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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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ISTE 2019 Insights and Highlights

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Jul 11, 2019

Over 20,000 industry professionals from 81 different countries were in attendance at the 2019 ISTE Conference & Expo in Philadelphia, and more than 550 companies came out to present their EdTech solutions. For every teacher, administrator, technology specialist, and education leader in attendance, this year’s conference offered many opportunities to discover new products, explore innovative ideas, and develop new connections with others in the industry.

After another exciting year at ISTE, the Boxlight team has returned home with new industry trends in mind as we approach the 2019–20 academic year. Keynote speeches, BYOD sessions, and vendor presentations at the conference focused on a wide variety of EdTech topics and trends from robots to human connection. For those who were able to attend, the 2019 conference made a lasting impression.

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Topics: education industry, Educational influencers

July Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Jul 9, 2019

Ah, July—by now, summer is in full swing! This time of year hopefully means getting some well-deserved rest and relaxation, and having fun somewhere in the mix. If you have children, it might mean spending time at the park, pool, on vacation, or being the taxi driver to various camps throughout the summer. For educators, summer might involve continued education workshops, graduate classes for recertification, reworking curriculum, or catching up on some reading.

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Training

ISTE 2019: What You Won’t Want to Miss

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Jun 18, 2019

It’s June, which means the ISTE 2019 Conference & Expo is right around the corner. For 40 years, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) has created a strong EdTech community, giving teachers tools and best practices to advocate for technology in the classroom. This year, the ISTE Conference & Expo is being held in the City of Brotherly Love— Philadelphia, PA—and attendees can expect to find not only community and support from over 16,000 other educators, administrators, and EdTech leaders, but also a wide variety of new EdTech tools and trends.

Between the beautiful city of Philly and the countless opportunities for growth at the conference, here’s what you won’t want to miss at ISTE 2019:

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Topics: Education Technology, education industry

June Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Jun 4, 2019

As the school year comes to an end, you (and your students!) might be feeling ready to wind down and get summer started. But the year isn’t over just yet! Keep your students engaged and learning until the last day with our collection of themed lesson content for June: 

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

Spring Webinar Series: Now Available On Demand!

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, May 14, 2019

This spring, hundreds of educators joined us for our Transforming Learning in the Classroom webinar series. Each of our 45-minute sessions were led by experts and leaders in the field of education and technology, who shared their insights into creating successful learning environments. These presenters work in schools and make an impact every day, and they brought their vast knowledge, expertise, and advice to our series.

We will launch another series in the fall, featuring new topics and speakers to offer their insights into educational trends. If you missed our live spring series or can’t wait until fall to be inspired, don’t worry! You can still be motivated by all of these wonderful educators and innovators by viewing any of our sessions at your convenience.

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Topics: education industry, tips for teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week: 25 Things Teachers Love About Teaching!

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, May 8, 2019

While there can be some difficult aspects to the teaching profession, most teachers would agree that the pros far outweigh the cons. In fact, many teachers would be happy to tell you all the things that make them passionate about the field of education!

Since we’re celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week, we thought it would be fun to ask some teachers what they enjoy most about their job. Here is our compiled list of the top 25 things teachers love about this profession:

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Topics: tips for teachers

Teacher Appreciation Week: Take Advantage of Special Teacher Deals!

Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, May 6, 2019

Teacher Appreciation Week is here and companies across the country are showing the love! We know how busy teachers are, so we’ve rounded up the best teacher deals and freebies so that you can take full advantage. Whether you want to treat yourself or stock up on supplies, we’ve got you covered! 

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Topics: tips for teachers

May Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, May 1, 2019

For some, the month of May signifies that another school year is just about ready to wrap up. As educators and students alike look forward to what summer brings, this can be a challenging time to continue engaging students as their interests and motivations may be a bit more unfocused.

Need some inspiration to engage your students this month? Here is our collection of themed lesson content for May:

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

My Flat Panel Display Is so Cool, I Have to Wear Shades

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Apr 25, 2019

The typical classroom has changed a lot over the past few decades. With all of the exciting new tech innovations that have emerged, the chalkboard no longer reigns supreme.

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Topics: Flat Panel Displays, Whole-Class, tips for teachers

April Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Apr 2, 2019

Spring is finally in full swing! Depending on where you live, maybe it doesn't quite feel like spring yet—better yet, maybe it already feels like summer where you are. Regardless of the weather outside, spring is a great time for dusting off old lessons as well as creating new ones.

Need some inspiration? Here is our collection of themed content to help you spruce up your lessons for April:

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, Training

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