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User Stories | June 20, 2016

Students Benefit from Personalization

With a diverse body of students and equally varied amounts of subject knowledge, college-level courses are inherently challenging to teach as well as to learn. To aid in this process, the use of digital tools provides a new path of delivering course content to students that enables them to digest the material at their own pace. ...

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Robot Testimonials, Swivl, User Stories | June 18, 2016

Teachers Collaborate to Improve Student Skills

Collaborative initiatives often prove challenging for educators at large institutions or districts. As a result, the benefits of sharing teaching techniques, best practices and lessons are seldom realized. Enter Swivl. Swivl is an automated video capture robot with a suite of online tools that enable educators and student...

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Product News | May 17, 2016

New Swivl Practice App and Cloud Updates Improve Teacher & Student Development

If you’ve been following Swivl news this spring, you’ll know that we have some new and exciting products coming your way. We’re thrilled to be bringing the Swivl C Series and Expand Case for the iPad to you very soon! But when you log into Swivl Cloud or update the Swivl Capture App this week, you will notice we’re bring...

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General, Guest | May 13, 2016

Science Teacher’s Swivl Journey

This past semester I was given a Swivl Robot to pilot in my classroom. The initial challenges were finding a filming device that wouldn’t shut off after 2-4 minutes and could handle longer length videos.  My 5s iPhone was not a good match as it could only handle about 4 minutes of filming.  It is good for short videos, but i...

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Product News | April 18, 2016

Unveiling Swivl’s Brand New Robot and Classroom Tools!

We have some big news for you this morning! After many months of hard work, we are ready to announce the release of our newest products that will help make personalized, whole-child learning a reality. “Technology must support and inspire the hard work of teachers and students, not dictate it,” said Brian Lamb, Swivl co-f...

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General, Guest | April 11, 2016

Teaching Tech: Web Resources and Apps

The last few years have seen a dramatic change in technological education for children. Gone are the days where ICT lessons were exclusively about learning how to master Microsoft Office… nowadays, with advancing capabilities and increasing reliance on technology, the curriculum apportions a large chunk of time to coding, comp...

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General, User Stories | March 24, 2016

Cementing Student Learning with Messy Play

As a kid, returning to class after recess only to find out I’d be going back outside for a lesson was exciting every single time. It was usually for a science experiment, and there was always a mess (intended or not). It made learning even more fun. That’s what AO.com is doing with Month of Mess challenge. Messy play help...

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Product News | February 2, 2016

Introducing Recap: A video response and reflection tool

Teachers, Welcome Recap to Your Classroom! In what is easily one of our most exciting moves as a company, Swivl is thrilled to announce the release of a brand new app for teachers—Recap. And before we forget to mention it, you don’t need a Swivl Robot to make the most of what might just become one of your new favorite tea...

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Guest, User Stories | January 8, 2016

Swivl Robot in the Hands of Science Students

This past semester I was given a Swivl Robot to pilot in my classroom.  The initial challenges were finding a filming device that wouldn’t shut off after 2-4 minutes and could handle longer length videos.  I didn't have any free space on my iPhone 5S, so it was not a good match.  We found that our iPads, which had larger st...

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General, User Stories | December 18, 2015

Record Yourself to Improve Your Practice

I took a speech class one semester when I was in undergraduate school. For our first assignment we had to give a short speech that the teacher videotaped. Our extended assignment was to watch the recording and critique our performance. That proved to be a very eye-opening experience for me. If you had asked me how I did right af...

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