TEAM Model AI Smarter School

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

Plan 4: DLO AI Ultimate Plan

Create a top-level CPD dedicated classroom
Automatically archive the lecture wisdom of Digital Lesson Observation


The ​​Digital Lesson Observation (DLO) AI Ultimate Plan allows you to create the most advanced Continuing Professional Development (CPD) (or Teacher Professional Development (TPD)) dedicated classroom, called the TEAM Model AI Lecture Observation Lounge (LOL). LOL integrates multi-services including TEAM Model Smarter Classroom (TMSC), AI Terminal, Sokrates Lecture Observation App, and Sokrates Video Service. During the class in this classroom, multiple cameras and computer images can be switched for directing, and a wonderful video that integrates multiple images can be recorded. It synchronously collects expert wisdom (multimedia opinion from Sokrates Lecture Observation app) and teaching behavioral data characteristics (from TMSC), and automatically generates Sokrates Video and lesson observation form, turning traditional public lesson observation into digital lesson observation, and helping the teaching research team to conduct post-lesson observation discussion and pedagogical reviews activities more scientifically and efficiently! 

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


Scenario Scene

The composition of the DLO AI Ultimate Plan

The DLO AI Ultimate Plan mainly includes Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform (also known as Sokrates Exclusive Lesson Examples Channel), Data Storage Service, Sokrates AI Pack, and ezVision IP Camera. The Digital Lesson Observation Platform will not be introduced here. The following mainly describes the contents of the Sokrates AI Pack, including: 

1. HiTeach 5 + Web IRS * 50 + HiGroup * 8
2. AI Terminal
3. USB Recording Support license
4. Sokrates Lecture Observation app * 50 licenses
5. Sokrates Video Service (including Sokrates Screen Video Service)
The descriptions are as follows:

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

Sokrates AI Pack includes HiTeach 5, student Web IRS * 80, and student group authorization HiGroup * 8. If you need remote control-type feedback devices for students, you can purchase additional student IRS clickers/keypads.

Together with Sokrates 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. AI Terminal

AI Terminal is an intelligent integrated system for video and audio acquisition and processing. It uses advanced embedded DSP video processing technology, built-in audio processor, and has the latest smart pattern recognition technology to meet the needs of TEAM Model AI Lecture Observation Lounge (the ultimate digital lesson observation classroom) for various recording and broadcasting applications, including the operation of multi-split screen video switching, automatic image tracking, real-time live streaming, etc., which can record clear and brilliant videos with multi-scene changes.

The video source of AI Terminal can be the VGA screen of the teaching computer, and 2 IP cameras (one for the teacher and the other for the students). Using the external monitoring screen of the AI Terminal, you can perform various functions on the control console screen, setting and operation.

Multi-track recording and customized templates
Provides 8 templates. Can choose to record teacher desktop, teacher/student channel (close up and full view), and telepresence video image. The templates can be switched freely.
Equipped with high-performance chips, enhancing access efficiency
Auto-produced videos right after class, no need for additional waiting time.
Easy to use: One device with multi-purposes
Combining the functions of lesson recording. live streaming, and video conferencing. Synchronization of distance teaching and lesson recording.
Built-in audio processor, eliminating interference noises
Echo cancellation and noise-canceling functions make audio more clear and pleasant.
Conveniently operate with auto-tracking function and director console 
Auto-tracking (motion detection, face recognition) can digitally track the teacher's movement. Paired with exclusive director console, perfectly record every image.
Integrate with HiTeach
Outstanding Performance 
Start recording with one click and automatically upload to cloud platform after class.
Collect teaching behavior characteristic data, and automatically merge with the video timeline recorded by AI Terminal.

Through the monitoring screen, you can intuitively operate the PTZ keyboard controller to control the PTZ camera and present the best shot


Visual directing control panel

The system has a built-in directing control function, which allows you to switch the video source between the templates during the recording process, such as single screen, split-screen (2 evenly split, 1 large and 2 small...), and picture-in-picture. You can easily switch the video source by dragging and dropping with the mouse, so that you can produce rich and clear videos with the great directing function.

