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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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General, Summer Series | July 13, 2016

3 Critical Steps to Getting Ready for Your Flipped or Online Class this Fall

So, you’ve told yourself this is it, this is the school year you’re going to flip your classroom. Or maybe your department chair asked you to run an online version of your most popular course. You’ve read some books and articles on what makes a good flipped lesson. Maybe you’ve come up with some forum topics to kick off ...

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General, Guest, Summer Series | July 11, 2016

The Best Social Media Accounts To Follow For Teachers

Social media is a great way to stay connected with other educational professionals and learn about the latest developments and industry news. A great place to start is by looking at the #EdChat which will help you find a whole range of relevant accounts from teachers through to recruiters such as EduStaff. Beyond that, here are ...

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Summer Series | July 6, 2016

Learning from Yourself and the Power of Self-Reflection

Everyone says it because it’s true: Reflection is an essential practice. Particularly within education and as educators, allocating time to reflect upon instruction, teaching techniques and how receptive students are during that instruction are of the greatest importance. Self-reflection should be a regular (weekly) practic...

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Product News | May 17, 2016

New Swivl Practice App and Cloud Updates Improve Teacher & Student Development

If you’ve been following Swivl news this spring, you’ll know that we have some new and exciting products coming your way. We’re thrilled to be bringing the Swivl C Series and Expand Case for the iPad to you very soon! But when you log into Swivl Cloud or update the Swivl Capture App this week, you will notice we’re bring...

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Product News | April 18, 2016

Unveiling Swivl’s Brand New Robot and Classroom Tools!

We have some big news for you this morning! After many months of hard work, we are ready to announce the release of our newest products that will help make personalized, whole-child learning a reality. “Technology must support and inspire the hard work of teachers and students, not dictate it,” said Brian Lamb, Swivl co-f...

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General, Guest | April 11, 2016

Teaching Tech: Web Resources and Apps

The last few years have seen a dramatic change in technological education for children. Gone are the days where ICT lessons were exclusively about learning how to master Microsoft Office… nowadays, with advancing capabilities and increasing reliance on technology, the curriculum apportions a large chunk of time to coding, comp...

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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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General, Guest | November 18, 2015

5 Video Ideas for Your Literacy Instruction

Video is creeping into the education world slowly but surely. In fact, 94 percent of teachers have effectively used video in the classroom during the course of one school year, according to a study by Educational Support Systems. Video can be useful in a number of lessons and classroom settings, and is especially beneficial i...

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General | November 10, 2015

Swivl Gives Back: Nominate an Educator to Win a Swivl Robot

‘Tis the season. Midterm exams are just about behind everyone, and now the attention of the education community turns to Thanksgiving break (the much-needed reprieve before the big holiday break). Now is also about the time when those among us who are capable of planning ahead—myself not included—start coming up with gift...

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