TEAM Model AI Smarter School

TEAM Model Smarter Classroom + TEAM Model Lecture Observation Lounge + Data Decision

Plan 3: DLO AI Starter Plan

HiTeach with AI & available video equipment
Digital Lesson Observation Record can be Integrated with AI Technology!


The Digital Lesson Observation (DLO) AI Starter Plan provides you with a mechanism for integrating artificial intelligence(AI) data analysis technology, video recording technology and lesson observation records of observers in the TEAM Model Smarter Classroom built by HiTeach. It can generate AI Sokrates Video consisting of class observation records, videos, and AI analysis. The way of video recording can be to use software to record the desktop, or use existing video equipment, such as a USB video processor with a DV camcorder, or an AI camera, etc., to record the video of the teaching scene.

During the class, the teaching and learning data of the interaction between teachers and students in the smarter classroom, and the multimedia records of the lesson observation recorded by observers are collected simultaneously. After the class is over, the data is automatically compiled, which can not only display the compiled multimedia observation record table (Lesson Observation Form), as well as AI Sokrates Video and reports that integrate classroom videos, teaching behavior data, lesson observation records, and AI computing TPC reference index. This is a smart video that brings together the wisdom of experts (Observation APP) and machine intelligence (smart classroom). As long as you click the smart mark in the video, you can quickly switch the corresponding video time point, watch the video, and talk about the record! This will help teachers conduct lectures and pedagogical discussions more scientifically and efficiently!

Overview of the environment and equipment of the Digital Lesson Observation AI Starter Plan

The composition of the DLO AI Starter Plan

Sokrates's 333 AI Assisted Teacher Professional Development Program

The DLO AI Starter Plan mainly includes Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform (also known as Sokrates Exclusive Lesson Examples Channel), Data Storage Service, Sokrates Video Pack, and ezVision AI Camera (you can replace it with your own USB video processor and your own DV camcorder). The Digital Lesson Observation Platform will not be introduced here. The following mainly describes the contents of the Sokrates Video Pack, including: 

1. HiTeach 5 + Web IRS * 50 + HiGroup * 8
2. USB Recording Support license
3. Sokrates Lesson Observation app * 10 licenses
4. Sokrates Video Service(including Sokrates Screen Video Service)


   1. HiTeach 5 + Web IRS * 50 + HiGroup * 8

Sokrates Screen Video Pack also includes HiTeach 5, student Web IRS * 40, and student group authorization HiGroup * 6. If you need remote control-type feedback devices for students, you can purchase additional student IRS clickers/keypads.

Together with Sokrates Screen Video Service and Sokrates Lecture Observation app, this set of HiTeach is equipped with various smarter teaching functions of TEAM Model Smarter Classroom, allowing teachers to have complete technology teaching aids, showing competence-oriented teaching model of integrating information technology into teaching. For detailed introduction, please refer to the introduction of TEAM Model Smarter Classroom solution.

TEAM Model Mobile Smarter Classroom
Mobile Smarter Classroom
TEAM Model TBL Smarter Classroom
TBL Smarter Classroom


   2.USB Recording Support license

The USB Recording Support license mainly provides the function of video recording and records the whole class. With this license, you can use a USB video processor with a digital camera, or an AI camera to record videos. They are described as follows:

• HiTeach desktop recording function

The HiTeach desktop recording function is a software recording function that completely records the screen of operating the computer. Combined with the microphone and sound effects of the computer itself, the process of operating the computer and the electronic whiteboard during the class can be recorded as a desktop video containing audio. This is the easiest recording function to use.

• USB video processor with a digital camera(DV)

HiTeach can support the video recording function of USB video devices. If you have a digital video camera (DV), which usually has the function of HDMI output, you can combine the USB video processor to convert the video and audio into the USB signal format through the USB video processing device at the same time and input it to the computer. This allows HiTeach to obtain video data for video recording. The USB video device you choose should preferably have the function of hardware video compression, and the performance will be the best. If you need to know the relevant verified compatible hardware devices, please contact the HABOOK team.

Schematic diagram of equipment connection using DV+ video processor for digital lesson observation

• ezVision AI Camera

ezVision AI Camera is an extremely lightweight 4K ultra-high-definition resolution camera that can vividly show the expressions and movements of people. It uses AI technology to intelligently zoom and zoom according to the number of people in the scene, automatically track the teacher, and keep the scene in the center. In addition, it has a built-in microphone, which is suitable for quick setup and filming during lesson observation.

