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Swivl, User Stories | May 9, 2017

Using Swivl for the TLC Grant in Iowa by Patrick Donovan

Over the last couple of years, Iowa schools have seen an increase in the number of Instructional Coaches, Model Teachers, and Mentor Teachers thanks to the Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) grant. While we have had Instructional Coaches in my district for a while now, the grant allowed us to increase our number of coach...

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Multi-Cam, Swivl, User Stories | April 20, 2017

Enhancing Book Clubs With Swivl’s Multi-Camera Feature by Ashley Nicol

My goals for using Swivl’s Pro+ Multi-Camera feature one morning were very straightforward: to capture simultaneous observations of all my reading groups for review later and to reflect on my personal tone and professionalism while speaking with my students. However, the recording process, reflection, and collaboration afterwa...

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Swivl, Uncategorized, User Stories | April 19, 2017

Swivl Creates a Safe Professional Learning Community

Keysha McIntyre is a Swivl Pioneer and district level school improvement coach in Atlanta, Georgia. She began implementing the use of video during classroom observations to help facilitate conversations with coaches and their teachers. Her experience has shown her that video creates a more reliable lens on what actually happens ...

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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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Product News, Swivl | January 24, 2017

Swivl Expands Cloud Offering to Assure International Customers of Privacy

It’s important to inspire curiosity and increase engagement amongst students. It is more important, however, to do so while complying with privacy laws. As of January 2017, Swivl offers localized international video storage in the UK, Australia, Singapore, and Canada. This means that video content created by Team Accoun...

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Swivl, Teacher Development | December 12, 2016

Swivl for Video Observations

Video Observations Put You at the Wheel By choosing which of your lessons to record and share, you can take charge of your own professional development. By making the most of Swivl’s hardware and software tools to easily capture what’s going on in your class, you can grow as a professional community by sharing it priv...

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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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Robot Testimonials, Swivl, User Stories | June 18, 2016

Teachers Collaborate to Improve Student Skills

Collaborative initiatives often prove challenging for educators at large institutions or districts. As a result, the benefits of sharing teaching techniques, best practices and lessons are seldom realized. Enter Swivl. Swivl is an automated video capture robot with a suite of online tools that enable educators and student...

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Product News, Swivl | October 5, 2015

Saving and Sharing Videos with Swivl Capture

Companies regularly introduce features and functionality to improve their products. We all like new things. Swivl users have recently seen the introduction of a new agenda and outlining tool, the ability to include video clips in presentations, and even guided tours of both Swivl Cloud and Swivl Capture. Each has enhanced the Sw...

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