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I didn’t know you could do that with a Student Response System!

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Apr 15, 2014

Student Response System Classroom Ideas

10 Fun Ways to Use Your Student Response System

Using student response systems like the MimioVote™ assessment, or using assessment strategies with the MimioMobile™ app, practically guarantees that every student will participate in the learning process and remain accountable. Engaging students with questions throughout a lesson not only holds their attention; it also lets the teacher gather valuable student information and data. But just as with any new device in the classroom, it’s important to “start small” and find fun ways to naturally integrate assessment technology into your lessons. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

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Tags: MimioVote assessment, classroom assessment, MimioMobile

Mimio's Mobile Device Survey of Educators | K-12

Posted by Paget Hetherington on Thu, Apr 10, 2014

Mobile devices have a deep and positive impact on student learning, but are still in the early adoption stage.

Survey conducted by MDR’s EdNET Insights on behalf of Mimio

Mobile devices are well on their way to becoming an integral part of K-12 instruction, and they are having a noticeably positive impact on students’ learning experiences. These are the major findings from a recent survey conducted by MDR’s EdNET Insight service on behalf of Mimio. This was the third annual survey authorized by Mimio to gain a deeper understanding of educators’ and students’ experience and needs within the interactive classroom.

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Tags: MimioMobile, Mobile Devices

Funding Guide: 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Title IV, Part B

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Apr 8, 2014

Get the Funding You Need for the Technology You Want

21 Century Community Learning Centers Fund

The U.S. Department of Education offers a variety of funds that can help you get the technology you need and want for your schools, but the rules concerning these funds can seem complicated and confusing. To help clear away some of the confusion, we’ll be summarizing the requirements of five different funds over the next few weeks, beginning with the Title IV, Part B fund for 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Find out how you can make the technology you want one step closer.


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Tags: Education Technology, Funding

Training with Travis: 5 Easy Ways to Get Started with Classroom Technology

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Apr 2, 2014

Welcome to our new monthly blog, “Training with Travis.” Travis Rink currently runs Mimio’s Training program, works with our teacher teams, and assists with the MimioConnect® online community website. His 16 years as a teacher make him perfect at knowing what really works in the classroom when it comes to training, technology, and teaching. Travis looks forward to this new avenue of reaching out to educators and to getting your insights into technology, training, and teaching.

5 Easy Ways to Get Started with New Technology in Your Classroom


So, you have some new technology that your principal gave you at the start of the year, but you haven't fully embraced it in your classroom? You’re not alone. Most teachers have limited time in their busy day to implement everything they would like to do. Combine that problem with a possible lack of support and appropriate training from your school district, and it’s clear why successful implementation of technology can be more cumbersome that it should be. To break through the time constraints, here are a few helpful tips:

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Tags: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Training

Mimio Webinar: Seamless Integration of Curriculum & Technology – Register Now

Posted by Paget Hetherington on Tue, Apr 1, 2014

Want to easily integrate technology into your lessons?

SarahCouglinJoin us online for the webinar, Seamless Integration of Curriculum and Technology presented by High School Math Teacher Sarah Coughlin. 

From software to hardware, to an online teaching community packed with free lessons, Mimio solutions can help you create an exciting interactive learning environment. In this webinar, learn how curriculum and technology work together seamlessly in the Mimio classroom. Get the latest on new Mimio products that work with Apple and Android mobile devices to create a more engaging and collaborative learning environment. Register Now. >>

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The Good, the Bad, and the Truth of Using Chromebooks in Education

Posted by Dan Winkler on Thu, Mar 27, 2014

Chromebook_graphicThese days, everyone in education tech is talking about Chromebooks. If you’re not familiar with them, they’re really just inexpensive laptops running a Chrome OS. These devices are designed to be used primarily when connected to the Internet, though they have some functionality even offline. If you’re wondering whether you should buy them for your school, here’s a breakdown of the top pros and cons so you can better understand what these devices do or don’t offer.

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Tags: Classroom Technology, Education Technology

Mimio Webinar: Getting More from Your Lessons with Mimio – Register Now

Posted by Lindy George on Thu, Mar 20, 2014

Want to make your lessons more effective?


Join Mimio for the webinar, Getting More from Your Lessons with Mimio presented by Instructional Technology Specialist Lindy George and Elementary Teacher Claire Pavia. 
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I didn’t know you could do that with a document camera!

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Mar 18, 2014

DocumentCamera, Educational TechnologyWe are pleased to introduce a new monthly series of blog articles featuring cool, engaging, and unique things you can do with interactive technology tools. Each article will present a number of ways in which you can leverage the capabilities of a specific tool. We will cover everything from interactive whiteboards to assessment systems, and every article will show you new ways to make your classroom more engaging and fun for your students. 

Our first featured product is the document camera. Document cameras such as the MimioView™ document camera are relatively small cameras that a teacher can connect to the classroom computer and/or projector to show the class still images or live video on the front-of-the-room display.

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Tags: Classroom Technology, Education Technology

Billings Public Schools and Mimio: An Engaging Experience with Technology

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Mar 5, 2014

How One School District Found Affordable Classroom Technology with Mimio

The largest district in the state of Montana, Billings Public Schools (BPS), was first introduced to Mimio in 2001, after Technology Integration Specialist Desiree Caskey secured a $1,000 grant from Billings’ school foundation to outfit classrooms with interactive whiteboards. She began researching what solutions might work, but soon realized that the district couldn’t afford the usual fixed whiteboard models. With a bit more research, she found the MimioTeach interactive whiteboard. Since the MimioTeach system uses the dry erase boards already in the classroom – and the device can easily be moved from classroom to classroom – its price is much more affordable.

“The Mimio technology has become the basis for my lesson
preparation and has enhanced both the way I teach and the involvement of my students in their learning process.”

- Bill Baumann, Teacher

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Tags: Classroom Technology, classroom assessment, Interactive Whiteboard

Mimio Webinar: Classroom Collaboration with Mimio – Register Now

Posted by Paget Hetherington on Tue, Mar 4, 2014

Want to learn how to really collaborate?

PaulGigliottiJoin Mimio for the webinar, Classroom Collaboration with Mimio presented by High School Social Studies Teacher Paul Gigliotti. 

Students must learn collaboration skills to be successful in school and in their lives. With MimioStudio™ software and the MimioMobile™ app for Apple and Android mobile devices, educators now have fabulous new tools to help students learn how to work together. This webinar will provide tips and suggestions for using the many features of these updated tools to facilitate and encourage collaboration in your classroom. You will also be introduced to some of the new collaboration lessons and activities that are available at no charge on mimioconnect.com. Register Now. >>

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