I created ClassTrak after years of struggling with the stress that homework caused in my home and my belief that keeping on top of homework did not have to be that hard. As a parent, I want the best for my kids and with ClassTrak, we hope to help kids do better at school by helping them be more organized. I love entrepreneurship and technology but most of all I love building products that improve peoples lives.
I'm passionate about the human side of technology. Technology never stands alone -- it is our lives and interactions that are instrumental in driving technology forward, and not the other way around. I believe that any successful use of technology must start with people and users as the starting points, and my work is driven by this philosophy.
Ron Canuel - President & CEO, Canadian Education Association
Having worked for over 34 years in the field of public education in the province of Quebec, Ron has received numerous awards for his leadership and vision in leading as the Director General of the Eastern Townships School Board. In 2003, Ron was the principal architect with Canada's first system-wide 1:1 laptop deployment for all teachers and students from Grades 3-11. Since the inception of this initiative, results have dramatically improved, dropout rates dropped significantly and student-teacher motivation has increased.
The sound of applause resonates down the hall. School is fun in Marcy Stein’s classroom. The teacher dons costumes; the students create and perform “rants”, they blog, use wikis and practice safe social networking. The possibilities are endless, the examples are real and the results are nothing short of excellent. Throughout her 37 year teaching career, Ms. Stein hasn’t changed her thinking, but her strategies reflect her ability to find innovative ways of implementing new technologies in her classroom. Marcy was the head of the Math Department at Bialik High School and winner of the Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence. She has also earned the title of Exemplary Educator by SMART Technologies for her work implementing interactive whiteboards in the classroom.