Mimio Educator

Holly Fritz-Palao

Creative Manager Holly Fritz-Palao joined Mimio early in 2008. Working closely with Mimio’s marketing and executive teams, Holly is responsible for keeping Mimio’s brand and messaging true to the company’s mission of creating a better way to learn. She works with educators, writers, and designers to create informative content about the rapidly evolving world of educational technology and the ways in which it is impacting classrooms, teachers, and students.

She previously spent seven years with Graphique de France, an international publisher of stationery, posters and calendars. Initially as a graphic designer, and then moving into the role of Creative Director.

Holly holds a BFA from Pennsylvania State University, and also studied at Massachusetts College of Art. As the mother of twin boys, she sees the true importance of education and technology, and can attest that technology is shaping how they learn each day.

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Expanding Proprietary STEM Solutions to Programming and Robotics

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Jun 27, 2019

As educators, we know how important STEM learning is to ensure our students succeed not just in the classroom, but out in the real world as well. Students need to develop the critical skills that will prepare them for life beyond the classroom as tomorrow’s engineers and innovators.

Modern Robotics merged with Boxlight earlier this year, enabling us to introduce the Mimio MyBot educational robotics system. This system was conceived and developed to fulfill a need in robotics and coding in the classroom without the added complexity common in most systems. The MyBot system helps students engage in learning experiences, preparing them in emerging STEM fields including software, robotics, and technology.

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Topics: Educacion STEM, Robotics

Case Study: Four Steps to a Successful K-12 Technology Transformation

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Jun 20, 2019

Like many school districts, Washington’s Monroe School District was suffering with technology and equipment that was anywhere from eight to 12 years old in a world where anything older than four is considered a dinosaur. “We had all sorts of different equipment across 376 instructional spaces,” says Rachelle Butz, executive director of digital learning and infrastructure for the district. “It was problematic from a learning standpoint because teachers won’t use technology if they can't trust it to be reliable when they are delivering lessons.”

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Topics: Flat Panel Displays, Case Studies, Whole-Class

10 Summer Opportunities for Teachers to Recharge and Learn

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Jun 12, 2019

Summer vacation is a great time for educators to get some much-needed rest and relaxation after a busy school year and intense testing season. However, getting too relaxed can make for a rough transition into the next school year. To take full advantage of your well-deserved free time, it’s important to fill your summer with productive, fun, and fulfilling activities that will leave you refreshed and ready to dive into another great year come fall.

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Topics: Administrator Resources, tips for teachers

Another Successful Year for Boxlight STEM Day

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, May 29, 2019

On May 3, we celebrated the fourth Boxlight STEM Day (#BLSTEM) in conjunction with TAG-Ed’s Georgia STEM Day (#GASTEMDay). Students around Georgia, as well as several locations in Latin America, participated in lessons conducted with the Boxlight Labdisc. STEM Day is a hands-on, inquiry-based learning event designed to help students discover critical STEM skills and understand how STEM disciplines apply to the world around them. Lessons ranged in topics from heart rate and light absorbance to Newton’s second law.

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Topics: STEM, Educacion STEM

Implement Effective Whole-Class Learning

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Apr 30, 2019

Whole-class learning is a key aspect of the modern classroom. This practice is designed to put students at the center of the educational environment so they’re more engaged, more collaborative, and more motivated. The teacher still drives the instruction and facilitates the learning—whole-class solutions simply make teaching easier and learning more exciting.

Many students grasp new ideas more quickly through whole-group learning, especially if the material is interactive and engaging. Ready to bring whole-class learning to your classroom? We’ve created a resource library to help you select, implement, and provide whole-group instruction—no matter your budget or needs.

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Topics: Whole-Class, tips for teachers

EdTech Conferences for Every Educator

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Apr 23, 2019



Every year, there are dozens of educational conferences and expos in the US that bring educators together to discuss best practices, test new tools, and make connections with fellow educators. One look at a calendar of all of the year’s upcoming conferences might just seem like a jumble of strange acronyms. With so many different conferences to choose from, it can be hard to decide which conferences you should attend.

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Topics: Education Technology, education industry

Follow These 15 Twitter Accounts to Inspire and Encourage You

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Mar 27, 2019

As an educator, it can be hard to find the time to seek out new ideas and important industry news when all you want to do after a long school day is kick back and relax. Some days, you just want to consume content that makes you smile.

That’s where Twitter comes in. With over 261 million users worldwide, Twitter is an endless stream of inspiration—shared in 280 characters or less, of course. It can be very overwhelming to filter through millions of accounts, from political figures to your favorite musicians, just to find accounts to follow that will bring some happiness to your day. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 15 Twitter accounts you should follow to inspire your teaching and uplift your day:

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Topics: education industry

Don't-Miss Reads for Teachers

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Mar 5, 2019

Top Books for Educators

This is the perfect time of year to curl up with a good book! For educators, it’s especially important to read up on teaching trends, classroom innovations, and both the history and future of education. After all, the more we know about these important topics, the more beneficial it will be for our students.

Here are our picks for the top 20 books educators won’t want to miss:

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Topics: education industry, tips for teachers

FETC & TCEA 2019: A Recap of the Latest EdTech Trends

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Fri, Feb 15, 2019

The Boxlight team has settled back in after a busy month visiting the 2019 FETC and TCEA conferences in Florida and Texas, and we’re back with all the biggest trends we discovered at the events this year! 

The conferences were a whirlwind of innovative ideas and impressive new products, plus creative professional development programming and extensive networking opportunities. If you missed either of these industry conferences this year, here’s a rundown of what our team thought were the best and most exciting trends on the trade show floor:

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Topics: Educational Software, Education Technology, education industry

10 EdTech Influencers Leading the Way

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Feb 6, 2019

Another year full of new and innovative EdTech ideas, products, and methods has come to an end, and you may find yourself wondering who is guiding progress in the EdTech industry at the start of 2019. Back in 2015, we made a comprehensive list of the Top 20 Influencers in EdTech, but since then, many new faces have joined in to champion growth within the industry. Here are 10 more EdTech influencers who are working to shape the industry today:

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Topics: education industry, Educational influencers

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