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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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General, UK | October 9, 2017

Maximize your CPD Programmes with Video Observations

Teaching is both a science and an art, and an ever-changing one at that. With each influx of pupils a whole generation of new minds are being cultivated. People, and the culture that shapes them, are ever changing variables, and to be successful, teachers must adapt to change and evolve. With the implementation of programmes ...

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General, Uncategorized | September 20, 2017

Keep Calm and #GoSwivl!

Hey everyone, Tess here! About a month ago I joined Swivl, and one of my favorite things thus far has been getting to interact with all the amazing teachers, coaches, schools and universities that are using our products. As I’ve been learning about the product myself, I’ve loved having the chance to hear about all the uni...

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Product News, Uncategorized | September 14, 2017

Introducing Swivl Live

We’ve been listening to your feedback and are excited to introduce everyone to live video streaming with Swivl! We know that sometimes recorded videos alone of the classroom aren’t able to fit everyone’s needs, but your favorite live streaming video apps on their own also don’t work perfectly in the classroom when you...

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General | September 5, 2017

How to Cultivate Best Teaching Practices Using Video Observation

Teaching is both a science and an art, and an ever changing one at that. With each influx of students a whole generation of new minds are being fostered. But as every instructor knows, teaching is always a two-way street. People, and the culture that shapes them, are ever changing variables, and to be successful, teachers mus...

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User Stories | September 5, 2017

Using Multi-Camera to Investigate How Infants Learn to Talk by Rachel Albert

As a developmental scientist, my challenge is filming parent-infant interaction in naturalistic settings to understand how infants learn language. Capturing high quality speech recordings from infants while unobtrusively video-recording their behaviors used to require a permanent laboratory set-up with expensive equipment. Bu...

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