ElectricBruin: The People
Richard E "Skip" Ploss
Skip's first creative "Ah ha" moment came in 2nd grade at Weaver School in Los Alamitos California. He had completed a class assignment about dinosaurs with an illustration that he felt was a good one, the correct use of pencil and crayon.
His teacher, walking around the room, stopped at his desk, admired his work and held it up as an example for the rest of the class.
He ran home that day about six inches off of the ground.
It is that feeling that he seeks to instill in others from the young to the, like himself, not quite as young.
He has done this throughout his career.
Skip served as the Creative Side of Fox Industries (later EcCubed) building websites and online educational programs.
He was hired as a Creative/Customer Implementation artist/programmer at SocratEase (later Quelsys) where he implemented Quality University for FedEx. Working with FedEx vendors including Harvard University School of Business, he helped the client deploy over 100 online courses in a program that won FedEx several awards.
As a Special Educator and Classroom Aide Skip is constantly using and enabling others to use new technologies in creative ways. This is done either by aiding the classroom teacher directly, suggesting how a standard project could be updated using technology (see Poemasabi Jr.) or through sharing ideas through various social media outlets with co-workers and others in the field (see Webisabi). Skip is also the co-founder and co-advisor to MDTV, a k-2 television/video production studio program.
He is a children's book author/illustrator with seven books in print and uses art and pictures as a way to reach his audience.