Buzzmath – Claude Laverdure’s innovative vision of education
A BRIEF HISTORY OF BUZZMATH
Claude Laverdure is the experienced teacher (with the white hair) who launched this exciting adventure!
In 2003, he invited Carl to visit his classroom at Calixa-Lavallée high school and showed him some interesting and innovative educational software. Carl was genuinely impressed with the enthusiasm shown by the students as they solved pizza fractions and brain-twisting problems!
Claude had been writing and testing small software modules (not unlike apps!) with his students since the 1980s. He asked Carl to put them on the Internet, which by then had become the latest thing.
In 2004, Jean-Philippe, Steve and Tom joined the dream, and together, they founded a small business, Scolab. Soon, Netmath (Buzzmath’s name in Canada) saw the light of day and became available in Canada!
The team overcame all obstacles, from Windows 95, to Netscape, to the Internet making strange telephone noises.
It is on DAY MONTH YEAR that Buzzmath became available in the United States and is since then helping thousands of teachers and students discover that interactive workbooks are not only a possibility, but also a better choice!
SCOLAB, THE STUDIO BEHIND BUZZMATH
Scolab is a creative and effervescent educational laboratory. We are an international team of programmers, designers, educators and students, working closely together to build the future of education.
We believe in the super power of technology that enables us to develop simple, fun and easy to use web-based applications. We are always trying to improve the way students learn and give teachers and parents new online tools. We believe in a world of online collaboration, where teachers and students from every classroom can learn and enjoy at the same time.
You can learn more about us by visiting the SCOLAB WEBSITE HERE.
Scolab is always looking to collaborate with talented teachers, curriculum specialists, students, translators and leaders. If you want to have an impact and make things happen, CONTACT US!
Guy Bonin (Canada)
Marie-Ève Boulanger (Canada)
Pierre-Yves Dansereau (Canada)
Simon Lavallée (Canada)
Valérie Lebel (Canada)
Pierre Mathieu (Canada)
Paul Patenaude (Canada)
Athlene Smith (Canada)
GRAPHIC DESIGN AND ILLUSTRATION
TRANSLATION AND PROOFREADING
TECHNICAL DESIGN AND INTEGRATION
Claude Laverdure (Canada)
Jamie Piecora (USA)
Derek Pipkorn (USA)
Bonnie Spence (USA)
Éloi Simard (Canada)
Renée Michaud (Canada)
Jean-Claude Hamel (Canada)
Steeve Lemay (Canada)
Guy Bonin (Canada)