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“Teachers Teaching Teachers Technology” in Action!

Posted by Paul Gigliotti on Thu, Dec 10, 2015

Building a T4PD Community, Part 2

Last week’s blog, “Building a T4PD Community: Part 1,” described a new strategy for professional development that has helped one school transform into a 21st century learning center. Working one-on-one or in small groups, teachers come together to share their expertise in a supportive environment. This week, learn how you can institute the T4PD model in your school.

Getting Started with T4PD
Building a T4PD technology integration model in your school is easy – but it does take time. For two years our staff has been working to transform our classrooms with instructional technology, and we still have a ways to go to achieve full implementation.

Within the T4PD model, each member of the staff assumes one or more of the roles described below. While the process appears to result in a hierarchy, the foundation is based on a community of teachers assisting one another in a casual setting for the better implementation of instructional technology. Furthermore, teachers who take part in a T4PD model may actually fill several roles as the process continues and their ability to use technology in the classroom grows.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, Classroom Collaboration, collaborative learning, education industry

How to Create a Paperless Classroom — One Educator's Story

Posted by Paul Gigliotti on Tue, Oct 27, 2015

My History Classroom, “Redefined”

Throughout my teaching career in a semi-urban district outside of Cleveland, Ohio, I have tried to inspire my students to achieve more by bringing my knowledge and passion for Social Studies into my classroom. However, as many of you have probably noticed, history is a topic that simply does not grab 21st century learners. Today’s students are accustomed to working with mobile devices, glancing at quick headlines, doing Internet-only research for projects, watching short YouTube videos, and reading and composing social media buzz. When today’s tech-savvy students are presented with traditional textbooks, worksheets, and magazines that are older than they are, they quickly become disengaged learners. It’s for this reason that several years ago I began a personal quest to “redefine” my instructional strategies, methods, and materials for the 21st century. The end result is my highly successful paperless classroom!

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Topics: Classroom Technology, classroom assessment, MimioMobile, Classroom Collaboration, SAMR

20 Ways Students Can Learn from One Another

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Sep 30, 2015

20 Tips for Encouraging Student Collaboration

As you’ve no doubt noticed, collaboration is a hot idea these days in both schools and the workplace. Encouraging students to learn from one another not only facilitates positive interaction; it also gets them ready for the future. Collaboration can be fun, since it’s a good break from the one-sided learning model. But sometimes you need to take steps to ensure maximum engagement from students. Read on for 20 effective tips for encouraging collaboration.

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Topics: Classroom Collaboration, collaborative learning

7 Tips for Your Collaborative Classroom Makeover

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Sep 15, 2015

Learn How a Few Simple Steps Can Encourage Collaboration in Your Classroom

We often forget how much the physical classroom and its tools can shape what we do and how we do it. We “fail to notice the ways in which space constrains or enhances what we intend to accomplish.”* While the word “makeover” may sound like a dramatic transformation, it only takes a few small changes to make our classroom spaces much more collaborative. Those small changes can be very impactful to learning. Here are just a few ways you can give your classroom a “collaborative makeover.”

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Classroom Collaboration, collaborative learning

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on Mobile Devices for the Classroom

Posted by Dan Winkler on Tue, Sep 1, 2015

Ever wonder what the difference really is between a smartphone and a tablet?

When it comes to the mobile devices that can be used in today's classrooms, there are so many different options that it makes you wonder what the real differences are between them.  This Cheat Sheet provides a snapshot of the different device types currently on the market, and offers insight into the pros and cons of using these devices in the classroom.

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Topics: classroom assessment, Classroom Collaboration, Mobile Devices

25 Cool Hacks for Google Docs in the Classroom

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Aug 26, 2015

From Flash Cards to Book Clubs, Google Docs Are a Great Asset for Activities

There is no doubt that Google Docs is revolutionizing classrooms. This centralized platform of creation and collaboration makes group projects and teacher feedback easier. It also streamlines parent-teacher communication, making it easier to keep busy parents informed of their child's progress. Perhaps you have already integrated Google Docs and need ideas, or maybe it’s time to make use of this extraordinary tool. No matter where you are with the totally integrated paperless classroom, here are 25 hacks to start you off on your Google Docs journey.

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Topics: classroom assessment, Classroom Collaboration, google docs

The League of Interactivity Strikes Again: Introducing Its Newest Member

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Thu, Apr 16, 2015

NEW MimioProjector Superhero Joins Forces with the League

Our team of Mimio interactive displays has super powers that can rescue a classroom from any educational archenemy! No matter what your foe may be – a budget that’s too small, bored students, or students who are reluctant to collaborate – the League of Interactivity will send the best superhero to the rescue. Now we are introducing our newest member!

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Classroom Collaboration, MimioProjector

I Didn’t Know MimioMobile Could Be So Powerful!

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Mar 11, 2015

No Limits to Classroom Collaboration with the Enhanced MimioMobile App.

The latest version of MimioStudio™ classroom software and the MimioMobile™ app lead the way in allowing every student in your classroom to collaborate on a lesson. The MimioMobile app now supports up to 50 mobile devices, whether they are Apple or Android. The new enhancements give teachers even more control so they can decide how best to facilitate the learning in the classroom. 

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Topics: MimioMobile, Classroom Collaboration

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

Best Guides and Case Studies from Mimio in 2013

Posted by Dan Winkler on Wed, Jan 22, 2014

Over the past year, Mimio created two informative guides to help educators with some of the challenges they currently face in their classrooms. Mimio has also documented the stories of some dynamic and creative educators who are using Mimio products. These case studies highlight how they have benefited from our hardware and software to facilitate engagement and instruction. If you missed any of these publications, you can download them now from the link below.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Lessons, Mimio, MimioMobile, Classroom Collaboration, curriculum

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