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5 Tips for Buying Interactive Flat Panel Displays for the Classroom

Posted by Stevan Vigneaux on Wed, Oct 15, 2014

How to Choose the Right Display For Your Classroom

5 Tips for Choosing Flat Panel DisplaysLarge flat panel displays fill an increasing number of living rooms with dazzling images, and the theater experience is becoming a daily experience at home. Many of today’s students are accustomed to high definition – for them it has become the expected standard. As educators and schools strive to find ways to better engage students and motivate learning, they are recognizing that using interactive HD technology in the classroom is key. In these tips we highlight the top five things to think about when making this purchase.

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Tags: Classroom Technology, Interactive Whiteboard, Flat Panel Displays

Notes from Hingham High: Student Tech Squad Solves Teachers’ Ed Tech Problems

Posted by Sarah Coughlin on Thu, Oct 9, 2014

Hingham Tech Squad Comes to the Rescue, Students Learn in the Process

HinghamTechSquadWhen I returned to teaching after leaving the corporate ed tech world, I was gung ho to start spreading classroom technology throughout my school. I knew that technology had an important role to play in education – that it could engage and motivate students by making the classroom more exciting. But I soon realized that not every teacher had the resources to make that a reality. Some had little or no background in technology. Some weren’t sure where to start when it came to incorporating these new tools into their lessons. And almost no one had the time to learn to use new technology.

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Tags: Education Technology, Technical Challenges

Mimio Webinar: Getting More from Your Lessons with Mimio

Posted by Lindy George on Thu, Oct 9, 2014

Join Mimio for the webinar: Getting More from Your Lessons with Mimio, presented by Instructional Technology Specialist Lindy George and Elementary Teacher Claire Pavia. 

Effective lesson design encourages student engagement, interactivity, and collaboration, and facilitates assessment. Start with your existing lessons or ones found on mimioconnect.com, and learn how to make them even better with Mimio technology. This webinar will also show you how new Mimio products let you incorporate mobile devices to make lessons more engaging and collaborative. Your instructors are expert at using Mimio in their own classrooms, and can offer instructional design tips that will make your students’ learning experience much more interactive. 

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Tags: Classroom Technology, webinar

Training with Travis: How MimioStudio Gallery Can Simplify Your Life

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Sep 30, 2014

"Out of clutter, find simplicity." - Albert Einstein

Training with Travis MimioStudio GalleryAs a former high school science teacher, I am a big fan of Einstein. His insightful thinking and outside-the-box problem solving still guide us today. Are you wondering why I’m quoting Einstein? His concept of “finding simplicity out of clutter” can be achieved through our very own MimioStudio Gallery. 

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Mimio Webinar: Classroom Collaboration with Mimio

Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Sep 29, 2014

Join Mimio for the webinar: Classroom Collaboration with Mimio, presented by Technology Director Dr. Roland Rios. 

Students must learn collaboration skills to be successful in school and in their lives. With MimioStudio™ software and the MimioMobile™ application 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.

Can't make this webinar? Explore Mimio's entire webinar schedule here.>>

Products Highlighted:
MimioTeach™ and MimioBoard™ interactive whiteboards, MimioProjector™ interactive projector, MimioPad™ wireless pen tablet, MimioMobile application, and MimioStudio classroom software.

Webinar Details: 
The webinar will be offered on two separate dates to accommodate your schedule:
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 at 4:30 PM ET (1:30 PM PT) Register Here
Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 4:30 PM ET (1:30 PM PT) Register Here 

Dr. Roland Rios, Technology DirectorDr. Roland Rios 
Technology Director, Fort Sam Houston ISD, San Antonio, TX
Dr. Roland Rios is in his 23rd year of public education and currently serves as the Director of Technology for the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District in San Antonio. During his educational career, he has served as a high school math teacher, high school assistant principal, middle and high school principal, and director of technology. 

In 2006, he was named the Region XX Outstanding Principal of the Year and was runner-up for the TASSP State Principal of the Year. In 2012, he was named the TCEA State Technology Administrator of the Year. In 2013, TechSmith named him one of their "20 to Watch in Educational Technology." He is a Mimio Certified Trainer and advocate for "all things Mimio!"

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Tags: Classroom Technology, webinar

Mimio Fall Webinar Series Kicks Off September 25th

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Sep 16, 2014

First Fall Webinar: Seamless Integration of Curriculum and Technology

Mimio is extremely excited to kick off our Fall Webinar series with our first session, Seamless Integration of Curriculum and Technology, on Thursday September 25, 2014. The Fall Webinar series is hosted by educators who use Mimio every day in their classrooms or districts to engage and inspire their students. That's exactly what they will do for you in informative sessions covering topics from mobile learning to integating technology simply and easily into your lessons.

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Tags: Classroom Technology, webinar

The Maker Movement in Education: Creating Creativity in Your Students

Posted by Dan Winkler on Tue, Sep 9, 2014

The Maker Movement in Education
Your student could be the next Thomas Edison!

No one will argue that children have a limited imagination. We all know that with the most basic of objects, children can create things to entertain themselves (and their parents) for hours.

Case in point: On a family vacation a few weeks ago, I watched my nieces and nephews construct a fort (it was really more like a small city) out of every item in the house. It took up the entire living room and was comprised of chairs, couches, sheets, and other miscellaneous items.

Te_QuoteIn its simplest form, this is how every “maker” gets his or her start. Seemingly random items become something “made,” which can provide hours of entertainment or years of practical use. As children grow older, they sometimes lose that creative urge. But today, there seems to be an increasing number of makers among our youth – enough to comprise a “movement.”What is this Maker Movement all about?

The Maker Movement can mean different things to different people, but essentially it refers to embracing the ability to create useful things from scratch. In the past, “making” technology or advanced products required knowledge and access – things only available to professionals. Today, however, the possibilities are endless. We have everything from your basic needle and thread to more advanced maker tools, like the Raspberry Pi, Arduino, and 3D printers. The Maker Movement is catching fire with students, and I believe we will see an explosion of products created and problems solved in the coming years.

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Tags: The Maker Movement, Mindsets

I didn’t know student collaboration could be so easy!

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Aug 26, 2014

Get multiple students working interactively using Mimio.
Easy Ways to Encourage Student Collaboration

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Notes from Hingham High: Thoughts on teaching and tech from a Mimio expert and teacher.

Posted by Sarah Coughlin on Tue, Aug 12, 2014

Welcome our Newest Blogger, Sarah Coughlin, a Math Teacher at Hingham High School – and so much more!

Sarah CoughlinMimio is pleased to welcome our new blogger, Sarah Coughlin, a math teacher from Hingham High School in Massachusetts. We’ll be hearing from her over the upcoming school year, as she sends us Notes from Hingham High.  Sarah is a Mimio expert, having spent some time as a Mimio trainer and manager of Mimio’s training department. She previously taught in Virginia, and now has returned to her first love – teaching.

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Tags: Classroom Technology, Education Technology

Get Off to a Good Start with Our FREE Back to School Content Pack

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Aug 7, 2014

Get ready to get organized!

Back to School Content Pack 2014
The first day of school is just around the corner – are you prepared for the 2014-15 school year? To help you start the year off right, we’ve got a Content Pack filled with "housekeeping" classroom templates and resources for customizing activities. This free Content Pack, available from the MimioConnect® online teaching community, will help you and your students get ready to get down to business.

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Tags: Lessons, Activities, curriculum

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