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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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General, Uncategorized | December 8, 2016

4 Tips for Flipping your Class

1. Start Small. Flipping your class is a big endeavor! Just like any journey of 1000 miles, start with just one step. Kick off by flipping single lesson or unit. If you’re a multi-subject teacher, flip just one subject to test the waters. 2. Set Expectations. A flipped class model often represents an opposite experience f...

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General, User Stories | October 21, 2016

Teachers Improve Practice with Video

This week, I had the pleasure of catching up with Natalie June, an inspiring educator from California and former Principal at the Aspire Rosa Parks Academy. We have told you about her passion for education in one of our previous blog posts, but since then she has taken on a new challenge. As one of the new Directors of Teacher R...

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General, Swivl | October 20, 2016

Use Annotations to Accelerate Language Learning

Use Annotated Videos to Accelerate Language Learning Using video for student reflection can accelerate the retention of new language skills by inspiring that “A-ha!” moment in a novel way. Swivl’s free web services offer teachers a platform to harness the power of video for student reflection. Our services provide ann...

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General | October 7, 2016

Fall Newsletter

User Story: Transforming Small-Group Learning with Swivl’s Expand Lens Biology and Physics teacher from California, Josh Chan, recently tried out the new Swivl Expand Lens for iPads with his students. While many people are familiar with wide angle lens use in photography, the Swivl Expand Lens was specifically designed for t...

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General, 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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General, Summer Series | 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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General, Guest, Summer Series | 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, 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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