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General, Guest, Summer Learning Series | July 27, 2015

5 Ways Video Can Increase Student Ownership of Learning

In a student-centered classroom, it is important for students to take ownership of their learning and make it meaningful in a way that fits their needs and learning styles. This is much easier said than done. As a teacher, it can be difficult to get out of the way and let students take the reins. Ideally, we must take on the ro...

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General, Guest, Summer Learning Series | July 12, 2015

Connect Your Classroom to the World

For centuries, schools have sat in silos. Teachers and students were capable of communicating only with those inside their own buildings. It was at one time not only unattainable, but unthinkable to collaborate and communicate with outside classrooms. The technology for these types of interactions had not yet been introduced to ...

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Summer Learning Series, User Stories | July 7, 2015

Using Video for Reflection and Growth

We combined weeks five and six because of ISTE 2015. I had a great week and it was my first time attending the conference. Check out my video reflection and my Storify. It was super easy to the Swivl Capture app and Swivl Cloud for video reflection... even without the Swivl robot. Both the Swivl Capture app and Swivl Cloud...

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Product News | June 29, 2015

Swivl Cloud Sees Expanded Compatibilities in Latest Release

The number of reasons and ways students, educators, professionals and video enthusiasts use Swivl and Swivl Cloud just doesn’t stop growing. We love it! For the Swivl team, the more users and uses we have, the more feedback we receive for new features, functionalities and enhancements. It’s thanks in large part to our gre...

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General, Summer Learning Series | June 23, 2015

Technology is Changing Education

Just as technology has revolutionized other industries, it has the power to transform education. Unfortunately, this isn’t always the case. Last week, Holly referenced an EdWeek article that identifies reasons educators fail to implement to transformative, student-centered and technology-driven instruction. The article points ...

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Product News | June 22, 2015

Swivl Plans Big Splash in Return to ISTE

ISTE kicks off next week! This is one of education’s greatest conferences and the premier event for learning, collaborating and discovering educational technology! Last year was an immense success in Atlanta, and we are thrilled to be heading to Philadelphia this year. Multiple opportunities to find us You will find us on ...

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General, Guest, Summer Learning Series | June 17, 2015

Fostering Relevant, Connected Learners: Part 2

In case you missed part one of this blog, we are continuing to look at ways that we can foster relevant, connected learners. I want to point out Steven Anderson's definition of a relevant educator - someone who keeps up with students and do what they deserve. It’s important to reflect on this definition as we take a look at th...

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General, Guest, Summer Learning Series | June 15, 2015

Fostering Relevant, Connected Learners: Part 1

In last week’s webinar, Steven Anderson addressed eight elements that make up a relevant, connected educator and he shared how connectedness empowers learning. As educators, it is important that we pass along these same values to our students. In this two-part blog post we will look at the eight aspects of a relevant, educato...

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General, Summer Learning Series | June 12, 2015

The Importance of Being a Connected Educator

Effective educators understand the importance of lifelong learning. Technology enables collaboration and the ability to thrive in a digital world. Join Steven Anderson in exploring what it means to be a connected educator and how connectedness enhances learning. In this 30 minute webinar, Steven Anderson (Web20Classroom) discus...

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General, Guest, Summer Learning Series | May 30, 2015

The Power of a Personal Learning Network

Students today must develop a new set of skills for the 21st century. These skills include communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. As educational leaders, it is important that we also communicate and collaborate with one another. Developing a personal learning network (PLN) allows us to connect and buil...

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