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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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The Growth Mindset: The Important Concept NOT Taught Under the Common Core

Posted by Dan Winkler on Tue, Jun 10, 2014


Helping Students Reach Their Full Potential with the Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset vs. Fixed MindsetI believe that there are certain stigmas in education that prohibit students from achieving their full potential, no matter what discipline they study. For example, in my 20 years of studying and practicing engineering, I regularly heard people say that engineers can’t spell, write, or communicate well. I bought into this idea, and I really regret it.

When discussing education and how technology can impact our students, we talk about engagement as the key to increasing student performance on standardized exams such as PARCC and Smarter Balanced. Recently I was introduced to a piece of research that I believe is the missing link to achieving engagement and providing a deeper student understanding of the common core standard competencies:  the Academic Mindsets.  According to the Academic Mindsets approach, I just wasn’t trying hard enough to succeed in language arts. I was operating in a “Fixed Mindset,” and cutting myself short on a skill that is necessary in every profession, including mine.

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Training with Travis: 3 Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Your Classroom

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Jun 5, 2014


Making the Most of MimioMobile

3 Ways to Use Mobile Devices in Your Classroom

Summer is almost here. Once teachers close out the school year, some much needed time to relax and refresh will be in order. But summer also gives educators time to reflect on best practices, and to learn new strategies to implement in the classroom. Mimio has just the thing to help you do that: the MimioMobile™ app. 

The recently released version of MimioStudio™ software now includes the ability to connect up to three mobile devices running the MimioMobile collaboration and assessment app – at no cost! Teachers can try out the MimioMobile app for themselves and with students, before purchasing the full MimioMobile license. So I want to share with you three simple ways you can use this feature to incorporate mobile devices into your classroom: 

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I didn't know you could do that with an Ink Capture System!

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, May 21, 2014


6 creative ways to use an ink capture system

I didn't know you could do that with an Ink Capture SystemMany teachers and students love using dry erase markers. They love the way the markers feel on the whiteboard, and they love the colors. With an ink capture system like the MimioCapture™ ink recorder, you don’t have to give up dry erase markers, and you have great additional benefits. Expo dry erase markers fit inside special pens, which allow you to save multicolor notes and drawings in a variety of file types – including PDF, JPEG, and HTML – and edit or print them later. 

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Tags: Classroom Technology, Activities, MimioCapture


Funding Guide: Title I, Section 1003(g), School Improvement Grants

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, May 15, 2014


Get the Funding You Need to Transform Your School for Success

Funding Guide Title I 1003 g School Improvement GrantsWe have now summarized the qualifications for obtaining funding from four of the five U.S. DOE funds: Race to the Top, 21st Century Community Learning Centers, Charter Schools, and College and Career Readiness. If none of those funds is a good fit for your classrooms, consider the fifth fund: Title I, Section 1003(g), School Improvement Grants. If you meet its qualifications, you may be able to obtain funding for the technology your classrooms need.

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Tags: Classroom Technology, Funding


NEW MimioStudio 11.2: An inside look with Chris Leonardo, Director of R&D

Posted by Chris Leonardo on Tue, May 13, 2014


NEW MimioStudio 11.2: An inside look at what this release offers educators

By Chris Leonardo, Director, Research and Development, Mimio

Chris Leonardo Director of Research and Development, MimioMobile devices have a growing presence in our world and in our schools. If we want to help kids prepare for the real world, we need to make mobile devices a key part of the learning environment. With this latest release of MimioStudio™ software, we’re pleased  to have made the use of mobile devices even easier and more cost-effective.

Three FREE mobile-device connections
MimioStudio 11.2 software lets every classroom with a Mimio hardware or software license connect up to three mobile devices using the MimioMobile™ app, for free. Now you don’t have to buy a full MimioMobile classroom license to find out how easy it is to use mobile devices in your classroom.

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Tags: Educational Software, MimioMobile, MimioStudio


Training with Travis: Work Smarter with MimioStudio

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, May 8, 2014


Work Smarter Not Harder with the Big Three Tools

Training with Travis MimioStudio Software Big Three ToolsIn our last blog, we shared a tip on using resources you already have in your classroom. Let's dig into that concept a bit more and explore some great ways to work smarter instead of harder with your MimioStudio™ software tools. 

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Tags: Educational Software, Training


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