November 3, 2014

Squirrels at #DevLearn2014

Last week, the Squirrels team traveled west to attend the DevLearn conference in Las Vegas!

We spent two days demoing our software and collaborating with some great minds. Between people we introduced to our products and loyal customers we met, we received great feedback and appreciate everyone who stopped by our booth.

Thank you DevLearn and everyone who attended! Check out some pictures from the conference:

October 7, 2014

Squirrels loves edcamps. You should too!

Professional development is a necessity for every teacher, but sometimes educational conferences are too far away or too expensive to attend. This is where edcamps come in!

 Edcamps aren’t like traditional conferences: at the start of each event, participants choose the agenda for the day and engage in interactive, hands-on learning sessions. Attendees choose what sessions they want to attend, can lead these sessions or just work with one another to build a better understanding.  The best part about edcamps? They’re FREE!

We love the opportunities edcamps give teachers: getting together and working towards a common goal of inspiring, learning and bonding. We strongly encourage educators to attend an edcamp and be a part of the experience. To find an event near you, visit the calendar for a complete list!

Also, check out some of the edcamps Squirrels supports!

Past Edcamps

  • Edcamp Citrus - Inverness FL
  • Edcamp Ravenswood -Ravenswood, WV
  • Edcamp Stillwater - Stillwater, OK
  • Edcamp South Dakota - Sioux Falls, SD
  • Edcamp Illinois - Palatine, IL
  • Edcamp Baltimore - Baltimore, MD
  • Edcamp West Texas - Abilene, TX
  • Edcamp DubC - Wilmington, OH        

Upcoming Edcamps

October 2, 2014

October is Connected Educator Month 2014 #ce14

The amount of technology available has enabled teachers to connect in ways never before possible; social media alone has given educators an infinite amount of opportunities for collaboration and inspiration. Teachers are now developing as a whole and building the future of education as one unified, connected force. 

Connected Educators Month (#ce14) was created to promote the use of social media, workshops, webinars and other events. It aims to sustain the continual growth of educators working together online. According to the Connected Educators website, the goals of CEM include:

  • Getting more educators proficient with social media to improve their practice
  • Deepening and sustaining learning among those already enjoying Connection’s benefits
  • Helping schools credential/integrate connected learning into their formal professional development efforts
  • Stimulating and supporting innovation in the field

We encourage all educators to get involved in the movement, build professional development networks and join the community! Read Edutopia’s Resources for Connected Educator Month 2014 for tips on getting started, ways to connect and DIY professional development.

Also, visit the Connected Educators calendar of events to see the hundreds of activities (online and in-person) that anyone can take part in to become a connected educator!

September 25, 2014

#squirrelsdoBVI14: Our 2014 Company Retreat

Earlier this year, the Squirrels team traveled to the Caribbean for the 2014 company retreat! We spent our time on the island of Virgin Gorda in the beautiful British Virgin Islands to celebrate the past year and plan for the year ahead.

Although we spent a good part of our week snorkeling, swimming, kayaking and relaxing on the beach, the most impactful moments of the trip came from our group sessions. We took time everyday to come together as a team and reflect on what we’ve done, recognized who we are now and created a mold for the future of Squirrels.

The retreat was a great way for the team to bond and rejuvenate. Now that we’re back in the office, we’re focused and ready to put our plans into action. Stay tuned for great things to come from Squirrels!

 Check out some highlights from our incredible week!

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September 24, 2014

Squirrels Sponsors a Teacher Through redditgifts Gift Exchange

Recently, reddit held its redditgifts for the Teachers 2014 gift exchange to help educators in need. Each year, teachers with inadequate budgets and resources reach out to the public for sponsorships and donations. Those who sign up for the exchange are matched with a teacher, given information about their needs and the necessary shipping information to send the supplies by the start of the school year.

As big supporters of education, Squirrels decided to sponsor a teacher through redditgifts. A lot of the Squirrels team is very passionate about music, and we were thrilled when we got matched with a music teacher in Iowa. The team donated $300 worth of creative, music and general supplies to help educate kids aged 4-11.

We appreciate reddit and the opportunity to make a difference in classrooms. Check out the Gift Exchange page on the redditgifts website to find this and other opportunities.

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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!