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October 24, 2018

What to Expect from Fall’s Hottest EdTech Conferences

ClassHub RFT Fall Conferences-3

The Squirrels team is hitting the road the next couple months for our fall conference season. We’re excited to meet with educators and help them maximize every moment they spend with digital tools.

 

South Carolina EdTech 2018 #scedtech2018

Oct. 24-26, 2018
Greenville, South Carolina
Booth #639

We love the South Carolina EdTech conference because there’s something for every educator. With more than 100 sessions and over 160 exhibitors, it's an innovative educator’s paradise. 

Find us in booth #639 to see how ClassHub and Reflector Teacher enhance the modern classroom by saving time, sharing screens and managing devices.

 

GaETC #GaETC18

Nov. 7-9, 2018
Atlanta, Georgia

The Georgia Educational Technology Conference brings all sorts of EdTech methodologies, best practices and tools under one roof. 2018’s theme is Level Up Your Learning – where the best ways to engage students with gamified curricula take center stage.

How does Squirrels engage students? With mobile technology and focused screens that put teachers and students first. Find the Squirrels team to see how you can level up your students’ learning with ClassHub and Reflector Teacher. 

Don’t miss these essential Alpha Squirrels presenting at GaETC:

Jennifer Hall

  • “Get Going with Google Drawings!” Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 3:15 p.m. in Australian 3-4
  • “HyperDocs, Say What?” Thursday, Nov. 8, at 4:30 p.m. in Kenyan 1-2

David Lockhart

  • “Join the Hype Club! How to Hype it Up with Hyperdocs” Wednesday, Nov. 7, at 1:30 p.m. in Salon 7
  • “Become Future Ready! Start Coding Today!” Thursday, Nov. 8, at 12:15 p.m. in Spanish 3-4
  • “Is it Skynet? Using AI in the Classroom” Friday, Nov. 9, at 9:45 a.m. in Salon 7

 

CETPA #CETPA2018

Nov. 13-16, 2018
Sacramento, California
Booth #311

Screen Mirroring Showdown: Nov. 14, 8-9:45 a.m., Exhibit Hall A-B #308

You thought two conferences were enough for Squirrels this fall? Nope. We’re heading west to CEPTA 2018 – exhibiting ways educators and businesses can present media and information wirelessly. Watch us in the “Screen Mirroring Showdown” – live demos of how simple and easy it is to share screens with Ditto and AirParrot. Then, learn how educators monitor student devices and collaborate live, in real time.

If you’re attending any of these great conferences, come meet our team and say hello! We’re here to help maximize the way you use technology, simply and headache-free.

October 10, 2018

How To Screen Mirror iOS 12 iPads and iPhones to Mac and Windows Computers Wirelessly

Screen mirroring iPad and iPhone screens to your Mac or Windows computer is a breeze with iOS 12. Don’t even think about using cords or cables – it’s so simple to do it wirelessly.

How? All you need to do is add one app to your computer. It’s that easy to turn your computer into an AirPlay-compatible receiver – regardless if you’re on a Mac or Windows computer.

What app? Reflector 3. Hundreds of thousands of people worldwide use Reflector to mirror and record iOS devices. You can buy it or try it for free here.

Here’s how to mirror your iPhone or iPad running iOS 12 to any Mac or Windows computer:

Step One

Download and install Reflector onto your Mac or Windows computer. Then check that your iOS 12 device and your computer are connected to the same wifi network.

Step Two

Open Reflector on your computer from your applications folder.

Reflector Running on a MacBook

Step Three

Unlock your iOS 12 device, open Control Center and tap Screen Mirroring.

Note: Users of iPhone X or later need to swipe down from the top of the screen to access Control Center. If you’re using an iPhone 8 or older, swipe up from the bottom of the screen.

iPhone XS Max Control Center

Step Four

Select your computer from the list of AirPlay-enabled receivers.

iPhone XS Max Screen Mirroring

Step Five

That’s it! Now your iPhone or iPad screen will wirelessly appear on your computer. Anything you do on your mobile device will reflect on your computer’s display in real time, including audio.

iPhone Mirroring to Computer with Reflector

 

Want to mirror more than just iPhones and iPads?

Great! With Reflector, you can. Mirror Android and Chromebook devices one at a time, side-by-side or simultaneously with any iOS device.

Pro tip:

You can also record your mobile device screen with Reflector. Just click the red button in the top right corner of your connected device to begin recording your session.

Reflector Recording iPhone Screen


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Have an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 11 or iOS 10? Check these out:

How To Screen Mirror iOS 11 iPads and iPhones to Any Computer

How To Wirelessly Mirror iPhones and iPads Running iOS 10

 

 

September 27, 2018

How We Got Here: An Interview with Squirrels Leadership

Squirrels partners Shoaf, Stanfill, Gould, Keith
Squirrels partners (L-R) Cory Shoaf, David Stanfill, Andrew Gould and Sidney Keith

2008 to 2018: How We Got Here

To cap off celebrating our 10-year company anniversary, we sat down with the Squirrels leadership to discuss guiding our team through a decade of work. Meet partners David Stanfill, Andrew Gould, Cory Shoaf and Sidney Keith.

What does Squirrels mean to you?

Shoaf: Squirrels is my family. I get to work with skilled and passionate people in a fun, collaborative environment every day. I really believe there’s nothing quite like Squirrels anywhere else.