Other features are listed as follows:

•    Support ePTZ, which can control the zooming and angle adjustment of the screen, and supports 10x digital zoom.
•    2 Built-in microphones with omnidirectional audio reception and noise suppression algorithm, so that the sound recording effect is perfectly presented, and the effective audio recording distance is up to 6 meters.
•    With superior face detection auto framing function, it can intelligently zoom in and out according to the number of people in the scene, and keep the main character in the center.
•    Wide-angle lens without distortion to achieve 100° ultra-wide angle lens image, and the shooting range is wide so everyone can be recorded.
•    Video output port supports USB 3.0, no need to download additional driver, plug and play.
•    Diverse setup methods, the device itself has a fixed clip, easy to clip on the LED screen or computer monitor. Can also be placed on the desktop, or set up on a tripod.


Schematic diagram of the installation method of digital lesson observation using AI camera


With the above mechanism, the video and audio of the class process can be recorded.

Digital lesson observation application scenarios


   3. Sokrates Lecture Observation app

During digital lesson observation, experts or teacher teams can use Sokrates Lecture Observation app to record observation data. They can mark key time points, and record their observations in text, photos, audio, and video with smartphones, tablets, or PCs.
⦁ Sokrates Lecture Observation app has a variety of built-in focus categories, including Team-based Learning, Student Behavior, Cognitive Taxonomy, Learning Community, Learning Community: Learning Atmosphere, Learning Community: Motivation and Process, Learning Community: Learning Outcomes, etc. In addition, school districts or schools can also define their own government-level or school-based focus categories, or can be customized by experts or teachers.

When conducting public lectures or teaching observations, if an appropriate Focus Category of Lesson Observation is set, it will focus on the perspective of the teacher team to collect more helpful and focused professional feedback.

Sokrates Lecture Observation app
The perfect tool for recording lesson observation

⦁ Use text, photos, audio, and video to feedback easily.
⦁ Your feedbacks automatically correspond to the exact time point of the lesson, saving the burden of time marking.
⦁ A complete review of the feedback records. Can also make supplementary remarks and comments at any time later.

Team-based Learning
Example of Focus Category:
Team-based Learning

The focus category of Team-based Learning can be used to observe the in-depth integration of TEAM Model TBL Smarter Classroom. It includes the seven key mechanisms of the TBL Team-based Learning model.

Bloom's Cognitive Taxonomy
Example of Focus Category:
Cognitive Taxonomy

The Cognitive Taxonomy focus category can be used to describe and observe the knowledge content of students' learning. The focus of observation is the new version of Bloom's taxonomy of educational goals in the cognitive domain.

Sokrates Lesson Observation Form
All feedbacks are here, no more trouble with records

After the lesson observation is over, all the texts, photos, audio, and videos from the observers will be consolidated into the Sokrates Lesson Observation Form. The content of the lesson observation can also be sorted by time, observer, category, content, etc., so that teachers do not have to spend time and effort on organizing lesson observation records, and the burden of lesson observation is greatly reduced.


Learn more about Sokrates Lecture Observation app


   4. AI Sokrates Video & Screen Video Service

This solution introduces the AI ​​Sokrates service, and after the recording, a digital lesson observation video recording integrating AI data analysis will be automatically generated. When recording, you can choose to record the image of the desktop, USB video processor or AI camera, choose one to record, and generate AI ​​Sokrates Screen video or AI ​​Sokrates video with AI data analysis.

AI Sokrates Video Service( including Screen Video Service) is a service that uses the teaching behavioral data characteristics automatically collected in the TEAM Model Smarter Classroom, the Sokrates AI Teaching Analytics Service developed exclusively by HABOOK, and the desktop video or camera video recorded by HiTeach to produce Sokrates Screen Video(or Sokrates Video) and Sokrates Report. Sokrates Video Service not only automatically generates professional teaching analysis reports with AI (machine intelligence), but also integrates the feedback from lesson observation experts and teacher teams (expert wisdom), and uses visual charts as a reference for lesson observation discussions and teacher self-improvement.

Sokrates Video is mainly stored, presented, and managed through a lesson observation platform (i.e., the school's exclusive lesson examples channel). It is made up of data from each lesson observation and contains data such as in-class teaching video, teaching behavioral data characteristics, and expert feedback list/content. When playing the video, related data is automatically synchronized.


• Expert Page and AI Page

On the right side of the Sokrates Video/Screen Video, you can switch between Expert Page and AI Page. When switching to the Expert Page, a list of observers' feedback is displayed. When switching to AI Page, the TPC index and technology interaction frequency analyzed by AI Sokrates are displayed.


