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Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform

Gather Public Lesson Observation Records

A Teacher Professional Development Platform That Supports Synchronous & Asynchronous Lesson Observation


Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform (also known as Sokrates Exclusive Lesson Examples Channel) is a complete solution for implementing lesson observation activities and automating the storage of lesson data. The data of observation includes the records of the AI robot and on-site and online experts. In the case of public lesson/lecture observation, observers/experts can give feedback at any time by entering text, taking photos, or recording audio or video. When the observation activity is over, observation data, such as Sokrates Videos, Lesson Observation Forms, Lesson Data Quality Evaluation Reports, AI Sokrates Timeline (including voice transcripts, teacher-student interaction records) are automatically generated. In addition, online asynchronous lesson observation can also be done, teachers can go to the platform after the lesson to give feedback. 

If the public lesson is taught using HiTeach, the system can be combined with our exclusive AI engine, AI Sokrates Teaching Analytics Service, to assist in analyzing the teaching behavioral characteristics, and help teaching research and discussion to be conducted more scientifically and efficiently.

Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform integrates traditional classrooms, HiTeach Smarter Classrooms, and Sokrates Lecture Observation App to form a complete digital observation environment. General traditional classrooms can use the Digital Lesson Observation (DLO) General Plan or the DLO Mobile Plan which can automatically integrate classroom teaching videos and observation records. For smart classrooms using HiTeach 5, users can choose the DLO AI Starter Plan (record desktop video or with existing record devices) or the DLO AI Ultimate Plan (AI Lecture Observation Lounge (LOL)), both paired with the AI Sokrates Teaching Analytics Service. Therefore, the Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform is a convergence platform for teachers or experts to record lesson observation data and videos. Each lesson record can be supplemented with uploaded teaching materials, lesson plans, and other materials to become a complete lesson example.

Digital Lesson Observation Platform

Each school will have its own Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform (hence the name Sokrates Exclusive Lesson Examples Channel), and the lesson data on the platform are like school-specific curriculum and lesson development records, making the platform like a lesson video observation and learning channel. In addition, schools can share their lessons to the global Sokrates Platform, so that educators around the world can view them and do academic exchanges.

Overall, the Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform provides a convenient visualization management mechanism for the collection of school lesson examples, teacher professional development, teacher academic exchange, expert guidance, etc.

Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform

Sokrates's 333 AI Assisted Teacher Professional Development Program

Diverse application scenarios to meet the needs of schools and teachers

Schools, school districts, or teaching management units can use the Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform for multiple demand applications. The following are a few examples for reference: 

Scenario 1: AI Coach-Assisted Systematic Teacher Enhancement     

With the platform, each teacher is equivalent to having an AI coach. When a teacher uses HiTeach for teaching, this system will observe and record the lesson, and send a report to the teacher's HiTA app, which can help teachers gradually integrate digital technology into their teaching.


Teacher view T (Green Light) and detailed data notification on HiTA

What is AI Sokrates Summary Notice?

Every time a user uses HiTeach (must be more than 10 minutes) and generates interactive data, the system will automatically send a notification to the HiTA 5 app after the lesson is over, including the Technology Interaction Index and the use frequency of various interactive tools, which is referred to as "AI Sokrates Summary Notice". It provides real-time feedback on the technology application preferences and indexes of each lesson, helping teachers familiarize themselves with HiTeach's technology interaction functions, and acting as an AI coach that accompanies users to enhance their interactive applications.

The school's management team can use the data of the platform to track the contribution of the whole school in integrating technology into teaching and learning, and based on the data, conduct more effective professional development seminars or arrange thematic learning activities, so that all teachers and students can benefit from the growth and progress of the whole staff!

The management team can use data to help teachers grow

•Scenario 2: Team training room for new teaching materials and methods/pedagogies

In response to Taiwan's new curriculum, teachers must face new teaching materials and pedagogies. Therefore, Professor Chen's team vigorously promotes events for strategies of reading comprehension, and created Little Owl Wisdom League School to help teachers and principals from all over Taiwan to join the platform, record lesson videos, prepare, observe, and discuss lessons together online, and organizing teacher communities to promote smarter teaching and reading.
Key points of Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform that help the team are as follows:
1. Including demo classic lesson examples of smarter teachers and the key points of lesson observation feedback of expert teams, so that learning can be traced and the efficiency of expansion can be enhanced.
2. Lesson examples include video, timeline key point markers, expert marks, teaching materials, and lesson plans, so you can duplicate and practice in one go.
3. Distance is not a problem. During a public lesson, teachers, whether on-site or online, can watch the lesson and give feedback in real time. After the lesson, the video will be automatically compiled online to generate a video with data, so that teachers who did not participate can see the complete data asynchronously and add their own lesson observation feedback.


