All educators would like to see their students engaged in classroom activities, not just enduring them. While it can be difficult to pinpoint student engagement, we can often identify it when we see it. If you have worked in a classroom, chances are you have a few stories about moments when one or more of your students were truly engaged. What did that look like? What made you think that the student was engaged? Unpacking a few of my favorite stories of genuine engagement has revealed four keys to increasing student engagement.
The Mimio Customer Care Team works with Teachers and Administrators to make reading program implementation as easy as possible. We can create Teacher Accounts and update student information and placement throughout the year so that teachers can focus on what they do to best – teaching!
Learning to comprehend text is perhaps the most essential skill that students learn in school. Reading with understanding is a key skill they will use for the remainder of their lives – whether they read for pleasure, for work, or to engage in civic life. Unfortunately, far too many students struggle to read and comprehend, and educators struggle with how to best help these students.
Learning to read is arguably the most critical educational accomplishment for all young students. To be successful in any subject area, students must be able to read and comprehend text. But when is the right time to begin teaching these essential skills? Many believe that it's best to start teaching reading skills as soon as possible, but how should educators begin the process? In this article we will look at what the evidence tells us about teaching young learners to read, identify some resources that may be available to assist in this effort, and explain how the Web-based MimioSprout early reading software can be used to address new standards as well as utilize new funding sources.
I am often asked the question, “How effective are interactive teaching technologies in the classroom?” More often than not, this question refers to interactive whiteboards in particular. While there are numerous studies available that may or may not provide an answer to this question, depending on your point of view, I tend to think and answer this question a little differently than most.
"Teaching today has to be more hands-on, integrated, and thematic, instead of worksheet and drill-oriented” says Mike Marble, principal of the Cole Canyon Elementary School in Muretta, CA. To address this issue, Marble armed Anne Hess with a MimioTeach™ interactive whiteboard and the MimioReading™ comprehension suite.
Hopefully by now you've heard that Mimio launched three new products at ISTE 2012 last month. Here is your chance to see our General Manager, Manny Perez, discuss those new products and demonstrate them for Kurt Eisele-Dyrli from District Administration magazine.