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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:

Is there a way to erase something that you wrote on a write reveal box?

  • Submitted By:
    Susan Socha
  • Date:
    Jun. 29, 2009

Answer:

I've ran into this issue also Susan and about the only thing I've come up with are the following options. I've recently learned that you can triple click on the box either with the interactive pen or your mouse and it will reset. Other options include to move forward/backward in your file and go back and the writing is gone. The other thing which might be tedious is to use the pen tool with a broad stroke in the color of the write reveal box to write over the writing. This might be a suggestion to add for a new version of tools and I'll pass it along. If anyone else has a better way, please let me know. We all learn from each other!! Enjoy.

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Question:

Is the mimio compatible with the Mac?

  • Submitted By:
    Pamela Furlne
  • Date:
    Jun. 28, 2009

Answer:

Yes! In fact, a brand new updated Mac version is being released Monday, June 28 and you can download it on the mimio site or by going to the following link: http://www.mimio.com/downloads/mimio_studio_software/macintosh.asp.

This has been a much anticipated updated and one that should make Mac users very happy. Remember, it's free to download! Enjoy!

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Question:

Question concerns a file that I would love to steal called "Fun with Equivalent Fractions". I truly enjoyed the lesson that was created and am in awe of the last slide... how was that done? I'm very curious, it was awesome! Any help you can provide would be great!!!

  • Submitted By:
    Tracy Slattery
  • Date:
    Jun. 24, 2009

Answer:

This lesson is very neat I agree. Your question about the last slide involves an interactive Flash animation that was brought into the mimio file. There are many Flash animations on various websites that increase their interactivity that you can easily bring into any mimio file to use. I've answered how to do this in the Ask a Master section. Let us know if you have any problems or have other questions.

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Question:

Is there a way to leave the mimio Toolbar open but minimize it so that it is not taking up as much space?

  • Submitted By:
    mimioConnect member
  • Date:
    Jun. 23, 2009

Answer:

YES! Once the mimio Toolbar is open, find the the word mimio directly under the title bar. If you double click on the word mimio it will minimize the toolbar and leave only the title bar and the word mimio visible. When you are ready to use the mimio Toolbar again simply double click on the word mimio and it will reopen. You can also move the mimio Toolbar by placing your mouse on the title bar and left clicking and dragging it to the location on your screen where you want to place it. You can do this when the mimio Toolbar is maximized or when it is minimized.

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Question:

I see many wonderful flash animations on websites that I use in my classes and link to and wonder if there is a way for me to use them in my mimio files. Is this possible?

  • Submitted By:
    mimioConnect member
  • Date:
    Jun. 22, 2009

Answer:

Great question with many possibilities! Adding interactive flash files is very simple and makes your .ink files even more interactive. Plus, you don't have to search for that website that you used before as it can be all self-contained in your mimio file. There are a couple ways I've done this but the following seems to be the easiest in my opinion. Not all flash files can be downloaded by design and is a good idea to cite your source in your file to give due credit as well as to remember where you got it from in case you need to go back. Here's how: You'll need to have the free RealPlayer downloaded and installed. (http://www.real.com) When the flash animation is displayed, right-click and select "Download this Video to RealPlayer". This should save the flash file into a default folder that RealPlayer sets up upon install. Typically, it's in a folder named "RealPlayer Downloads" that you can search for. Once you find the folder and your file, you can either drag/drop into your .ink file or import like any other file. If you have problems, let me know and I can walk you through. I will try to create a video clip on how to do this and post it to the site. Happy searching!

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