Little Owl Wisdom League School promotes teaching and learning methods through Sokrates Platform

•Scenario 3: The solution to a new school that is growing too fast

Chengdu ELDU Wisteria Primary School is a popular, new, and innovative smarter school, established in 2015, with TBL and Learning Community as its core development. Because the school is well-regarded and booming, the number of students has grown exponentially, resulting in an imbalance in the teacher-student ratio, and the difficulty in the recruitment of teachers, leading to teacher professional development and teaching quality being severely tested. The solution for Chengdu ELDU Wisteria Primary School is to effectively use the TEAM Model Smarter Teaching System and the teacher professional development model to quickly develop into a naturally smarter and excellent school using technology.
Key points of Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform that help the school development are as follows:
1. Adopting the model of "Homogeneous Pedagogy Lecture", teachers can combine the practice in the smarter classroom and upload to the channel as the basis of weekly subject pedagogical research, which shortens the growth cycle of each young teacher and allows teachers with 2 or 3 years of teaching experience to have over ten years of skills and uses it as a shortcut for their professional development.
2. The classical lesson examples are collected. The teaching group will go through the steps of lesson selection, preparation, grinding, finalization, multi-person recording, data analysis, internalization, and finally, form a classic lesson example and upload it to the channel, so that teachers can view it any time and study the excellent lesson examples on their own.
3. Through the channel, they can support rural and international interaction, and exchange through smarter classroom models.
4. The Sokrates AI Teaching Analytics Service acts as an AI smart coach for each teacher, providing feedback data and guidance for teacher professional development at any time.

Chengdu ELDU Wisteria Primary School uses Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform to prepare and polish lessons in a "Homogeneous Pedagogy Lecture" model

•Scenario 4: Innovative teaching breakthroughs under the challenge of the COVID pandemic

COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on the world, and teachers in Batangas Province, Philippines, have switched their classes online. With the help of the TEAM Model Smarter Teaching System, their online teaching can be interactive and data-driven. At the same time, using TEAM Model AI Lecture Observation Lounge and Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform, combined with expert consultants and AI coaches to quickly guide lead teachers and to produce a wealth of classic lessons for other teachers to refer with, laying a good foundation and driving force for smarter education in the Philippines.
Key points of Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform that help the school:
1. Online teaching is a challenge for teachers. First, the online interactive, data-decision making system of TEAM Model smart classroom allows students to ensure their learning effectiveness. Then, through the lead teachers' teaching examples on the channel, the system can be extended to other teachers for reference.
2. Self-directed double green light training. After the lead teacher demonstrates the key process of online interactive teaching, new teachers will practice independently through the Sokrates AI smart coach, aiming to achieve the double green light goal shown by the AI coach. The teaching mode and quality will be monitored and can be seen on the channel at a glance.
3. Through public classes on the channel and online digital lesson observation, teachers can synchronize their discussions despite being scattered all over the world, and their opinions are quickly gathered to accelerate the teacher professional development during the pandemic.


Enthusiastic teachers from Batangas Province, Philippines conduct online synchronous pedagogical reviews through public lessons and Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform



Video sources are flexible:
Fully automated by HiTeach or self-uploaded can all do

The sources of the video on the Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform include Sokrates Videos automatically generated by the AI ​​DLO Ultimate Plan (AI Lecture Observation Lounge (LOL)), DLO AI Camera Plan, and AI DLO Starter Plan (desktop/screen recording function) in smarter classrooms, as well as videos recorded with regular cameras, cell phones, etc. in the DLO General Plan in general classrooms, which are then manually uploaded to the platform. 

•Sokrates Video and lesson examples

A Sokrates Video is created by combining the in-class video and automated collected teaching behavioral data (from the like of classroom teaching interactions, pedagogical application, and more) from the smart teaching environment provided by the HiTeach Smarter Teaching System, the professional analysis report (machine intelligence) generated through AI technology, and opinions of lesson observation experts and teachers (expert wisdom). 

