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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:

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

Question:

How can I add the self-checking tools to a lesson? IE: the student clicks the correct word and it chimes and is highlighted, or, the reverse, the student clicks the incorrect choice and the buzzer sounds and the words is highlighted in red. Also, from where are the sound effects obtained? Thank you for your kind response.

  • Submitted By:
    Michelle S.
  • Date:
    Nov. 30, 2015

Answer:

Thank you for your recent submission to Ask a Master. We are so glad to have you as part of our wonderful online community of educators! You asked for help on how to create lessons where your students can see whether their choice was correct or incorrect. We all know that no matter the age, students love the instant feedback. First of all, please make sure that you have the latest version of MimioStudio Notebook Software downloaded on your computer. You can do this by going to:

<a href="http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Support/Downloads/Windows.aspx" title="http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Support/Downloads/Windows.aspx">http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Support/Downloads/Windows.aspx</a>

Your MimioStudio Gallery comes preloaded with some wonderful resources for you to use when creating lessons, including different answer reveals that can make your lessons more interactive for your students. First, open up your Gallery, click on the Gallery folder so that it is highlighted in blue and then enter “reveals” into the search bar at the top. Here you will find various reveals to use in your lessons such as the pop, star pop, color and shade reveals which you can bring into Mimio Notebook and resize to fit over the answer choices. When the students come up and click on the reveal, the answer will be displayed underneath. You can also search the Gallery again for “correct” and you will find various multimedia files such as colored checkmarks, cross areas, along with correct and incorrect answer areas. You can easily drag these invisible answer reveals into Mimio Notebook and resize them to fit over the answer choices. When the students come up and click on an answer it will show them if they are right or wrong instantly! To reset, simply click on the answer again. Your students will love the sound and animation! As part of our new MimioStudio Software, your Gallery comes with wonderful Question Templates that are designed to use with the MimioVote System. However, you can still use the question template if you do not have the MimioVote. To do this, open your Gallery, go to and expand the Questions and Results folder, open up the Questions folder. Now, choose the template you’d like, drag it out into MimioNotebook, resize as needed and add in your question and answer choices and you are ready to go! Left clicking once inside the template will open up the text fields where you can enter the question and answer choices. Click on the circle to the left of the correct answer choice and you will see a green check appear. You can change other settings by clicking on the icon in the lower right hand corner of the template. Once you finish, click outside of the template and it is ready to use. To reveal the correct answer simply click on the blue button at the bottom center of the question template. Also, there are a few other reveal gallery files on MimioConnect that you may like. Simply conduct a search for “reveals” and download the files you like. Now you should be ready to create some amazing lessons that will keep your students fully engaged and provide instantaneous feedback during your lessons!

You are also wondering where to find sound effects to add to your lessons. There are many sound effects that are already in a folder in your Gallery so all you have to do is search for “sound effects” and you will have access to all of them. You also have the option of using any sound effect that you have on your computer or have downloaded. Please remember to search on MimioConnect for sound effects as well as I know there are several .mcf’s that are available for download. I hope this helps and please feel free to contact me with any further questions that you may have. Have a fantastic week!

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Cameron.Nichols Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:

MimioConnect Ask a Master Video!

Make your lessons more interactive by using Object Ordering. Watch this video to learn how to use this function of MimioStudio and allow pieces of your lesson appear and reappear magically!!

  • Submitted By:
    Bob Bosco
  • Date:
    Dec. 19, 2013

Answer:

With MimioStudio, you can create amazing truly interactive lessons and activities for your students. Functions such as "object ordering" will allow your students to engage in active learning. Object ordering can even allow a teacher to make key vocabulary words disappear right in front of your students eyes. This short video explains how to use "object ordering" to create interactive activities for your classroom. Watch and see!

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Travis Rink Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:How can I change my MimioConnect password and edit my profile?

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

Answer:


This short video explains how to change your MimioConnect password. It also demonstrates how to edit the information within your MimioConnect profile.



If you would like to learn more about how to access the thousands of FREE lessons and resources available on MimioConnect; you might be interested in attending our MimioConnect Quicklearn training session. This session is available in both a live and on-demand format.


For more information and to register click here!


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Travis Rink Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:

What is "Object Cloning?"

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

Answer:

Watch and see! This short video explains how you can use "object cloning" in your classroom to create exciting interactive activities for your students!

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Paul Gigliotti Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:

This is a MimioConnect Video!

Watch this video to learn how to edit an existing lesson of yours on MimioConnect and share it!

  • Submitted By:
    Susan Ricci
  • Date:
    Dec. 19, 2013

Answer:

MimioConnect makes it easy for you to edit any interactive lesson you have already posted to the site. Your edited interactive activities can then be reposted to MimioConnect with the click of your mouse. This short video explains the process of editing and updating your MimioConnect lessons. Watch and see!

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Travis Rink Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

Question:

How can I attach files to my interactive lessons? How can attaching documents, multimedia files, and other files to my interactive .ink Notebook files make my classroom more interactive?

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

Answer:

Watch and see!

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Paul Gigliotti Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

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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Cameron.Nichols Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager

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

Question:How can I use the U.S. Presidents Gallery Pack in my classroom?

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

Answer:


We have just witnessed the national spectacular of a presidential inauguration and President's Day is right around the corner. What better time to use the new U.S. Presidents Gallery Pack with your students? If you are wanting great images, lesson ideas, templates, and multi-media objects to teach your students about U.S. Presidents - look no further!


This video demonstrates how to locate and download the U.S. Presidents Gallery pack, and how to use it in your classroom.


Click here to download this timely resource!



Would you like to learn more about how you can use Gallery items 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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mkalowe Mimio Master Mimio Moderators Mimio Site Manager


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