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The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Mobile Devices for the Classroom

Posted by Dan Winkler on Tue, Sep 1, 2015


CHEATSHEETEver wonder what the difference really is between a smartphone and a tablet?

When it comes to the mobile devices that can be used in today's classrooms, there are so many different options that it makes you wonder what the real differences are between them.  This Cheat Sheet provides a snapshot of the different device types currently on the market, and offers insight into the pros and cons of using these devices in the classroom.

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Tags: classroom assessment, Classroom Collaboration, Mobile Devices


25 Cool Hacks for Google Docs in the Classroom

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Aug 26, 2015


25 Cool Hacks for Google DocsFrom Flash Cards to Book Clubs, Google Docs Are a Great Asset for Activities

There is no doubt that Google Docs is revolutionizing classrooms. This centralized platform of creation and collaboration makes group projects and teacher feedback easier. It also streamlines parent-teacher communication, making it easier to keep busy parents informed of their child's progress. Perhaps you have already integrated Google Docs and need ideas, or maybe it’s time to make use of this extraordinary tool. No matter where you are with the totally integrated paperless classroom, here are 25 hacks to start you off on your Google Docs journey.

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Tags: classroom assessment, Classroom Collaboration, google docs


Top 20 Influencers in Education Technology

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Aug 20, 2015


Influencers_callout-01Talented Individuals Dedicated to Making Education Work

As a new school year gets underway, we thought it might be interesting to share a list of some of the education industry’s most influential K-12 educators and administrators, key bloggers, cutting-edge executives, and nonprofit superstars. Did we miss anyone? Share their name and contact information in the comments section below.

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Tags: education industry, Educational influencers


50 Ways Real Teachers Get Ready for Back to School

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Aug 18, 2015


50 Back to School Tips from TeachersReal teachers give you tips and tricks to be ready to go on the first day of school.

If you are an educator, you’re no doubt familiar with the feeling of anxiety that hits when summer starts to wane – that feeling that time is running short for setting up your classroom, making up class lists and schedules, getting copying done, placing orders, etc. A myriad tasks lie ahead of you, and the sooner you get started, the sooner you’ll have all your ducks in a row. But where do you start?

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Tags: tips fpr teachers, back to school


Back to School Content Packs You Cannot Miss!

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Aug 12, 2015


2015 Back to Schoo lContent Packs

Welcome Your Students Back with Fun and Engaging Activities

You can feel the pull of Back to School as the summer vacation wraps up and the pencil boxes and glue sticks start lining store shelves. We know that getting ready for a new school year is more complicated for educators than just stocking up on supplies. That’s why we’ve developed some great content you can use to kick off the year with fun.

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Tags: Free Content, MimioConnect


10 Ways to Get the Most out of Your Classroom iPads

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Aug 4, 2015


From exploring a virtual library to creating a rock video, see what your iPads can do!

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Using iPads in daily activities can be easier than you think.
One of the biggest trends in educational technology this year is the use of personal devices to create an engaging 1:1 classroom setting. But while 1:1 initiatives are gaining in popularity, many fail to meet the teacher’s expectations over time. It’s generally not the technology that’s at fault. Most often the challenge stems from not knowing how to best to use these devices in the classroom. The use of personal devices can be easier than you think, and the devices offer a wide range of educational uses.

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Tags: MimioMobile, Mobile Devices


60 Educational Technology Blogs to Keep You Inspired and Informed

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Jul 28, 2015


Get to Know Some of the Top Ed-Tech Bloggers

60 Top EdTech BlogsWe’re always looking for new resources to inspire and inform us about teaching, education trends, and technology. Today we’d like to share the following extensive list of sites and bloggers, where you will find informed opinions, reviews, and forums on all things educational.

  1. 21st Century Educational Technology and Learning
    http://21centuryedtech.wordpress.com
    Blogger Michael Gorman oversees a one-to-one laptop program and digital professional development for Southwest Allen County Schools near Fort Wayne, Indiana. Mike maintains this blog along with his own 21century ed-tech wiki, and also posts articles at Tech and Learning magazine and November Learning.

  2. The Answer Sheet
    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet
    Blogger Valerie Strauss writes for both parents and teachers of pre-K through graduate school students. She discusses educational, developmental, social, psychological, and other pertinent issues.

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Tags: Education Technology


Touch Technology, Mobile Learning, and Everything Else ISTE 2015

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Jul 15, 2015


What We Learned This Year

Mimio ISTE 2015The City of Brotherly Love was an awesome host to this year’s ISTE Conference & Expo, where educators and technology leaders alike gained new insights into educational technologies and ways to implement them in the classroom.

The Mimio team returned from Philadelphia worn out but very pleased to have experienced the largest ISTE turnout to date:  almost 21,000 industry professionals and educators. Our team is enthusiastic about new trends in educational technology, and wish to share some of their key observations from ISTE 2015. Whether or not you made the journey this year to the largest educational technology trade show in North America, you can gain from the insights and impressions that follow.

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10 Ways to Have Summer Fun and Summer Learning

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Jul 8, 2015


Summer Learning Ideas from MimioHot Weather and Hot Ideas

Whether you are teaching summer school or spending the summer at home with your kids, you may be searching for some new learning opportunities and activities. With great summer weather and nature in full bloom, there are lots of exciting things to do that kids just don’t get to experience during the regular school year.

Get out and get learning with these fun summer lessons:

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Tags: Activities


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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