Keith: Squirrels is an adventure. It’s an opportunity to learn more, to do more, to experience more and to grow. This company opened my eyes to a world beyond Northeast Ohio and introduced me to people and places I never would have thought of otherwise.

Gould: Squirrels means so many things to me. It's been the subject of 10 years of intense focus, long hours and endless stress. I've poured everything I have into it and it's so amazing to see what's grown out of that. When we're able to step back and look at what we've accomplished, it makes all the focus, effort and stress worth it.

Stanfill: We all came from a background where we knew we wouldn’t do well working for anyone else. When I was younger I always had the goal to start my own company, but I never knew exactly what it would be. Now I know Squirrels is it. We truly love what we do here, and that’s reflected in our employees, too.

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We’ve heard you talk a lot about growth recently. What’s the big deal?

Stanfill: Well, we’re hiring.

Keith: We’ve traditionally been involved in software, but we’ve always kept an ear to the ground for other needs. Now we’re producing hardware, too, and that’s a completely different ball game.

Stanfill: We’re always pushing the envelope with new ideas, and as technology grows, we continue to grow as well.

Is that the secret to your success?

Gould: I’d say so. Being able to adapt, learn on the fly and move quickly to take advantage of opportunities is what makes Squirrels so unique. I learn something new every day from the people around me and I hope they learn from me every day as well.

Shoaf: Definitely the ability to adapt and pinpoint successes and failures has been an important part of our growth.

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When people talk about Squirrels, there’s always an emphasis on investing in employees and growth. Why is that?

Gould: I’ve watched Squirrels grow from David and I working in a tiny basement office to the size we are today. It’s incredibly rewarding. We’re continually adding unique, talented, hardworking people. It's awesome (and sometimes terrifying) to think about how every day Squirrels supports 45 employees, their spouses and their children. Our employees are the hardest working and most passionate people around.

Keith: Watching everyone here grow has been meaningful. We’ve been around for 10 years and really started hiring about six years ago. The number of names on our “Five-Year Plaque” grows every few months.

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Shoaf: We set out to create a company ecosystem that allows employees to grow and expand their skill sets. That’s been important to our success.

Keith: Exactly – investment in employees is extremely important to us. I’ve seen people go from entry-level positions to manager all on their own will – by asking questions, taking classes and having the drive to do more. There’s nothing we can’t do as a company, and it’s because of our employees.

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What gets you excited about the future of Squirrels?

Keith: Opportunity. We have room to do so much more, and we have so many fresh ideas we can act on. We’re in a position to hire many more employees and be a leading employer in our area. Squirrels isn’t afraid to take risks and try new things.

Gould: The future of Squirrels can be anything we want it to be. We've proven time after time that if we set our eyes on a goal, rally the team and work quickly, we can do anything we want. In 10 years, we've tackled so many markets like entertainment, social networking, healthcare, K-12, higher education, screen mirroring, remote meetings and blockchain hardware. Imagine what we can do in the next 10 years if we continue to build off of our previous successes.

Find more Squirrels snapshots and facts with #SquirrelsTurns10 on our blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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September 21, 2018

By the Numbers: Squirrels Turns 10 [Infographic]

Squirrels Turns 10 infographic

Software, hardware and more: all in a decade’s work.

To think, 10 years ago we were just a couple of friends with a strong work ethic and an idea. We’ve grown immensely since then, maintaining our private status and accepting no outside funding.

It’s all thanks to our leaders who guide us and our skilled team members who give it their all. We couldn’t have done it without them.

To celebrate turning 10, we created an infographic with some facts and numbers, then vs. now. Learn a little more about Squirrels while you’re here!

Read the press release.

10-Year-Infographic

SquirrelsFind more Squirrels snapshots and facts with #SquirrelsTurns10 on our blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

September 10, 2018

Squirrels Turns 10! 🎉

10 Birthday Candles

Squirrels is now 10 years old!

In the business world, that’s pretty darn successful – and in the technology world, that’s ancient.

We’re celebrating the entire month of September with #SquirrelsTurns10 around the web, so look out for more festivities here on our blog, on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, too!

A lot happens in 10 years. Squirrels has been at the forefront of creating digital spaces to share ideas and information from our humble beginnings as a basement startup in 2008.

ConfettiOur community

The community support of our products is inspiring, from the teachers and students who use our classroom tech daily, to businesses presenting their screens in meetings around the world, to the blockchain champions who mine efficiently, to the media consumers who kick back, relax and enjoy content across any device.

Our team

But the heart and soul of our company is our team. A company is only as successful as the people who make it that way. Squirrels is a group of ridiculously talented people who give it their all, take care of each other and build amazing things. Double-digit years in business wouldn’t be possible without them – and they’ll take us far into the future.

Squirrels president and co-founder David Stanfill said it best:

“Squirrels has always been about our team. We have a collective of people who embrace our mission and each other’s talents. Not only do they champion our amazing team culture, they can create just about anything.”

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David Stanfill
Squirrels President and Co-founder

Squirrels company photoOur Alpha Squirrels

Along the way, we’ve been inspired by our amazing scurry of Alpha Squirrels, experts in EdTech who love what we do and tell the world. They’re training a generation and shaping the way education surges into the future. Thank you, Alphas, for being there for our schools, our students and for us.

Birthday gift

After a decade, this much is clear: It’s in our DNA to always be rolling up our sleeves, diving into the next wave of technology and creating the future.

Look out, world. Double digits are just the start.

Birthday cake with acorns underneath 

 

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!

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