LONDON, January 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies (ITT), a leading provider of interactive teaching technologies for educators, will unveil its newest product line, MimioClassroom(TM), at the 2011 BETT tradeshow in London, January 12 - 15. DYMO/Mimio ITT will offer teachers hands-on product demonstrations as well as educational seminars at the DYMO/Mimio ITT booth, C76 in the Grand Hall.
The MimioClassroom solution helps educators teach creatively and gives students even more opportunities to interact during their lessons, with a suite of easy-to-use, teacher-friendly interactive whiteboard devices, student assessment systems, document cameras, accessories, free lesson content and software that seamlessly work together or on their own. Tailored specifically to the needs of educators, the new MimioClassroom system offers an integrated and easy-to-use assortment of interactive teaching tools and services, purpose-designed to enable teachers to do what they do best: simply teach.
"We are excited to launch the new MimioClassroom suite at BETT," says Laurence Huntley, general manager, DYMO/Mimio ITT. "The MimioClassroom solution embodies our mission of giving teachers products, software and content that are profoundly easy to use, offer meaningful benefits to the classroom and help teachers actively engage their students in the learning process."
During the show, attendees will experience DYMO/Mimio ITT's innovative and award-winning products and learn how the system can transform a conventional classroom into an engaging learning environment. The four-day show will include two educational seminars focused on the role of content in interactive teaching technologies, led by Dr. Karen Mahon, DYMO/Mimio ITT's content strategy expert. Sessions will take place Thursday, Jan. 13 at 14.30h and Friday, Jan. 14 at 14.30h in the Training and Development Zone.
The recently-expanded MimioClassroom family of easy-to-learn and easy-to-use tools includes:
-- MimioTeach(TM) System - The heart of the MimioClassroom suite, the MimioTeach system transforms any dry-erase whiteboard into a fully-interactive whiteboard. Rechargeable, wireless and not much bigger than a ruler, the MimioTeach system is the company's most advanced, next generation interactive whiteboard solution that instantly turns any dry erase whiteboard into an interactive whiteboard. Featuring an elegant two button design and proprietary technology, the MimioTeach system automatically pairs with the MimioHub wireless receiver.
The system's integral, newly designed and teacher-tailored MimioStudio(TM) software allows teachers to have an interactive teaching environment in a moment's notice.
-- MimioVote(TM) Student Assessment System - Inspired by teachers and students, the MimioVote system is one of the easiest and most accurate ways for teachers to assess student comprehension. The rechargeable and wireless MimioVote system provides real-time assessment and immediate feedback with flexible options to create both customized and standardized assessments. The MimioVote system can use supplied question templates, create custom tests using Microsoft PowerPoint, import prepared assessments or use publishers' question banks. The MimioVote system handheld devices use a DYMO/Mimio exclusive illuminated response feature that lights only the buttons that a question requires, reducing confusion and increasing reporting accuracy. Unlike conventional assessment systems, the MimioVote devices are intelligent enough to automatically renumber themselves when returned to the tray, saving teachers and students valuable class time. The MimioVote system is ready to go out of the box as it is instantly on when powered and automatically pairs with the MimioHub wireless receiver. -- MimioCapture(TM) Ink Recording System - Considered best-in-class, the rechargeable MimioCapture system allows real-time capture of dry erase whiteboard notes and drawings. Handwritten notes can be instantly transformed into text-based fonts, so students can pay attention to the subject matter on the board instead of taking notes. Teachers can also share notes with students and parents or even incorporate them into later lessons. -- MimioPad(TM) Wireless Tablet - Slim and light, the MimioPad product is a wireless tablet that allows teachers and students to collaborate and interact with a MimioTeach-enabled whiteboard from up to 30 feet away. The rechargeable MimioPad tablet features 16 shortcut keys for ready access to the most popular MimioStudio software features and requires no special training for the user. -- MimioView(TM) Document Camera - The model of simplicity, the MimioView product is one of the most integrated and easy-to-use document cameras available on the market. MimioView technology and MimioStudio software offer useful editing and storage features such as copy, cut, freeze, highlight, rotate, save and live video markup and the ability to drop images and video into lessons and tests. Roughly the size of a tissue box, the MimioView document camera uses a single mini USB cable for power and data and has one-button activation, autofocus and lighting correction. The MimioView camera easily integrates with the MimioTeach and MimioVote systems through the universal MimioStudio software. -- MimioStudio(TM) 7 Software - Running on Windows, Mac and Linux operating systems, available in 26 languages and capable of importing other interactive whiteboard manufacturer files, the new MimioStudio 7 Software is a model of flexibility and ease-of-use. MimioStudio software can capture, create and present engaging classroom content with images, multimedia files and more that can be integrated into lesson plans. MimioStudio software may also import other conventional interactive whiteboard manufacturer files. An easy-to-use Mimio Gallery provides teachers fast access to ready-to-use lesson plans, images, objects and content. Object cloning and alignment save valuable time. MimioStudio software features drag-and-drop convenience for Flash, audio and video files and is compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat, as well as other popular software applications.
For more information on DYMO/Mimio ITT, please visit http://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 http://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."