Can my students use MimioStudio to complete a project?
Thank you for such an excellent question Joe! Over the years, I have worked with many teachers who have had students use MimioStudio Notebook software to create various projects. In some of the schools that I have been in, MimioStudio software has been installed in all of the computer labs to give students access to this amazing interactive software. Students can also download the trial version of MimioStudio to use at home by clicking here
The great thing about students using MimioStudio to create a project is that not only can they present information to other students, but they can also make their projects dynamic and interactive. Some of the student lessons that I have seen in the past involve students researching information about a topic, presenting that information in MimioStudio Notebook, and then creating some sort of interactive activity for other students to complete within the project. Students include activities such as Vote template questions, drag and drop activities, and a variety of uses of the Mimio pen and highlighter tool. Each student file can then be combined into a dynamic MimioStudio based jigsaw activity that can be used in the lab, at home, or at the board.
A sample lesson that features this type of student created activity would include the “Deciding Congress”lesson. In this lesson, students use MimioStudio in order to present research about state and local candidates in the recent election. While the election may be over, this lesson demonstrates how students can use MimioStudio to showcase their learning.
With Veterans Day this weekend, you may also want to examine the “Veterans Day”lesson.
This is a lesson that I created last year to teach my students about the importance of Veterans Day. In this lesson after some interactive instruction, students use MimioStudio software to create a “tribute page” to a Veteran they wish to thank for their service. These individual student pages are then combined by the teacher into one .ink file. The file serves as a digital “THANK YOU” for their service.
Mimio would like to thank all of our Veterans for their service!
To add a hyperlink to your lesson, simply do the following:
Are the lessons aligned with Common Core or any state Essential Standards?
Such a great question! If you look directly underneath the main menu on MimioConnect (where all of the links are located) you will see a drop down menu where you can select the standard you are wishing to search for as well as the subject and grade level. Once your search parameters are entered, click on “FIND” and a list of lessons available on MimioConnect will appear.
Do I have to calibrate my Mimio before teaching each lesson?
1. Open your MimioStudio Notebook
2. Click on Tools > Settings
3. Next click on Interactive and then check the box for use previous calibration
This video will also share how to check for software updates as well as sign up for notifications when updates are available for download.
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Does MimioConnect have any lessons that I can use during Fire Prevention month?
We most certainly do! Please check out this wonderful lesson where students can learn various ways of staying safe at home and can practice different fire prevention skills:
This interactive lesson will have your students fully engaged with several activities and even a quiz to assess student knowledge. Although this lesson is geared for an elementary classroom it can easily be modified to any grade level. I hope you have found this helpful!
How can I view each student’s answer choices after taking a quiz using the MimioVote?