DYMO/Mimio Awards 10 Jump Start Grants for Teaching Technology

Educators From Across the Nation Receive Free MimioClassroom™ products

Oct 18, 2011, 08:00 ET from DYMO/Mimio

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- DYMO/Mimio announced today 10 schools from 9 states have been awarded "Jump Start" Grants from the interactive teaching technology provider. Teachers from Connecticut, Florida, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and West Virginia were selected from more than 150 applicants for DYMO/Mimio's Jump Start Grant, which was the second in the series of DYMO/Mimio's new grant program open to all K-12 educators.

The Jump Start Grant specifically required applicants to demonstrate how a school with technology needs could utilize DYMO/Mimio interactive teaching technology.  Applicants responded with lesson plan samples, videos, research they had conducted – even poems – for a chance to win portions of the technology provider's latest MimioClassroom™ suite.

"Each of the winning teachers exhibited unique approaches to creatively engage their students with interactive teaching technology," said Magen McGahee, Leader of Federal Programs and District Initiatives. "They really took time to prove their need and developed ideas and plans on implementing the equipment beyond just the standard uses, showing passion for turning their classroom into an active learning environment."

Winners will each receive a MimioTeach™ interactive system, which transforms any dry erase whiteboard into a fully-interactive whiteboard, a  MimioPad™ wireless tablet that allows users to interact with their MimioTeach-enabled whiteboard from anywhere in the classroom, and a MimioView™ document camera, which features simple plug-and-play integration with the rest of the product suite. Each teacher will also receive an on-site product demonstration and a training session. For more information on grants from DYMO/Mimio visit www.mimio.com/grants.

DYMO/Mimio Jump Start Grant winners are listed below.

Julie Bass

Knoxville, Tennessee

5th grade teacher

Grace Christian Academy

Denise Dickens

Ocala, Florida

Reading/Spanish Teacher, Grades 9-12

Francis Marion Military Academy

Marion County Public Schools

Allison Gallacher and Ryan Lundergan

Floral Park, New York

Art Teacher, Art Chairperson, Grades 9-12

Sewanhaka High School

Sewenhaka Central High School District

Monique Lynch

Sunrise, Florida

5th grade Teacher

Sawgrass Elementary

Broward County School District

Susan Matican

Ansonia, Connecticut

1st Grade Teacher

Mead School

Ansonia School District

Suzanne Shermak

Mesick, Michigan

4th grade teacher

Jewett Elementary School

Mesick Consolidated Schools

Rebecca Penina Simon

Owings Mill, Maryland

Kindergarten Teacher

The Bais Yaakov Elementary School and Preschool

Jan Sonnenberg

Hamler, Ohio

Educator/Technology Specialist

Patrick Henry Middle School

Patrick Henry Local School District

Teresa Stephens

Hurricane, West Virginia

Math Department Chairperson, National Board Certified Teacher

Hurricane High School

Putnam County Schools

Tracy Wilson

Benton, Kansas

Language Arts Teacher, Grades 7-8

Circle Middle School

Circle USD #375

To learn more about DYMO/Mimio, visit www.mimio.dymo.com. You can also follow DYMO/Mimio on Twitter @MimioTechnology and via Facebook at facebook.com/DYMO.Mimio. Download lesson plans and connect with other educators at www.mimioconnect.com and view helpful how-to videos by Mimio Masters on the DYMO/Mimio YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/dymomimio.

DYMO/Mimio ITT was named the 2011 “Best Educational Use of a Device-Specific Application” in the CODiE Awards, a 2011 red dot Award winner for product design, a 2011 IDEA Awards finalist, 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.”

About Newell Rubbermaid Global Business and Technology Solutions

DYMO is the master brand name for the Newell Rubbermaid Global Technology Solutions portfolio. In a world that demands greater productivity and measures it at every opportunity, DYMO provides businesses, educational institutions and consumers with innovative and easy ways to share, manage and organize information with improved efficiency and satisfaction.

Our DYMO global technology brands are organized into four solutions:

  • DYMO® / Labeling Identification Solutions include DYMO hand-held label makers, PC connected label and postage printers, plus Industrial labeling tools (www.dymo.com).
  • DYMO™ / CardScan® Contact Management Solutions include CardScan business card scanners and contact management software (www.cardscan.com).
  • DYMO™ / Endicia® Postage Technologies include Endicia online shipping and mailing services (www.endicia.com), as well as customized postage (www.pictureitpostage.com).  
  • DYMO™ / Mimio® ITT (Interactive Teaching Technologies) include Mimio interactive whiteboard technology, digital ink recorders, document cameras, student response systems and engaging lesson plan content (www.mimio.dymo.com).

These global technology brands complement Newell Rubbermaid’s strong portfolio of leading global brands, which also includes Rubbermaid®, Sharpie®, Graco®, Calphalon®, Irwin®, Lenox®, Levolor®, Paper Mate®, Waterman®, Parker®, Goody®, Rubbermaid Commercial Products® and Aprica®.



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