About Dave McCollom

Dave McCollom is an Innovation Strategist at TechSmith.
You can follow him at @davemccollom
  • He's passionate about cooking, beer, and cooking with beer.
  • His favorite spot on earth is the Lake Huron shore of Northern Michigan.
  • If money were no object he would have no cabinets in his kitchen, just a bunch of dishwashers.
  • A Peek Behind the Curtain: Introducing TechSmith Education Labs

    We are excited to announce the newly-redesigned TechSmith Education Labs team! The team first formed in the summer of 2012 to build the Ask3 experiment. The Ask3 team deeply immersed itself with educators and built some great energy around TechSmith’s ability to positively impact education. So in September 2013 we made the decision to expand the focus beyond the Ask3 app to the development of ongoing experiments for innovative educators. Labs, experiments, testing...what does all of this really Continue reading

    Ask3 1.8: What 1.7 was supposed to be

    We are pleased to announce version 1.8 of Ask3 is now available in the App Store. You may have noticed we didn't put out a lot of information about 1.7 and part of that is because 1.7 didn't really have everything we wanted in it because we wanted to make sure we had a version of Ask3 that worked on iOS 7 as close the the iOS 7 release as possible. So, Ask3 1.8 is really everything we wanted 1.7 to be but couldn't because we had to split things up a bit. Our goal with these last two releases has Continue reading

    TechSmith MACUL Grant Workshop for Michigan Educators

    Attention Michigan educators! Are you looking to get your hands on some TechSmith software, but struggling to get funding together? MACUL has just opened up their grant program for 2013-2014 and have grants of up to $1,500 available for tech equipment and software. If you’re interested in writing a grant that includes TechSmith software, we’d love for you to join us for a workshop at TechSmith headquarters in Okemos on Wednesday, June 12 from 2:00PM - 5:00PM. This will be an informal session Continue reading

    Clear Your Friday Schedule – Lunch is on TechSmith!

    One of the many great things about working at TechSmith is that the company is kind enough to provide a catered lunch for employees every Friday. We're very excited to kick things up a notch and invite you to join us! Beginning Friday, October 5, you can sign up to have lunch with TechSmith employees, take a tour of TechSmith, and meet the people behind the software you love. What should you expect from your TechSmith Friday lunch experience? A peek behind the curtain at the culture of Continue reading

    TechSmith at TCEA 2012

    Hello Everyone - We're live from TCEA 2012 in Austin, TX. We'll have sessions running throughout the conference in Room M10 of the Austin Convention Center (Mezzanine level). Session topics are listed below. For the complete schedule and session times go here (PDF). You can also find us in Software Express booth in the exhibit hall (Booth #235). Teaching Tech...Intern Style! - Would you let a team of interns do the legwork of integrating technology into your classrooms? That's exactly what Dr. Continue reading

    Flipped Classroom Under the Bright Lights on CNN

    Seeing the flipped classroom grow from grassroots to CNN has been an awesome experience. In his interview with CNN this week, Greg Green of Clintondale High School (Clinton Township, MI) did a fantastic job of representing the passion of the educators in the movement. This clip (and hopefully others to come) will introduce a new audience to these bright spots in education, but it's the discussion that follows that will shape what happens next. As I'm typing this, there are 538 comments and counting Continue reading

    Coach’s Eye Brings TechSmith to the iPhone!

    We are thrilled to announce that Coach's Eye has just hit the App Store, kicking off our first venture into the iPhone app world. You'll notice right away that the app was built with athletic performance in mind, but that is really just the beginning. Coach's Eye has some incredible potential for educators or anyone that is interested in creating on-the-fly tutorial videos. Before I get ahead of myself, let's take a look at the app: Here are two examples of videos created with Coach's Eye. Continue reading