Greetings fellow high school science teachers. What subjects do you teach? What are some things you do, have done, or have thought about doing to get your students engaged and interactive using mimio? What are some things that would be helpful to know to design mimio lessons? Let's share our enthusiam and resources to build a great community. If you haven't done it already, be sure to update/add to your mimioconnect profile to fully allow the benefits to be seen.
Travis Rink on Jan. 16, 2010
Hi - I teach 8th grade Physical Science, and since 8th and 9th graders are basically the same goofy but wonderful bunch I thought it would be okay to join in here. I used a Mimio system the last three weeks of school and although I think it has great potential, I do not yet know how to use it well enough. There aren't too many secondary science lessons up here yet and not much discussion, so I hope others are interested in getting it going.
All of the fun ways to match and review material are great, but what I really want is to see examples or discuss ways to use Mimio to help my students understand concepts - ways that cannot be done well without Mimio.
I subscribe to hands-on science with lots of inquiry, concept building, relevance, and addressing of those pesky misconceptions. I am not a fan of virtual labs in most cases. I work hard with a regional group mentoring new middle and high school science teachers, although we mentors spend a lot of time evaluating and helping out each other! I am new to interactive whiteboard technology and unfamiliar with its particular instructional strategies. I've learned a LOT in the Mimio Masters courses (am currently in the Advanced), but am not finding what I want and am hesitant to spend the time required to convert every lesson to Mimio format.
I am confident that Mimio can provide what I seek, but I don't know what it is or how to find out more. Any suggestions?
- Jun. 28, 2010
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I am a Chemistry teacher who uses mimio all the time. I find it's great not only to enhance lecture but also as a review tool. An example is with a beginning stoichiometry lesson, I have the "parts" of the equation scattered on the screen and the kids put it together. The check is at the bottom of the screen covered up by an answer reveal. I have another where each part of the equation is covered by a write reveal. In a practice for balancing equations, once the students work the equation at their desk, a volunteer comes up and verbally explains the answer then moves the equation from one side of the screen to a different colored background to reveal the correct coefficients. So far, there hasn't been an area that I haven't been able to utiltize the mimio. My students told me this past week - completely unsolicited - that they much prefer the mimio to another interactive whiteboard that is also on campus.
- Mar. 28, 2010
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- Statira Wilmoth
I am relatively new to mimio, but I have found it very useful in teaching Envirnmental Science. I created a lesson on the Nitrogen Cycle and utilized video clips form Discovery Education. After the video clip played, the next page would use a screen that involved a review page such as matching words to definitions, utilizing the reveal tool to check correctness of answers. I also have used pages containing multiple choice questions as well as using the order tool to help students classify content.
I have found chemistry lessons on Mimioconnect and have used them to review the chemistry students need to know to understand Envirnmental Science.
- Sep. 18, 2010
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Hello, I am a relatively new user and I have found that Mimio is a remarkable resource in the classroom. One thing I was thinking of doing and maybe someone in this group has done, was to create a mimio library of the greek alphabet. I know that when creating diagrams I oftne find myself wanting to use theta or alpha or beta and so forth. Does anyone have that library, or would they be interested in one if I created it?
Also, I just today presented a lesson on parrallel circuits. One way to get students interacting hands on with circuits, is to put random pieces of a parrallel and/or series circuit up on the screen/whiteboard and have the students either in groups or collectively try to put together a proper circuit.
Does anyone have any ideas for Chemistry? I have a teacher who can't see very many uses for Chemistry and I want to show them that there are plenty! Thanks!
- Feb. 23, 2010
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I'm looking for some content to use to plan my end of the year lessons. Does MimioConnect have anything available?
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