User Stories | November 14, 2019

ECEs get a “Head Start” with Swivl

From in-home observations to flipped classrooms to mentor/ mentee relationships, Swivl is the obvious choice to collect crisp, clear audio and a 360° video recorded view of what is going on in early childhood education (ECE) environments.

Swivl’s multi-audio technology allows parents to participate in evaluations providing more data for family engagement specialists while observing home environments. Bringing the Swivl equipment home allows specialists to get a full picture of the child. Multiple microphones and video allows teachers and schools to show parents exactly what is going on in the class.

Teachers, students, and parents can use it for a Flipped Classroom experience. Schools can build libraries of videos for students and parents to reference. Teachers can Bookmark key moments during the lesson to guide viewers at home. School practices and events can be recorded for viewing at a later time. 

Multi-camera videos and Speech Analysis give researchers unparalleled insights for individualized ECE observations. We know how important the first few years of a child's cognitive development are for pre-literacy, pre-math, and pre-writing skills. Many studies have shown that these are key indicators of their future success in school.

Finally, with Swivl, coaches can also use video to provide teachers time-stamped feedback while using Swivl Teams. Teachers and coaches can use Rubrics to refer to evidence-based practices to engage in meaningful dialogue.

Swivl user Marilyn Armstrong, the ASaP Project Manager at The GRIT Program says, “Our project is building the skills and confidence of early childhood educators to promote social and emotional learning and the inclusion of all children. Swivl helps our educators in rural areas to capture and share the practices they are using with children with their coach. We love the annotation feature to encourage reflective questioning and provide positive feedback. Swivl supports our team to work together collaboratively even when they are far apart!”

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