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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:This is my first time using Mimio to create a presentation for my students. I would like to put a link to a video to my lesson. I would also like an icon in the corner of each page to change to the next page or return to a previous one.

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

Answer:This short video demonstrates how to insert hyperlinks in your MimioStudio Notebook lessons. This video will demonstrate how easy it is within MimioStudio software to create a hyperlink. Hyperlinks within MimioStudio can allow you to quickly access websites, files on your computer, attachments within your .ink file, and to other pages in your Mimio lesson.



To add a hyperlink to your lesson, simply do the following:

  • Use the "select" tool to choose the object or text in your lesson you would like to hyperlink.

  • Right click then click "hyperlink." You can also click "Insert" and then "Hyperlink"

  • Now use the "Insert Hyperlink" pop up window to assign the hyperlink. You can link to an outside website, a file on your computer, an attachment within your Notebook file, or another page within your lesson.

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    Question:

    <strong>How do I add a sound effect to an image in my lesson?</strong>

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

    Answer:Are you tired of adding boring old still images to your MimioStudio Notebook Files? Enhance your lessons today by adding sound effects to images using our amazing action settings feature!


    Watch this short video for a demonstration on how easy it is to link a sound file to an image within your lesson. Not only will it add a little excitement to your lesson but your students will be amazed at what happens when they click on the image.



    Would you like to learn more about how you can use "action settings" in your lessons? If so, you might be interested in signing up for a live or on-demand Mimio Quicklearn training session!


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    Cameron.Nichols Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

    Question:

    <strong>How do I download and update my MimioStudio software?</strong>

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

    Answer:This short Ask A Master Video explains where to find the latest version of MimioStudio, and how to download the upgrade. Go to www.mimio.com, choose Support>Downloads, and select your operating system. This will take you to the download page. Make sure you choose your language from the drop-down menu, and then start your download. *NOTE: when this video was created, MimioStudio 10 was the current version.



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    Question:How can I create objective boxes in my MimioStudio Notebook lessons?


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

    Answer:
    As a classroom teacher, explaining your lesson objectives to your students is an important part of the learning process. This short video demonstrates how to create objective boxes within your MimioStudio Notebook lessons. Adding objective boxes to your MimioStudio Notebook lessons will make them more effective in the classroom.



    To learn even more about how to create interactive lessons within MimioStudio Notebook for your classroom, join us for a FREE Mimio Quicklearn session available in both live and on-demand formats.


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    Question: How can I create my own MimioStudio Gallery folder?

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

    Answer:The MimioStudio Gallery makes it easy for teachers to organize their content in customizable folders. While teaching, your MimioStudio Gallery places all of your content at your fingertips. This short video demonstrates how easy it is to create a folder within your MimioStudio Gallery.


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    Question:

    How do you add a button that the kids can touch to go to the next page in a lesson? My kids cannot reach the blue arrow at the top of the board.

    • Submitted By:
      Hstewart0719
    • Date:
      Dec. 18, 2013

    Answer:

    This is a great question - and very easy to accomplish. Did you know you can move that toolbar with those blue arrows? To move your toolbar, all you need to do is choose 'View' on the toolbar, then 'Standard Toolbar' and choose where you want your toolbar to be. It's that simple! Using this option, you can place the toolbar at the bottom of the page, to the side, or even make it 'float' so you can move it where ever is most accessible for your students. Now even the smallest users can access those great lessons you create with MimioStudio!

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    Question:

    How can I use the "animation" feature in my MimioStudio Notebook?

    • Submitted By:
      Shane Davis
    • Date:
      Nov. 24, 2013

    Answer:

    The MimioStudio Notebook animation feature can help teachers create truly dynamic and powerful lessons! The animation feature can bring impressive visual effects to your content. The MimioStudio Notebook animation feature can also be used to teach students course content in an interactive way.


    This short video demonstrates how to use the animation feature within MimioStudio Notebook. The video also illustrates ways in which to use the MimioStudio animation feature in the classroom for educational purposes.



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    Question:

    How do you annotate on top of a word document?

    • Submitted By:
      Bridget S.
    • Date:
      Nov. 22, 2013

    Answer:

    Annotating a file is so easy! First, open up the File you wish to annotate (I believe you are using a Word Document). Next, position everything on the screen the way you would like (once you freeze the screen you are unable to zoom, scroll down etc.) Now, press on the Screen Annotation on your Toolbar (the last button, lower right hand corner). Your screen will now freeze and you are able to annotate everything using the various tools on your Toolbar. Once you have completed your annotations simply press ESC on your keyboard or right click and select “CLOSE.” You will find a copy of your newly annotated page in your Gallery inside the Screen Annotations folder.

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    Question: With the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination coming up next week, does MimioConnect have any lessons to help me teach my students about Kennedy's presidency?

    • Submitted By:
      RJ Sovie
    • Date:
      Nov. 16, 2013

    Answer:


    The Kennedy assassination was one of the most shocking and significant events in recent U.S. History. However, today's students are largely unaware of the events surrounding President Kennedy. As the 50th anniversary of that sad day approaches, it is an excellent time to teach students about JFK's presidency.


    MimioConnect offers several resources that you will find useful when teaching your students about President Kennedy.


    You might want to start with To the Best of His Ability: John F. Kennedy


    This interactive lesson engages students in the historical events that took place during the presidency of John F. Kennedy. Students must use high level thinking skills to evaluate decisions made by President Kennedy during his time in office. I have found that this lesson works great with Mimio Mobile and MimioVote!


    This short video demonstrates how this lesson was created!



    You might also be interested in using the U.S. Presidents Gallery Pack! when teaching about President Kennedy and other U.S. presidents.


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    Question:Does MimioConnect offer any resources to teach students about voting in elections?

    • Submitted By:
      Ken Blaze
    • Date:
      Nov. 1, 2013

    Answer:

    Thank you for your excellent question Ken!
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    Even in a non-presidential or midterm election year, the first week of November reminds us that Election Day is right around the corner. This time of year, many Social Studies teachers are looking for a way to teach their students about the election process. As a Social Studies teacher myself, I would recommend checking out the: <strong><a href="http://www.mimioconnect.com/content/lesson/20603/who_can_vote_elections">Who Can Vote In Elections? </a></strong> lesson.
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    This lesson was recently adapted from the: <strong><a href="http://www.mimioconnect.com/content/lesson/16639/get_out_vote_election_vocabulary">Mimio Get Out The Vote Series </a></strong> created in 2012. This interactive lesson covers basic voting requirements. It also stresses the need for active participation in government in order to have a strong democracy.
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    This lesson works well with MimioVote and MimioMobile. It can also be easily edited within your MimioStudio Notebook to meet your specific classroom needs.
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