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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

The Back-to-School Benefits of MimioConnect

Posted by Paul Gigliotti on Tue, Aug 5, 2014

Finding effective teacher-created lessons and resources for your interactive classroom is a picnic with MimioConnect! 

Paul Gigliotti, High School TeachLast week I attended a summer barbeque with a number of good friends, who also happen to be educators. As you know, when educators get together over the summer months, quite a few topics get discussed around the picnic table. Since this was a gathering of educators at the end of July, our conversation quickly turned to our back-to-school preparations. 

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Tags: Free Content, MimioConnect

Get Your Summer on and Get Ready for Back to School

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Jul 24, 2014

9 Great Ways to Get Ready for Back to School

9 Great Ways to use your summer to get ready for back to schoolSummer is the time to decompress and spend some leisurely days. But with August nearly upon us, it’s wise to start gearing up for the school days ahead. Without going too crazy, here are some steps you can take to focus your thoughts, brush up on your skills, and make sure your software and equipment are up to date. With your enthusiasm up and your goals in mind, you can breeze easily into the new school year.

Get Updated
Make sure you have the latest version of the MimioStudio™ software, so you can benefit from the various enhancements that are included in software updates.  You can find out which version of the software you have by clicking Help>About MimioStudio.  Software updates can be found at http://mimio.com/support/downloads.  Look for MimioStudio 12 software, coming this fall.  You can also directly attach your Mimio Xi™ or MimioTeach™ interactive device to your computer via the USB cable, to make sure you get the latest firmware upgrades automatically. This will ensure smooth operation of the technology that runs on the software.

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Mimio’s Top Takeaways from ISTE 2014

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Jul 9, 2014

Find out what our Mimio team learned from ISTE.Mimio Team ISTE 2014

ISTE 2014 has come and gone, but it is not to be forgotten! Everyone from Mimio who attended came back excited and exhausted, which is always the sign of a great trade show. I asked those who attended to give me their top insights from ISTE 2014. Whether you made the trek to Atlanta or stayed behind, you can share in the insights, trends, and latest news from one of the largest educational technology conventions in North America.

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Tags: Classroom Technology, MimioDisplay, Tradeshow

ISTE 2014: Mimio's Evolution

Posted by Paget Hetherington on Wed, Jun 25, 2014

Paget Hetherington, Mimio VP of Marketing, Talks About ISTE and Exciting New Products from Mimio

Paget Hethrington, Mimio Marketing VPI’m so impressed with Mimio’s development team – a dedicated and passionate group of software and hardware engineers. What they have managed to pull off in terms of our next batch of releases is simply just amazing. If you’re going to be at the ISTE trade show in Atlanta this weekend, you have to stop by our booth #1028 to check out our new products. You’ll see how we continue to evolve and invent in this ever-changing world of educational technology.

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Getting More from Your Lessons with Mimio: A New Feature on MimioConnect

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Jun 18, 2014

Mimio helps you make your lessons more collaborative, more interactive, and more effective.

Get More From Your Lessons with MimioTake a lesson – any lesson – and make it better? That’s what you can do when you put Instructional Design components to work. Now you can see just how it’s done via a new bimonthly feature on mimioconnect.com. We take a teacher-created lesson and show how to apply one or more of these components to take a lesson to the next level – one that increases student engagement and leads to more positive learning outcomes.


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