Automatically track teacher/student images

The system is equipped with intelligent image tracking technology, which can track according to motion detection, face recognition, and screen changes. Even if there is no one controlling and adjusting the camera lens, the system will automatically follow the teacher's movement and adjust the lens screen, or automatically switch to the computer desktop screen. The resulting video is as brilliant and versatile!


Example of a multi-picture recording video:
Split picture (2 evenly split)-2 cameras
Example of a multi-picture recording video:
Picture-in-picture (1 large, 2 small)
Example of a multi-picture recording video:
Split picture(1 large, 2 small)-computer screen is the large one
Example of a multi-picture recording video:
Split picture (2 evenly split)-1 computer screen, 1 camera picture


   3.USB Recording Support license

For the description of the relevant application functions of the USB Recording Support license, please refer to the AI DLO Starter Plan.


   4. 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


   5. AI Sokrates Video Service

AI Sokrates 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 high-quality videos recorded with AI Terminal to produce Sokrates Video and Sokrates Report. Sokrates Video 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, 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 the Sokrates 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 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 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'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 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 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, 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

Camera for DLO AI Ultimate Plan

In addition to Socrates AI Pack, the DLO AI Ultimate Plan also requires a PTZ-controllable professional camera ezVision PTZ camera and a PTZ Camera Keyboard Controller. This camera is an IP camera with a network IP transmission port. It is recommended to have 2 cameras, one for recording teachers and one for students.


Related Videos and Reference Information
AI Sokrates Video, the Powr to Transform Education!

The "TEAM Model AI Lecture Observation Lounge" constituted by the AI ​​Sokrates system is to build an AI Sokrates analysis system in the micro-teaching classroom or TEAM Model Smarter Classroom where public lessons are conducted, so that the normal "Lesson Study Room" can be upgraded to the "Smart Lecture Observation Lounge" with technological intelligence and automatic analysis of teaching behavior.

TEAM Model platform | The World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS2021)

The World Association of Lesson Studies (WALS) International Conference (WALS 2021) was held from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2. The session "Enhance teacher learning and promote curriculum reforms through AI-supported lesson study" was hosted by Prof. Rongjin Huang, an expert in lesson research at Middle Tennessee State University, and five research teams from three time zones around the world were invited to present three research papers and the research results on the theoretical and technical foundations, lesson cases, and teacher professional development based on the TEAM Model platform as the lesson research tool.
The 15-minute video explains TEAM Model's theoretical and technical foundations, as well as the application of AI Sokrates services.。

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

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

Set up Information
Plan 4: Digital Lesson Observation AI Ultimate Plan   
Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform ServiceSokrates 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 AI Pack
  • HiTeach 5 + Web IRS 5 * 50 + HiGroup * 8
  • AI Terminal license 
  • USB Recording Support license
  • Sokrates Lecture Observation app * 50 licenses
  • Sokrates Video Service(including Sokrates Screen Video Service)
IP Camera
  • ezVision PTZ Camera (CM-212A) ezVision PTZ IP Camera(CM-212A) 
    Buy 1 or 2 according to your needs to take videos of teachers and students
PTZ Camera Keyboard ControllerIt is recommended that the camera be equipped with PTZ Camera Keyboard Controller, which is convenient for manual control of the camera's pan, tilt, or lens zoom. 
Other optional items
Touch DevicesIt is recommended to install a touch device (such as Haboard IWB (101 inches)) for teachers to operate intuitively, and use HiTeach 5's powerful IWB tools to operate/write/mark with their hands. 
Other compatible environmentAI Terminal's control and monitoring screen, microphone equipment, multimedia audio system, wireless network environment... etc. may vary depending on the site environment. Require project planning. 
Integrated constructionInstallation of various equipment, power supply, wiring, landscaping, etc., and project planning are also required. 
Sokrates Lecture Observation app Additional LicenseThis item is limited to the additional purchase of this Pack and cannot be purchased separately. 


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