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!

 

January 26, 2015

Thank you, #FETC

#Teamsquirrels had an amazing experience at FETC 2015. Not only did we get to escape the Ohio snowstorms and take refuge in the Orlando sun, we spent the week talking with educators, tech coordinators and administrators from schools across the country. 

We received an incredible response to our 2.0 updates of both AirParrot and Reflector (coming soon!), and we’re anxious to build on all of the knowledge and feedback we picked up throughout the week. Thank you to FETC and all who attended for making this conference a huge success!

Check out some pictures from the event.

January 19, 2015

#TeamSquirrels takes on #FETC!

The Squirrels team will be in Orlando this week for #FETC15! Located in the Orange County Convention Center from January 20th to January 23rd, FETC (Florida Educational Technology Conference) is one of the largest conferences dedicated to EdTech. As such, Squirrels is going big and taking FETC by storm!

Apps to go nuts for

We will be at booth 656 with demos of the new-and-improved AirParrot 2 as well as a sneak peek of Reflector 2 (coming soon!). We will be giving a discount to booth visitors as well!

SWAG and prizes

We’ve loaded up a ton of Squirrels SWAG to give away! On top of that, we have SWAG prize packs to give away to five lucky Tweeters. Stop by our booth to learn how to join #TeamSquirrels and win! (Hint… it involves a giant cardboard Squirrel).

Session speakers

There are multiple speakers that are generously spreading the Squirrels love in their sessions! Check them out:

Tuesday: 12pm-3pm: S330H

Nuts and Bolts: Implementing a 1:1 iPad Program 

Fredy Padovan – Executive Director for Advancement and Technology, Immaculata-La Salle High School 

@EDjuvinator

Thursday: 10am-11am: S220F

I’m All About that App, ‘Bout that App, and Extension 

David Chan – Director of Instructional Technology, Evanston Township High School 

@chanatown

Thursday: 4pm-5pm: S320E

Preparing Teachers for 1:1 Implementation 

Jeff Chicki, Technology Integration Coach, Rensselaer Central School Corporation

@jeffchicki

Thursday: 4:20pm-5pm: S320G

iPads in the ELA Classroom 

Eva Harvell – Technology Integration Specialist, Pascagoula School District 

@techie_teach

Friday: 8am-10am: S330D

Becoming a Model Digital Educator 

Jeff Chicki, Technology integration coach, Rensselaer Central School Corporation

@jeffchicki

Friday: 10am-11am: S310GH  

60 in 60: 60 instructional technologies in 60 minutes  

Michael Meechin, Assistant Principal of Instruction, Poinciana High School

@mikemeechin

Friday: 1pm-1:40pm: S310EF

Technologies for Schoolwide Impact 

Michael Meechin, Assistant Principal of Instruction, Poinciana High School 

@mikemeechin

Friday: 2pm-4pm: S210A

iPad Tips, Tricks and Apps Everyone Should Know 

Sandi Mahl – SE Regional Coordinator, PATINS Project

We’ll see you there!

December 31, 2014

Happy New Year from #teamsquirrels!

While 2014 was a year full of excitement, hard work and growth, our team is anxious to jump into 2015 and continue that legacy. But, before we do, it’s time to look back on some of the our favorite memories of 2014!

“I would have to say my favorite Squirrels memory in 2014 is when Drew finally got fed up with this old crappy printer that never worked correctly, then decided to throw it out the window. It was very satisfying to see that printer pay for its transgressions against us.”

– Dustin

“My favorite memory was in BVI when a group of us set out to kayak to the island that was way too far away. One person kept capsizing their boat, and the other took on water and started sinking. Two fellow Squirrels came out to save the sinking kayak, and others switched kayaks to ensure everyone was safe. Character, teamwork and compassion were shown in that trip – summarizes the Squirrels well. “

– Jessica

“Nothing made me happier in 2014 than watching our team grow. Seeing new, excited faces and fresh enthusiasm and energy come to the team continues to inspire me.”

– Dave

“I have many fond memories, and one I think everyone will enjoy involves NERF guns. Andrew purchased a gun with a grenade launcher on it, and my first shot with the grenade went straight into Matt E’s face. Direct shot with no warning. He lived, but he wasn’t pleased.”

