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Funding Guide: Charter Schools

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Apr 24, 2014


Get the Funding You Need for the Technology You Want

Funding Guide for Charter SchoolsWe hope that we’ve cleared away some of the confusion about the qualifications for obtaining two of the five U.S. DOE funds: Race to the Top and 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Title IV, Part B. Next on our list is the Charter Schools Program. If you qualify for this fund, you may be one step closer to obtaining the technology your classrooms need.

Charter Schools

The Charter School Program State Education Agency (SEA) Competition provides grants to a state’s Department of Education (or to a state agency serving the same function) to plan, design, and implement new charter schools, as well as to disseminate information on successful charter schools.

SEAs in the 40 states (41 including Washington, DC) with a state statute specifically authorizing the establishment of charter schools may apply. A state receiving SEA grant money then makes three-year subgrants to developers of charters in its state who have applied for or have already received a charter.

A state may reserve up to 10% of its allocation to support successful charter schools wishing to disseminate information. A charter school may apply for dissemination funds whether or not it has applied for or received funds for planning and implementation. To qualify for the dissemination funds, a school must also have been operating for at least three consecutive years and must have demonstrated overall success.

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Tags: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Funding


Funding Guide: Race to the Top

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Apr 17, 2014


Get the Funding You Need for the Technology You Want

Race to the Top FudningNow that we’ve summarized the requirements for Title IV, Part B funding, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, let’s tackle another U.S. Department of Education fund: Race to the Top. Find out whether this is a fund you can qualify for. Classroom technology may be within your reach.

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Tags: Classroom Technology, Funding


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

Posted by Lindy George on Thu, Apr 17, 2014


Want to make your lessons more effective?

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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. Register Now. >>

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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

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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?

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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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