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10 Tips for Creating Good Looking and Effective Lessons

Posted by Lindy George on Wed, Oct 7, 2015

Learn ways to help you make lessons that are easy on the eyes and the mind!

Lessons that get your students attentionDo you sometimes find yourself wanting to create a lesson that will wow, but end up just staring at a blank screen? Don’t worry – it happens to all of us. Maybe it’s writer’s block, a creative road block, or you’re just plain stumped. When that happens, following these 10 tips can help you get you back on track and on your way to creating a truly great lesson. They center around 5 key areas: interactivity, aesthetics, instruction, originality, and collaboration.

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Tags: Lessons, collaborative learning

20 Ways Students Can Learn from One Another

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Sep 30, 2015

20 Tips for Encouraging Student Collaboration

20 tips for student collaborationAs you’ve no doubt noticed, collaboration is a hot idea these days in both schools and the workplace. Encouraging students to learn from one another not only facilitates positive interaction; it also gets them ready for the future. Collaboration can be fun, since it’s a good break from the one-sided learning model. But sometimes you need to take steps to ensure maximum engagement from students. Read on for 20 effective tips for encouraging collaboration.

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Tags: Classroom Collaboration, collaborative learning

10 Great TED Talks on Ed-Tech

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Sep 23, 2015

Ideas worth spreading about education, technology, and more

Mimio gives you top ten ed-tech TED talksThe nonprofit Technology, Entertainment and Design (known as TED) is “devoted to spreading ideas,” according to its mission statement. How does it do that? By recording and posting online thousands of talks on many topics, given by experts in different fields.

TED began its work in 1984, but it has lately seen an explosion in popularity. Currently it has a worldwide following.

TED offers a wide range of talks devoted exclusively to education, and many of these talks deal specifically with education technology, including how best to integrate technological innovations in schools to engage students everywhere. All of these talks are available online.

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Tags: Education Technology, education industry

7 Tips for Your Collaborative Classroom Makeover

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Sep 15, 2015

7 Tips for Your Collaborative Classroom MakeoverLearn How a Few Simple Steps Can Encourage Collaboration in Your Classroom

We often forget how much the physical classroom and its tools can shape what we do and how we do it. We “fail to notice the ways in which space constrains or enhances what we intend to accomplish.”* While the word “makeover” may sound like a dramatic transformation, it only takes a few small changes to make our classroom spaces much more collaborative. Those small changes can be very impactful to learning. Here are just a few ways you can give your classroom a “collaborative makeover.”

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Tags: Classroom Technology, Classroom Collaboration, collaborative learning

8 Questions You Should Consider Before Investing in Classroom Technology

Posted by Jordan Weymer on Tue, Sep 8, 2015

8 Questions You Should Ask Before Investion in TechnologyRemember these key things when assessing and reassessing technology changes in your school

Before you spend precious budget dollars on new equipment, it’s important to take the time to answer some critical questions. You don’t want to see the equipment sitting in a corner unused because teachers aren’t comfortable using it, or aren’t able to use it effectively to engage students. There are many different facets to examine when choosing new or different classroom technologies. When we implemented a pilot program at Donald McKay School with Mimio, we started by asking ourselves the following key questions:

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Tags: Classroom Technology

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


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