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How to Create a Makerspace in the Classroom

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, May 5, 2016

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America has always had a culture set on dreaming up possibilities and then taking action to make them happen. I believe that the amazing innovation we have seen in the United States (and, in some cases, don’t even know about yet) is due to the “maker” mentality. Because the art of making is inherent to the very fabric of our culture, it’s central to 21st learning.

Childhood has long been a time when young minds are allowed – indeed, encouraged – to play and “make.” It’s important to understand that allowing students to be makers opens the doors to both personalized and authentic learning.

The current Maker Movement in education puts greater emphasis on allowing students to imagine, envision, create, innovate, play, formatively learn, experiment, collaborate, share, and – most of all – dream of possibilities. Creating a classroom makerspace seems to be a natural progression in today’s schools.

 

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Topics: Lessons, Activities, curriculum, The Maker Movement

Liven Up the End of School Year with Problem-Based Learning

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Tue, May 3, 2016

The school year is winding down and final grades are being entered. Field day is right around the corner, and students are starting to get more restless than usual. For teachers, this is a hard time of the year. Any teacher worth her salt wants to maximize learning for every minute of every day. At the same time, there is a limit to how much can actually be assessed accurately during these final few days.

To lend a helping hand, over the few weeks we’ll be featuring ideas and planning tips for making the end of the year fun, memorable, and engaging for students. Today let’s discuss problem-based learning (PBL), a student-centered pedagogy in which students learn about a subject through the experience of solving an open-ended problem. Via the PBL format, students absorb both thinking strategies and domain knowledge.

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Topics: Activities, curriculum, tips fpr teachers, Project-Based Learning

10 Ways to Have Summer Fun and Summer Learning

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Jul 8, 2015
Hot Weather and Hot Ideas

Whether you are teaching summer school or spending the summer at home with your kids, you may be searching for some new learning opportunities and activities. With great summer weather and nature in full bloom, there are lots of exciting things to do that kids just don’t get to experience during the regular school year.

Get out and get learning with these fun summer lessons:

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Topics: Activities

NEW Content Packs for Fall and Thanksgiving

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Lessons and Activities to Make Your Classroom Festive!

It’s that time of year again, when you start to feel like the holidays have really begun. Halloween is behind us, the leaves have started to fall, and there’s a distinct evening chill. What better time to get your class geared up and learning about the Thanksgiving holiday? From Fall Class Organizers and Activities, to a Thanksgiving Gallery Pack, to a great lesson about the first Thanksgiving, we have something for everyone. This content, available free from the MimioConnect® online teaching community, will help you and your students get ready for turkey day!

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Topics: Activities, Free Content, MimioConnect

Get Off to a Good Start with Our FREE Back to School Content Pack

Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Aug 7, 2014

Get ready to get organized!


The first day of school is just around the corner – are you prepared for the 2014-15 school year? To help you start the year off right, we’ve got a Content Pack filled with "housekeeping" classroom templates and resources for customizing activities. This free Content Pack, available from the MimioConnect® online teaching community, will help you and your students get ready to get down to business.

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Topics: Lessons, Activities, curriculum

I didn't know you could do that with an Ink Capture System!

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, May 21, 2014

6 creative ways to use an ink capture system

Many teachers and students love using dry erase markers. They love the way the markers feel on the whiteboard, and they love the colors. With an ink capture system like the MimioCapture™ ink recorder, you don’t have to give up dry erase markers, and you have great additional benefits. Expo dry erase markers fit inside special pens, which allow you to save multicolor notes and drawings in a variety of file types – including PDF, JPEG, and HTML – and edit or print them later. 

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Activities, MimioCapture

Top Content Packs from Mimio

Posted by Lindy George on Wed, Jan 29, 2014

The Content Packs that your fellow educators put together for Mimio are always our top-rated downloads from mimioconnect.com. Since we know you love these resources, we have pulled together the following list of our most popular Content Packs. Take a look to see which ones will help you create fun and useful lessons.

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Topics: Activities, Free Content, Classroom Collaboration, curriculum

Free Summer Break Interactive Lessons

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, May 1, 2013

Free Interactive Lessons from Mimio

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Topics: Educational Software, Education Technology, Activities

Celebrate Black History Month With Free Interactive Lessons!

Posted by Alyssa O'Mara on Thu, Feb 14, 2013

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Lessons, Activities

Create Exciting Holiday Lessons With Our Free Gallery Pack!

Posted by Dawn Aguiar on Fri, Dec 7, 2012

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Topics: Educational Software, Holiday, Christmas, Lessons, Activities

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