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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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Guest, User Stories | December 11, 2015

Swivl for Teacher Reflection

Our guest blogger this week is Patrick Donovan. Patrick is a former science teacher, who has taught in three districts across Iowa. He is currently in his third year as a Technology Integrationist at Ames High School in Ames, IA. He has been giving presentations on educational technology at conferences like ITEC, NETA, and TIES....

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Summer Learning Series, User Stories | July 7, 2015

Using Video for Reflection and Growth

We combined weeks five and six because of ISTE 2015. I had a great week and it was my first time attending the conference. Check out my video reflection and my Storify. It was super easy to the Swivl Capture app and Swivl Cloud for video reflection... even without the Swivl robot. Both the Swivl Capture app and Swivl Cloud...

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User Stories | December 17, 2014

How Grand Valley State University made online teacher training a possibility with Swivl

Grand Valley State University's School of Education this year began offering its Graduate Teacher Certification program online (a first for the school). With students based hundreds of miles away from the campus' surrounding area, a small team of faculty were tasked with finding an affordable solution that allowed them to obser...

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