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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:

How can I get the MimioMobile app for my classroom? Is there a free version of the MimioMobile or just a paid license version?

  • Submitted By:
    CindyP
  • Date:
    May. 4, 2015

Answer:

Thank you for such a good question because there are a few steps involved in getting the MimioMobile application for your classroom and devices. Currently the devices that support the app are the iPad 2, 3, 4, and mini as well as iPhone 4 and above, iPod Touch (4th generation and above) and finally Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or higher. You will need to simply contact a Mimio representative to purchase an annual MimioMobile license for your classroom computer or laptop (at which time you will be given an activation key) and then every mobile device in your room can download the app for no additional fee. The difference between the licensed and free versions is that the free one allows teachers to connect up to three devices only.

The MimioMobile app links quickly with a simple point-and-click to the teacher's MimioStudio software. Just scan the QR code displayed on the whiteboard, and connect instantly. The app allows up to nine (licensed)student devices to work simultaneously on a MimioStudio lesson, with each student's work displayed at the front of the classroom. You can use multiple device types, Apple and Android, at the same time as well as phones, MimioPads, and MimioVote assessments. For a brief video on the MimioMobile app simply follow this link: http://www.mimio.com/flash/video_player/mimiomobile.html If there is anything else you need assistance with, don't hesitate to check back in or peruse the bank of suggestions and tips in the Ask a Master section of MimioConnect. We are always here to help.

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Question:

How can I share a lesson with a group after I have already uploaded it to MimioConnect or can I do it when I upload my lesson the first time to MimioConnect?

  • Submitted By:
    Stephanie C.
  • Date:
    Mar. 24, 2015

Answer:

This is a question that has a fairly simple fix. What you will need to do is click on your “View profile” next to your picture. From there, choose “Lesson Plans and Activities.” A list of the lessons that you’ve uploaded will appear to the left. Click on the lesson you need to modify. Once the lesson comes up, you should have a few tabs across the top, one of which allows you to “edit.” Click on that tab. Scroll through the form that you originally filled out but this time when you come to “Groups,” which is right below the “file attachment,” choose the group you’d like to add it to as well. Lastly, scroll to the bottom of this page and click on “Update.” Now it’s been added to the group. If you are uploading your lesson for the first time, simply choose the group you'd like to share it with as you come to the "Groups" section on the lesson submission form before you click on submit the lesson. Don't forget to read through the other Ask a Master questions and answers for additional tips and suggestions!

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Question:

Is there a way to print assignment grades from Mimio Grade book?

  • Submitted By:
    James B
  • Date:
    Mar. 9, 2015

Answer:

Thank you for your recent submission to Ask a Master. You can generate a variety of reports from MimioStudio Gradebook. Reports are generated as HTML files and are displayed in your default Web browser. The following types of reports can be generated:

Class Grade Report- a grade report for all students in the selected class
Class Activity Report - a detailed report for the selected activity which includes the grades
Student Summary Report- a summary report of all activities for the selected student
Student Activity Report - a detailed report for all selected activities for the selected student.

You can generate reports from the Class, Activity, and Student panes in Gradebook or from the Report menu. For more information on generating reports, please check out the MimioStudio Gradebook section of our "On Demand" videos by following this link: http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Training/On-Demand-Video-Tutorials.aspx. As always, if you get the chance, peruse our Ask a Master section of MimioConnect for more tips and suggestions for effective lesson development and instruction!

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Question:

I created a lesson to use with my MimioVote system. When I open the lesson, the buttons are not showing up at the bottom of my computer screen to allow voting to begin.

  • Submitted By:
    Kathy P.
  • Date:
    Feb. 4, 2015

Answer:

The MimioVote system sometimes may need to be re-synced to your computer and it sounds like that's what is needed for your MimioVote and computer. I have supplied the link to a sheet which details the steps to take to accomplish this. If you get the chance, please take a few minutes to peruse the Ask a Master section for more tips and suggestions to effectively use your Mimio equipment as well as creating dynamic and engaging lessons. Have a nice day.
Link to Re-syncing Guide:

http://www.mimio.com/~/media/Files/Downloads/Support/Documentation/RefCa...

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Question:

I'm looking for an example in a Mimio ink file where items can go back to a word bank if the item selected and placed on a diagram such as a part doesn't belong on it. I know how you can order the property of an object to move it behind, forward, etc. But what about moving it back to the actual word bank (such as cell parts) if the student selected an organelle that doesn't belong on the diagram. Is there something on MimioConnect?

  • Submitted By:
    Harper S.
  • Date:
    Jan. 23, 2015

Answer:

Yes, there is something on our site that will help you create this type of activity. This build-able feature can be found on MimioConnect as a gallery file. Download the gallery (link below) right into your own gallery. When opened, look at the templates. The drag-drop templates, I believe are the ones you are looking for. When you get the chance, check out all the other features in this gallery pack as well. There are many great features in this pack to enhance your lessons! As always,if you get the chance, check out the many other tips and suggestions that can be found on Ask a Master.
Gallery link:
http://www.mimioconnect.com/content/lesson/new_updated_dynamic_tools_327...

