March 16 , 2017

Squirrels Team Showcases New EdTech at CUE and MACUL Conferences

Members of the Squirrels team are attending two regional EdTech conferences this week to demonstrate our new ClassHub technology for educators. 

Our journey takes us to Palm Springs, California, for the Computer-Using Educators (CUE) 2017 National Conference and to Detroit, Michigan, for the Michigan Association for Computer Users in Learning (MACUL) Conference. This is our first time exhibiting at CUE and second at MACUL. Our team will talk to a combined 12,000 attendees about ClassHub along with some of our longstanding education software.

No conference we attend would be complete without Alpha Squirrel sessions and in-booth presentations. Below is the full list of session details for both CUE and MACUL.

CUE Alpha Squirrel Sessions

Thursday, March 16

Marcia Kish
Key Ingredients to Blended and Personalized Learning
10 – 11:30 a.m.
Santa Rosa, Renaissance

Bill Selak
Post-Apocalyptic Skills for the Classroom: Infusing Real-Life Skills into Instruction
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance

Friday, March 17

Bill Selak
5 to Adopt, 5 to Abandon: How to Implement CUE’s Short List
1 – 3 p.m.
Posters, Ballroom Foyer, Renaissance

James McCrary
Virtual Reality: Power of Creation & Sharing Using CoSpaces
1:30 – 1:50 p.m.
HUB @ CUE (Exhibit Hall)

Bill Selak
Design Thinking and the Singularity
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Mojave Learning Center, Renaissance

And, don’t forget to catch our friend, Leslie Fisher on Saturday, March 18:
Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
9 – 10 a.m.
Oasis 4, PSCC 

The Web 2.0 You Might Not Know About
10:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Catalina, Renaissance

CUE In-booth Presentations – How to Make Student Devices Teacher Friendly

Thursday, March 16
9:45 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
12:15 p.m. 

Friday, March 17 
9:45 a.m.
11:15 a.m.
12:15 p.m.

Saturday, March 18
10:15 a.m.
11:30 a.m.

MACUL Alpha Squirrel Sessions

Thursday, March 16

Theresa Stager
Working Smarter, Not Harder: Tech Tools for Administrators
10 a.m.
Room 313B

Innovating and Connecting in Next Generation Schools
4 p.m.
Room 140E

Friday, March 17

Theresa Stager
Global Connections: Breaking Down the Walls of Your Building
10 a.m.
Room 140E

John Phillips
Game Over? A Conversation About What Works and What Doesn’t in Game-Based Learning
11:30 a.m.
Room 142A

Theresa Stager
The Power of Positive Communication
1 p.m.
Room 411A

Stop by booth #654 at CUE or #121 at MACUL to see the Squirrels team! You might even have the opportunity to snag a Squirrels shirt!

March 2 , 2017

Squirrels Joins Educators in North Carolina for NCTIES Conference

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The Squirrels team debuted its latest classroom technology at multiple EdTech conferences around the world in the first two months of 2017. What’s next on the list? The North Carolina Technology in Education Society (NCTIES) Conference in the city of Raleigh, North Carolina.

NCTIES is North Carolina’s premier EdTech conference that gives attendees access to more than 150 sessions, informal meet and greet opportunities, keynote speakers and an exhibit hall. This conference aims to provide leadership in educational communications and technology by linking together everyone who holds a common interest in the use of educational technology and its application to the learning process.

We look forward to meeting all of the great educators of North Carolina! Attendees will see our latest classroom technology, ClassHub, in action at the Squirrels booth (#938). We’ll show educators and district IT administrators how to monitor and manage classroom devices directly from the teacher’s computer.

If you are going to NCTIES this week, be sure to check out these Alpha Squirrel sessions: 

Thursday, March 2

Megan McBain
Broadcasting Around the World
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Student Showcase

Friday, March 3

Melissa Lynch
More Technology Than You Can Handle
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Room 303

Hannah Jimenez
Front Row: Math + ELA Individualized for Learners
12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Room 302 B

As an added bonus, a member of the Squirrels team will give a presentation featuring ClassHub.

Emily Carle Hafer – Alpha Squirrels Program Manager
How to Make Student Devices Teacher Friendly
9-9:45 a.m.
Room 303

Visit the Squirrels team at NCTIES at booth #938. See you there!

February 14 , 2017

Squirrels Team Shares New Technology at OETC

The Squirrels team is in Columbus all week for our third conference of 2017: the Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC). OETC is one of our favorite conferences of the year because it gives us a chance to connect with local educators in our home state.

OETC has more than 300 vendors and more than 4,000 educational technology professionals and enthusiasts from all over the country. It’s a great place for educators and innovators to network with their peers and share their ideas. Did we mention OETC has EdTech Karaoke?

