www.mimio.com • Retail Price: Classroom Annual License Educator $199; Site License $2,699; District Quotes also available
(Must also purchase MimioStudio software, included with some Mimio hardware)
MimioMobile is an app that
works in conjunction with
MimioStudio and other
Mimio interactive tools. The
app allows students to use
Mimio hardware, Android,
and Apple-based handheld devices for front
of the classroom control, collaboration, and
assessment. MimioMobile allows students
to participate in multiple choice, short essay,
numerical, and true/false questions with their mobile devices.
Teachers can share a lesson with multiple students, as well as display
multiple students’ work at the front of the classroom.
Quality and Effectiveness: MimioMobile is a great answer for
teachers using different mobile devices in the classroom. The software
is compatible with iPad 2 and above, all versions of the iPad mini,
iPhone 4, and above and iPod Touch 4th Generation and above. The
Android app works on Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) or higher.
Ease of Use: The MimioMobile software license is very easy to add
to the MimioStudio software, and allows each classroom up to three
mobile device connections (Apple or Android). This can then be
to the entire
with an annual
Creative Use of Technology: MimioMobile gives teachers and students the ability to control the classroom whiteboard from
anywhere in the room from almost any mobile device. One limitation
of this software (as well as similar apps) is that all devices, including
the teacher computer, must be on the same wireless network for the
devices to interact.
Suitability for Use in a School Environment: MimioMobile is
very easily integrated in to schools that already use MimioStudio
software, and its implementation is not much harder for schools
that do not already own MimioStudio. MimioMobile allows for
more flexibility in the classroom as teachers can move around the
room, and students can control the whiteboard from anywhere as
well. This frees the teachers and the students to move about the
room as needed during a given lesson without being tethered to the
computer. The App also allows for quick, formative assessment, as
well as the ability to share the screens of multiple devices on the
whiteboard. Overall, this is a suite of features necessary in the 21stcentury
• Ease of Use: Installation and use of the app are self-explanatory. Connecting student
mobile devices to the virtual classroom is a breeze with the use of a QR code that teachers
display on the whiteboard.
• Collaborative Features: The ability to turn control of the whiteboard over to the students
allows all students to take ownership of their learning and share their work with the class.
• Formative and Summative Assessments: The ability to ask quick, formative questions
of your students on the fly, as well as the ability to create longer assessments (utilizing
MimioStudio), make MimioMobile a great way to administer assessments.
teachers to perform quick,
formative assessment, as
well as deliver more in-depth
assessments. The app’s one
license per classroom vs. per
device makes it easy to
manage and install on