• Expert Page Function Introduction 

The Expert Page of Sokrates Video is divided into eight areas, which are explained as follows:

1. Video Information: Display basic information of Sokrates Video/Screen Video.
2. Expert/AI Page Switch: Press the page switching button to switch between the Expert Page and the AI Page.
3. In-class Teaching Video: The teaching video area has control functions such as fast-forwarding, rewinding, and full-screen playing.
4. Teaching Behavioral Data Characteristics: Display basic technology interactive functions and timeline. Press the feature marker to play the video of that time point.
5. Opinion Curve (hot spot): Positive marking curve is green, negative marking curve is blue.
6. Expert Feedback List: All public, visitor, and private feedback items can be displayed. Providing a convenient filtering function.
7. Expert Feedback Content: The feedback content is presented, including the text, photos, audio, or video content from the observer (experts, teachers).
8. Add New Feedback (Comments): After the lesson observation is over, you can still give feedback at any time (for non-synchronized lesson observation).

Sokrates Video: Expert Page


• Video Information

The Sokrates Video/Screen Video information area includes the video title, lesson description, the link to the lesson overview page, and a button to copy the lesson example link. Clicking the SOKRATES button will bring you back to the lesson overview page and click the copy link button to share the lesson URL.


• Lesson Observation Feedback List

Lesson Observation Feedback List displays all items in chronological order and provides a convenient filtering function. You can filter by observers and categories. Click the copy hyperlink button to get the video clip hyperlink information. 
Feedback/Comments can be divided into three attributes: public, personal, and visitor. Only when the personal button is pressed will your own personal comments be displayed, and when the visitor button is pressed, the visitor comments will be displayed (only the lesson instructor or administrator have this feature).


• Multi-data Linkage

The data in Sokrates Video/Screen Video are interlinked, including the timeline of five data items, including In-class Teaching Video, Teaching Behavioral Data Characteristics, Opinion Curve, and Lesson Observation Feedback List/Content. For example, when you click Behavioral Data Characteristics, it will automatically switch to show the corresponding video and feedback.

Sokrates Video: Expert Page (Data linkage)


• TPC Index

Sokrates Video/Screen Video's AI Page includes: 9. Technology Interaction Index (T), 10. Pedagogical Application Index (P), 11. Content Implementation Index (C),  and 12. Technology Functions Triggered Times/Duration.

AI Sokrates lesson observation innovates the model and process of digital lesson observation. The Sokrates Screen Video is automatically generated on the lesson observation platform (the school's exclusive lesson examples channel) at the end of the lesson. During post-lesson observation discussions, the rich data and evidence from the Sokrates Screen Video can make pedagogical reviews more accurate and efficient.

Technological pedagogical content knowledge (TPACK) framework
For related information, please refer to TPACK theoretical framework


• Sokrates Report

In addition to the Sokrates Video/Screen Video, a data report, Sokrates Report, is also produced immediately based on the analysis of the Teaching Behavioral Data Characteristics. In this way, you can take one minute to interpret the Sokrates Report, and quickly enjoy a 40-minute class.
The Sokrates Report is composed of two parts: 1. TPC Index and Technology Functions Triggered Times/Duration and 2. Teaching Behavioral Data Characteristics.

The Technology Interaction (T) Index has five analysis indexes, including T1: Data channel, T2: Data feedback, T3: Decision by statistics, T4: Focus on students, and T5: Multi-assessment. AI statistically analyzes the frequency and effective combination application of each index, and gives a sub-index and a total index.

The Pedagogical Application (P) Index has six analysis indexes, including P1: Group learning, P2: Whole-class interaction, P3: Student center decision, P4: Whole-class assessment, P5: Individual learning, and P6: Multi-approach assessment. AI uses these six indexes to evaluate the effectiveness of Teaching Behavioral Data Characteristics. The more effective the teaching behavior data characteristics, the higher the index will be.

The Content Implementation (C) Index has five analysis indexes, including C1: Teaching Design, C2: Teaching Process, C3: Teaching Effectiveness, C4: Technology Integration, and C5: Innovation. These analysis indexes need to be entered manually by experts, and combined with AI Sokrates's Technology Interaction (T) Index and Pedagogical Application (P) Index to form the TPACK, a smarter lesson evaluation index that deeply integrates Technological (T), Pedagogical (P), Content (C).

