In a new district-wide technology initiative, Quincy Public Schools will expand the implementation of Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies across nearly 200 classrooms district wide during the 2012-2013 school year. Having recognized the impact in the initial use of the MimioTeach interactive whiteboards in several classrooms, district officials decided to replicate the installation by placing MimioClassroom products in the district’s 17 schools.
“Our schools possess a long-standing tradition for innovative curriculum and excellence in public education,” said Keith Segalla, Quincy Public Schools Executive Director of Career and Technical Education and Instructional Technology. “We are committed to equipping our students with the knowledge and skills necessary to compete in the 21st Century and strive to provide our teachers with state-of the-art equipment and training in order to enhancing classroom learning.”
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. Each MimioTeach comes pre-packaged with the MimioStudio™ classroom software, which is compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems, and is available in 33 languages.
“We only started using Mimio late in 2011 but our teachers immediately loved the participatory nature of the teaching solution – it engaged their students more actively and it brought their existing lessons to life,” added Segalla. “I realized that almost from the instant they turned them on that it was so easy for teachers to immediately begin using the technology. That’s when I knew we were going to be full steam ahead with implementing this solution in every classroom.”