Free Downloads Allow Teachers to Create and Enhance Lesson Plans for a Variety of Grade Levels and Subjects, and Share Hundreds of Images from Around the World
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — March 1, 2011 — DYMO/Mimio ITT, a leading provider of interactive teaching technologies for educators, is launching a new series of content packs featuring globally-significant World Heritage Site images. Available for free download through MimioConnect.com, the content packs will allow teachers to enhance lesson plans with images of cultural and natural heritage sites from around the world that are considered to be of outstanding value to humanity.
The first content pack in the series will be released today for China’s World Heritage Sites, offering photos of landmarks such as the Great Wall of China and the Imperial Palaces of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. The images are relevant for a range of school subjects, including history, geography, social studies, technology, visual and performing arts and sciences, and complement all grade levels from kindergarten to high school.
In conjunction with the China World Heritage Site release, DYMO/Mimio will also offer a supplemental download with images of more than 400 flags from hundreds of countries worldwide. The content further enhances the arsenal of tools for teachers to use in developing engaging lesson plans.
“With the new DYMO/Mimio World Heritage Site image gallery, we are giving teachers access to a content-rich database for creating lessons that bring the world right into the classroom,” said Karen Mahon, Ed.D., DYMO/Mimio Product Manager – Content Strategy. “We wanted to make it easy for teachers to incorporate these images into their interactive whiteboard lessons, and even tie them to required standards to meet measurable objectives.”
With more than 900 landmarks on UNESCO’s World Heritage Site list, DYMO/Mimio will continue to release additional content packs throughout the year, along with corresponding, ready-made activities, and also questions designed for use with the MimioVote™ assessment system. Part of the MimioClassroom™ product suite, the MimioVote assessment system synchs automatically with questions in the content packs to provide real-time assessment and immediate feedback to gauge student comprehension.
DYMO/Mimio content packs are designed for use with the MimioClassroom family of products and its corresponding MimioStudio™ 7 software, available in 26 languages for Windows and Mac operating systems, and soon to be released for Linux users. Content packs are available for free at www.mimioconnect.com, the company’s online community designed for teachers to exchange lessons and ideas with colleagues worldwide. MimioConnect is now available in 12 languages including; Simplified Chinese, Japanese, German, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and French.
For more information on DYMO/Mimio ITT, please visit www.mimio.dymo.com; you may also follow DYMO/ Mimio ITT on Twitter @MimioTechnology and via Facebook. Download lesson plans and connect with other educators at www.mimioconnect.com.
DYMO/Mimio ITT was named Scholastic Administrator’s “Best in Tech 2009 & 2010,” one of District Administration’s “Top 100 products of 2010,” Scholastic Instructor’s Teacher’s Pick “Best of 2009,” and the 2009 ECOO Vendor Excellence Award winner in both “Best Education Solution” and “Best Technology Product.”
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DYMO is the master brand name for the Newell Rubbermaid Global Technology Solutions portfolio. In a world that demands greater productivity and measures it at every opportunity, DYMO provides businesses, educational institutions and consumers with innovative and easy ways to share, manage and organize information with improved efficiency and satisfaction.
Our DYMO global technology brands are organized into four solutions:
•DYMO® / Labeling Identification Solutions include DYMO hand-held label makers, PC connected label and postage printers, plus Industrial labeling tools (www.dymo.com).
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•DYMO™ / Mimio® ITT (Interactive Teaching Technologies) include Mimio interactive whiteboard technology, digital ink recorders, document cameras, student response systems and engaging lesson plan content (www.mimio.com).
These global technology brands complement Newell Rubbermaid’s strong portfolio of global brands, which also includes Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Waterman®, Parker®, Goody®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products® and Aprica®.
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