Technology Interaction (T) Index and Pedagogical Application (P) Index are used to distinguish the in-depth integration state of smarter lesson TPC by light signals. A score above 70 is displayed as a
green light, a score of 50-70 is displayed as a yellow light, and a score below 50 is displayed as a red light. The red light means that the Technology Interaction or Pedagogical Application index is low, the yellow light means that the index is gradually approaching the application mature stage, and the green light means that it has reached a deep integration state. When a lesson's T and P indexes both show green lights, it is called a Sokrates double green light lesson.

By observing the frequency of technological interaction and the red, yellow, or green lights displayed by AI Sokrates, you can quickly and preliminarily interpret the basic state of the deep integration of this lesson.

Teaching Behavioral Data Characteristics is based on the interactive data pattern of the basic technology interaction function and the time axis. From the data pattern, you can observe the combined use, closed-loop use, and balanced use of the technology interaction function, and then you can further analyze the effectiveness of the Technology Interaction and Pedagogical Application.


• Automatically generate S-T chart and Rt-Ch chart after lesson data analysis

AI Sokrates will record the interaction between teachers and students in the classroom and generate S-T chart and Rt-Ch chart based on the S-T classroom analysis method published by Koichi Fujita. As long as HiTeach 5 is used for smart classroom teaching and combined with the data collection and analysis functions of AI Sokrates, S-T chart and Rt-Ch chart will be automatically generated.
►For more information please refer to: HiTeach integrates Fujita Koichi's S-T lesson observation records and S-T analysis

For more related information on Digital Lesson Observation, please refer to:
Digital Lesson Observation series: Pedagogical Review of AI Sokrates
Digital Lesson Observation series: Sokrates Video
Digital Lesson Observation series: Sokrates Report
Digital Lesson Observation series: Lesson Observation Form
Digital Lesson Observation series: Lesson Observation Focus Category

More related reference information:
►Academic publication: Sokrates Teaching Analytics System (STAS): An Automatic Teaching Behavior Analysis System
9 Q&A you must know about Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation
Introduction to Global TEAM Model Education Research Institute & Good Sokrates Lesson Example

Set Up Information
Plan 3: Digital Lesson Observation AI Starter Plan   
Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation PlatformSokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform(Sokrates Exclusive Lesson Examples Channel Service)provides the management function for the school's exclusive lesson examples channel, such as reports, lesson record analysis, video management (delete/produce, etc.), lesson resource management, and uploading general video lesson examples
**A school only needs one channel and management function. If you have already purchased it, do not duplicate the planning.
Data Storage ServiceData Storage Service dedicated to the exclusive lesson examples channel to store videos and data. 
Sokrates Video Pack
  • HiTeach 5 + Web IRS 5 * 50 + HiGroup * 8 
  • USB Recording Support license
  • Sokrates Lecture Observation app * 10 licenses
  • Sokrates Video Service(including Sokrates Screen Video Service)
Other optional items
ezVision AI Camera**This item can be replaced by your own USB video processor with your own DV camera
**The AI ​​camera has the video hardware compression function, and the performance is good. If you use a designated USB video processor that has been verified and tested by HABOOK, it also has the hardware video compression function and can also obtain better operating performance.
Sokrates Lecture Observation app Additional LicenseThis item is limited to the additional purchase of this Pack and cannot be purchased separately. 
Sokrates Screen Video ServiceOnly users who have purchased Sokrates Exclusive Lesson Examples Channel Management Service and purchased HiTeach with long-term use plan can purchase this module (HiTeach with subscription plan cannot purchase this module). 
Other compatible environmentsMicrophone equipment, multimedia audio system, wireless network environment... etc. may vary depending on the site environment. Require project planning. 


Comparison table of main items of each plan in digital lesson observation

 General PlanMobile PlanAI Starter PlanAI Ultimate Plan 
Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation PlatformOne set for one school, no need to repeat
Data Storage ServicePurchase according to space requirements
General Digital Lesson Observation licenseOptionalOptionalOptional 
Sokrates Lesson Observation app 
HiTeach   5 + Web IRSΧHiTeach Only 
Video and Lesson Study Data Integration AutomaticllyΧ 
USB Recording Support licenseΧ 
Sokrates Screen Video ServiceΧΧ 
Sokrates Video ServiceΧΧ 
AI Terminal licenseΧΧΧ 
ezVision AI Camera(CM-204K)ΧOptionalOptionalOptional 
USB Video ProcessorΧOptionalOptionalOptional 
ezVision PTZ Camera(CM-212A)ΧΧΧOptional 
PTZ Camera Keyboard ControllerΧΧΧOptional