Cambridge, MA – April 29, 2013 – Mimio, the developer of the MimioClassroom™ family of interactive teaching technologies, announced today that it has been honored for the second consecutive year as a ‘cool tool’ finalist in the 2013 EdTech Digest Awards program. The third annual recognition program honors outstanding tools, trendsetters and leaders in the education and technology sector.
“We are honored to receive this award as it recognizes our purpose of increasing the effectiveness of teachers and engagement of students through our offerings of innovative, collaborative and affordable technology solutions,” said Mimio general manager Manuel Perez.
This year’s program featured some of the most robust entries ever. In all, more than 200 finalists were named in more than 40 categories. Mimio was an honoree in the Best Collaboration Solution category. The Cool Tool awards recognize the best new, emerging and established technology solutions for education while the Trendsetter awards include notable people or products shaping the space, and the EdTech Leadership awards recognize outstanding forward-thinking contributions to learning and technology.
A distinguished panel of industry influencers and veterans conducted this year’s evaluation proceedings. “Our judges are giants among us, having influenced millions through their efforts at improving, advancing and modernizing education,” said Victor Rivero, who oversees the program as Editor in Chief of EdTech Digest. “They are highly regarded leaders from a variety of experiences, but what they all have in common is a keen eye for what works in education and technology.”
The MimioClassroom suite of interactive technologies includes the MimioTeach™ interactive whiteboard, which converts any dry erase board into a fully interactive whiteboard; the MimioProjector™ interactive projector, which allows teachers to simply connect the device to their computer to project lessons, graphics, and images onto a conventional dry erase board or other flat surface; the MimioVote™ assessment; the MimioView™ document camera; the MimioPad™ wireless pen tablet; and the MimioCapture™ ink recorder.
With Mimio’s recently introduced MimioMobile™ app for iPad, teachers can now direct a fully collaborative learning environment using MimioStudio™ 10 classroom software. With a single MimioMobile license for the teacher’s computer or laptop, every student with an iPad® or iPad mini can interact with lessons displayed on the classroom’s interactive whiteboard.
In 2012, Mimio won the prestigious Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Honor and was also named one of Top 100 Products in District Administration’s Readers’ Choice award program.
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 at www.facebook.com/Mimio.Technology.
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