User Stories | June 23, 2016

Special Education Teacher Boosts Students’ Confidence with Video

Thousands of schools around the world are turning to Swivl, an automated video capture robot with a suite of online tools, to make regular use of video a seamless practice in their classrooms, while engaging and improving the skills of both teachers and students. “With the simple push of a button, users can record, review and upload their videos. They are in control of their own learning, and can create their own knowledge,” says Kristina Holzweiss, a middle school library media specialist in Long Island, New York.

Given Swivl’s ability to fade into the background without putting additional pressure on the speaker as it records, she decided to reach out to other teachers at her school with the idea of using Swivl to record student presentations and sharing the experiences. The results were the same across all student groups that recorded their presentations —increased confidence and engagement.

This was the case with a special education teacher, who had students reflect on elements of their presentations, such as body language and clarity of speech. Swivl allowed students to receive feedback immediately by reviewing their presentations with the teacher. They could finally understand their teacher’s evaluation protocol, thereby accelerating skill development and making them much less intimidated by the prospect of delivering presentations in the future.  “We are helping our students develop those 21st century learning skills that are essential for success,” said Kristina.

Kristina discovered Swivl while attending the nation’s largest annual education technology conference. She saw it as an opportunity to provide teachers with an easy and inexpensive way to capture, review and share videos without the hassles associated with video recording. “This is just the beginning,” said Kristina as she shared her plans to introduce Swivl to more classrooms.

Educator Success with Swivl

This is just one of the ways Swivl’s technology is being put to use in over 20,000 schools across the globe. Let our Educator Success representative tell you how Swivl can help you reach your goals and transform your classroom using video. You might even qualify for a free 30-day demo robot, just ask!