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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


5 Ideas for Summer Opportunities for Educators

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, May 14, 2015


Summer Fun & Summer Learning: Had Me a Blast!

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Like most teachers, I look forward to sun, cookouts, and some relaxation for my summer. I also look to summer for a chance to recharge my mind along with my body.

This summer there’s a wide range of activities and events that can give educators a chance to learn something new, meet other colleagues, and explore some of the latest industry trends. We have pulled together a few that might interest and inspire you:
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May Flowers Bring a NEW Content Pack

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Apr 29, 2015


April Showers Are Gone So Celebrate with a NEW Spring Content Pack

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The sun is shining...flowers are blooming and the school year is nearing the end. Enjoy this content pack with your students as they show you all they have learned this year with you! The calendar and morning meeting is all set to use daily with your students. Students can practice skills using the featured calendars, morning meeting activities, attendance chart, daily graphing activity, math activities and more.

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Tags: Free Content, MimioConnect


Touch Technology: Tomorrow’s Learners Pushing Today’s Classrooms

Posted by Stevan Vigneaux on Wed, Apr 22, 2015


The Benefits of Touch-Enabled Technology for Education 

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Touch displays and mobile devices, the next generation of technology available in the classroom, are driving group learning to a new level of relevance and engagement. Use of this technology has seen a fivefold increase1 among children under age 8, and is becoming the norm for these students of tomorrow. The state-of-the-art touch displays and projectors allow all students – including those with disabilities – to become more engaged with the curriculum being taught. These interactive solutions are another major step in education for intuitive technologies that allow students to experience imagery, touch, and gestures, and engage with the content, the learning, and each other.

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The League of Interactivity Strikes Again: Introducing Its Newest Member

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Apr 16, 2015


NEW MimioProjector Superhero Joins Forces with the League

Mimio_League_of_InteractivityOur team of Mimio interactive displays has super powers that can rescue a classroom from any educational archenemy! No matter what your foe may be – a budget that’s too small, bored students, or students who are reluctant to collaborate – the League of Interactivity will send the best superhero to the rescue. Now we are introducing our newest member!

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Tags: Classroom Technology, Classroom Collaboration, MimioProjector


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