Cambridge, Mass. – July 21, 2011 – DYMO™/Mimio® announced today that Mountain View Elementary School in the Adams 12 school district in Broomfield, Colo., has been selected as the inaugural recipient of a DYMO/Mimio Grant, as part of the interactive teaching technology provider’s new, competitive program open to all K-12 education entities.
As the winner of the DYMO/Mimio Science and Math Grant, Mountain View Elementary will receive several key elements of the MimioClassroom™ product suite for free, including 10 MimioTeach™ interactive systems, 10 MimioView™ document cameras and 10 MimioPad™ wireless tablets. The school also earns an on-site product demonstration and training session.
While the inaugural grant specifically highlighted science and math, future DYMO/Mimio grants will focus on other subject areas and themes.
“Winning a DYMO/Mimio Grant is exciting, as are the possibilities and opportunities it will open up for our students and staff,” said Tracey Amend, principal, Mountain View Elementary. “The entire Mountain View community thanks DYMO/Mimio for generously presenting us with this useful and much-needed technology.”
Mountain View Elementary was selected from more than 100 DYMO/Mimio Science and Math Grant entries, many of which were embellished with creative videos, art work and other materials. The criteria for selection included a detailed plan of how the school would use the technology and a description of the school’s financial needs. The inaugural winner was chosen by an external panel of industry experts.
According to Magen McGahee, Leader – Federal Programs and District Initiatives for DYMO/Mimio, the Mountain View Elementary entry stood out with its thorough, creative and original entry, which included a detailed account of the school’s strategy for implementing the technology.
“Mountain View provided a clever and compelling project plan, and we could see just how receptive they are to our interactive teaching technology,” said McGahee. “We are delighted that the faculty and students of Mountain View will be able to use our technology through the DYMO/Mimio Grant to experience the creative benefits of interactive learning.”
Mountain View serves a population of approximately 680 students in preschool through fifth grade, and includes students from diverse backgrounds. It is also the home of one of the largest deaf and hard of hearing center school programs in Colorado, an audience that relies heavily on visual learning and who will benefit from the interactive MimioClassroom products, according to Amend.
DYMO/Mimio is currently accepting applications for its Jump Start Grant, which focuses on how a school with technology needs could utilize DYMO/Mimio interactive teaching technology. The Jump Start Grant winner will be announced in late September. For entry guidelines and Jump Start Grant award details, please visit http://mimio.com/grants/index.asp
Driven by MimioStudio 7 software, the MimioClassroom product suite is used with the MimioTeach™ interactive whiteboard system. Teachers may also combine the other elements from the product suite — the MimioVote™ assessment system, MimioView™ document camera, MimioPad™ wireless tablet and MimioCapture™ ink recording system — to create interactive lessons with easy-to-use technology.
DYMO/Mimio users can also download MimioStudio™-compatible lessons from the MimioConnect™ community website, an online forum where educators can share content and ideas with their peers, as well as participate in online training in a variety of languages. Since its launch less than two years ago, the MimioConnect community has already amassed more than 75,000 members worldwide and has more than 4,600 lessons available for use.
To learn more about DYMO/Mimio, please visit www.mimio.dymo.com; you may also follow DYMO/Mimio on Twitter @MimioTechnology and via Facebook. Download lesson plans and connect with other educators at www.mimioconnect.com, and view helpful how-to videos by Mimio Masters on the DYMO/Mimio YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/dymomimio.
DYMO/Mimio ITT was named the 2011 “Best Educational Use of a Device-Specific Application” in the CODiE Awards, a 2011 red dot Award winner for product design, a 2011 IDEA 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.”
About Newell Rubbermaid Global Business and Technology Solutions
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).
• DYMO™ / CardScan® Contact Management Solutions include CardScan business card scanners and contact management software (www.cardscan.com).
• DYMO™ / Endicia® Postage Technologies include Endicia online shipping and mailing services (www.endicia.com), as well as customized postage (www.pictureitpostage.com).
• 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.dymo.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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