Swivl – Video observations that strengthen and inform teachers
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Multi-Cam, Pioneers, User Stories | April 19, 2017

Swivl+STEM by Amy Kuntz

I first learned about Swivl 3 years ago at a state technology conference. I am astounded by the advances that they have made in that short time, including the C3 and C5 multi channel audio. Their latest addition of multi-camera capabilities with Swivl+ has me very excited. In our first official foray into the Swivl+ world, ...

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Uncategorized, User Stories | April 10, 2017

Diving Deeper with Individualized Observations by Jen Crandall

As teachers, we always are striving to learn more and to help our students perform better in the classroom. In 2016 I learned about Swivl and I am amazed at what a powerful tool it is in the classroom for the teacher and for the student. FOR THE TEACHER I began using Swivl to record my lessons and to upload the video to ...

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User Stories | March 29, 2017

Optimizing Formative Assessment Using Individualized Observations

Jeremy Shaw is a Swivl Pioneer and Instructional Technology Coach in Snow Hill, North Carolina, who has been active in integrating technology into classrooms to lift student achievement and increase engagement in his district. In his blog, he shares his experience of using Swivl Pro+ to facilitate the individualized observation ...

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Product News | March 22, 2017

Looking for a Class Audio solution? You might already have one….

Tesla motors has shown us how the features of a modern product aren’t fixed once you buy them. They can evolve. Overnight, owners can gain access to major new features like Autopilot. Our C-Series Robot is a modern product. As of today you can download a firmware update that allows you to do something new that you didn’t ex...

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User Stories | March 15, 2017

The Impact of Individualizing Observations in the ESL Kindergarten Classroom

Swivl Pioneer Yvonne Post shares her experience working with kindergarten teachers in San Antonio, Texas. Yvonne is an instructional coach who uses Swivl for her own reflective practices to advance her professional growth. She was one of the Pro+ Beta Users during the initial trial of Pro+ and the Swivl+ app. Yvonne used Pro+ as...

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Uncategorized | March 2, 2017

What’s Missing from Teacher Collaboration Today?

For as long as modern schools have existed, collaboration has been critical to the teaching profession. It has also been a constant struggle to make effective. Finding time for in-person collaboration during the school day is a challenge. In addition, accessing the expertise to address very specific student needs was not always ...

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Pioneers, User Stories | February 24, 2017

Using a Swivl for Instructional Coaching by Patrick Donovan

Earlier this year we purchased Swivls for each building in our district to be used by our teachers in their work in the classroom, as well as their work with our instructional coaches. The Swivls are great when we want to record classroom situations to be shared with others, but they can also play a role in our coaching processe...

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Multi-Cam, Pioneers, Uncategorized, User Stories | February 23, 2017

Pro+ to Capture Classroom Discourse by Dr. Childs

Improving student achievement is a focal point of the educational system. Education stakeholders are constantly seeking ways to positively impact student achievement. Swivl Pro+ has the potential to do this in a myriad of ways. As a researcher Swivl Pro+ can be most impactful in the study of classroom instructional practices. ...

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General, Swivl | February 17, 2017

The Difference between Traditional and Individualized Observations

Since launching the idea of Individualized Observations and Pro+ two weeks ago, we’ve had a groundswell of interest. We’re extremely excited about the dialogue this has opened up! We’ve also received a ton of questions. Beyond the product and technology questions, the most interesting questions have been about how Ind...

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General, Swivl | February 1, 2017

Why Redefine Swivl? A letter from a Co-Founder

The new year gave us a chance to step back, reflect and refocus. It’s been nearly five years since we shipped the first Swivl! Since then, it's been an exciting journey filled with accomplishments and challenges as we’ve worked to help make an impact with over 20,000 schools, hundreds of thousands of users and across two pro...

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