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HE Uses | May 1, 2020

The Future of Teacher Prep in Covid-19

Covid-19’s impact on K12 schools is well known but now we direct our attention to this year’s student teachers, both those still entrenched in their programs and those now ready to enter the classroom in Fall (read our K12 companion blog here). Challenges are ahead for preparing this valuable workforce as well as for the ...

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HE Uses | April 21, 2020

Tips for Improving Your Online University Course

With Covid-19 forcing most K-12 schools to close, higher education institutions have also been forced into a position where they must move their class content to an online setting. For those universities and colleges that have decided to conduct online classes, a number of challenges have arisen as they endure this transition...

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K-12 Uses | April 17, 2020

Strategies for Fall 2020 Readiness after Covid-19

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As of the time of this writing, Covid-19 has closed many school systems down for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year and state and local leaders are deciding how best to prepare for an increasingly uncertain return to the classroom in Fall 2020. In a sense, this recent shift in thinking, leadership, and innovation sparke...

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K-12 Uses | April 9, 2020

We Need Professional Development Now More Than Ever

Professional development for teachers needs to be at the forefront of administration’s minds once the dust settles from Covid-19. Developing and coaching teachers on ways to create material in remote learning needed to start yesterday. Traditional methodologies of teaching in a typical classroom are not going to be needed, ...

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K-12 Uses | March 31, 2020

Building Community Within Remote Learning

Last week my children completed their first full week of remote learning. My son received this message from one of his teachers, Robert Lawrence of Hillview Middle School, “I know I run a tight ship and have very high expectations of my students, but you have exceeded the high bar that I set for us. My pride is insurmountab...

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K-12 Uses | March 19, 2020

Using Swivl for Flipped Classroom

What is a Flipped Classroom Anyway?! Flipped Classroom can actually mean a lot of different things depending on who you ask. Wikipedia offers this definition: "Flipped classroom" is an instructional strategy and a type of blended learning focused on student engagement and active learning, giving the instructor a better opport...

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K-12 Uses | March 6, 2020

Hong Kong International School Shares Methodologies for Distance Learning

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It's early 2020, and many school leaders, parents, and students look to the near future with uncertainty due to mounting pressure that the Covid-19 virus will close down schools around the globe. Hong Kong International School, already affected by closures, was ready to step up to the plate and devise a completely virtual pro...

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HE Uses | March 4, 2020

Swivl for Teacher Prep Programs and edTPA Video Submissions

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From micro-teaching to part-time field experience teaching in local K12 schools, video is an integral part of the teacher candidate’s experience. Swivl is the easy, effective, and sustainable solution you need to support, develop, and assess teaching candidates. How can Swivl improve the edTPA video submission process? ...

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K-12 Uses, User Stories | February 12, 2020

Innovate Instructional Coaching with Swivl

If the instructional coaching model in your district needs a boost, maybe 2020 is the year to introduce Swivl to support video-enhanced instructional coaching and personal educator reflection. Let’s be clear: instructional coaching does not just magically take root in a school. Nurturing a successful coaching model takes vi...

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General, Product News, Security | January 27, 2020

Stronger Swivl account security

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Using weak passwords and managing multiple logins are big security threats and should be avoided by every educational institution.  To strengthen our software security at no additional cost and offer you greater convenience and flexibility, Swivl Teams now includes Single Sign-on (SSO) authentication.  It allows teachers, c...

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