While our Reflector software will be on display as usual, OETC attendees should also get excited to see what’s next from Squirrels. We scheduled presentations at the Squirrels booth all week to give you a sneak peek at a new technology that will change the way educators use classroom devices. You’re going to love it!
Below is a complete list of all the OETC sessions that feature Alpha Squirrels presenters.


Tuesday, February 14

Leah Lacrosse (with Jon Smith)
Student Publishing with eBook Creator App
C171
2:00-5:00 p.m.

Leslie Fisher
Manage Devices
Short North Ballroom A
2:00-5:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 15

Leah Lacrosse (with Jonathon Jarc)
3D Printing for a Purpose
C150
8:00-8:45 a.m.

Leslie Fisher
How to Make Student Devices Teacher Friendly
Union Station Ballroom B
11:00-11:45 a.m.

Leslie Fisher
Featured Speaker Session
Union Station Ballroom B
1:15-2:15 p.m.

Thursday, February 16

Marcia Kish
The Personalized Learning Playbook
Short North Ballroom A
8:00-8:45 a.m.

Laurie Green
Do You Compute? Online Assessment Skills
Short North Ballroom B-2
8:00-8:45 a.m.

Laurie Green
Make-ing it Happen
Short North Ballroom B-2
11:00-11:45 a.m.

Squirrels Booth Presentations (booth #801)

Wednesday, February 15

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
12:45 – 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 16

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.

Columbus is the place to be this week! We hope to see you at OETC in booth #801!

 

January 24 , 2017

Meet the Alpha Squirrels at FETC 2017!

Want a chance to meet our amazing group of Alpha Squirrels or see them present? Now’s your chance (you have 31 chances to be exact)!

Below is a complete list of all the FETC sessions that feature our Alpha Squirrels. You may even hear about/see a familiar classroom screen-mirroring solution in action!

FETC Alpha Squirrel Sessions:

Tuesday, January 24
8-10:30 a.m.
David Lockhart
W133: Apple Lovers Delight
@bigguyinabowtie

11-1:30 p.m.
Leslie Fisher
W062: Effective Photo and Video on Your Mobile Devices
@lesliefisher

11-1:30 p.m.
Katrina Keene
W038: Minecraft Education Edition: Building Blocks to Engage Your Students
@teachintechgal

11-1:30 p.m.
Marcia Kish
W026: Blended or On the Rocks: Mixing Up Your Own Blended Learning Environment
@dsdPD

5:00-7:30 p.m.
David Lockhart
W136: Becoming a Presentation Master: Apple Edition
@bigguyinabowtie

5-7:30 p.m.
Leslie Fisher
W064: iPad A to Z: It's ALL About the APPS
@lesliefisher

5-7:30 p.m.
Marcia Kish
W112: App Smashing: Tips and Tricks for IT Professionals Using Google Apps and Add-Ons to Achieve Personalized, Blended Learning
@dsdPD

Wednesday, January 25
8-10:30 a.m.
Katrina Keene
W077: BYODigital Leadership: Building a Grade-A Culture
@teachintechgal

8-10:30 a.m.
Marcia Kish
W089: Personalized Learning Playbook: Creating a Game Plan for Personalized Learning
@dsdPD

11-1:30 p.m.
Leslie Fisher
W114: Augment Your Reality
@lesliefisher

4-4:20 p.m.
Leslie Fisher
SB03: How to Set Up and Deploy Google Classroom
@lesliefisher

Thursday, January 26
8-10:30 a.m.
Kathy Schrock
W067: Visual Notetaking in the Classroom Workshop: iPad, Android, Windows Tablet, or Paper/Pencil
@kathyschrock

8:30-9:45 a.m.
Michael Meechin
General Session: STEM Excellence Awards & Keynote – A Wake-Up Call: Breaking Down Barriers to High-Impact Instruction
@mikemeechin

10-11 a.m.
Katrina Keene
C103: Top Tech Toys to Transform your Classroom
@teachintechgal

10-11 a.m.
Leslie Fisher
C120: Mobile Tools You Can Use Tomorrow
@lesliefisher

10-11 a.m.
Marcia Kish
C107: Secret Ingredients to Blended and Personalized Learning
@dsdPD

12-12:40 p.m.
Kathy Schrock
C203: Virtual Reality: Using and Creating in the Classroom
@kathyschrock

1-1:40 p.m.
Leslie Fisher
C319: The Group Smackdown: Best Teacher-Approved EdTech Tools for the Classroom
@lesliefisher

1-1:40 p.m.
Katrina Keene
C317: Don’t Be Afraid: Ed Tech Companies Won’t Byte!
@teachintechgal