The Sokrates lesson example is the integration of the four major data, namely: "Sokrates Video", "Sokrates Report", "Lesson Observation Form", and "Classroom Observation Report (Excel)", as well as "TPC Lesson Plan" and "Teaching Materials" added by the teacher after the lesson to let the lesson video saved on the channel to have more reference value.


•Do I need to use the TEAM Model's HiTeach system to teach?

No need! As long as the teaching environment is built with a digital lesson observation solution, even if the teacher uses other systems or blackboards to teach, the video will be generated automatically with data from lesson observation, but this video will not have the data analyzed by AI.
►Please refer to: Digital Lesson Observation (DLO) General Plan


•Traditional teaching video and lesson example

If the video is taken in a regular classroom with a camera or cell phone (using Digital Lesson Observation General Plan), it can be uploaded by the teacher through the My Sokrates interface on the Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform, together with the "TPC lesson plan" and "teaching material" of the lesson, and becomes a traditional teacher professional development study example on the channel. Experts or community teachers can also access the channel to watch it and conduct asynchronous lesson observation feedback, allowing for a further upgrade of the application of traditional teaching professional videos.


•Sokrates Video Timeline Multidimensional Linkage

The Sokrates Video on the digital lesson observation platform has a multi-dimensional linking design that allows you to view the video clip promptly by clicking on the markers on the teaching behavioral data characteristics of the lesson. Besides, with the Expert Feedback List on the right, viewers can filter the feedback from different experts/different categories, and directly play the corresponding in-class teaching video of that moment by clicking on them. In addition, the hyperlink on the right is a great tool if you want to save or share video clips with others.

Behavioral Data Characteristics, Expert Feedback List, links, etc. are all excellent tools for viewing lessons


•Convenient search by category and keyword for lesson examples

As the number of videos on the digital lesson observation platform grows, the categorization and search functions are very important. The channel provides filtering by category, subject, grade level, etc. You can also use the keyword search to quickly find related lesson examples.
The data is presented conveniently and is displayed by default with large icon arrangement. Viewers can also choose to display the data in a detailed list type, which can be further listed by date, grade, subject, teacher, double green light, TPC index... etc.
The school channel/platform administrators can define their own categorization items, so that the school can meet the diverse categorization of the school's community development and subject development.



•Each platform member has "My Sokrates”

All platform members have their own registered accounts. After logging in to the cloud platform and selecting "My Sokrates ", the number of their public videos, total videos, double green light videos, views, marks, public comments, private comments, notifications, etc. will be displayed. The My Videos section lists all the individual lesson examples on the channel.

"My Sokrates" can display individual lesson statistics, channels, videos, etc


Security design for digital lesson observation platform

•Privacy design of platform content

All lesson examples in the digital lesson observation platform can only be viewed and accessed by members of the school by logging in to their accounts, ensuring the intellectual property rights of the school and the teachers. In addition, the school platform/channel administrator can set the lesson examples to be public, hidden, or shared in the channel only. By public settings, it means that the lessons can be posted to the global Sokrates Channel for teachers around the world to browse, exchange, and learn. However, even if it is public, it can only be seen by users with registered accounts, so there is still a layer of protection.

•Security of data storage

The Sokrates Digital Lesson Observation Platform is one of the cloud services of the TEAM Model Cloud, which uses the latest cloud service technology, making full use of microservice technology and cloud big data storage technology to develop SaaS (Software as a service) cloud application products.
TEAM Model Cloud adopts the world-renowned mainstream cloud service infrastructure, mainly Microsoft Azure cloud architecture, to provide stable and secure system services. The cloud computing service infrastructure of this large platform is laid out globally and the server rooms are globally distributed to ensure reliable service quality and conform with international security compliance. The system and data protection, security, anti-malware design, confidentiality, regulations, privacy, etc. are all provided in accordance with international standards, which is much safer than the private clouds we used to build!

Management of Digital Lesson Observation Platform
The school's Digital Lesson Observation Platform administrator can use the administration interface to view and maintain the school's lesson examples, assign member authorization, customize the logo, view statistics, and more.

•Platform/Channel Name and Logo

You can set your school's channel/platform name and school logo in the administration interface.

•Member Management

Administrators can add/remove channel members, as well as each member's identity and authorization, etc. through Member management.

