Maryland Startup Sets its Sights on South by Southwest Education (SWSXEdu) Conference

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WeLearn Software’s Founder & CEO Kevin Giffhorn submitted a proposal for the 2012 SXSWEdu (South by Southwest Education) Conference being held March 4 – 7, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Giffhorn’s talk, titled, “Redesigning the Notebook for the Digital User,” will discuss the way technology has played a key role in the classroom for the teacher but not the student.

The eNotebook note taking app is moving today's classroom into the digital realm.

eNotebook Note Taking app for the iPad

From chalk boards to overhead projectors to today's interactive digital whiteboards, teachers are given the best tools available to help their students learn. However, students are still taking notes on the same notebooks their grandparents used.

WeLearn Software’s Founder & CEO Kevin Giffhorn submitted a proposal for the 2012 SXSWEdu (South by Southwest Education) Conference being held March 4 – 7, 2013 in Houston, Texas. Giffhorn’s talk, titled, “Redesigning the Notebook for the Digital User," will discuss the way technology has played a key role in the classroom for the teacher but not the student. By utilizing tablets and new apps, students can completely transform the way they both organize and take notes in today’s tech centered classroom.

“From chalk boards to overhead projectors to today's interactive digital whiteboards, teachers are given the best tools available to help their students learn. However, students are still taking notes on the same notebooks their grandparents used. It's time the students are given the same tools for learning that the teachers possess,” said Giffhorn.

You can vote for this proposal at the SXSWEdu Panel Picker website or copy and paste this link: http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/7458#

About WeLearn Educational Software
Kevin Giffhorn founded WeLearn Educational Software in May 2011. With his 15 years of classroom experience and a love for technology, he shows that technology plays a key role in education. WeLearn Educational Technology’s software does that – it augments the curriculum but never overwhelms it. eNotebook is the first product launching from WeLearn Educational Software with other products in development.

About Kevin Giffhorn
Kevin Giffhorn, M.S., a National Board Certified Teacher, brings over 15 years educational experience as a high-school Mathematics teacher, Department Chairperson and Adjunct College Professor, as well as previous experience running large-scale technology pilot programs. In addition to being named a finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year in 2004, Mr. Giffhorn was awarded the Carroll County Outstanding Educator with Technology in 2007 and the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics High School Teacher of the Year in 2011.

He is currently a Math teacher at Liberty High School in Sykesville, Maryland, and an adjunct professor at McDaniel College. Mr. Giffhorn holds a B.S. in Mathematics from Millersville University and an M.S. in Mathematics Education from Hood College. He was also awarded the Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholarship and spent three weeks in Japan collaborating with leaders in all levels of education.

Please visit http://www.enotebookapp.com for more information on the development of the eNotebook app. If you would like further information or would like to schedule an interview, please contact:

Monica Giffhorn, CMO WeLearn Educational Software
Phone: 301-514-2586
Email: info(at)welearnsoftware(dot)com
Twitter: @WeLearnSoftware

To download the eNotebook app: http://bit.ly/MbATXD

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