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Question:

I have just started to use the MimioVote system. I have created classes and assigned a handset number to each of my students. I have figured out how to see the overall scores for specific students through generating a report, but I would like to be able to see how they answered on specific questions. Is there a way to see that data?

  • Submitted By:
    Mary Beth H.
  • Date:
    Jan. 16, 2015

Answer:

Thanks for writing in. The process to do this is fairly straightforward.You will drill down to view each answer from a student. To do this open the class in the grade book. Next, click on the date, then click on the title of the assessment where you want to look at the individual responses. You now should be able to see each question's responses for each student. If you get the chance check out our other Ask a Master questions and answers for further tips and suggestions!

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Question:

I am new to MimioConnect. Is there a way to save lessons and activities on the website without having to download them to my computer or a flash drive?

  • Submitted By:
    Beth H.
  • Date:
    Oct. 25, 2014

Answer:

Welcome to MimioConnect. What a great question. There is a feature built into the site that will save you time, energy, and space on your own computer's hard drive to meet your needs. The process is fairly simple. When you find a lesson that you'd like to keep, all you need to do is scroll down past the lesson description and green download button until you see the three blue links. One will say, "Add to favorites". Once clicked on, the lesson is sent to your favorites storage which can be retrieved if you click on "View Profile" under your user name/picture over to the right when you're logged in. On the profile page menu, you will notice the "favorites" choice from the menu. Click on it and see the title of the lesson that you sent. It's that simple. When you get the chance, check out the other questions and responses on Ask a Master to learn about additional Mimio products' tips and suggestions. Have a nice day.

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Question:

I would like to create one list of my students that can be duplicated for each subject that I teach to them. How can this be done?

  • Submitted By:
    Amanda M.
  • Date:
    Sep. 24, 2014

Answer:

This is good question which addresses many teachers' needs who teach multiple subjects to the same set of students. Here are the steps involved.
1.Create one class list in Mimio Grade book.
2.Go to File then Export.
3.Choose Export class information.
4.Choose a location of where you'd like to save the class. (You can leave it Untitled because when it gets imported back in, it will be a copy of the original). You will be able to rename it later.
5.Now, go back to File in the grade book, and choose Import, then Class. Find the untitled (.mva) file that you saved and open it.
6. From the drop down menu of classes, you should see a copy of the class you exported. It will have a [1] after it. Choose this class.
7.Go over to “Actions” on the right side of the page and click on “Edit class.” Now you can rename this class to another subject. You can continue this process for however many subjects you teach to the same set of students.
For additional assistance with the grade book, there is a QuickLearn session that is being offered for FREE which also takes you through a lot of Grade book set up and troubleshooting. Here is the link if you are interested in checking out the session: http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Training/On-Demand-QuickLearn-Training.aspx(scroll down to the Mimio Gradebook session). Enjoy exploring the many features of your Mimio Vote!

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Question:

After a summer of no use, I have set up my Mimio and calibrated. How do I save my calibration settings so I don't need to do this each time?

  • Submitted By:
    Hope T.
  • Date:
    Sep. 4, 2014

Answer:

You have asked a critical question that many educators face after coming back from summer vacations, saving their calibration settings. It's a straightforward task where you open the Mimio Notebook and select Tools --> Settings --> Interactive from the pull down menu and then check the option to "Use previous calibration". Click apply and OK. You are now all set. I don't recommend that this setting be saved if your classroom is on a lower level and you have classrooms right above you. The movement on the second level could shift your projection if your projector is mounted to the ceiling throwing off the calibration. As always I encourage you to check out all the other Ask a Master submissions and responses for additional tips and suggestions!

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Question:

Do teachers have to create their own lessons or can the mobile app be used with MimioConnect lessons that have already been created?

  • Submitted By:
    Shelly T.
  • Date:
    Jul. 6, 2014

Answer:

The easiest answer to your question is…YES! There are actually three modes available when using the MimioMobile app. In each mode, you can use MimioStudio lessons that you have created or those that have already been created and downloaded from MimioConnect.

MimioMobile gives you the option to Collaborate with any MimioStudio lesson. Using the Collaborate mode, you can ‘send’ a MimioStudio lesson to students with the MimioMobile app on their mobile devices. They’ll be able to interact with the lesson right on their device. Currently, you are limited to using the Collaborate mode with only nine student devices at a time. Mimio will be releasing an update to the software shortly which will allow unlimited students to collaborate on their devices.

Another mode is Assessment. You can use all of your classroom mobile devices for conducting assessments. Assessments can be delivered as open-response questions as well as traditional multiple choice/true-false.

The third mode you can use with the MimioMobile app is the Control mode. Using this mode, you can give individual student control one at a time of anything on your computer, including websites and any resources. Giving and taking back control are easily managed.

If you haven’t already checked out some of our training resources that are available, please find them at http://www.mimio.com/en-NA/Training/On-Demand-Overview.aspx as well as checking out the many other tips and suggestions on MimioConnect's Ask a Master.

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