August 27, 2015

5 Reasons We Loved The Main Street Festival 2015!

We spent last weekend exhibiting at the Main Street Festival in North Canton, Ohio, and there were definitely some standout highlights of the weekend!

1. The food

Really… who doesn’t love fair food? #TeamSquirrels maintained a steady diet of corndogs, panini sandwiches, ice cream, pulled pork sandwiches, snow cones, gyros and lemonade throughout the weekend (absolutely guilt-free, might we add).

2. The atmosphere

The Main Street Festival couldn’t have been held on a better weekend: 80+ degree weather, perfectly clear skies and the occasional breeze to keep us cool. Local dwellers, as well as people from surrounding cities, made their way to the heart of North Canton to view the vendors, music acts and other attractions.

3. The drone-ing opportunities

A few members of the Squirrels teams are drone enthusiasts, and the Main Street Festival was a perfect venue to get some great arial shots. Check out some the compilation video our team captured throughout the weekend!

4. The music

We had a great time listening to the wide variety of bands that played throughout the weekend, but we were definitely particular to a few. One of the members of our team, Corey King, and his band The Ohio Weather Band kicked off the Saturday afternoon music sets. On Sunday afternoon, The Kodachrome Babies (made up of Stephen’s wife and sister-in-law), kept attendees dancing and singing along with to the music. View photos of the bands below!

5. The generosity

We thank each and every attendee for their generosity and good spirits throughout the weekend. Not only did we enjoy speaking with each person that stopped by the booth, but we raised a great amount of money through our raffles. Attendees donated $254, which will be matched by our company and donated to local schools!

Check out our Main Street Festival 2015 photo album on Facebook for photographic evidence of the food, fun and incredible weather!

Teach Like an Alpha Squirrel

Become an Alpha Squirrel at alpha.airsquirrels.com!

We are excited to announce that we’re once again expanding our education presence with our new Alpha Squirrels program.

It’s no secret. Educators are some of our most devoted and passionate customers. We hear from teachers every day about how they use our screen-mirroring technology to connect classroom devices and enhance the student learning experience. Creating a leadership program geared toward educators was simply the next logical step for Squirrels.

The Alpha Squirrels program will allow educators who love our products to spread the word as certified Squirrels product experts. This advocacy program gives Alpha Squirrels members exclusive access to:

  • Squirrels-sponsored conference attendance
  • Squirrels-sponsored conference speaking engagements
  • Unreleased Squirrels products
  • Squirrels welcome package – T-Shirt, coffee mug/tumbler, sticky notes, water bottle, headphones, pens, pencils, etc.
  • Opportunities to appear in video interviews
  • Free AirParrot 2 and Reflector 2 licenses
  • Alpha Squirrels member certificate
  • “Alpha Squirrel” signature badges for Twitter, Facebook and email
  • Product training, press kits and talking points
  • Chance to visit Squirrels Headquarters
  • Alpha Squirrels features on the Squirrels blog, Instagram and Twitter
  • On-demand interaction with Squirrels product designers and managers

Become an Alpha Squirrel at alpha.airsquirrels.com!Our Alpha Squirrels will become product experts on the Squirrels suite of products – Reflector 2, Reflector Director, Reflector Student and AirParrot 2 – to help fellow educators improve their classroom technology solutions. It is our goal to empower Alpha Squirrels to elevate their status as EdTech experts, share knowledge within their professional network and support the Squirrels community.

We’re ready to find our Alpha Squirrels. If you’re an educator committed to EdTech or Squirrels products, you just might be one of them. For more information, visit alpha.airsquirrels.com or give us a call at 1-855-207-0927. Or, fill out the nomination form to become one of the world’s first Alpha Squirrels!

August 24, 2015

Introducing Reflector Student

Our latest advancement in screen-mirroring technology allows students to use their iPads and iPhones to see their teacher’s computer screen in real time. It also provides new connection methods in schools with restrictive networks. Oh yes, teacher friends. We’re excited about it, too.

Reflector Student is a free Reflector 2 companion app that runs on each student’s
iOS device. The app wirelessly communicates with the Reflector 2 software running on the teacher’s computer to display a live look at the teacher’s screen on every connected student device.

Reflector Student decreases classroom reliance on SMART boards and projectors and enables schools to get more out of their Reflector Student Pairing Optionsmobile devices. Students can now view the same websites, videos, peer work and presentations displayed on the big screen in the palm of their hands. This reduces the strain on students with visibility issues. It also allows teachers to show students what’s happening on their classmates’ screens.

