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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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January Tips and Training for Teachers

Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Dec 31, 2018

Happy New Year! As you return to your classroom this month after the holiday break, it’s the perfect opportunity to spruce up your lessons. Here is our collection of themed content to help you keep students engaged all month long:

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Professional Development for Teachers, MimioStudio, tips for teachers

25 Steps to Get Organized With Tech in the New Year

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Dec 27, 2018

As the holiday break begins to wind down, we often find ourselves thinking about all of the things we need to do to get organized when we head back to our classrooms. Before that first day back approaches, here are 25 steps to help organize yourself with technology:

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, tips for teachers

Ho-Ho-Holiday Teaching Tips and Content Are Here!

Posted by Travis Rink on Fri, Nov 30, 2018

‘Tis the season to be jolly, but it’s also a great time to engage your students with fun lessons. Here is our collection of themed content to help you keep students engaged all month long:

December Calendar and Morning Meeting: This themed lesson pack will take you and your students through the month of December with calendars, morning meeting activities, an attendance chart, graphing and math activities, and more. 

Holiday Gallery Pack: This fun themed pack contains a variety of images, lessons, and activities to get you in the spirit this holiday season! Use the templates and clipart to create your own lessons, or use our pre-made lessons and activities located in the Lessons tab.

Holiday Hangman: Join us for a bit of fun with Holiday Hangman—it's a great way to practice spelling words or introduce and practice lesson vocabulary! 

Build a Santa: This fun holiday-themed activity is a great way to practice addition and multiplication math facts. 

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

Thanksgiving 2018: 25 Things Teachers Are Thankful For

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Nov 22, 2018

Thanksgiving time is here, and I’m ready to dive into my favorite foods and desserts. As far as I’m concerned, the holiday isn’t complete without green bean casserole and a dark chocolate pecan pie!

While I’m always thankful for delicious meals at this time of year, I am even more thankful for friends and family. For me and for many others involved in education and teaching, family includes the students and parents that make up such a large part of our lives. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, here is a list of things to be thankful for when it comes to teaching and guiding students, which we have collected from educators and administrators.

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Topics: tips for teachers

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: Lessons, Training, tips for teachers

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 Lessons, STEM

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: Flat Panel Displays, tips for teachers

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: Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

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