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Guest, Pioneers, User Stories | December 20, 2016

Using a Swivl to Help Students Learn How to Present Better by Patrick Donovan

Students are expected to present in so many of their classes, but how often do we actually spend time on helping students become better presenters? So many of the student presentations I see involve a ton of words on a slide and the student reading them off, word by word. The students do not look at their audience or spend a lot...

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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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User Stories | October 7, 2016

A Quick Take on Swivl

I’ve been waiting for this moment for months. Our demo Swivl unit arrived yesterday afternoon, and we began playing with it after school. I’ve got a student teacher in Kindergarten who will need to be videotaped (dreaded edTPA . . .), so I instantly thought of Swivl. I’ve also got a 4th grade teacher who wants to know what...

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User Stories | August 23, 2016

Biology Teacher Uses a Simple Group Learning Observation Tool

How can a teacher get the most out of small group learning and truly understand the dynamics of group work in their class? With so many students to pay attention to, how can one take a close look at which students are struggling or where in the exercise things really clicked for a particular student? Swivl offers a new, easy way...

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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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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

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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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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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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