Ask a Master

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:

How can I incorporate fractions into a Mimio notebook page without having to copy and paste them in from outside sources?

  • Submitted By:
    Nita McKissack
  • Date:
    Dec. 18, 2013

Answer:

Watch and See! This video will demonstrate how the fraction generator works to create fractions right on a notebook page. How to save these newly created fractions and the generator itself to your Mimio gallery will be shown as well! Check out this time saving process!

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Tracy Tishion Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager Mimio Certified Trainer

Question:

How do I create a self paced test and a hard copy of that test using MimioVote?

  • Submitted By:
    Cynthia Neff
  • Date:
    Dec. 18, 2013

Answer:

Are you wanting to create a self-paced assessment for use with the MimioVote Assessment system? This short video explains how to create a self-paced test in MimioStudio Notebook so that it can be used with your MimioVote Assessment System. You will also learn how to print out a test through MimioStudio to be used. Watch and see!

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Mimio Master:
Travis Rink Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:

How can I use Mimio's "Screen Annotation" tool in my classroom?

  • Submitted By:
  • Date:
    Dec. 18, 2013

Answer:

What if you could use all of your interactive MimioTools outside of MimioStudio Notebook? The Mimio Screen Annotation mode allows you to use your Mimio Tools with any application outside of MimioStudio Notebook including: web pages, PowerPoint presentations, Word and PDF documents, and other software! This short video explains how to use Screen Annotation mode. It also provides several examples of how this amazing feature can be utilized to make your classroom more interactive. You'll also learn where to find your saved annotations, how to rename them, and finally, how to bring them back into MimioStudio Notebook.

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Cameron.Nichols Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:

<strong>How can I add an interactive matching activity to my lesson?</strong>

  • Submitted By:
    trollins
  • Date:
    Dec. 18, 2013

Answer:


Watch this short video to learn how easy it is to add a multimedia matching activity to your interactive MimioStudio Notebook lessons. The video features a MimioConnect lesson created by Tara Hartman titled "Forms of Energy." The lesson utilizes an interactive matching template that is part of Jesus Cital's "Dynamic Tools - Multimedia Pack 2."

Download this amazing packet for your gallery today!

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Paul Gigliotti Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:

How can I download Gallery Files (.mcf)?

  • Submitted By:
  • Date:
    Dec. 18, 2013

Answer:

Are you wondering how to download your favorite Gallery files found on MimioConnect? Well, this brief video takes you through the simple process of finding the Gallery file on MimioConnect, downloading it to your computer and also how to load the content directly into your Gallery. Adding wonderful Gallery files such as this one will certainly allow you to create more exciting and interactive lessons for your classroom. Watch and learn!

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Mimio Master:
Cameron.Nichols Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:

How do I export just a single folder of images that I assembled from the Gallery as an .mcf?

  • Submitted By:
    Leslie M.
  • Date:
    Dec. 18, 2013

Answer:Have you ever downloaded or created your own Gallery file and wanted to share it with another teacher or transfer it to a different computer? This short Ask a Master video demonstrates how simple it is to export a single .mcf so you can do this as well as how to backup and share your entire Gallery. The ability to export your Gallery files makes it so easy to share your content between computers as well as with teachers around the world. Try it today!

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Cameron.Nichols Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:How do I link sound from the Gallery Browser to an object?

  • Submitted By:
    Carol Ann C.
  • Date:
    Dec. 18, 2013

Answer:Are you wondering how to use a sound file found in your Gallery as an action setting to an object in Mimio Notebook? Here is a quick step by step tutorial on how to easy it is to load a sound file that you have in your Gallery and apply it as an action setting to your object of choice. Now, you can use all of the files that are already in your Gallery without having to go and search for them elsewhere. Watch me today!

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Cameron.Nichols Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:
Question: How can I generate class and student reports in my MimioStudio Gradebook?

  • Submitted By:
    Christy
  • Date:
    Dec. 18, 2013

Answer:
This is a MimioConnect Video Ask A Master Video!




When a teacher uses their MimioVote Assessment System in the classroom, student performance data is automatically saved within their MmioStudio Gradebook. This video explains how to make the most of that valuable data by explaining how to generate a variety of reports. This video explains how teachers can print whole class and individual student data reports using MimioStudio Gradebook.

If you are interested in learning more about how to use the MimioVote Assessment System and the MimioStudio Gradebook in your classroom, Mimio has a training solution for you! Please visit: http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Training/Overview.aspx for more information.


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Paul Gigliotti Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:How can I incorporate backgrounds from different sources, like my personal photographs, to use as a background in my lessons?

  • Submitted By:
    deniste
  • Date:
    Dec. 18, 2013

Answer:
Inserting backgrounds into your lessons directly from your saved pictures is so easy! With MimioStudio open, choose Insert-Background-Image. Browse for the picture you want, and open it. At this point, you can also choose how you want the picture placed, and whether it is to go on one page or on all pages of the lesson. Click OK, and the picture becomes the background of your page.

You can also save your favorites in your Gallery for ease of retrieval. With the Gallery open, click on New Folder in the toolbar. This will open a folder, which you can name anything you like. To save pictures to this folder, choose Insert File from the Gallery toolbar. Choose your picture, and it will appear in the Gallery folder. This method will keep all your favorites in one place for future use.

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Mimio Master:
mkalowe Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:

Do I have to calibrate my Mimio before teaching each lesson?

  • Submitted By:
    hbunch
  • Date:
    Dec. 18, 2013

Answer:This short video explains how to use your Mimio in your classroom without having to recalibrate before teaching each lesson. The video demonstrates how to configure your MimioStudio settings to use a previous calibration if you have your projector and your MimioTeach in a fixed location. Here are the steps to do this:

1. Open your MimioStudio Notebook

2. Click on Tools > Settings

3. Next click on Interactive and then check the box for use previous calibration

This video will also share how to check for software updates as well as sign up for notifications when updates are available for download.

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Cameron.Nichols Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager


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