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Ask a Master allows you to contact a Mimio Master to pose a question, raise an issue, or explore a situation on any topic. Masters are practicing teachers, tech coordinators, and other educators who have completed a rigorous course of study on how to use interactive teaching and interactive technology products in the classroom. Their answers to your queries will add new ideas and methods to your teaching.

Question:

Can I create a table with multiple columns and rows within the Mimio notebook or do I somehow have to insert one from somewhere?

  • Submitted By:
    Philip H.
  • Date:
    Dec. 29, 2016

Answer:

You are actually able to do both. It just depends on your needs and/or use of the table. If you created a table using an outside program such as Word or Open Office, it can simply be screen clipped into the notebook page. The alternative is creating the table within the notebook. To do this, begin by clicking on View > Grid from the notebook page menu. Once the grid feature pops up you have a variety of choices. The one that really needs to be addressed is the size of the spacing of the boxes in the grid. The larger the number, the larger the spacing. Number input is from 1 to 1000. The other choices aren't as necessary. If you'd like the grid to appear on the notebook page, simply check the box that says, "display grid on screen." Once you've clicked OK, it flips back to the notebook page with the grid specifications on it. Now, use the line tool from the tools menu and create the lines for the columns and rows of your table. Try to make sure the ends of each line touch one another, if they don't you'll need to "Select All" from the Edit drop down menu and then group all the lines together so you can freely move the table around. As always, if you get the chance, check out all the other tips and suggestions found in MimioConnect's Ask a Master section! Happy creating your customized tables.

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Question:

How can my students use MimioMobile with their Chromebook devices?

  • Submitted By:
    Alicia
  • Date:
    Nov. 16, 2016

Answer:

Great question! Chromebooks connect to MimioMobile through the web at this address: http://mobile.mimio.com. Once you get to the web address, you will see the options available to you for connecting. You can connect every mobile device in the classroom with the purchase of just one annual MimioMobile license. Details on how to purchase the annual license can be found on http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Products/MimioMobile-Application.aspx. Without the license, you are allowed up to 3 devices to connect at a time. As always, if you get a chance, check out the many tips and suggestions offered in our Ask a Master section!

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Question:

My school just received MimioTeach units with a few MimioViews. Can you tell me how the MimioView works?

  • Submitted By:
    Nancy Z.
  • Date:
    Sep. 23, 2016

Answer:

Welcome to Mimio! The MimioView is a wonderful compliment to the MimioTeach, as with all of our products. The MimioView is a document camera which integrates seamlessly with the Mimio Studio software. It operates with one USB cable which plugs into your computer for its functionality and power. Once the power button is turned on you have the ability to project student work, 3D objects, live specimens, attach a microscope and view microscope slides, and even video. The unit comes with 2 side LED lamps which provide focused light on the magnified object. The images can be rotated or zoomed in as well as freezing and saving the image to the notebook or gallery for use later. Most of the MimioStudio tools also work with the images for markup and/or annotation. Using the MimioStudio Recorder, you can record your interactions with the MimioView object/document into an AVI movie file. There are many possibilities to using your MimioView which are only limited by your imagination! Enjoy the Mimio products and if you get a chance check out the many other tips and suggestions found in our Ask a Master section.

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Question:

It's a new school year and I'd like to delete my previous year's classes, students, and activities. How can I do this or should I just add more classes to my existing grade book?

  • Submitted By:
    Mark W.
  • Date:
    Aug. 23, 2016

Answer:

What a good question for the start of a new year. You can save your classes to a flash drive (USB stick) to have them as a reference to the activities you did throughout each marking period or term last year. They could also be printed out. Another option would be what you suggested, delete the classes with the students and activities and then start clean. I would highly recommend that you follow this link below and watch a video created by one of my colleagues that explains the whole deletion process.
Link: http://www.mimioconnect.com/content/qa/how_can_items_be_deleted_mimiostu...
Whatever you choose, we wish you a happy and productive school year!

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Question:

I would like to annotate a website for my students to help them navigate and utilize a site for their work. I'd also like to be able to print it out as well as saving it as a PDF to publish on my website for the students who were absent. Is this a possibility?

  • Submitted By:
    Paul B.
  • Date:
    Jul. 28, 2016

Answer:

The answer is yes and the screen annotation tool is a mimio feature that users many times overlook on the toolbar. Using your mimio notebook's toolbar, you can activate the screen annotation mode once you have gotten to the Internet page of your choice. This will allow you to mark up certain pages, but remember it will freeze the view of your screen, so you won't have the ability to scroll down on a page. To have more of the screen in the frozen view, you could use the zoom level of your screen then freeze the screen. Don't forget that screen annotations are saved in the Gallery inside the "Screen Annotations" folder. You can print them when they are in the notebook page just as you would any other notebook page and notebook pages have a variety of formats that they can be saved in and then printed, such as a PDF. Enjoy using this versatile tool and if you get the chance check out the many other tips and suggestions in MimioConnect's Ask a Master!

