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Mimio Launches MimioScience Interactive Lessons

Posted Mar 15, 2013
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Mimio has announced the launch of MimioScience interactive lessons. The state-of-the-art software, one of the first to address the impending Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), comprises an extensive series of 75 interactive whiteboard units that provide more than 225 lessons for students in grades 3-8.

Moving away from presenting science content as a list of facts to be memorized, the MimioScience curriculum is organized into a set of practices to be performed. Every grade-appropriate activity, tested for effectiveness by students and teachers alike, ties a particular science content or principle to a science practice. In this way, MimioScience interactive lessons support the aim of the NGSS, which is to identify what students can do, not just how many memorized facts they can recount. Each lesson works on Mimio interactive whiteboards and those developed by other vendors.

In June, 26 physical science units (about 80 lessons) and 18 science processes units (about 54 lessons) will be available for downloading. During the winter of 2014, Mimio will release 7 engineering and technology units and 18 earth and space units (about 54 lessons). Twelve life science units (about 36 lessons) will become available for download in April 2014.

The price of the MimioScience interactive lessons is $1,299 per school per year. Schools that buy the software now will get two academic years (2013-2015) of use for the price of one year’s purchase. In addition, schools will have access to MimioStudio software during the same academic years.

The MimioScience curriculum is the second content package by Mimio. The company also offers MimioReading comprehension suite, a research-based supplemental reading comprehension program for grades 3-8. The software program’s advanced design uses both individualized adaptive reading instruction and whole-group reading lessons for interactive whiteboards to improve reading test scores. 

Both content programs are integrated with the MimioClassroom suite of interactive technologies, including the MimioTeach interactive whiteboard, which converts any dry erase board into a fully interactive whiteboard; the MimioProjector interactive projector, which allows teachers to connect the device to their computer to project lessons, graphics, and images onto a conventional dry erase board or other flat surface; the MimioVote assessment; the MimioView document camera; the MimioPad wireless pen tablet; and the MimioCapture ink recorder.

With the recently introduced MimioMobile license, teachers can direct a fully collaborative learning environment using the MimioStudio 10 classroom software. With a single MimioMobile license for the teacher’s computer or laptop, every student with an iPad or iPad mini can interact with lessons displayed on the classroom’s interactive whiteboard. Additionally, teachers can use the MimioMobile app to control the interactive whiteboard and display the MimioScience lessons in MimioStudio software, from anywhere in the room.

Source: Mimio, www.mimio.com


 
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