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User Stories | January 19, 2021

How Fairmont’s Swivl Setup Gives Teachers and Students More Freedom in Hybrid Classrooms

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Throughout 2020, teachers began to adapt their teaching styles to remote or hybrid learning. Instructional strategies went into the experimentation phase, while teachers supported students’ academic and social-emotional needs during a time of crisis. Fairmont School leaders knew their teachers would be feeling the strain o...

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User Stories | December 9, 2020

Support Teachers Using Swivl for Hybrid Learning with These 3 Daily Procedures


Fairmont Schools Director DJ Clovis shares the standard operating procedures he developed to help over 100 teachers in his school network use Swivl every day for hybrid learning. After investing in new hardware, district technology departments and administrators want to ensure that teachers make the most of their tech by ...

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User Stories | December 9, 2020

How Fairmont Schools Creates an Equitable Hybrid Learning Environment Through a Swivl-powered Setup

By using a Swivl as the center-piece of their hybrid classroom set-up, Fairmont Schools gives their students an experience that better mimics a traditional classroom, and connects them to their teacher and classmates. In the summer of 2020, Fairmont School leaders realized they would need to teach students in-person and a...

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Skilled.space, User Stories | August 29, 2020

Coaching, Interrupted: Rediscovering Purpose and Progress this Fall


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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User Stories | 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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Synth, User Stories | 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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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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