The Reflector Student app acts as a workaround for schools that experience Reflector 2 connectivity problems. It should resolve issues for schools that host their student and teacher devices on separate networks. New Reflector 2 connection methods include:

  • Bluetooth discovery
  • Quick Connect Codes™
  • iOS camera linking

We know educators are always looking for the latest and greatest technology to keep their classrooms ahead of the curve. That’s why we’re constantly working on new screen-mirroring solutions to bring to your students.

Stay tuned for more updates. As always, feel free to offer suggestions or feedback in the comment section below. We love to hear from our friends and fans!

Click here for more information about Reflector Student.

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August 20, 2015

In the North Canton Area? Meet us at The Main Street Festival!

#TeamSquirrels will be at the Main Street Festival this Saturday, August 22 and Sunday, August 23! We’ve got a lot to offer at our tent located in the intersection of Main St and East Maple  St (yes, we know, squirrels in the middle of the road… typical).

Not only will we be handing out Squirrels swag and talking about our awesome products, but we will be raffling off some great prizes for an even better cause!

All raffle proceeds will go to local schools to further encourage the implementation and usage of technology in schools. Raffle tickets will be sold at the rate of 1 for $2 and 6 for $10. Squirrels will match each donation made!

Here’s a glimpse at the prizes up for grabs:

His-and-Her Relaxation Prize Pack

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Relax and unwind with our his-and-her gift package! Enjoy a round of golf, spend the afternoon at the spa, then enjoy a romantic dinner together.

  • 2 Passes to The Sanctuary Golf Club (Up to $100 value)
  • $50 Celebration Day Spa Gift card
  • $50 The Twisted Olive Gift card

Family Night Prize Pack

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Your next two (or three!) family nights are on us! The winner of this package will get package of gift cards from local venues for guaranteed family-friendly fun.

  • $50 Cinemark Gift card
  • $25 Park Centre Lanes Gift card
  • $30 SkyMax Gift card
  • $15 Scoops Ice Cream Gift card
  • $30 Zepp’s Pizza Gift card
  • $25 Sluggers and Putters Gift card

Entertainment Prize Pack

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Don’t feel like leaving the house for some entertainment? We don’t blame you. Grab some snacks, a warm blanket and settle in to binge watch your favorite shows and movies.

  • Apple TV ($75 value)
  • 3 months of Hulu Plus for free ($23.97 value)
  • $30 Netflix Gift card
  • $50 Best Buy Gift Card (Not pictured)

Stop by our tent from 10am-10pm Saturday and 11am-5pm Sunday to enter!

We’re looking forward to meeting the members of the community we’re proud to serve. See you there!

 

August 19, 2015

Stream Your Screen to Win Big with Squirrels

Reflector 2 now includes live YouTube streaming for mobile devices. To celebrate, we’re giving away a $150 Amazon gift card and a basket full of Squirrels swag.

“Whoa, whoa, whoa, hold on,” you say.

It’s true. The latest free Reflector 2 update allows users to wirelessly stream content from smart phones and mobile devices to YouTube in real time. Presentations, meetings, videos, photo streams, webcam sessions, mobile gameplay and more can instantly be live streamed to YouTube. You can now use Reflector 2 to reach a global audience at the push of a button.

“Yeah, that’s cool, but how do I win the prize?”

Ah, right.

To enter the Stream Your Screen Facebook contest, simply live stream a video from your smart phone or tablet to YouTube using Reflector 2. Remember, you can stream anything you want – a slideshow, video from your mobile device camera, gameplay, a lecture – anything. Then, submit the YouTube video link with a short description on our Stream Your Screen contest page.

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We’ll be awarding the prize to the video with the most votes, so don’t forget to tell all your friends and family to vote for you.

To start streaming with Reflector 2, simply connect your mobile device or devices to Reflector 2 and click the “Broadcast” button in the app. This will create a live feed of all of your connected devices to a global or private audience on YouTube.

To see your Live Events and find your video link in YouTube, go to “Creator Studio” and click “Video Manager” on the left side of the screen. Then select “Live Events.” Post your video link onto our Facebook contest page to enter.

We’re always trying to expand our services to bring our fans the best possible screen-mirroring solutions. We hope you enjoy our latest version of Reflector 2. Have fun, and happy streaming!

To enter the contest, visit the Stream Your Screen Facebook contest page.

Learn more about YouTube live streaming with Reflector 2.