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Posts tagged as: professional development
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, 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 | June 27, 2016

Swivl’s Summer Series for Teacher Development Kicks Off

Growing up with two tech-savvy educator parents, summer meant sleeping in and family camping trips… and it also meant tagging along to plenty of edtech conferences and events. Being at ISTE this week, it’s hard not to reflect on my childhood and the experience of attending events like this. Although I didn’t grasp all the ...

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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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General, Product News | October 23, 2015

Get to Know FERPA and COPPA: Reasons to Reconsider YouTube for Your School

When we talk about instructional video today we aren’t referring to a math teacher playing Stand and Deliver for the umpteenth time. A more universally accessible internet and its many services have made it easier than ever for educators to connect with students and other teachers within and beyond their classrooms. Students ...

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General, Guest, Summer Learning Series | June 15, 2015

Fostering Relevant, Connected Learners: Part 1

In last week’s webinar, Steven Anderson addressed eight elements that make up a relevant, connected educator and he shared how connectedness empowers learning. As educators, it is important that we pass along these same values to our students. In this two-part blog post we will look at the eight aspects of a relevant, educato...

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General | May 13, 2015

Teachscape Partners with Swivl to Increase Educator Effectiveness

Momentum continues to build for Swivl as we move closer to summer. It's that time when teachers and administrators shift their focus to exams and, soon after, preparation for the new school year to come. Much of that preparation involves professional learning and development that helps teachers increase effectiveness. As it ha...

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Product News, Uncategorized | April 7, 2015

Swivl Introduces New Cloud Service Plans and Releases Key Feature Updates

When Swivl Cloud exited beta at the end of last year, one of the biggest updates was the introduction of unlimited uploading and staging. Since that time, users of all account types have been able to upload an unlimited number of videos to our cloud service for varying staging periods. But, we still had storage limits. Today we...

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Product News | June 24, 2014

iPadpalooza 2014: Making changes and taking action in education

Now back at Swivl’s San Carlos, California headquarters, the advice, knowledge and inspiration that I left iPadpalooza 2014 with is only just starting to take order in my head. There was no time to adjust to the unfamiliar heat and humidity when I landed in Austin, Texas last week. I hurried to the conference site, caught the ...

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Product News | June 19, 2014

Swivl returns to ISTE: Capture your own videos from the show floor and win a Swivl

With little more than a week left before ISTE 2014 kicks off, Swivl could not be more excited about returning to the premier forum for sharing and learning about education technology. Last year’s expo was such a success, what with the reception of our first-generation Swivl and the over 1,000 educators we met, that we’ve got...

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