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:
- November Calendar and Morning Meeting: This themed lesson pack will take you and your students through the month of November with calendars, morning meeting activities, an attendance chart, graphing and math activities, and more.
- Harvest Ceremony | The First Thanksgiving: Explore the origins of the Thanksgiving holiday with this interactive lesson. Students will learn about the Pilgrims and the Wampanoag, as well as the history of the very first Thanksgiving.
- Thanksgiving Gallery Pack: This Thanksgiving-themed pack contains fun holiday images, templates, multimedia, and lessons/activities to help you celebrate the holiday in your classroom.
- "Get More" With Long Vowels: These lessons, part of our “Get More” series, focus on long vowels, using interactive features from the MimioStudio™ classroom software to help engage students on the subject.
- Great Games Pack: These classic games have been refreshed with the latest Mimio tools—all that's left for you to do is add your own questions and start playing. Preparing students for quizzes, tests, or just checking for understanding has never been more fun and engaging!
Add a range of interactivity with this simple trick!
Adding sounds to images within your MimioStudio lessons can help create a wide range of enhancements and interactivity. The easiest way to add sounds to objects is by utilizing the Action Settings tool. Simply click on the object that you want to add sound to, then click Insert > Action Settings (or right-click and choose Action Settings). You'll see a dialog box—make sure the Action is set to On Click, then click on the drop-down menu and choose Play Sound for the Feature. You'll see a Load button appear, then you can click and search for your sound file on your computer. You can also drag a sound file into the white box area and drop it there, then click OK.
Your object will now be linked with the sound and have a blue border around it, meaning that it is interactive. To get rid of the blue border, lock it on the page where you want it placed. Whenever the object is clicked on, the sound will play. You can use this to create word recognition activities, games with positive feedback, and much more! Using the same Action Settings tool, you can also add hyperlinks to just about any resource or website. You can learn more about using the Action Settings tool in the “MimioStudio: Formating II” Quick Learn session, offered on November 8 and 29 at 8:30pm.
Add simple shapes to any MimioStudio lesson!
Using MimioStudio, you can create a variety of dynamic objects using the Shape tool. The flexibility of this tool allows you to add simple shapes to any MimioStudio lesson including rectangles, triangles, stars, circles, and ellipses. Using a simple rectangle to cover answers in a lesson that students can manipulate is an easy way to add a small degree of interactivity. In a vocabulary activity, use a combination of a text box and a circle that has the vocabulary word. Using the Animation tool, students can then click on the vocabulary word to magically reveal the definition or other concept. The possibilities of how to use shapes to create interactive lessons is as endless as your imagination—especially when you combine it with other features, such as the Animation or Action Settings tools. Learn more about using the Shape tool in the “A Tour of MimioStudio” Quick Learn session, offered on November 5 and 27 at 7:00pm as well as November 13 at 8:30pm.
Interested in checking out more of the Quick Learn sessions offered this month? Click here to view our complete list!