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Synth | September 15, 2020

Giving Students Voice in the Hybrid Classroom

Synth Podcasting

No matter how much you may have tried to think of everything ahead of time, it’s probably become obvious that there are needs in the hybrid classroom that you just could not have planned effectively until you were actually, you know, teaching. One of the biggest struggles we hear about is finding interesting ways to promote st...

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General | September 8, 2020

Swivl is Worth the Wait

Multiple Devices for Swivl

As of the time of this writing in September 2020, we are still experiencing a backlog in shipping and are striving to produce thousands of robots expediently, absorbing extra logistical costs of production in order to get them out to our users as swiftly as possible. If you are waiting for your shipment to arrive or have been...

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General | August 29, 2020

Coaching, Interrupted: Rediscovering Purpose and Progress this Fall

Coaching

For a majority of educators, a realization started to sink in towards the end of March: frustration and panic were going to be barriers to real professional learning at this time. Coaches were faced with a faculty skeptical of spending so much time learning to use tools that, from their view, they may never need again. So tea...

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ECE Uses, HE Uses, Hybrid Learning, K-12 Uses, Product News | August 14, 2020

Do More than Just Live Stream with Swivl

Distance Learning with Swivl Screencasting

We strive to pave the future of hybrid learning, one Swivl feature at a time. We understand the necessity of having lots of options within one unified system which is why we have worked tirelessly over Summer 2020 to bring more live streaming options to Swivl than ever before. When our users told us they needed to be able to ...

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General | August 7, 2020

Swivl Will Be There for You, Regardless of the Challenge

Uncharted Waters Over the last few months, Swivl has watched the unfolding of a massive upheaval in the education system. Teachers and school leaders were thrown into the midst of an unpredictable situation, and with that came confusion and frustration. This is not to mention the impact the disruption was having on students. ...

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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

Distance Learning with Swivl Screencasting

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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