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NEW Education Content Pack for December and the Holidays

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Dec 3, 2014

Lessons and Activities to Finish Out 2014!

Educational Holiday Content PackKeep your students in the holiday spirit through the month of December with our new education Content Pack featuring calendars, morning meeting activities, an attendance chart, daily graphing activity, math activities, and more. Use it as it is or combine it with the Back to School Gallery Pack to switch out pages with templates and images provided in both packs. This content is available free from the MimioConnect® online teaching community.

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Tags: Free Content, MimioConnect

Mimio Webinar: Seamless Integration of Curriculum and Technology

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Nov 18, 2014

Learn how to easily bring technology into your everyday lessons.

We are excited to be able to offer this popular session, Seamless Integration of Curriculum and Technology, for a second time in our Fall Webinar series. Join us online on Tuesday December 2, 2014 for this informative webinar with third-grade teacher and Mimio expert Charli Mullen. 

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, you'll learn how curriculum and technology work together seamlessly in the Mimio classroom. You'll also get the latest on new Mimio products that work with Apple and Android mobile devices to create an even more engaging and collaborative learning environment.

Products Highlighted:
MimioPad™ wireless pen tablet, MimioMobile™ application, MimioVote™ assessment, and MimioStudio™ classroom software

Webinar Details:
Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 4:30 PM ET (1:30 PM PT) Register Here

CharliMullenCharli Mullen 
Third-Grade Teacher, Fredericksburg Elementary, Fredericksburg, TX
Charli Mullen’s experience with Mimio began the year she started teaching at Fort Sam Houston Elementary School in San Antonio. She was blessed to have a forward-thinking technology director who encouraged new ideas, creative thinking, and pushing the boundaries of what was considered “standard teaching practices.” Mimio just seemed “right” to her; everything flowed and she just couldn't get enough information about it. 

Charli’s technology director hosted a Tech Tuesday every week, which she attended without fail during her whole first year at that district, full of questions and ideas for how she could use Mimio better in the classroom. 

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Tags: Classroom Technology, webinar

NEW Content Packs for Fall and Thanksgiving

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Lessons and Activities to Make Your Classroom Festive!

ContentPacks_ThanksgivingIt’s that time of year again, when you start to feel like the holidays have really begun. Halloween is behind us, the leaves have started to fall, and there’s a distinct evening chill. What better time to get your class geared up and learning about the Thanksgiving holiday? From Fall Class Organizers and Activities, to a Thanksgiving Gallery Pack, to a great lesson about the first Thanksgiving, we have something for everyone. This content, available free from the MimioConnect® online teaching community, will help you and your students get ready for turkey day!

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Tags: Activities, Free Content, MimioConnect

Last Chance for Getting More from Your Lessons with Mimio Webinar

Posted by Lindy George on Thu, Nov 6, 2014

Join us for the final session of: 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

Harmony Early Childhood Center Proves It: Technology Benefits Students – No Matter What Age

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Nov 6, 2014

Mobile Devices and Interactive Technology Bring Benefits to Young Students

photo-e1396458363962If you ever doubted that interactive technology and mobile devices have a place in early learning, prepare to be surprised. Harmony Early Childhood Center, a preschool center serving children ages 3-5 years old in Olathe, Kansas has broken new ground in the use of educational technology.

During the winter and spring of 2014, a pilot involving two Harmony classrooms tested different types of educational technology to identify those that best met learning needs at each grade level. The pilot was so successful that the preschool center is now equipping 27 classrooms with MimioTeach™ interactive whiteboards and the MimioMobile™ application.

"Some might think that mobile technology is too complex to be a learning tool in preschool classrooms," says Dan Winkler, Mimio’s chief technology officer. "But the two teachers involved in Harmony's pilot – early childhood disabilities teachers Kim Buenger and Paige Moran – have proved that the technology can have a big impact. Both of them did amazing things with MimioMobile."

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Tags: MimioTeach, MimioMobile

I didn't know I could use three mobile devices with MimioMobile for free!

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Oct 28, 2014

Mobile device usage in schools is rapidly increasing

3 Free MimioMobile Enabled Connections with MimioStudioThe use of mobile devices in the classroom for learning activities continues to increase. Consider the results of a recent survey conducted by Pearson. The poll asked 2,252 students across all grade levels how they currently use mobile technology for learning and how they would like to use it in the future.


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Touch Boards Have Many Educational Benefits

Posted by Paget Hetherington on Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Touch Board Benefits for EducationTouch boards are driving group learning to a new level of relevance and engagement. The latest touch displays allow all students – including those with disabilities – to become more engaged with the curriculum being taught. These interactive boards are intuitive technologies that allow students to experience touch, gestures, and engagement with the content, the learning, and each other in new ways.

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Tags: Classroom Technology, touch board

Last Chance for Classroom Collaboration with Mimio Webinar

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Oct 21, 2014

Join Mimio for the webinar: Classroom Collaboration with Mimio, presented by Technology Director 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: 
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

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

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