Stafford Public Schools (Stafford Springs, CT) is a nationally recognized school district and consistently strives to drive learning so that, according to their mission statement, their students are prepared “to assume productive, meaningful, and responsible roles in an increasingly competitive global society.” Made up of five schools with approximately 1500 students enrolled, Stafford is a 1:1 district, and this past school year, implemented a hybrid learning model – students learning from home and in-class.
| Dan Winkler
Mimio Chief Technology Officer
Mimio remains faithful to its mission of developing outstanding technologies that let us meet the future with confidence. We continually push ourselves to consider how and where Mimio products will be used, over the long term. Increasingly, that means identifying and developing technologies that you, our customers and partners, will need to be successful.
Each year since we opened our doors in 1997, we have designed and delivered educational teaching technology solutions that reflect our singular philosophy: to make learning more engaging for students, with technology that makes it easier for teachers to do what they do best – teach.
An Interview with Christopher Leonardo, Director of R&D
It's been an exciting year for Mimio. We released several new interactive devices (the MimioProjector™ interactive and touch projectors) and made major updates to our classroom software and educational app, which really expanded the capabilities of classroom collaboration. In this interview with Director of R&D Christopher Leonardo, you’ll learn what he thinks about the newest products and get some hints about what’s to come. You’ll also find out what has him excited about education technology.
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.
Reflecting on a year just ended is always an interesting activity. This is true whether you’re looking back on your accomplishments at work, in your personal life, or in an entire business. First there’s that moment of disbelief that another year has passed, and the recognition of how quickly it has gone. Then, as you begin to write down the events of the year, you realize just how much was achieved. Perhaps the year did not pass so quickly after all. In fact, it only seemed to pass quickly, because you were so busy doing great things.
To summarize this past year at Mimio in a single word, I would say that it was definitely “interesting.”
We went through some pretty significant changes at Mimio. The most notable change was Skyview Capital’s acquisition of Mimio from Newell Rubbermaid. The upshot of this exciting transition is that we are now even more nimble and flexible in responding to the needs of our customers. I would like to thank both of these outstanding companies for their support during the transition.
We also added some very significant and innovative new products to our portfolio. Three that I will highlight for this post are the MimioProjector™ interactive projector, the MimioMobile™ application, and the MimioCapture™ ink recorder.
Interested in learning how to use educational technology to foster a collaborative learning environment in your classrooms? Then join us for our next webinar, "Teacher-Directed Instruction Using Interactive Technologies," taking place this Friday, March 22, 2013. Special Education and Earth Science Teacher Maribeth Lowe will discuss her adoption of educational technology and describe how she created a collaborative learning environment in her classrooms.
MimioReading™ Software is in a Growing Number of Iowa Schools and Local After-School Organizations
Recently a customer asked us the following question: “I have been asked many times how Mimio got its name. Since the name can refer to the older mimeo duplicating machine, people ask why?” We are fortunate because one of the founders of our company happens to be our General Manager, Manny Perez, so we were able to quickly get our answer. Here’s what Manny had to say:
Unless you happen to be the Federal Program Director in your district, you probably feel like most of us: federal funds seem very confusing and complicated. Which fund is which? Does our district have the fund? What can be purchased with the fund?