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Life for Tricia Louis will become a lot easier when her TutorCam Go arrives.
Tricia, an integration specialist for Wisconsin’s Richland School District, jokes she has had to become like TV secret agent MacGyver and cobble together locker stands, cookie cooling racks and other bits and pieces to create makeshift document cameras.
“I do consider myself a MacGyver!” Tricia told us. “Before becoming a part of the technology department, I was a band teacher for 20 years and there is nothing that duct tape can't fix in the band room. I have used many different things to hold an iPad while making demonstration videos - a music stand, an old typing book stand, and even a cookie cooling rack that was specially bent to hold the iPad!”
M'Lisa Kelley is the director of nutrition and chief culinary instructor for California's Piedmont Unified School District. When the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March, closed schools and forced students and teachers to go online it had a huge impact on M'Lisa. She was used to instructing her students face-to-face in a classroom environment.
The classes have continued, but via video conferencing. It was tough instructing students how to handle cooking equipment the correct way via video screens. It was dedicated teachers like M'Lisa that TutorCam inventor Brandon Kennington was thinking about when he announced his "One Hundred Heroes" campaign last month.
Brandon wanted to give TutorCams to 100 teachers in need of a technology boost for their remote learning classes.