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General, Uncategorized | December 8, 2016

4 Tips for Flipping your Class

1. Start Small. Flipping your class is a big endeavor! Just like any journey of 1000 miles, start with just one step. Kick off by flipping single lesson or unit. If you’re a multi-subject teacher, flip just one subject to test the waters. 2. Set Expectations. A flipped class model often represents an opposite experience f...

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General, User Stories | October 21, 2016

Teachers Improve Practice with Video

This week, I had the pleasure of catching up with Natalie June, an inspiring educator from California and former Principal at the Aspire Rosa Parks Academy. We have told you about her passion for education in one of our previous blog posts, but since then she has taken on a new challenge. As one of the new Directors of Teacher R...

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General, Swivl | October 20, 2016

Use Annotations to Accelerate Language Learning

Use Annotated Videos to Accelerate Language Learning Using video for student reflection can accelerate the retention of new language skills by inspiring that “A-ha!” moment in a novel way. Swivl’s free web services offer teachers a platform to harness the power of video for student reflection. Our services provide ann...

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General | October 7, 2016

Fall Newsletter

User Story: Transforming Small-Group Learning with Swivl’s Expand Lens Biology and Physics teacher from California, Josh Chan, recently tried out the new Swivl Expand Lens for iPads with his students. While many people are familiar with wide angle lens use in photography, the Swivl Expand Lens was specifically designed for t...

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General, User Stories | July 27, 2016

Plug Your Disengaged STEM Students back in with Digital Storytelling

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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General, Summer Series | July 13, 2016

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

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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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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General, Uncategorized | July 5, 2016

Thanks for Sharing Your Time at ISTE with Us!

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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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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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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