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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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IRIS Connect and HOW2s team up to help teachers put theory into practice

Teachers using IRIS Connect will now be able to access visual explanations of evidence-based teaching techniques via HOW2s first Group in the platform. The HOW2s Group gives subscribers access to 11 step-by-step guides to integrating differentiation into whole-class teaching, group and independent work. Using IRIS Connect, teachers can then record themselves practicing these techniques, reflect […]

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