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Travis Rink

Travis Rink has 16 years of experience teaching high school chemistry and various other science courses. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Kansas State University, and master’s degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership & Administration from Wichita State University. As a teacher, he took on various Mimio-related roles, including the Mimio Masters program, MimioConnect moderator, Mimio Teacher Team presenter, and Mimio Quick Learn moderator. As the Mimio Educator Advocacy Leader, Travis now manages the Mimio training programs available globally, as well as the Mimio Teacher Teams and MimioConnect lesson development.
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On-Demand Educator Webinars: Stay Informed and Inspired

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Nov 7, 2018

Looking for informative online sessions covering educational technology, but need something that works with your busy schedule? We’ve got you covered! Our informative webinars focus on the effective use of interactive teaching technologies and content from Boxlight. Each session is recorded so that we can make it available to those who missed it or want to hear it again.

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November Lessons and Training Tips for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Nov 1, 2018

Gobble gobble! There is so much to be thankful for this time of year as we get ready to gather around the table with our family and friends. But until the big day rolls around, there’s still plenty of learning to be done! Here is our collection of themed content to help you keep students engaged all month long:

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Topics: tips for teachers, Lessons, Training

Are You Ready for Boxlight STEM Day?

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Oct 23, 2018

Exciting news: November 8, 2018 will mark the third Boxlight STEM Day (#BLSTEM)! Just like last time, students will work with their classmates in a hands-on, inquiry-based learning event designed to help them learn critical STEM skills and understand how STEM disciplines apply to the world around them. And as before, Boxlight will provide the lab experiment—the event will involve using our wireless Labdisc portable STEM lab, so it’s less “same old classroom activity” and more “exciting new real-world work.”

The event is open to every school that has the Labdisc data logger. No matter where you are, as long as you have a Labdisc, your class can join in the learning fun. This year, students will use the Labdisc to perform simultaneous experiments to observe and measure the light intensity of different light sources. Think about how incredible it will be to conduct this experiment and share data along with other science classes across the US and Latin America!

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Topics: STEM, STEM Lessons

October Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Oct 2, 2018

Congratulations—you made it through the madness of the first month back! Now that you and your students are settled, why not work a little fall and Halloween fun into your lessons?

Here is our collection of themed content for October: 

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Topics: tips for teachers

What Can You Do With Your Flat Panel Display?

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Sep 27, 2018

Today’s students are digital natives, so it makes sense to incorporate displays into the learning process. But what’s the best way to use this technology? You want to make sure your students are learning as much as possible, but you also want to keep things fun so they won’t get bored!

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Topics: tips for teachers, Flat Panel Displays

11 of the Best Educational YouTube Channels for Pre-K, K-12, Teachers, and Lifelong Learners

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Sep 11, 2018

Since its creation in 2005, YouTube has grown to over 1 billion active users each month, with over 400 hours of video content uploaded each minute. This can make it almost impossible to filter through the massive library of videos to find the best educational content––whether you’re looking for your kids, your students, professional development, or pure curiosity.

To help you with your search, we sifted through YouTube’s countless channels and picked out our favorite creators of educational content. Here are the best educational YouTube channels for every kind of learner: 

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Topics: tips for teachers, Professional Development for Teachers

September Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Sep 5, 2018

Welcome back to school! Now that class is back in session and you’re getting into the swing of things, it’s time to make sure your lessons are engaging your students. Here is our collection of fun themed content to spruce up those lessons for the first month back:

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Back to School: A Collection of Blogs to Get You Ready

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Aug 14, 2018

 

The new school year is quickly approaching, so you’re probably already thinking about all the things you need to do to be ready for that first day. Between working on your lesson plans, setting up your classroom, getting supplies, and learning your new students’ names, there is so much going on! 

Need help prepping for your return to the classroom? Check out these blogs for helpful teaching strategies, back-to-school deals, classroom tips, and more:

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Topics: tips for teachers, back to school, Administrator Resources

Back to School: Top Deals for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Aug 2, 2018

Summer break is flying by and school will be starting again before you know it! Teachers have enough to think about without worrying about spending too much on supplies for the new year. Before you restock your classroom (or your wardrobe!), check out these fantastic deals for teachers:

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Topics: tips for teachers

August Content, Tips, and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Aug 1, 2018

You wake up from a deep sleep and take a look at the clock. Terrified, you quickly realize you’ve overslept—and it’s the first day of school! You quickly get ready, then out the door you go to get to school as quickly as possible. 

Once you’ve arrived, the realization that you aren’t ready for the first day of school hits. You have a class full of students waiting to meet their new teacher. It turns out that all the things you had prepared for your students don’t match up with the students you actually have in your class. You then realize that you don’t have lesson plans ready, nor do you have copies of activities ready to hand to students for a beginning of school activity. Overall, the first day so far has been a disaster and you are not prepared.

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Topics: tips for teachers

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