•Video Management

Besides clear information about the lesson name, instructor, grade level, and subject, detailed course content files are also indispensable for a lesson. Using the lesson management function, you can edit lesson details, video thumbnails, E-Notes, TPC lesson plans, and teaching materials. Experts can assign scores for the Content Implementation of the lesson (C index of TPC. T and P indexes are automatically generated by AI). In addition, lesson examples can be hidden in the channel or shared on the Sokrates platform for global exchange.

•Data Analysis

The Digital Lesson Observation Platform is one of the ways to demonstrate the soft power of the school's innovative teaching. The school management team can view various statistics, including channel/platform statistics and member statistics, such as the number of videos, green-light lessons, views, comments, teaching materials, and lesson plans, which can clearly show the results of the school team's efforts.

Lesson Observation Focus Category Management

In line with the development focus of the school's teaching, the key aspects of the overall teaching are usually set first. Then, during the public classes/lectures, teachers/experts will record and give feedback based on these key aspects.
On the platform, schools can use Focus Category Management to set school-based lesson observation focus categories, and when conducting digital lesson observation activities, they can use the Sokrates Lecture Observation app to select them to record and give feedback.
►For details, please refer to: Lesson Observation Focus Category

Authorization & Data Storage Services Overview

School administrators can view the status of platform authorizations and the usage status of data storage services at Authorization Overview.

Automatic Notification of Platform Statistics to Administrators

If there is any lesson data generated or observation records added, the system will automatically send daily statistics, including the number of Sokrates data, T (Data), T (Data) lesson duration (minutes), T (Data) student attendance, T (Green Light), lesson videos, public classes, etc. The displayed data contains both the current day's and cumulative totals to help administrators keep track of the day's dynamics.
To view the data report, you can click the notification button on the platform and then click the notification title to view the content. In addition, you can also view the report in the HiTA's Notification on your smartphone. In addition, notifications will also be sent to administrators, experts, and teachers immediately after the end of a digital lesson observation activity, and Browse can be clicked to view the lesson observation report, video, E-note, etc., of the lesson.

View notifications on the Digital Lesson Observation Platform

View notifications on the HiTA app on smartphones

Automatic Notification of Personal Data of Platform Members

HiTeach is an interactive tool, an assessment tool, and a teaching history/portfolio recorder. When a school has its own digital lesson observation platform, teachers who are members of the platform will obtain the AI Sokrates Summary Notice service, which automatically records and accumulates data such as the number of lessons using HiTeach, the time/duration of HiTeach usage, the number of student participants, the number of interactions, and student learning duration, displaying the achievement results of HiTeach teaching.
AI Sokrates Summary Notice also analyzes the teaching behavior data of each class and calculates the Technology Interaction (T) Index. The higher the (T) Index means that the teacher has higher technology integration in their teaching. When a (T) Index reaches 70 points or more, it will be a T (Green Light). With more accumulated T (Green Light), the teacher's skills of technology integration in the classroom become more proficient, making AI Sokrates Summary Notice an AI coach accompanying teachers to increase the ability to interact with technology.

Teachers view notifications on the HiTA app

District/City Platform: Management Entrance of Multi-school Exclusive Lesson Examples Platform

For county, city, or district education bureaus/departments, if all the digital lesson observation platforms of each school are brought together, the departments can systematically carry out the management of smarter education. For example, in response to the global trend of competence-oriented teaching, it would be the most systematic, replicable, and scalable way to implement the proposed teaching materials and pedagogical implementation framework to all schools in the area by promoting it through the construction of school county/city/district platforms. Therefore, the integration of multi-school platforms can be done, which can be centrally managed by each school's education authority.
The development of smarter education is indispensable to the development of smart cities. We welcome school districts interested in developing smarter education to work with us.



Sokrates Platform: A grand platform for the exchange of lesson examples from around the world

The Sokrates Platform is a public service platform supported by the Global TEAM Model Education Research Institute. School administrators can share selected lesson examples from their exclusive platform/channel onto this platform. All schools are welcome to share their own exemplary school development lesson examples on this platform to exchange and share with schools and teachers around the world.
Currently, the Sokrates Platform has already gathered more than 200 public school channels from over 10 countries and regions. Through the platform, the world can share and exchange wonderful examples of excellent lessons, which not only allow schools to contribute to the development of smarter education, but also for schools to show their soft power. We invite enthusiastic schools to join us for this exciting achievement.