CAMBRIDGE, Mass., April 28, 2011 — DYMO/Mimio ITT, a leading provider of interactive teaching technologies for educators, announces the availability of its new Measuring Instruments pack, as part of its series of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) content offerings.
Available for free download globally on MimioConnect.com, which is available in 12 languages, the Measuring Instruments pack features nearly 200 images of simple tools, from rulers to more complex devices like ultrasound machines.
Measurement, an important component of many STEM classes, is also included among core national mathematical standards. To meet this standard, students are required to demonstrate proficiency in using measurement tools, techniques and formulas in a range of situations.
The image gallery, which debuted at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in Indianapolis earlier this month, can be easily incorporated into lessons for a variety of STEM classes of all levels — from pre-kindergarten to high school courses.
“Images from our Measuring Instruments pack can be featured in lessons that address units, systems and processes of measurement,” said Karen Mahon, Ed.D., DYMO/Mimio Product Manager – Content Strategy. “It’s important that students be able recognize these tools, knowing their functions and applications as these concepts are foundational for more advanced STEM courses.”
Additional images in the pack include tools that measure time, energy, power, action, distance, area, volume, mass, speed, mass, force, pressure, angles and electric energy, among an assortment of other quantitative properties.
The image pack is currently available with accompanying English text; however, DYMO/Mimio plans to release 27 additional language versions later this year in keeping with its growing base of product users in more than 75 countries.
DYMO/Mimio content packs are designed for use with the MimioClassroom suite of products and its corresponding MimioStudio™ 7 software, currently available in 26 languages for Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems.
Content packs are available for free at www.MimioConnect.com, an online community designed for teachers to exchange lessons and ideas with colleagues worldwide. The MimioConnect site also features in-country moderators to assist teachers with questions about the website and DYMO/Mimio products.
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 a red dot Award winner for product design, an IDEA and CODiE Awards finalist, 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:
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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®.