Swivl – Video observations that strengthen and inform teachers
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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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General, User Stories | March 24, 2016

Cementing Student Learning with Messy Play

As a kid, returning to class after recess only to find out I’d be going back outside for a lesson was exciting every single time. It was usually for a science experiment, and there was always a mess (intended or not). It made learning even more fun. That’s what AO.com is doing with Month of Mess challenge. Messy play help...

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Guest, User Stories | January 8, 2016

Swivl Robot in the Hands of Science Students

This past semester I was given a Swivl Robot to pilot in my classroom.  The initial challenges were finding a filming device that wouldn’t shut off after 2-4 minutes and could handle longer length videos.  I didn't have any free space on my iPhone 5S, so it was not a good match.  We found that our iPads, which had larger st...

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General, User Stories | December 18, 2015

Record Yourself to Improve Your Practice

I took a speech class one semester when I was in undergraduate school. For our first assignment we had to give a short speech that the teacher videotaped. Our extended assignment was to watch the recording and critique our performance. That proved to be a very eye-opening experience for me. If you had asked me how I did right af...

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