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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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General | September 1, 2017

Teacher Tip: Start recording with Swivl at the start of the school year to accurately measure your student’s growth

Progress becomes a prominent term in our lexicon each year as the school year springs into action. Administrators, teachers and parents all become focused on just how well each student is doing. While there are many ways that we can monitor and measure how a student is progressing throughout the year, none of them allow you ...

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General | August 24, 2017

How to Create a Culture of Support in Education

Close to fifty percent of new teachers will quit within their first five years on the job. Let that sink in for a moment. It’s a catastrophe that needs to be addressed on multiple levels: in teacher education programs, in school districts by the administration, and amongst the communities of teachers in schools themselves. ...

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General, Product News | August 24, 2017

Introducing Free Dual-Camera, Chromebook Support & Our New Multi-Camera Day Pass!

We know you’ve had a busy summer and so have we! We’ve been listening to your feedback and have created some exciting new features. We hope these make your back to school season a little easier. Swivl’s Newest Features  Introducing Dual-Camera: record student interactions for a holistic understanding of your class...

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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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