We live in a world that is very different from when I went to school. Students today have instant access to virtually unlimited amounts of information through the Internet. They use gaming systems that respond to their motions; they communicate dynamically and asynchronously through mobile phones and text messaging; and they participate in digital social networks. In such a world, how do we make classroom life more engaging? An obvious though somewhat incomplete answer is to utilize technology in the classroom. Technology has made the outside world more engaging, so why wouldn’t it do the same in the classroom?
Although Mimio offers numerous training options, the MimioTraining Quick Learn program is truly the cornerstone of Mimio professional development. I always tell people to start small and find ways to integrate Mimio technologies into what they’re already doing in the classroom. Most importantly, get students involved, to stimulate their critical thinking and problem solving abilities!
Lindy George, District Instructional Technology Specialist for Collier County Public Schools and our own Travis Rink, Mimio Professional Development Product Specialist will be on EduTalk Radio on Thursday to discuss the FREE Get Out The Vote lessons and lesson plan developed by the Mimio Teacher Team.