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March 1 , 2016

Squirrels Attends North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES)

 

NC Ties 2016

We’re excited to join the annual NCTIES conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, this week to showcase our products and observe how the latest education technology is integrated into classrooms.

Two members of the Squirrels team will make the 500-mile trip from North Canton, Ohio, to Raleigh to join teachers, tech facilitators and coaches, administrators and media specialists at North Carolina’s premier conference.

This North Carolina EdTech conference is an ISTE affiliate that provides a multitude of professional development opportunities, including more than 150 sessions, informal meet and greets, keynotes, featured speakers and a vendor exhibit hall.

Blended Learning Coach and Alpha Squirrel, Marcia Kish, will feature our industry-leading Reflector 2 screen-mirroring app in her session, “Explore the 7 C’s of Blended Learning,” on Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Marcia is an active participant in the EdTech community and also runs http://dsdprofessionaldevelopment.com. If you want to contact her directly, you can message her on Twitter at @dsdPD.

If you’re planning a trip to NCTIES this week, be sure to stop by and say hello at booth 621!

February 24 , 2016

Squirrels Increasing Edcamp Efforts in 2016

Are you hosting or starting an Edcamp without all the resources you need? Look no further! The Squirrels team is always searching for opportunities to work with teachers and educators from across the country, so we decided to increase our Edcamp sponsorship efforts in 2016.

A Squirrels sponsorship can make a big difference for Edcamp organizers and attendees. We can provide you with a monetary donation, swag or both to make your Edcamp unforgettable. You just have to let us know! Monetary and swag donation amounts depend on the number of anticipated attendees for the event.

Another perk of a Squirrels Edcamp sponsorship is that we will arrange for each organizer to receive a free license of Reflector 2, our wireless screen-sharing software, to use in their classroom and review on their own professional blog. Who doesn’t love free products, right?

Additionally, each attendee is given a coupon code for Reflector 2. We think every school should be equipped with Reflector 2, and we’re committed to making that happen.

Even after all of the benefits listed above, we still have a few more treats for Edcamp organizers!

We take great pride in providing the education industry with the tools they need to succeed, so we want to make sure it is just as much a fit for us as it is for you. To apply for a sponsorship, log in to our website and fill out the Edcamp Sponsorship Form and tell us why you want us to sponsor your Edcamp!

February 9 , 2016

Squirrels to Attend Ohio Education Technology Conference

OETC 2016 logoMembers of the Squirrels team are excited to accompany more than 4,000 education technology professionals and enthusiasts this week at the Ohio Education Technology Conference (OETC) in Columbus. Educators come from all over our home state of Ohio for this annual event. We're traveling the quick two-hour drive from our North Canton offices for our third OETC experience. We expect it to be the best one yet!

OETC provides educators with a great opportunity to learn about the latest trends, tools and thought leaders that are revolutionizing the education landscape. We always enjoy connecting with tech-minded educators and showing them how to use Reflector 2 in the classroom.

We’re also lucky enough to have Blended Learning Coach and first-class Alpha Squirrel Marcia Kish present at OETC this year. She’ll be discussing Reflector 2 among other apps that increase classroom productivity at her pre-conference session, “AppSmashing 101,” today at 2 p.m. You can contact Marcia directly on twitter (@dsdPD) or email her at kishmarcia@gmail.com to learn more.

Don’t be afraid to stop by booth 638A to learn more about Reflector 2 or even just to say hi! We’re always eager to demonstrate the latest classroom screen-mirroring magic. Here’s to a great OETC week!

January 26 , 2016

Fortune Magazine Ranks Squirrels Third in List of 2016 Best Workplaces for Technology

We are proud to announce that Squirrels was ranked third by Fortune Magazine in its list of Best Workplaces for Technology 2016. This honor comes one month after Fortune recognized Squirrels as one of the 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie.

GreatPlacesToWork_TechThe Great Place to Work Recognition Program compiled this list utilizing feedback from 48,000 employees gathered through its Trust Index Employee Survey. It takes into consideration career-development opportunities, risk-taking, work-life balance, compensation, recognition, transparency, camaraderie and more.

We tend to rely heavily on Apple products, which stems from our roots in Apple development. Upon employment, employees are issued a new MacBook that’s appropriate for their level of work. As an added bonus, employees are provided subsidies to upgrade to the latest iPhone every year.

Flex scheduling, summer holidays, company retreats, paid health insurance and sponsored lunches are just a few of the other great perks that Squirrels provides for its employees.

Squirrels strives to create a healthy company culture and an employee-centric attitude to each of its 36 employees. We consider this recognition a great honor, and we’re excited to continue giving each employee an exceptional working experience.

Check out our complete company ranking and review.

About Us

Squirrels is a software development company based in North Canton, Ohio. We create high-quality, budget-friendly screen mirroring and device management software that’s compatible with today’s most popular devices. To date, our software can be found in hundreds of thousands of classrooms, businesses and homes. Follow our blog for all the latest product updates, Squirrels news and technology insight!