Written by: Tech Toolbox
Starting This Week, Socorro Students Get Help from Robots in the Classroom
Written by: KDBC CBS 4 News
District to Buy Swivl Robots
Written by: Emissourian
Need a Powerful Method of Reflection?
Written by: For the Love of Teaching
As a special education teacher who has students reflect on elements of their presentations such as body language and clarity of speech, Swivl allows my students to receive feedback immediately by reviewing their presentations. Swivl is helping our students develop 21st century learning skills that are essential for success.
We cannot see or hear everything. With Swivl, you have a much clearer picture of what your students are doing, and most importantly, what they are “getting.”
Swivl is a powerful tool that allows teachers to be creative, provide engagement opportunities, and create endless learning possibilities.
I am convinced that videos are productive tools to enhance teachers’ professional development and students’ achievement. The Swivl robot’s ability to navigate with the teacher’s movement make it easy to get the full picture of what is happening in the classroom.
Our big goal is to help our teachers grow in their own learning throughout the district. Swivl not only meets this goal but it exceeds it and has been implemented in a variety of ways, not just for professional development.
“My students get nervous and aware when I have to move the iPad to face them. That puts immediate focus and pressure on the individual student. With the wide-angle lens I don’t need to move the iPad and the kids forget that it’s there!”
“What a neat idea! The lens that converts into a multi-function stand is great for teleconferencing, watching videos and taking notes.”
“My students love using the Expand Lens to capture group videos for special projects. The wide angle lens makes a huge difference.”
“Swivl is a must for distance learning, and is a great way for instructors to develop good teaching habits.”
“I started using Swivl for students who missed lectures, but now I use it for everything. Being able to capture entire lessons for future instruction is invaluable.”
“Swivl provides a unique way to access descriptive feedback in a safe and constructive manner.”
“For the PhD students, it was a great way to review their own presentation skill.”
“The Swivl has revolutionized my teaching. It’s so easy to record one lesson, then play to all of your classes or assign for homework. My time is freed to help the students with problems as they occur. Students love the additional one-on-one interaction. I love the extra energy I have.”
“The rotating feature of the base allows student teachers to place the camera in virtually any location in the classroom without having to worry whether they will be able to capture the video and audio. It allows the student teacher to move freely without worry.”