Mimio Educator

Finding Tech Funding for Your Classroom

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Mar 28, 2017

 

We know how mind-numbing it can be to search and apply for grants and funding for your classroom. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to get gadgets into your classroom without actually taking money out of your own pocket. We decided to make it a little bit easier by showing you some opportunities that you can take advantage of. Here is a short list of ways to receive funding for technology in your classroom:

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Topics: Funding, Educational Apps, education industry

Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Teachers

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Dec 8, 2016

More and more educators are finding that Chrome extensions are a useful classroom tool. We detailed our must-have extensions for students in a previous post, but these tools can be just as handy for teachers. Teachers can use extensions with students and on student devices, but can also use them on their own to help them operate more efficiently as a teacher. Chrome extensions function in a variety of ways—some change functionality within the Chrome browser, some create access to different websites, and others allow students and teachers to use Google applications in different ways.

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Topics: Educational Software, Education Technology, Educational Apps

Must-Have Chrome Extensions for Students

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Thu, Dec 1, 2016


With the increased popularity of Google Classroom, many teachers are finding Chrome extensions to be useful classroom tools. These extensions function in a variety of ways—some change functionality within the Chrome browser, some create access to different websites, and others allow students to use Google applications in different ways.

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Topics: Educational Software, Education Technology, Educational Apps

Student Social Media Tools You’ve Never Heard Of

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Tue, Nov 15, 2016

 

This title may be a little misleading—perhaps it should be “student social media tools I have never heard of.” Some of these sites are more prominent, more familiar, and have more subscribers than others. All of them fit into a category of networking or social sites that students in your school are probably using. Beyond Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, here are a few that you need to know about:

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Topics: Educational Software, iPad App, Education Technology, Educational Apps, tips for teachers

DIY Professional Development: Enhancing Your Skills Through Blogging

Posted by Lynn Erickson on Thu, Oct 13, 2016

Professional development can mean a variety of things to educators and can be provided to us in numerous ways. This might include attending yearly conferences, participating in district meetings and workshops, taking online courses or webinars, or connecting with other educators through social media. Have you ever considered “do it yourself” professional development through the means of blogging? Blogging provides opportunities to connect with other educators, improve your professional practice, and personalize your professional development with relevant and specific content to meet your educational needs.

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Topics: Education Technology, Professional Development for Teachers, Educational Apps

Life as an Educator in a Social Media World

Posted by Lynn Erickson on Wed, Oct 5, 2016

10 Ways to Use Social Media

We live in the age of social media. It keeps us connected to our friends and families, our communities, and even the world. As educators, we need to take advantage of everything this tool has to offer, using educational connections and resources to better not only ourselves, but our students as well. So how can we best use this mighty tool?

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Topics: Educational Software, Education Technology, Educational Apps, Educational influencers

Make Your Summer Break a Vacation with These End-of-Year Ideas

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Jun 8, 2016


With the current school year quickly coming to an end, you probably have a gazillion things to cross off of your end-of-year checklist. But because you’re a teacher, we’re sure there’s a little voice inside your head challenging you to prepare for back to school time right now. You know that if you do, your summer will be that much more relaxed and restorative.

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Topics: Education Technology, Educational Apps

11 Time Savers for Teachers and Principals

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Wed, May 25, 2016

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.” ‒ Michael Altshuler

 Over the past 10 years in the world of education, life has not become simpler. We have increasing stacks of student data, growing lists of apps and tech ideas, a wall full of Pinterest pins, and parents and students with individual and widely varying needs. And as the end of the school year grows closer, we are even busier!

It can be overwhelming, but we’re here to offer some support. Take a look at these 11 time savers, which may help you simplify your day and free up time for other activities:
 

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Topics: Educational Apps, tips fpr teachers

Class-Wide Collaboration with Ed Tech: Part 2 - IWBs, Digital Displays & Web Tools

Posted by Paul Gigliotti on Tue, May 17, 2016

Last week we discussed why accustoming students to whole-class collaboration is critical to their future success in the workplace, and looked at the ways that mobile applications can facilitate that type of classroom collaboration.

Today we’ll consider other types of ed tech: interactive whiteboards, digital displays, and Web 2.0 tools.

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Topics: Educational Software, Education Technology, Classroom Collaboration, Educational Apps, Curr

Class-Wide Collaboration with Ed Tech: Part 1 - Mobile Applications

Posted by Paul Gigliotti on Wed, May 11, 2016

It has become clear that student collaboration is now an important focal point of modern education. The Common Core standards found in many states require that students participate in a diverse range of collaborative activities. That’s because teaching students collaborative skills has become paramount to their success in the 21st century global economy.

 

Collaboration Creates Tomorrow's Successful Workforce

When today’s students enter the workforce, they will be asked to collaborate with others, both in person and via technology. To prepare students to perform their future jobs successfully, many schools have adopted curricula, materials, and lessons centered on the concept of student collaboration. Programs such as College Prep Math (CPM), which requires students to work and to solve problems together as a team, are becoming more common in schools across the country and around the world. 

 

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Topics: Education Technology, MimioMobile, Educational Apps

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