OKEMOS (WWJ) — The Okemos presentation and graphics software developer TechSmith will launch a new Web TV program Sept. 24 on the online EdReach Broadcasting Network.
Called ‘Chalkstar to Rockstar – Revolutionary Ideas in Learning,’ the weekly program will highlight educators who are doing innovative and powerful things with technology in their classrooms. Featured educators will share their stories and experiences on how integrating technology into learning has transformed their classrooms.
The EdReach education broadcasting network reports on educator and emerging educational technology. Its programs are downloaded by more than 40,000 education influencers and are a thoughtful way of connecting educators to each other.
“TechSmith has always been a company that listens to educators and responds to industry-specific needs, evidenced by how it was one of the first companies to have an education evangelist — something we’ve always admired,” said EdReach founder and editor in chief Daniel Rezac. “That speaks volumes about its mission and dedication to create software that makes a difference for educators, students and the education process as a whole.”
“The goal of the Chalkstar to Rockstar channel is to highlight teachers making waves with technology. This isn’t about apps or how-to’s, but rather to tell stories of real people making real changes in their classrooms,” said Brian Bennett, a former teacher who is now TechSmith education customer solutions engineer and host of ‘Chalkstar to Rockstar.’
The first episode focuses on Anastasis Academy, a school outside of Denver, which was dreamed up and launched over a six month period. Another episode will include a Michigan teacher who now partners with one of his former students to teach math more effectively.
The ‘Chalkstar to Rockstar’ channel will be available every Wednesday beginning Sept. 4. Episodes can be streamed or downloaded directly from EdReach. You can also listen on Stitcher radio or subscribe to an iTunes feed for automatic downloads.
Founded in 1987, TechSmith provides practical business and academic software and services. TechSmith’s products enable users to capture, record and enhance digital content so they can share information and knowledge in compelling multimedia formats, and allow others to observe, analyze and learn from their experiences. TechSmith products are used by 99 percent of the Fortune 500. Visit http://www.TechSmith.com for more information.
EdReach Global, http://www.EdReach.us, is based in Chicago and was founded in 2012. The EdReach Broadcasting Network has hundreds of education contributors in the United States, Australia, Singapore, China, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. They company says it is in its early stages of funding, but will be seeking to complete an institutional round of capital this year to further accelerate its growth.