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General, Multi-Marker, Swivl | October 18, 2019

Audio and Wireless Microphones

From the very first version of Swivl’s robot we realized how important clear audio is for our customers.  It is not enough to see what the teacher is doing, but it is also important to hear them and in most cases to hear student replies, questions, and conversations so that engagement can be observed and measured.  Most c...

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General, Product News, Security | September 23, 2019

Removing YouTube integration for your safety

Effective September 27, 2019 we are removing the “Export to YouTube” feature from the Swivl Teams platform. This is a feature that was added early in our platform based on a few customer requests. But after a long internal discussion and with support from key customers, we have decided to remove it. What motivated this de...

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General, Product News | August 27, 2019

Swivl is hit with new tariffs

Update 8/27/2019: On Friday, August 23rd, President Trump added new products to the China tariffs effective September 1.  Unfortunately Swivl products are included in this latest round.  We decided to absorb the increase for the month of September.  But we have to raise the prices on our hardware products effective October...

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General, K-12 Uses | February 5, 2019

Meeting ESSA’s evidence-based requirement with video

There has been a fundamental shift in education policy in the past decade - a “hands off” approach - encouraged by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) which places more onus on state education agencies (SEAs) to implement accountability, school improvement, and professional development for teachers as the states see fit...

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General, Product News | March 27, 2018

Swivl Speech Analysis

Do Students Talk Enough in Class? Most teachers don’t realize how much time they spend talking during a lesson. While some teachers rightly elevate and emphasize student voices and limit their own talk time, most are unaware of the real breakdown of talk time between teacher (TTT) and students (STT). That’s because it’s...

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General, Product News | February 2, 2018

Watch What Matters, Skip the Rest.

Swivl Smart Playback A typical NFL football game lasts over 3 hours, but if you add up only the time where the ball is in play, it’s only about 10 minutes of action. What a waste of time! The same can be true for any video - not every minute is worth watching. So, wouldn’t it be great if we could just skip the boring stuf...

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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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