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General, Product News | October 17, 2018

Swivl is hit with new tariffs

Last week we found out that Swivl unfortunately has been included in the latest round of international tariffs created by the U.S. International Trade Commission.  All Swivl robots are subject to the new tariffs -- 5x more than our previous duties. It is expected that the tariffs will be increased again as of January 1st, 20...

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K-12 Uses | September 10, 2018

Show your coach exactly what students see in class

  Video coaching in education has come a long way since the days of a traditional camcorder mounted to an obstructive stand. Coaches have also learned how to mentor and support their teachers more holistically by promoting reflective practices and student-centered standards of observation. Video has become so advanced...

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User Stories | April 25, 2018

Great Hearts Academies transforms PD with Swivl

We are GreatHearts Academies - a collection of non-profit public charter schools with an emphasis on classical liberal arts education. We have over 20 schools across Arizona and five in Texas with plans for further expansion. We hold tightly to the belief that the best education for the best is the best education for all and,...

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General, Product News | March 27, 2018

Swivl Speech Analysis

Do Students Talk Enough in Class? Most teachers don’t realize how much time they spend talking during a lesson. While some teachers rightly elevate and emphasize student voices and limit their own talk time, most are unaware of the real breakdown of talk time between teacher (TTT) and students (STT). That’s because it’s...

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General, Product News | February 2, 2018

Watch What Matters, Skip the Rest.

Swivl Smart Playback A typical NFL football game lasts over 3 hours, but if you add up only the time where the ball is in play, it’s only about 10 minutes of action. What a waste of time! The same can be true for any video - not every minute is worth watching. So, wouldn’t it be great if we could just skip the boring stuf...

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General, K-12 Uses, Uncategorized | November 10, 2017

7 New Ways to #GoSwivl

We’ve been hearing from teachers about all the new and ingenious ways they’ve been using Swivl to optimize their classrooms, so we’d like to share with you some our new favorites. These are all great ways to regularly use video to better engage with and help your students. Have you started recording and sharing video re...

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General | October 31, 2017

Bookmark in Real-Time with Swivl

Make Time for Video - Save Time with Swivl Time is the most precious resource we have. With more time educators can engage with more students, coaches can mentor more teachers, and administrators can save more district resources. As the world leader in classroom observation technology, we are dedicated to delivering new ways ...

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General, Security | October 31, 2017

The Privacy and Security of our Kids

I am a dad of two kids in middle school.  Every day they are exposed to new technological experiences, and every day I ask myself -- Am I doing everything I can to protect them?  I worry about their personal data use in school, what they have access to, and external influences.  I try to remind myself that when I was their...

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General, HE Uses, UK, User Stories | October 25, 2017

Research Shows Swivl Improves Teacher Education Programs

Wendy McCracken, PhD, and Helen Chilton are lecturers and researchers at the University of Manchester in the Deaf Education Programme, and their study using Swivl within their teacher education program has just concluded with great success. One of the things that you might not realize about deaf education in the UK is that ...

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General | October 18, 2017

Five Steps to Expediting Teacher Experience

“Teaching experience is positively associated with student achievement gains throughout a teacher’s career.” These findings from a recent Learning Policy Institute study make it apparent just how important it is to have experienced teachers in our schools. But in the face of a teacher retention crisis, the pool of exper...

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