Star Lesson mobile
Mobile unit - ultimate flexibility
Being portable and running wirelessly through the school's network, the mobile unit enables schools to capture teaching excellence from any classroom in the school with very little set-up time and minimal class disruption.
Ideal for remote observations, as well as for enabling individual teachers the freedom to film their own lessons from any classroom in the school via the use of an integrated LCD viewing/control screen and dibba reader.
The unit can stand freely on any flat surface or can be stand or wall mounted. Units can be used individually or as a pair.
Dibba reader - teacher-centric LCD interface
This is the 'smart' unit that sits in the designated Star Lesson room in our fixed system, or is integrated into the mobile unit in our mobile solution. Once the dibba reader is swiped it will allow the lesson to be archived into that respective teacher's section of Lesson Land.
Star Lesson Land - software and hardware built by us for teachers
Each Star Lessonmobile comes with the propriety Star Lesson Network Recorder called Lesson Land, a 1TB dedicated archival system and software application. Lesson Land allows teachers to privately record, archive, tag, share and view their lessons through a password protected interface. Lesson Land also enables lessons to be remotely observed (live), tagged, archived and reviewed.
Teacher and Observer log in page - teacher-centric
The login page enables remote observers, via the 'Monitor Lesson' button, to obtain an instant stream of the live lesson.
Individual teachers use the 'Teacher Log In' button to enable them to access their lesson bank of pre-recorded lessons.
When lessons are being observed live or being reviewed at a later date it is possible to tag the video in accordance with TDA Professional Standards and Ofsted criteria. All tagged clips can then be archived and watched individually.
Teacher and Observer Homepage - Immediate feedback
This is the navigation page where remote observers can provide feedback on the observation by populating the forms provided. Near immediate feedback is achieved as teachers can access their observation notes and view their tagged video clips minutes after their lesson.
Individual teachers who have filmed their own lessons (without being observed) can similarly watch, tag, archive and share their lessons from this single page.
Lesson Land Server - dedicated archival system
The heart of the system that is running Star Lesson software and has 1TB worth of storage. The server is also fitted with remote servicing as standard - meaning that we can maintain the system and upload all new software releases without having to attend site.
The hand-held dibba - giving teachers total control over the process
The hand-held smart device that lets teachers start and stop the recording of their lessons. The dibba is programmed to know which teacher it belongs to and will automatically archive that teacher's entire lesson into their password protected area of Lesson Land.
Professional, wireless lapel microphones - ultimate audio quality
Star Lesson's specialist boundary microphone is mounted on the front of the mobile unit. To achieve maximum clarity for CPD/teacher training purposes the teacher's audio is recorded by a wireless lapel microphone. Sound is a crucial element of video being used for CPD and teacher training. For this reason every Star Lesson mobile installation will enable all teacher speech to be heard, and as much of the pupil's questions and answers as is physically possible within any specific classroom.