2-2:40 p.m.
Jennifer Williams
Katrina Keene
Courtney Kofeldt
David Lockhart
Billy Spicer
C420: Crafting the Next-Generation Classroom: An Immersive Experience with Nearpod.
@JenWilliamsEdu
@teachintechgal
@CourtneyKofeldt
@bigguyinabowtie
@MrBillySpicer

2-2:40 p.m.
David Lockhart
C414: A Wearable World
@bigguyinabowtie

2-4:30 p.m.
Rob Zdrojewski
W141: The Art of Screencasting: “Teacher-On-Demand” is Now Possible!
@MrZtechTV

3:20-4:00 p.m.
Katrina Keene
C520: Exciting Digital Technology Tools
@teachintechgal

4:20-5:00 p.m.
Leslie Fisher
C619: Leftovers with Leslie: Technology Gadgets, Apps and Websites You Have Not Heard About Yet!
@lesliefisher

4:20-5:00 p.m.
Jennifer Williams
C615: Trending Topics in Early Literacy: Practices & Tools for the Early Childhood Classroom
@JenWilliamsEdu

5-7:30 p.m.
David Lockhart
W034: EdTech Mystery Skype! Have Your Questions Answered!
@bigguyinabowtie

Friday, January 27
8-10:30 a.m.
Rob Zdrojewski
W167: Unlimited Possibilities: Greenscreen Video Production Using iPads!
@MrZtechTV

8:30-9:30 a.m.
Kathy Schrock
Leslie Fisher
General Session: Tech Share Live
@kathyschrock
@lesliefisher

10-11 a.m.
Michael Meechin
C719: Sixty in Sixty: 60 Instructional Technologies in 60 Minutes
@mikemeechin

12-12:40 p.m.
Kathy Schrock
C803: Visual Notetaking in the Classroom
@kathyschrock

12-12:20 p.m.
Leslie Fisher
SB23: How to Use Adobe Spark Video and Spark Page
@lesliefisher

January 23 , 2017

Squirrels Presents Classroom Technology at Bett and FETC

Who run the world? Squirrels!

Thirteen members of the Squirrels team will travel a total of more than 9,400 miles by plane, cab, Uber and train to Orlando, Florida, and London to attend two of the world's premier EdTech conferences.

British Educational Training and Technology Show (Bett)
January 25-28
London, England

The Squirrels team is set to attend the Bett Show for the second time. We're eager to show more than 34,000 educators, administrators and EdTech professionals from over 138 countries how our products and services are used in the classroom.

This international EdTech conference is designed to create a better future by transforming education and bringing people, ideas, practices and technologies together so educators and learners can reach their full potential. Every educator can make a difference in education given the opportunity, which is what Bett aims to provide.

Featured conference keynotes include:

If you’re attending Bett feel free to stop by and say hello to the Squirrels team in booth E378! We would love the chance to meet and connect with our international customers and friends!

Future of Education Technology (FETC)
January 24-27
Orland, Florida

While four members of our team are busy in London, the other seven will be in Orlando exhibiting at the 37th National FETC conference. FETC is one of the largest EdTech conferences where preK-12 educators connect and collaborate to learn how to leverage technology for student success.

If you are attending FETC, make sure to catch these EdTech leaders at one of their sessions:

  • Blended Learning Coach, Marcia Kish
  • Director of Innovation and Co-Founder of Edventure Quests, Katrina Keene
  • Literacy Specialist at Calliope Global and Professor at Saint Leo University, Jennifer Williams
  • EdTech Specialist at Kennesaw State University, David Lockhart
  • Educational Technology Professional Development Trainer, Kathy Schrock
  • Principal at Poinciana High School, Michael Meechin
  • Instructional Coach, Billy Spicer
  • Educational Technology Coordinator at PA Leadership Charter School, Courtney Kofeldt
  • Director of Fisher Technologies Inc., Leslie Fisher
  • K-12 Director of Instructional Technology at Oakland-Alabama Central Schools and Adjunct Professor of Educational Technologies at Canisius College, Rob Zdrojewski

Squirrels co-founder Andrew Gould will give in-booth presentations featuring our new classroom technology on the following days:

Wednesday, January 25
3:15 p.m.
4:15 p.m.

Thursday, January 26
9:45 a.m.
2:45 p.m.
4:00 p.m.

Friday, January 27
9:45 a.m.
11:15 a.m.

Stop by booth #1945 to say hi to the Squirrels team, demo our products and learn about our newest EdTech solution!

Happy learning, all! To see where the Squirrels team will be this year, check out our 2017 conference schedule.

About Us

Squirrels is a software development company based in North Canton, Ohio. Our excitement and passion lies in creating high-qualty, budget-friendly software that can be used to enhance the devices already found in today's home and work environments. Follow our blog for all the latest product releases, #TeamSquirrels news and industry insight!