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General | July 18, 2017

Through the Looking Glass

Self Reflection as Best Practice It’s 3:30pm on a Tuesday. I’m sitting in gridlock traffic in Southwest Miami. It’s scorchingly hot outside and the sky has that hue of “impending doom gray” that signals it’s about time for the afternoon thunderstorm - similar to the thunderstorm churning in my mind. The lesson today...

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User Stories | July 11, 2017

Multi-Camera in the Classroom

Ann Marie Carrier is an Instructional Technology Specialist helping teachers to implement and integrate technology tools and applications to transform learning in the classroom to meet the needs of 21st century learners. Having taught in the classroom since 2001, she believes that the wealth of digital resources available to edu...

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General | June 22, 2017

Fall Preview #1: Dual-Camera Video Observations

Educators love using Swivl for video feedback to improve teaching skills. It’s perfect for tracking a teacher while recording high quality video and audio. But what about the students? Shouldn’t student interactions be a part of the video observation? Absolutely. That’s why the model for classroom video observations is ...

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General | June 13, 2017

Join Swivl at #ISTE17

Visit the Booth! The Swivl and Recap teams will be at Booth #2854 with live demos, swag, and chances to win Swivl prizes! Presenting a session? We want to support your presentation with giveaways, promotion on our social channels, and to provide support in recording your session. Email us at blamb@swivl.com with your presenta...

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User Stories | June 8, 2017

Lake County Schools use Video Technology to Improve Teacher Reflection … and Student Achievement

Challenge: Lake County Schools needed a video technology solution that would help conduct teacher reflection and improve learning outcomes. Solution: A video technology solution that included Swivl Robot Pro, Swivl Expand Case, and Pelican Aircase. Results: Improved teacher reflection that helps increase student achiev...

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Uncategorized, User Stories | May 16, 2017

Classroom Observation 2.0

Post originally appeared on Tech Geek in the Classroom Individualized observation is a hot topic these days, and because I love tech so much I found a tech tool to get it done. Swivl is an amazing tool in my classroom! I already have all the tech I need to use it, and can position it anywhere in my classroom. It is truly ...

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Swivl, User Stories | May 9, 2017

Using Swivl for the TLC Grant in Iowa by Patrick Donovan

Over the last couple of years, Iowa schools have seen an increase in the number of Instructional Coaches, Model Teachers, and Mentor Teachers thanks to the Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) grant. While we have had Instructional Coaches in my district for a while now, the grant allowed us to increase our number of coach...

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Multi-Cam, Uncategorized, User Stories | May 4, 2017

Swivl Multi-Camera Setup to Improve Student Feedback

Patrick Donovan is a Swivl Pioneer, who will be presenting at ISTE! He will present on driving teacher learning in his talk Snapshot A, 1 of 2: Using a Gamified Professional Development Model to Improve Teacher Learning, where he will discuss the benefits of using Swivl's Multi-Camera technology. You can see Patrick's original ...

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Multi-Cam, Swivl, User Stories | April 20, 2017

Enhancing Book Clubs With Swivl’s Multi-Camera Feature by Ashley Nicol

My goals for using Swivl’s Pro+ Multi-Camera feature one morning were very straightforward: to capture simultaneous observations of all my reading groups for review later and to reflect on my personal tone and professionalism while speaking with my students. However, the recording process, reflection, and collaboration afterwa...

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Swivl, Uncategorized, User Stories | April 19, 2017

Swivl Creates a Safe Professional Learning Community

Keysha McIntyre is a Swivl Pioneer and district level school improvement coach in Atlanta, Georgia. She began implementing the use of video during classroom observations to help facilitate conversations with coaches and their teachers. Her experience has shown her that video creates a more reliable lens on what actually happens ...

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