Mimio Educator

      Holly Fritz-Palao

      Creative Manager Holly Fritz-Palao joined Mimio early in 2008. Working closely with Mimio’s marketing and executive teams, Holly is responsible for keeping Mimio’s brand and messaging true to the company’s mission of creating a better way to learn. She works with educators, writers, and designers to create informative content about the rapidly evolving world of educational technology and the ways in which it is impacting classrooms, teachers, and students.

      She previously spent seven years with Graphique de France, an international publisher of stationery, posters and calendars. Initially as a graphic designer, and then moving into the role of Creative Director.

      Holly holds a BFA from Pennsylvania State University, and also studied at Massachusetts College of Art. As the mother of twin boys, she sees the true importance of education and technology, and can attest that technology is shaping how they learn each day.

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      Implement Effective Whole-Class Learning

      Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Apr 30, 2019

      Whole-class learning is a key aspect of the modern classroom. This practice is designed to put students at the center of the educational environment so they’re more engaged, more collaborative, and more motivated. The teacher still drives the instruction and facilitates the learning—whole-class solutions simply make teaching easier and learning more exciting.

      Many students grasp new ideas more quickly through whole-group learning, especially if the material is interactive and engaging. Ready to bring whole-class learning to your classroom? We’ve created a resource library to help you select, implement, and provide whole-group instruction—no matter your budget or needs.

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      Topics: Whole-Class, tips for teachers

      EdTech Conferences for Every Educator

      Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Apr 23, 2019



      Every year, there are dozens of educational conferences and expos in the US that bring educators together to discuss best practices, test new tools, and make connections with fellow educators. One look at a calendar of all of the year’s upcoming conferences might just seem like a jumble of strange acronyms. With so many different conferences to choose from, it can be hard to decide which conferences you should attend.

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      Topics: Education Technology, education industry

      Follow These 15 Twitter Accounts to Inspire and Encourage You

      Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Mar 27, 2019

      As an educator, it can be hard to find the time to seek out new ideas and important industry news when all you want to do after a long school day is kick back and relax. Some days, you just want to consume content that makes you smile.

      That’s where Twitter comes in. With over 261 million users worldwide, Twitter is an endless stream of inspiration—shared in 280 characters or less, of course. It can be very overwhelming to filter through millions of accounts, from political figures to your favorite musicians, just to find accounts to follow that will bring some happiness to your day. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of 15 Twitter accounts you should follow to inspire your teaching and uplift your day:

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      Topics: education industry

      Don't-Miss Reads for Teachers

      Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Mar 5, 2019

      Top Books for Educators

      This is the perfect time of year to curl up with a good book! For educators, it’s especially important to read up on teaching trends, classroom innovations, and both the history and future of education. After all, the more we know about these important topics, the more beneficial it will be for our students.

      Here are our picks for the top 20 books educators won’t want to miss:

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      Topics: education industry, tips for teachers

      FETC & TCEA 2019: A Recap of the Latest EdTech Trends

      Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Fri, Feb 15, 2019

      The Boxlight team has settled back in after a busy month visiting the 2019 FETC and TCEA conferences in Florida and Texas, and we’re back with all the biggest trends we discovered at the events this year! 

      The conferences were a whirlwind of innovative ideas and impressive new products, plus creative professional development programming and extensive networking opportunities. If you missed either of these industry conferences this year, here’s a rundown of what our team thought were the best and most exciting trends on the trade show floor:

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      Topics: Educational Software, Education Technology, education industry

      10 EdTech Influencers Leading the Way

      Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Feb 6, 2019

      Another year full of new and innovative EdTech ideas, products, and methods has come to an end, and you may find yourself wondering who is guiding progress in the EdTech industry at the start of 2019. Back in 2015, we made a comprehensive list of the Top 20 Influencers in EdTech, but since then, many new faces have joined in to champion growth within the industry. Here are 10 more EdTech influencers who are working to shape the industry today:

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      Topics: education industry, Educational influencers

      10 Things to Look Forward to at TCEA 2019!

      Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Jan 24, 2019

      With the 2019 winter trade show season in full swing, it’s time to get ready for another great year at the TCEA Convention and Exposition. Held from February 4–8, the convention will be in San Antonio, Texas this year—an exciting location change from past years in Austin.

      This convention is the place for administrators, teachers, and tech specialists to network, collaborate, and discover new technologies to bring to their classrooms nationwide. With over 1,000 informative sessions and 450 companies exhibiting at the conference, TCEA offers a comprehensive look at the latest and greatest ideas and products in the EdTech industry.

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      Topics: Tradeshow, education industry

      What Not to Miss at FETC 2019

      Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Jan 17, 2019

      As the new year begins, we’re gearing up for the 39th National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC), which will be taking place from January 27–30. The four-day event offers educators a chance to catch up with colleagues, collaborate on new ideas, and discover the latest and greatest in K-20 education technology.

      The conference will be held in warm and sunny Orlando, Florida, making for a brief mid-winter getaway for those who live up north. Between the sights of the city and the countless presentations, seminars, workshops, and expo booths FETC has to offer, here’s what to expect at the conference this year:

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      Topics: Education Technology, education industry

      8 Great Things You Won’t Want to Miss at Bett

      Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Mon, Jan 14, 2019

      At the top of the new year, a new season of EdTech trade shows is about to begin, starting with Bett 2019 from January 23–26 in London. Bett is the first industry show of the year and will showcase 850 leading EdTech companies and over 100 startups, all focused on transforming education with technology.

      The conference will bring together nearly 35,000 educators, offering many opportunities for networking and collaboration with colleagues. Between the countless options for professional development and the exciting things to do in the city, here’s what you won’t want to miss at Bett 2019:

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      Topics: Tradeshow, education industry

      Redesigning the Classroom Is as Easy as 1-2-3!

      Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Nov 8, 2018

      Can educational technology really improve learning and teach critical 21st century skills? It can, but only when it is integrated into the learning environment to make teaching and learning more efficient, effective, and engaging.

      Here’s how to get started on redesigning your classroom for 21st century learning:

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      Topics: Administrator Resources

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