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User Stories | August 23, 2016

Biology Teacher Uses a Simple Group Learning Observation Tool

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How can a teacher get the most out of small group learning and truly understand the dynamics of group work in their class? With so many students to pay attention to, how can one take a close look at which students are struggling or where in the exercise things really clicked for a particular student? Swivl offers a new, easy way...

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Product News | August 16, 2016

Back-to-School Newsletter

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Just in time for the new school year, the Swivl team is back to share with you new features and product updates for Swivl and Recap that are sure to get you excited. We've made it a whole lot easier to search and discover video content on Swivl Cloud, and we're improving usability of Recap by increasing device compatibility and ...

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General, User Stories | July 27, 2016

Plug Your Disengaged STEM Students back in with Digital Storytelling

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While for many students, STEM Lab or going to the Maker Studio at their school might be their favorite part of the day, we’ve all encountered the student who has totally disengaged from science or math in school. For some, it might be Math Anxiety, for others they may feel anxious about being an underrepresented population wit...

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User Stories | July 14, 2016

Educators Build on Reflective Teaching Practices to Get Students College-Ready

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Mrs. Natalie June is an elementary school principal at the Aspire Rosa Parks Academy in Stockton, CA and a true leader in education. Having just wrapped up her 11th year at Rosa Parks, this passionate educator knows that it's never too early to start thinking about college. "At Aspire we are really college driven. I want student...

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General, Summer Series | July 13, 2016

3 Critical Steps to Getting Ready for Your Flipped or Online Class this Fall

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So, you’ve told yourself this is it, this is the school year you’re going to flip your classroom. Or maybe your department chair asked you to run an online version of your most popular course. You’ve read some books and articles on what makes a good flipped lesson. Maybe you’ve come up with some forum topics to kick off ...

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User Stories | July 13, 2016

Principal Prepares Teachers and Students for Success

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Natalie June, a passionate educator from California and Principal at the Aspire Rosa Parks Academy, has a deep-rooted belief that all students can truly learn and does everything she can to provide equitable outcomes for her elementary school students. "I think our ability to do that depends on having engaging, thought-provoking...

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General, Guest, Summer Series | July 11, 2016

The Best Social Media Accounts To Follow For Teachers

Social media is a great way to stay connected with other educational professionals and learn about the latest developments and industry news. A great place to start is by looking at the #EdChat which will help you find a whole range of relevant accounts from teachers through to recruiters such as EduStaff. Beyond that, here are ...

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Summer Series | July 6, 2016

Learning from Yourself and the Power of Self-Reflection

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Everyone says it because it’s true: Reflection is an essential practice. Particularly within education and as educators, allocating time to reflect upon instruction, teaching techniques and how receptive students are during that instruction are of the greatest importance. Self-reflection should be a regular (weekly) practic...

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General, Uncategorized | July 5, 2016

Thanks for Sharing Your Time at ISTE with Us!

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July is upon us! This means that summer is now in full swing for most educators, and it also means that most of us are back from ISTE 2016 in Denver. We had a great time at the Swivl and Recap booth. We loved talking to current and future Swivl and Recap users, and thanks to all of you who brought friends or who had never seen o...

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Summer Series | June 27, 2016

Swivl’s Summer Series for Teacher Development Kicks Off

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Growing up with two tech-savvy educator parents, summer meant sleeping in and family camping trips… and it also meant tagging along to plenty of edtech conferences and events. Being at ISTE this week, it’s hard not to reflect on my childhood and the experience of attending events like this. Although I didn’t grasp all the ...

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