San Diego June 27, 2012 – According to a 2011 report from the National Center of
Education Statistics, only about one third of the nation’s fourth graders and
one third of its eighth graders are proficient in reading comprehension. To
better address the challenge of helping students reach grade-level proficiency,
Mimio, a global leader in interactive teaching technologies, introduces MimioReading™,
a research-based supplemental reading comprehension program for grades 3-8. The
software suite’s advanced design uses both individualized adaptive reading
instruction and whole-group reading lessons for interactive whiteboards to
improve reading test scores.
programs teach strategies for mastering the four primary components of
comprehension – finding facts, making inferences, identifying themes and the
“main idea,” and learning vocabulary in context – via age-appropriate content
and challenging, meaningful activities that improve retention and promote
collaboration. “Those four strategies are the keys to success across multiple
curricular areas, including science, social studies, language arts, and
mathematics,” says Manny Perez, general manager, Mimio. “Also, our software
fills the reading comprehension gap in most basal reading programs, which is
the key to improving language arts scores on standardized tests.”
consists of the following programs:
Early Reading provides basic
reading skills intervention for students in grade three and above.
• MimioReading Individualized Instruction adapts to each student’s specific learning pace, improving
reading comprehension in grades three through five and providing effective
intervention for grades five through eight.
• MimioReading Group Instruction offers interactive group activities that can be adapted or
edited to meet the needs of multiple students or the entire class in grades
three through eight.
. • MimioStudio™
classroom software automatically
integrates the entire MimioClassroom™
family of products
• Teacher Guides
and supplemental print materials offer
ways for more practice and extended learning opportunities.
programs are based on thoroughly researched and proven instructional methods,”
says Perez. “They were tested by students and teachers in multiple schools in
Tennessee’s Metro Nashville Public Schools district, and what’s important to
note is these schools did indeed achieve higher student performance on
high-stakes reading assessments.”
programs were designed to seamlessly integrate into today’s wired classroom,
taking full advantage of the breadth of technology offerings from computers and
tablets to intelligent whiteboards. When
the programs are integrated with the MimioClassroom suite of interactive
technologies, teachers have a fully digital classroom to facilitate the task of
learning to read in a powerful way. MimioClassroom products include the
MimioTeach™ interactive whiteboard, which converts any dry erase board into a
fully-interactive whiteboard; MimioVote™ assessment; MimioView™ document
camera; MimioPad™ wireless pen tablet; and MimioCapture™ ink recorder.
“We believe the
ability to integrate with MimioClassroom, combined with the interactive group
lessons and the individualized, adaptive lessons, enables educators to
differentiate instruction in numerous ways,” said Mike Marble, principal, Cole
Canyon Elementary School. “In today’s classroom, it’s imperative that we have a
greater capacity for differentiated instruction. That’s why with MimioReading
we not only have an excellent intervention for English language learners, but it
improves upon our Response to Intervention efforts, too.”
will receive a complimentary training webinar, which will showcase the
programs’ engaging and easy-to-use features, plus ideas will be shared from
master teachers on how to enhance the integration of MimioReading programs into
daily instruction. Educators also have access to teacher guides and
supplemental print materials for additional practice opportunities.
Mimio is a global leader in interactive teaching
technologies that offer a better way to learn and an empowering way to
teach. As part of Newell Rubbermaid’s
global portfolio of leading brands, Mimio designs innovative, affordable
educational technologies and solutions to increase effectiveness and engagement in K-12 classrooms.
For more information, visit mimio.com. Follow Mimio on Twitter
@MimioTechnology and “Like” us on our Facebook page: DYMO.Mimio.
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