Distance/Hybrid Learning

Stay ahead of the game with distance learning best practices and resources

Swivl for Hybrid Classrooms

“On any given day we will only have half the students on campus and in classes in order to maintain social distancing. By using Swivl to live stream, the students at home can see and hear the teacher AND the rest of the class; and the students in class will also be able to see and hear the students at home. This will allow us to teach to both sets of students at the same time without having to balance separate curriculums.”
Waynflete School Page Lennig, Waynflete School
“While Great Hearts is planning to return to campus in the fall, we are committed to proving an online option for any families who need it throughout the year (and certainly for any school closure that is needed). Swivl will be an integral part of building asynchronous video instruction to support that plan, in addition to Google Classroom and Zoom. Furthermore, weekly classroom observations will increasingly use Swivl in order to aid social distancing without sacrificing teacher growth.”
Great Hearts Academies Cammie Passey, Great Hearts Academies
“Shorecrest Preparatory School will be offering a flexible learning option to support students who wish to learn remotely. Swivl will be instrumental in helping us deliver asynchronous and synchronous instruction to keep our students engaged and connected.”
Shorecrest Preparatory School Anna Baralt, Shorecrest Preparatory School
“As with other educational institutions across the nation, we’re adjusting schedules and attendance policies to provide safe learning spaces for our faculty and students. We see Swivl as an ideal tool to allow us to deliver content online in a way that will emulate authentic in-class experiences for students.”
Oklahoma State University Rob Terry, Oklahoma State University
“We’ll be rolling Swivl in the Fall so that we can teach in person to a reduced in-class population while live-streaming the lecture for synchronous access to students not scheduled to be in class on that day. Instead of having to record separate “online” lectures, with Swivl and an extra 5 min for set up, we can make our curriculum available to all students while continuing to prioritize safety.”
University of Wyoming Evan Johnson, University of Wyoming
“GDS Online – our premiere online curriculum for hybrid learning – came to fruition after the school acquired iPads and Swivl devices, which can be used to stream classes and interact with students.”
Greensboro Day School Greensboro Day School, NC
“Swivl is going to be an ongoing part of our professional development program because in addition to live-streaming teachers want to move around to record asynchronously as well; they don’t want to be chained to their computer.”
David Lovelin Hong Kong International School, HK
“We’re planning for a return to school in a hybrid approach, including rotating cohorts of students on and off campus. Teachers will be using Swivl and Zoom to live stream lessons to promote participation by all of our students.”
Kathy Garcia Cathedral Catholic High School, CA
“Swivl will allow remote students to experience classroom instruction via Zoom in much the same way that our on-campus students will, including the ability to participate and collaborate.”
Todd Deveau Santa Fe Christian Schools, CA
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Distance/Hybrid Learning in Fall 2020

Predictions about what the education landscape will look like in Fall 2020 and how to use video to achieve goals in synchronous and asynchronous distance learning models.

 

Swivl Live Streaming

Live stream using Microsoft Teams, Skype, Zoom, or more while Swivl tracks you.

 

Hybrid Learning Classroom Audio Options

Give remote students the opportunity to interact with their in-class peers.

 

Setting up a Screencast

Record the content on your laptop.

 

Setting up a Web Recording

Record video using the front camera on your laptop.

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Resources on Distance and Virtual Learning

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Rapid Transition to Online Learning for Teachers

Register for free access to this essential program

 

Remote Learning Tools

Tools to help you and students learn from home

 

Templates and Tools for Distance Learning

Treasure trove of resources, updated frequently

 

10 Strategies for Leading Online When School is Closed

Plans, tools, and ideas for successful distance learning

 

Monash University Leverages Swivl and Zoom for Virtual Learning

Advice for quick transition to virtual learning utilizing available technology

 

Hong Kong International School

The school went fully virtual for the first time due to Covid-19

 

Building Communities Within Remote Learning

Staying positive and supportive during these unique times


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Soundbites on Distance Learning from around the web courtesy of Synth.

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Hybrid Learning Users

These Swivl users are marching into Fall 2020 with big plans for Hybrid Learning and Swivl. We're excited to see what they'll do!

 


Swivl Superheroes

Check out how everyday Swivl Superheroes are using video to cope with the push for distance learning on Twitter

 

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