We thank our colleagues, partners, and clients for their kind words!
Robin and Marka (a.k.a. the technology twins) were brought into the SPSUTeach team during the implementation stage as part-time contractors to assist with technology integration, but rapidly contributed so much more. They came to be important members of the team and were intimately involved in group planning sessions, as well as sitting on the steering committee and advisory council. Other than myself, they were the only members to be involved the entire three years from implementation to consolidation with Kennesaw State University.
An unexpected bonus was their skills with planning and needs assessments. Robin and Marka met regularly with our instructors to determine weak spots in the newly implemented UTeach curriculum, and worked to find ways to improve it. They also worked closely with the program directors to implement assessment techniques, and to prepare reports for the various agencies we had to report to quarterly and annually.
Robin and Marka are effective instructors. They sat in on many classes to determine the skills our students needed, then offered workshops and lab sessions to help our students integrate the appropriate technologies into their classroom teaching, assisting with the creation of classroom videos, and helping students manage their LiveText portfolios.
Dr. Alan Gabrielli
Co-Director Emeritus | SPSUTeach
Marietta City Schools Awards Gala
Making a Difference in the Community
March 29, 2012
Marietta Center for Advanced Academics is fortunate to have a partnership with Tech Matters – founded and run by Marka Ormsby and Robin Daniel. Through their efforts, MCAA has been able to work with others across our community to provide a quality STEM education to our students. Their focus on building critical and creative thinkers, problem solvers and innovators has positively impacted the students, staff, and families at MCAA.
The Games for Learning Collaboratory is a joint venture between Tech Matters, Southern Polytechnic State University, and MCAA. Robin and Marka serve as project managers on this very special partnership that gives MCAA students the opportunity to collaborate with SPSU college students on the design of educational games that are deployed in elementary classrooms. Tech Matters provides the guidance, support, and expertise that is needed to grow the process that is beneficial to MCAA and SPSU students, the partnering institutions and our community.
Marka and Robin have also given their talents toward the Project OWL partnership between MCAA and Kennesaw State University. They assisted teachers with planning logistics, developed lesson plans, taught student classes, and offered technology support to ensure success as students navigated their personal avatars through virtual learning environments. Marka and Robin are always ready and willing to assist our school with anything; from offering technical support to students in the technology club, to developing a school wiki for teachers to use to communicate.
Tech Matters was instrumental in MCAA’s recent distinction – being named the first STEM certified school in the state of Georgia. Their contribution to our school, our students, and our community has been invaluable.
It is with gratitude and appreciation that MCAA honors Tech Matters- Marka Ormsby and Robin Daniel for making a difference in our community
Principal | MCAA
Robin Daniel and Marka Ormsby of Tech Matters are providing outstanding website management services for Georgia Executive Women’s Network. They are extremely professional and knowledgeable, and have made a significant impact in reducing my workload and increasing the quality of the website. They recommend solutions to problems they see and have proactively started updating the website whenever the weekly email comes out. They took time to train me on how to set up a better system to manage the website changes with all members of the board of directors, which has significantly increased our efficiency as an organization. Thank you to Robin and Marka for making such a positive impact to our organization.
Marketing Chair, Board of Directors | Georgia Executive Women’s Network