- The Swivl does not capture anything on the Promethean Board very well - the backlighting does not show up.
- Even chalkboards do not show up well if the lights are too bright. You probably noticed that I had a student turn down the lights at the beginning of the video so the board was easier to see.
- It was super easy to export the video to YouTube. When I was logged in to my Swivl account, it already had my YouTube account information saved from the last time I recorded on the Swivl.
This week, I unfortunately came down with a nasty cold. On Tuesday, we had many teachers out (it was the same day as the Broncos Super Bowl parade). I decided to come in as long as I could in the morning to make sure I got coverage for my classes for the remainder of the day. While teaching my first period, I recorded myself solving the practice problems students were assigned the previous week using my Swivl from Project Cam Opener. I then exported the video to YouTube.
While recording, there were a few things I learned in the process.
After I exported the video, I sent it out to my students using Remind. For teachers covering my classes for the rest of the day, I had the video ready to play on my Promethean board at the front of my classroom through the connected desktop. This allowed my students to get some of the review they needed without having to record an extra video outside of class time. I hope that I don't need to leave during the day again, but its nice to know that I have a few tricks up my sleeves just in case.
Mattea Juengel is a passionate educator dedicated to improving instruction by utilizing technology. This blog is dedicated to reflections on educational technology tools.