feedback through time stamped comments and connect with each other over distance with Rooms: our fully integrated video conferencing made specifically for teachers.

Learn and improve

Leverage the collective wisdom of your teachers and build libraries of good teaching practice online. ‘Groups’ provide access to valuable expert knowledge at the click of a button – being a great resource for ECTs as well as more experienced practitioners. Our ready-made CPD programmes like Film Club make it easy for teachers to develop strategies and improve practice in a facilitated, collaborative setting.

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Safeguarding & Security

We take safeguarding and security seriously. All classroom videos are encrypted and automatically uploaded to the teacher’s private and secure account in our fully GDPR compliant platform, ready to reflect on or share at a later date.

By default, only the teacher who uploaded a recording has access to it unless they decide to share a video at their own discretion. Ensuring full control and privacy for every user.

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Classroom video recording devices

Discovery Kit + Discovery Kit Go Live

The Discovery Kit’s combination of dual view technology and high-quality audio recording ensures you capture every interaction in your classroom. Our ‘Go Live’ feature offers a flexible solution for observing lessons remotely. It allows you to conduct live coaching sessions from anywhere with a wifi connection; making feedback immediate and effective. Ask us for more information.

Designed with busy teachers in mind, each camera is simple to set up, easy to use and light to transport between classrooms; taking the hassle out of lesson recording.

“In the past academic year we’ve had 515 lessons recorded across our academies and those were viewed 5,062 times by our staff. From a Trust perspective, IRIS Connect is a fantastic tool for not only capturing our most effective practice but most importantly, spreading it.”

– Sonya Lanckham, Strategic Leader for Teaching and Learning at Windsor Academy Trust

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Frequently asked questions

Absolutely. From the moment we welcome you into the IRIS Connect community, you are assigned a dedicated education consultant who will work closely with you to align your development priorities, plan for a successful roll-out of IRIS Connect in your school and together ensure you get the results you want to get. Should you require technical support, you’ll find guidance and answers to the most common questions in our Support Hub or simply contact our outstanding support team via phone, live chat or email. Find out more about consultancy and support here.
 

Yes, provided you are adherent to your organisation’s policies, have taken into account any safeguarding concerns and meet the appropriate GDPR requirements. The following resources will assist you with your GDPR requirements for recording:
 
1) Select and document your lawful basis
2) Update your privacy notice
3) Complete a DPIA
 
Using IRIS Connect ensures the data you collect is captured, stored and shared securely meeting the GDPR requirements for the data, whilst enabling you to achieve the highest level of professional development through the use of the features, guides and analytical tools available on our system.
 

This depends.

  1. Does your organisation’s policy allow the use of personal devices? If they are not approved, you can either purchase an IRIS Connect Starter or Discovery Kit, or use shared school devices. Our consultants are happy to discuss your requirements with you and suggest a solution that meets your needs.
  2. Regardless of the device you’re using, you must always make sure you have installed and use the IRIS Connect Record app. Our app is designed to securely capture, encrypt and upload recordings directly to your account, then automatically remove the file once uploaded. This means data is never stored or viewed locally which can be a security risk. The app is also designed to manage the uploading of large files over the internet and offers a range of features such as pairing for capturing two views and anonymisation mode if you need to avoid capturing personal data when recording.

 

Prices are starting from £2,096 / year for primary schools and £3,516 / year for secondary schools. However, all our packages are tailored to your school’s individual requirements. To get an exact quote for your school, please get in touch and your regional consultant will be happy to help.
 

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