I have been a classroom math teacher since 2003 in Blaine, Minnesota (USA) and a building math department leader since 2007. Since the very beginning I have used my interest in technology to provide experiences for my students beyond the classroom walls through video, dynamic classroom website experiences and various other interactive technologies. My desire is that other teachers can use some of the same tools I've developed. I am always mindful of creating something that is easier to replicate for other teachers (If I have to learn formulas to make something work I try to reproduce it in a way that other teachers wouldn't have to learn them).
I want to make our profession better for all teachers, not to stand on a pedestal and say "Look what I can do!" I am a teacher and see myself retiring as a teacher. I am invested in my job and love being with students on a daily basis. I have been blogging about my process in my classroom for a little less than a year now and have shared numerous resources for teachers as an extension of that vision.
With the WiFli Student Response System I feel that I have met a serious need in providing a piece of technology that can be completely teacher owned, without renewal fees and works great on any internet-enabled device as we move into the era of student-owned technology. Beyond that I feel that some of the data representation is more powerful than some of the current student response systems available in the education market.
I have priced it at a level that is much more sensitive to our current educational funding reality. I have sat in on many budget meetings where teachers need to give up purchases for their classroom to allow for a copy machine lease. For an individual teacher, the WiFli Student Response System is the price of an App, for a school it's the price of an iPod and for an entire school district it's the equivalent of buying an iPad--leaving much more money to go around to actually buy things like Apps, iPods and iPads.
More information on other technology applications and integration ideas can be seen at mrschwen.blogspot.com.