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10 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Classroom iPads

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Aug 4, 2015


From exploring a virtual library to creating a rock video, see what your iPads can do!

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Using iPads in daily activities can be easier than you think.
One of the biggest trends in educational technology this year is the use of personal devices to create an engaging 1:1 classroom setting. But while 1:1 initiatives are gaining in popularity, many fail to meet the teacher’s expectations over time. It’s generally not the technology that’s at fault. Most often the challenge stems from not knowing how to best to use these devices in the classroom. The use of personal devices can be easier than you think, and the devices offer a wide range of educational uses.

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Tags: MimioMobile, Mobile Devices


60 Educational Technology Blogs to Keep You Inspired and Informed

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Jul 28, 2015


Get to Know Some of the Top Ed-Tech Bloggers

60 Top EdTech BlogsWe’re always looking for new resources to inspire and inform us about teaching, education trends, and technology. Today we’d like to share the following extensive list of sites and bloggers, where you will find informed opinions, reviews, and forums on all things educational.

  1. 21st Century Educational Technology and Learning
    http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com
    Blogger Michael Gorman oversees a one-to-one laptop program and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mike maintains this blog along with his own 21century ed-tech wiki, and also posts articles at Tech and Learning magazine and November Learning.

  2. The Answer Sheet
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet
    Blogger Valerie Strauss writes for both parents and teachers of pre-K through graduate school students. She discusses educational, developmental, social, psychological, and other pertinent issues.

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Tags: Education Technology


Touch Technology, Mobile Learning, and Everything Else ISTE 2015

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Jul 15, 2015


What We Learned This Year

Mimio ISTE 2015The City of Brotherly Love was an awesome host to this year’s ISTE Conference & Expo, where educators and technology leaders alike gained new insights into educational technologies and ways to implement them in the classroom.

The Mimio team returned from Philadelphia worn out but very pleased to have experienced the largest ISTE turnout to date:  almost 21,000 industry professionals and educators. Our team is enthusiastic about new trends in educational technology, and wish to share some of their key observations from ISTE 2015. Whether or not you made the journey this year to the largest educational technology trade show in North America, you can gain from the insights and impressions that follow.

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10 Ways to Have Summer Fun and Summer Learning

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Jul 8, 2015


Summer Learning Ideas from MimioHot Weather and Hot Ideas

Whether you are teaching summer school or spending the summer at home with your kids, you may be searching for some new learning opportunities and activities. With great summer weather and nature in full bloom, there are lots of exciting things to do that kids just don’t get to experience during the regular school year.

Get out and get learning with these fun summer lessons:

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Tags: Activities


7 Reasons Why Chromebooks Are the New Black

Posted by Christopher Leonardo on Tue, Jun 30, 2015


Getting the Right Fit for Schools and Students

Why Chromebooks are the New BlackLaptops, Kindles, iPads, and BYOD. There are so many choices of devices to use in your classrooms, how do you decide which one is the right one for your teachers and students? Some would say there is no right one, because they all have advantages and disadvantages. But knowing what those are and how they line up with your needs makes it possible to find your “right one.”

One of the biggest players in the device market is the Chromebook, a “thin client laptop” that runs Chrome OS as its operating system. Thin clients are designed to be used while connected to the Internet; they support applications that reside on the Web (such as Gmail, Google docs, etc.), rather than traditional applications that reside on the machine itself. All the data is stored in the “cloud” and accessed via an Internet connection.

There are many reasons why worldwide sales of these devices is expected to grow 27 percent year on year — with 7.3 million forecast to be purchased in 2015.1 Here are seven of them.

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10 Reasons You Have to Attend ISTE 2015

Posted by Stevan Vigneaux on Wed, Jun 17, 2015


ISTE 2015

As we gear up for another great year at one of the largest education technology conferences in the U.S., everyone’s wondering what the 2015 ISTE Conference & Expo has in store. ISTE offers many opportunities to get inspired, meet colleagues, and learn about some of the most interesting trends in the educational technology industry. This year, the conference and expo will be held in the “City of Brotherly Love” – Philadelphia. From the sights of the city to the booths and workshops at the conference, here are ten things you surely won’t want to miss.  Take note to enjoy the full experience of ISTE 2015:

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Tags: Education Technology


The Game of School Is Broken: Why High Stakes Testing is Not the Answer

Posted by Dan Winkler on Wed, Jun 10, 2015


The Game of School Is BrokenImagine a school so great that children pop out of bed begging to go there. A school that fully engages its students, who excel in every subject because they’re having fun. A school where the final bell of the day makes the students sad, because they have to leave. 

The feelings I just described are what children experience when they play a great video game. They are excited to play the game, they have a great time working through the puzzles and challenges, and they are sad when mom says, “Dinner is ready! Game time is over!” As a former video game fanatic, I like to use this metaphor to explain why student engagement should take priority over high stakes testing in the classroom.

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Tags: classroom assessment


Get it Now—Last Content Pack Until Back to School!

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Jun 3, 2015


June Content Pack is Here. Say Good Bye to the School Year in Style!

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It feels like summer and the students (and teachers) can't wait for the last bell on the last day of school to ring! Enjoy those last few weeks of school with the summer inspired, June Activity Pack. The calendar and morning meeting is all set to use daily with your students. Students can practice skills and stay organized using the activities, attendance chart, daily graphing activity, math activities and more.

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Tags: Free Content, MimioConnect


Training with Travis: Make the Most of Your Summer Months

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, May 27, 2015


As the last bell rings on the last day of school, excitement about the summer break kicks in for students and teachers alike. It may seem like only yesterday that you were greeting a new class of eager students, and now the school year has ended. How can you make the most of your summer?

Helping You Rejuvenate and Retool in the Summer Months Ahead

Training with Travis Summer Training OptionsFor educators, the summer break is a time to relax, rejuvenate, and retool. You finally have the time to reflect on what went well, what needs to be improved, and how you might alter things to better accommodate curriculum or class changes. But for many, it’s a short-lived break from reality before the professional side of your chosen career path kicks in once again.

Does it seem like every year there’s some new initiative you are asked to get behind and implement in your classroom to help students achieve? Is the introduction of new classroom technology prominent in the mix of upcoming expectations that you have to contend with – or the pressure to better integrate in your teaching the technology tools your school already has?

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Tags: Training


Inside Perspective: Mimio Now and in the Year Ahead

Posted by Christopher Leonardo on Thu, May 21, 2015


hristopher Leonardo, Mimio Director of R&DAn Interview with Christopher Leonardo, Director of R&D

It's been an exciting year for Mimio. We released several new interactive devices (the MimioProjector™ interactive and touch projectors) and made major updates to our classroom software and educational app, which really expanded the capabilities of classroom collaboration. In this interview with Director of R&D Christopher Leonardo, you’ll learn what he thinks about the newest products and get some hints about what’s to come. You’ll also find out what has him excited about education technology.

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Tags: Mimio, MimioMobile, MimioStudio, MimioProjector


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