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User Stories | July 27, 2016

Plug Your Disengaged STEM Students back in with Digital Storytelling

While for many students, STEM Lab or going to the Maker Studio at their school might be their favorite part of the day, we’ve all encountered the student who has totally disengaged from science or math in school. For some, it might be Math Anxiety, for others they may feel anxious about being an underrepresented population wit...

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User Stories | July 14, 2016

Educators Build on Reflective Teaching Practices to Get Students College-Ready

Mrs. Natalie June is an elementary school principal at the Aspire Rosa Parks Academy in Stockton, CA and a true leader in education. Having just wrapped up her 11th year at Rosa Parks, this passionate educator knows that it's never too early to start thinking about college. "At Aspire we are really college driven. I want student...

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User Stories | July 13, 2016

3 Critical Steps to Getting Ready for Your Flipped or Online Class this Fall

So, you’ve told yourself this is it, this is the school year you’re going to flip your classroom. Or maybe your department chair asked you to run an online version of your most popular course. You’ve read some books and articles on what makes a good flipped lesson. Maybe you’ve come up with some forum topics to kick off ...

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User Stories | July 13, 2016

Principal Prepares Teachers and Students for Success

Natalie June, a passionate educator from California and Principal at the Aspire Rosa Parks Academy, has a deep-rooted belief that all students can truly learn and does everything she can to provide equitable outcomes for her elementary school students. "I think our ability to do that depends on having engaging, thought-provoking...

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General | July 11, 2016

The Best Social Media Accounts To Follow For Teachers

Social media is a great way to stay connected with other educational professionals and learn about the latest developments and industry news. A great place to start is by looking at the #EdChat which will help you find a whole range of relevant accounts from teachers through to recruiters such as EduStaff. Beyond that, here are ...

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General | July 6, 2016

Learning from Yourself and the Power of Self-Reflection

Everyone says it because it’s true: Reflection is an essential practice. Particularly within education and as educators, allocating time to reflect upon instruction, teaching techniques and how receptive students are during that instruction are of the greatest importance. Self-reflection should be a regular (weekly) practic...

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Uncategorized | July 5, 2016

Thanks for Sharing Your Time at ISTE with Us!

July is upon us! This means that summer is now in full swing for most educators, and it also means that most of us are back from ISTE 2016 in Denver. We had a great time at the Swivl and Recap booth. We loved talking to current and future Swivl and Recap users, and thanks to all of you who brought friends or who had never seen o...

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Uncategorized | June 27, 2016

Swivl’s Summer Series for Teacher Development Kicks Off

Growing up with two tech-savvy educator parents, summer meant sleeping in and family camping trips… and it also meant tagging along to plenty of edtech conferences and events. Being at ISTE this week, it’s hard not to reflect on my childhood and the experience of attending events like this. Although I didn’t grasp all the ...

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User Stories | June 23, 2016

Special Education Teacher Boosts Students’ Confidence with Video

Thousands of schools around the world are turning to Swivl, an automated video capture robot with a suite of online tools, to make regular use of video a seamless practice in their classrooms, while engaging and improving the skills of both teachers and students. “With the simple push of a button, users can record, review and ...

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User Stories | June 20, 2016

Students Benefit from Personalization

With a diverse body of students and equally varied amounts of subject knowledge, college-level courses are inherently challenging to teach as well as to learn. To aid in this process, the use of digital tools provides a new path of delivering course content to students that enables them to digest the material at their own pace. ...

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