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General, Synth | 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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User Stories | 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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User Stories | 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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User Stories | 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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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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Product News | January 27, 2020

Stronger Swivl account security


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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Uncategorized | November 22, 2019

Achieve C.L.A.S.S. Pre-K Success with Swivl


If your Head Start uses C.L.A.S.S. as its assessment method, Swivl’s tools are designed to provide evidence for each of CLASS’s three major competency areas:  Emotional Support, Classroom Organization, and Instructional Support. Because Swivl’s unique video solution captures everyday interactions between students and t...

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User Stories | November 14, 2019

Student-Centered Video

With so many endless inclusive possibilities to use Swivl, why wouldn’t you want to get your students involved? Their buy-in for using video in class should be as important as their parental consent. Swivl's platform is FERPA/COPPA compliant and while we don't allow students to create a Swivl account unless they are 14 year...

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User Stories | November 14, 2019

ECEs get a “Head Start” with Swivl

From in-home observations to flipped classrooms to mentor/ mentee relationships, Swivl is the obvious choice to collect crisp, clear audio and a 360° video recorded view of what is going on in early childhood education (ECE) environments. Swivl’s multi-audio technology allows parents to participate in evaluations providing...

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Uncategorized | November 14, 2019

PD that doesn’t suck

With Swivl, you can make sure that the one-size-fits-all model of Professional Development is a thing of the past. For example, try using Swivl Live Streaming and Zoom to create virtual PLCs. The combination makes it possible for participants to engage in collaborative working groups wherever they are, saving both time and mo...

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