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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:

Some of the texts I use in class are in the form of eBooks. Do you know of some ways to pair eBooks with my Mimio?

  • Submitted By:
    Kate B.
  • Date:
    Jul. 26, 2017

Answer:

This is a great question because eBooks are becoming a very accessible and cost effective way to deliver traditional textbooks and literature that was only available in print form. Many eBooks can be downloaded into a pdf format which allows you to insert them into notebook pages. Below is a list of a few suggestions of what you can do with the eBook once inserted:
1. Highlight text for discussion or analyzing
2. Select specific words for vocabulary development/ definitions
3. Locate passages which answer/support essential ideas or themes of the story.
4. Read aloud passages for gaining fluency and comprehension
5. Insert graphic organizer pages for character traits and/or comparisons, plot development, 5 W’s, and related skills.
6. Insert notebook pages where pictures can be sketched to explain a passage.
7. Analyze an author’s style by citing examples.
8. Make predictions by highlighting instances of foreshadowing.
9. Record lesson and class comments for those who were absent or need to use as a study guide for future assessments.
10. Develop/practice research and note-taking skills.
11. Insert video clips, found on the Internet, to bring clarification to complex passages.
12. Analyze and/or interpret charts, graphs, and tables.
Even if an eBook can’t be inserted, project it outside the notebook and develop your lesson incorporating Mimio tools and applications like screen annotation and even quick vote. Don't forget that good teaching practices infusing student centered objectives and engagement are still the focus, so whatever your lesson ideas are, Mimio makes it a better way to learn. As always, we encourage you to check out the other posts on Ask a Master for many more tips and suggestions.

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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: <a href="http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Events/Tradeshows-Events.aspx" title="http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Events/Tradeshows-Events.aspx">http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Events/Tradeshows-Events.aspx</a>. 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:

How can I incorporate an eBook into a Mimio lesson?

  • Submitted By:
    Elizabeth L.
  • Date:
    Jul. 2, 2015

Answer:

There are many good quality eBooks on the Internet and they add so much to your Mimio interactive teaching in your classroom when used effectively. Depending upon your objectives, there are a couple of things that you can do to incorporate eBooks.
1.If you want to project the pages of the eBook for classroom use, such as marking them up, then you could project them on your board, outside of a Mimio notebook page but you need to have the toolbar on the screen. Click the annotation button on the toolbar (last icon in lower right hand side of toolbar) and the screen will freeze to allow you to mark up the page. This allows you to highlight text, analyze paragraphs, isolate vocabulary, determine author’s style, study images, etc. To leave annotation mode, click the button to the left of this button on the toolbar (called the mouse). This will “unfreeze” the page so you can move onto additional pages and continue the process. All annotations get saved in your gallery for future use or reference in the "Screen annotations" folder.

2.Much of the above mentioned uses can also be accomplished through another feature called “screen clipping.” The screen clip method allows you to be more precise with particular images or text that you want to concentrate on instead of whole pages at a time. Screen clips actually get placed right into your notebook page. Let's say no illustrations are used in the book. You could create/add your own to the pages to bring the words of the eBook to life that you choose to screenclip into the notebook. Students can even draw their own sketches of what certain parts of the book means to them and add them to the pages in the Mimio Notebook file instead of using the ones that may have been provided by the book as well.

The possibilities are limitless. Get creative and let your imagination carry you into new ways of instructing interactively and engaging your students! As always, we encourage you to check out the other posts on Ask a Master for many more tips and suggestions.

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Question:

How can I download the Thanksgiving Gallery Pack? Is it possible to customize these for my students?

  • Submitted By:
    jszemplak
  • Date:
    Dec. 19, 2013

Answer:Are you trying to plan your Thanksgiving themed lessons to use with Mimio? Well look no further, we have the perfect Gallery Pack for you right here on mimioconnect.com! From pumpkins to turkeys, interactive lessons, and templates ready to use we have it all! Watch the video to find out what this free resource has to offer and don’t forget to download it today. Whatever your Thanksgiving lesson planning needs are we have it covered. Click HERE to download this amazing resource!

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Question:

<strong>Is there a Gallery Pack available for the Holiday Season? How can I download this and use it in my classroom?</strong>

  • Submitted By:
    jszemplak
  • Date:
    Dec. 19, 2013

Answer:


Have you asked Santa this year for interactive materials to plan your Holiday themed lessons? Well don’t wait until Christmas morning to unwrap the Holiday Gallery Pack full of even more possibilities for using MimioStudio and MimioClassroom products in your classroom. This gallery includes a sleigh full of holiday images, templates, multimedia along with ready-to-use lessons and activities.

Watch the video to find out where to find this free resource, how to download it and also how to use it in your classroom. Whatever your Holiday lesson planning needs are we have it covered.


Click HERE to download this amazing resource!

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Question:

I'm looking for some content to use to plan my end of the year lessons. Does MimioConnect have anything available?

  • Submitted By:
    Christine T.
  • Date:
    Dec. 19, 2013

Answer:Schools out for Summer….well almost! Are you looking for resources to help plan those end of the year lesson plans? Let MimioConnect save you some time in search of the perfect content because we have it all right here in our amazing Summer Gallery Pack! From sandcastles to starfish, interactive lessons, and templates ready to use we have it all! Watch the video to find out what this free resource has to offer and don’t forget to download it today. Whatever your Summer lesson planning needs are we have it covered. Click HERE to download this amazing resource!

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Question:How do I use the Back to School gallery pack to build a lesson using the templates or use multiple templates?


  • Submitted By:
    muteacher
  • Date:
    Dec. 19, 2013

Answer:


The MimioConnect Back to School Gallery Pack is chalked full of lessons, templates and images that will help you establish your beginning of the year routines. This short video shows how you can use premade complete lessons or build your own customized lessons picking and choosing templates from this gallery that best fit your classroom needs.


Download the Back to School Gallery Pack for your classroom!


To see how you can use the Back to School Gallery Pack in your classroom, watch the short video below.



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 view each student’s answer choices after taking a quiz using the MimioVote?

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

Answer:Learn how to view student answers and results after using the MimioVote assessment system in your classroom. This step-by-step tutorial will demonstrate how easy it is to evaluate student performance using the MimioStudio Gradebook along with various class and student reporting options that can be printed.

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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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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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