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Question:

I have viewed a number of the Mimio pre-recorded webinars and have found them to be extremely informative. I would like to use them as part of my own professional development for technology. Is there a way to obtain a certificate for continuing education units after watching/participating in these recordings?

  • Submitted By:
    Cindy D
  • Date:
    Jun. 16, 2016

Answer:

Absolutely and you are so right. The Mimio Webinar series of live events and recordings are very informative and packed with lots of great suggestions, examples, and tips to enhance your Mimio experience in the classroom. Each live webinar or the pre-recorded webinars offer continuing education units via a certificate of completion once the webinar has been watched (by live participation or watching a recording). To obtain one for the pre-recorded webinars, you'll receive a link at the end of the viewing experience to click on in the chat box, take an assessment, submit it, and then a link will be emailed to you for the certificate. To obtain a complete listing of webinars, just follow this link: http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Events/Tradeshows-Events.aspx. As always, if you get the chance, check out our Ask a Master section for additional tips, trick. and suggestions!

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Question:

I am getting ready to upgrade my iPad to an iPad Air. Can it be used with MimioStudio?

  • Submitted By:
    Chrissy Meyer
  • Date:
    Jun. 14, 2016

Answer:

Good question! Any iPad from the iPad 2 on, including the Apple iPad Air and Air 2, can be used with the MimioStudio software just like your previous iPad where you'll need to download the MimioMobile App from iTunes onto your new device. Once downloaded and opened, you can connect to your MimioStudio lessons as you've done in the past. More information on the MimioMobile App can be found at http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Products/MimioMobile-Application.aspx. As always, if you get a chance, check out MimioConnect's Ask a Master section for additional tips and suggestions!

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Question:

I created a page with a lot of objects that needed to be locked down but a few I need to remain movable. Is there a way to get around going to Select All and locking everything down or doing every object individually?

  • Submitted By:
    Megan J.
  • Date:
    May. 1, 2016

Answer:

Great question and I have experienced the same predicament you have. There is a fairly easy solution. You can do partial and full lock downs with minimal steps. First of all, to do a quick lock down of everything on the page, have one object selected then click on CTRL + A. Every object will be selected then just lock them. To do a partial lock down, still do the the step just mentioned but with the CTRL key depressed, deselect objects one at a time that you don't want locked. I hope that you find this technique useful. If there is anything else you need assistance with, don't hesitate to check back in or peruse the bank of suggestions and tips in the Ask a Master section of MimioConnect. We are always here to help.

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Question:

How can I create a lesson using MimioVote?

  • Submitted By:
    Angela C.
  • Date:
    Mar. 5, 2016

Answer:

Thank you for contacting the MimioConnect staff about the Mimio Vote product. This particular product is a valuable diagnostic tool for the classroom teacher giving them immediate and accurate feedback on their students' understanding of content presented. Tracking, downloading, and printing results are as easy as 1-2-3! There are a number of templates found in the Studio software gallery that you can use to create assessments on topics of your choice. These templates are found in the "Questions and Results" folder. Templates include Text questions such as Multiple Choice (2,3,4, and 5 answer choice formats), True/False, and Yes/No formats and Universal questions which allow for image insertion as well as there being results/charts to accompany the data collected on the assessment, which can all be displayed. The templates are a great way to begin the process of creating your own mimio based assessments just by choosing a template, inserting it onto a page and filling in your own question and answers. I would also highly recommend looking into taking part in one of the Mimio QuickLearn sessions which are free, online sessions where you can get expert help on a wide range of Mimio topics. There are two sessions geared specifically for the Mimio Vote system (Set Up & Support and Creating Assessments). This link will bring you to the page description of these sessions: http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Training/QuickLearn-Overview.aspx. Congratulations on your new purchase and enjoy creating!

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Question:

I would like to use a font size larger than size 72. Is it possible to use a font size that is not displayed in the text editor box list?

  • Submitted By:
    Jacqueline J
  • Date:
    Feb. 5, 2016

Answer:

Absolutely! That's a good question and one that has a fairly easy solution. Follow these steps below:
1. Open a notebook page.
2. Open the text editor from the applications toolbar like you're going to type text on the page.
3. Click on Format then Font from the top menu bar of the notebook page.
4. Once the Font box opens, click inside the "size box" and type in the desired font size number and click OK.
5. Start typing in the text editor box and it should reflect the size you chose in step #4. It will remain this new size until you chose another size from the text editor or the method explained above.
Happy creating!

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