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Press Release: TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICT CONVERTS TO MIMIO INTERACTIVE TEACHING TECHNOLOGIES
Decision to Switch Providers Supports Edinburg Consolidated ISD’s Mission to Cost-Effectively Foster Technology-Rich Teaching and Learning Environments, Improving Academic Outcomes for All Students
Cambridge, MA – May 1, 2014 – To assist its teachers in providing exceptional learning environments, facilitate differentiated instruction, and prepare students to successfully meet the challenges of excelling in the 21st century workplace, Edinburg (TX) Consolidated Independent School District is standardizing its classroom technology via the MimioTeach™ interactive whiteboard, a device that converts any dry erase board into a fully interactive whiteboard. Using money awarded through the Texas Literacy Initiative Grant, the district has purchased over 900 MimioTeach systems, and intends to install the Mimio interactive teaching solution district-wide, reaching over 33,000 students at 44 schools.
“The Edinburg community of administrators and educators is committed to creating technology-enabled learning environments in support of its focus on academic rigor, especially in English and language arts,” said Mimio’s President and Chief Operating Officer, Manny Perez. “Their replacement of expensive, permanently-installed interactive whiteboards with our cost-effective, portable solution demonstrates their commitment to increasing their number of interactive classrooms in order to reach more of their students.”
The complete MimioClassroom™ suite of interactive technologies is used in over 600,000 classrooms worldwide. In addition to the MimioTeach system, the suite includes the MimioProjector™ interactive projector, the MimioView™ document camera, the MimioPad™ wireless pen tablet, and the MimioCapture™ ink recorder. Each MimioTeach system comes prepackaged with the award-winning MimioStudio™ software. Last year, the company introduced the MimioMobile™ app, which allows teachers to direct a fully collaborative learning environment by linking most types of mobile devices in classrooms.
“I could go on and on about the many reasons why we like the Mimio solution,” said Amanda Worsham, Technology Integration Specialist for Edinburg. “It’s easy to use – it comes out of the box ready to use, just plug and play. It’s mobile – not bound to any one classroom. And the durability of this system is unbelievable – it rarely needs service. Plus, we can outfit five classrooms for the price of just one of the competing systems that we are replacing, which means engaging teaching and learning are taking place in more rooms.”
“We are always looking for ways to infuse the Mimio product into the classrooms,” added Denise Gonzales, Technology Integration Specialist.
Nearly 60 percent of the district’s classrooms are now outfitted with MimioTeach systems. But Worsham makes it clear that the MimioTeach device isn’t just a presentation tool for teachers; it’s an interactive tool. “Teachers shouldn’t be tired at the end of the day,” she says, “because they should feel comfortable sharing the MimioTeach system with students to build interaction and collaboration. Students have acquired an intrinsic relationship with the system, which allows them to learn at a higher level.”
Mimio is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies that offer a better way to learn and an empowering way to teach. Our award-winning, innovative, and affordable hardware and software increase teacher effectiveness and student engagement in K-12 classrooms. For more information, visit www.mimio.com.
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