– Sid

“My favorite memory was the final week of the Slingshot push. We were all exhausted, frustrated and tired of being around each other by that time., but, we stayed focused, came together and really showed what this team is capable of doing.”

– Matt E.

“The Saturday we all came in and tested/worked on Slingshot during the April pre-launch push is my favorite memory.  Everyone came in at about 10am and hammered on Slingshot until sometime early in the evening, but a lot of us stayed later. That night, as things slowed down, everyone left was hanging out here in the development office telling stories and drinking beer—all very chill.  Definitely a cool day.

– Jon Z.

“My favorite memory was floating in the ocean in BVI with my cousin Andy, having a cousinly conversation.”

– Matt Y.

“One of my fondest memories of the last year would have to be traveling to Belgium with Dave and getting to work with a development team there. From being in a different work environment to just being in Belgium, it was a trip that I will remember for a long time.”

– Matt Bowen

“My favorite 2014 memory is when everyone from the company crammed into the conference room and toasted some really expensive champagne as we celebrated the successful launch of AirParrot 2. Best feeling ever.” 

– Cory

“I would have to say my favorite memory from 2014 would be the day we all sailed on the catamaran in BVI.  I really enjoy the peacefulness of the ocean and the great company of my co-workers.”

– Aaron

“My favorite memory is the sequence of events that inspired Squirrels Game Night.

July 14, 2014: Virgin Gorda, British Virgin Islands

15:00: Six men sit down at a RISK board armed with cigars, beer, and dreams of world domination.

19:30: A drunken World Congress is held during dinner. Pacts and Border agreements are made.

23:30: Three players have been eliminated. All pacts have been dissolved.

July 15, 2014

00:30: The map is split between two Super Powers: Stephen and Jon B.

01:20: Legions of tiny grey soldiers swarm the Western hemisphere. Jon B is victorious.

01:30: Jon B stumbles to Villa 2 to find everyone still awake and playing “Never Have I Ever”

01:31: Jon B’s life is complete.”

– Jon B.

“One of my favorite memories is the day we released AirParrot 2 and many of us were sitting in the conference room watching the page visits and the servers crashing. It felt great to see how well it was doing after all the hard work we put in.”

– Andy

“Oh, the memories of 2014 are full of laughs and great times. It’s hard to just sum it up in a few sentences. 

1. ISTE when multiple teachers came up to me and couldn’t believe I was real! With all of the back-and-forth emails I do everyday, it makes me feel good to meet the people I correspond with! 

2. One word: NERF

3. Our corporate retreat this year was full of great, fond memories. We all really had the time to bond as colleagues and friends. BVI is a trip I will never forget and always cherish.”

– Meghan

“Seeing our holiday party venue was one of my favorite moments of the year. All of the attention to detail made it an excellent night and already has me looking forward to next year!”

– Nate

“There are plenty of memories that stand out and the team has done some great things this year. My fondest memory though is more personal. Squirrels gave Kyle and I an opportunity to attend Agile Development Conference West, where I was able to learn from and collaborate with some great minds in software development. A number of those interactions were experiences that I’ll never forget. I expect that those memories will continue to motivate me well into the future.”

– Matt Becker

“Looking back at all the amazing things we have done and experienced together, one thing in particular sticks out in my head. After we got settled into our villas on our private beach in Virgin Gorda, I grabbed a paddleboard and hit the water. Slowly going over everything I could reach, hearing nothing but the wind, tiny splashes against the bottom of my board and the faint laughter of my co-workers was a surreal moment. It showed me what amazing things could be created when unique individuals come together to create an ecosystem to work, play and enjoy together.”

– Kyle

December 10, 2014

Join #teamsquirrels for #tbt!

With more than six years under our belt, we’ve made a ton of memories. We want to share some of these awesome experiences with you, and what better day to do that than #tbt?

 Each Thursday an employee pick his or her favorite photo from the past and post it to our Instagram. You’ll get to see the people behind the products you know and love in their natural habitat (no, not in trees…).

Make sure you’re following us on Twitter and Instagram to time travel with #teamsquirrels!

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