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      Travis Rink

      Travis Rink has 16 years of experience teaching high school chemistry and various other science courses. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Kansas State University, and master’s degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and Educational Leadership & Administration from Wichita State University. As a teacher, he took on various Mimio-related roles, including the Mimio Masters program, MimioConnect moderator, Mimio Teacher Team presenter, and Mimio Quick Learn moderator. As the Mimio Educator Advocacy Leader, Travis now manages the Mimio training programs available globally, as well as the Mimio Teacher Teams and MimioConnect lesson development.
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      5 Ways to Support Students’ Mental Health With Technology

      Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Feb 5, 2020

      With one in five children being affected by a mental health disorder, mental health is the most common health issue among children in the U.S. today. American students spend about one-sixth of their waking hours in school, which puts much of the weight of identifying and supporting students’ mental health on the shoulders of teachers. Teachers already hold so many torches in their schools and classrooms, and coming up with ideas to support students can be a challenging task.

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      Topics: tips for teachers

      February Tips and Training for Teachers

      Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Feb 3, 2020

      While February is a short month, it still has so much to offer! Black History Month, Valentine's Day, and Presidents' Day provide an array of interesting facts, people, and history to weave into your lessons throughout the month.

      Here is our collection of themed content to engage your students in February:

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      Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

      Six Digital Learning Resources From Museums All Over the Country

      Posted by Travis Rink on Thu, Jan 30, 2020

      Bringing students on field trips to museums can be invaluable to their education, but if you don’t live in or near a major city, it can be difficult to find local museums to visit. Luckily, technology has made it possible to access world-class museums right from the comfort of your own classroom with digital learning resources. Because there are so many museums in the U.S. to search through for valuable resources, we’ve highlighted some of the most prestigious museums and their online resources below.

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      Topics: tips for teachers

      7 Things You Won’t Want to Miss at TCEA 2020

      Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Jan 27, 2020

      Another one of the industry’s biggest events of the year, the Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Convention & Exposition, is coming up in just a couple of weeks on February 3–7. With thousands of educators, EdTech leaders, and technology enthusiasts slated to attend, you won’t want to miss TCEA 2020. Being held in Austin, Texas, this year’s conference and expo will offer dozens of opportunities for both professional development and pleasure.

      Whether you’re looking to network with some of EdTech’s greatest innovators, discover this year’s best EdTech trends, or gain professional development at the conference, TCEA 2020 will be a valuable opportunity for all who attend.

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      Topics: education industry

      January Tips and Training for Teachers

      Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Jan 6, 2020

      It’s hard to believe that the year 2020 is finally here—a new decade full of new promises has arrived, bringing great opportunities! Those opportunities include new ways to engage your students with content, classroom technology, and learning experiences.  

      Here is our collection of engaging content to kick off the new year:

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      Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, tips for teachers

      Holiday Break Activities for Teachers

      Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Dec 23, 2019

      It’s the most wonderful time of the year: winter break! School is officially out—and students aren’t the only ones who get to have some fun!

      Want to make sure you maximize your time away from the classroom? Here are our top picks for holiday break activities for teachers:

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      6 Easy Reads for Winter Break

      Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Dec 18, 2019

      As the first half of the school year is coming to an end, your life is likely full of grading final papers, administering end-of-course tests, and conducting evaluations. You probably haven’t touched a book for your personal reading pleasure in weeks, if not months. But something exciting is around the corner: winter break! Although your school’s winter break may only be a week or two long, you’ll finally have some downtime when you’re free of your teaching duties so you can actually read a book for fun.

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      Topics: education industry, tips for teachers

      December Tips and Training for Teachers

      Posted by Travis Rink on Mon, Dec 2, 2019

      With the holidays upon us, now is a very busy time of the year. It’s also notoriously a time when keeping students on task can be a bit more challenging. Luckily, we’ve got you covered with fun themed content and helpful teaching tips to keep you going right up until the holiday break! 

      Here is our collection of engaging content to help you keep your students’ attention all month long:

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      Topics: Training, tips for teachers

      Thankful for Teaching

      Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Nov 27, 2019

      As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving this week, it’s a great time to reflect on all of the aspects of the education profession that teachers are thankful for. We took a look back at some of our past blogs and posts from educators to compile this list of what makes teachers feel thankful. 

      Here are our top 20 reasons why teachers are thankful for teaching:

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      Topics: tips for teachers

      Fall 2019 Webinar Series: Watch On Demand!

      Posted by Travis Rink on Tue, Nov 12, 2019

      Hundreds of educators joined us this fall for another rendition of our Transforming Learning in the Classroom webinar series. These robust sessions featured insights from experienced leaders in EdTech and provided educators with helpful tips for utilizing technology to promote critical thinking, implement project-based learning in the classroom, and support students as they prepare for college and STEM careers.

      These three webinars are full of valuable ideas for using technology in the classroom to promote student engagement and success.

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      Topics: Webinars


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