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Mimio’s unique approach to Interactive White Board technology

by Kelly Walsh on April 14, 2010

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An intriguing approach to delivering IWB functionality, in a smart, affordable, portable package.

Late last year I did a series on Interactive Whiteboards. I spent a good deal of time trolling the Internet, watching YouTube videos, and talking with vendors to learn about products, but I have to admit that this one just slipped under my radar.

The Mimio Interactive Bar is an approach to IWB that I really want to learn more about. Frankly, I think some institutions may have gone a bit overboard by placing SMART Boards or other IWB’s in all of their classrooms. This is an admirable investment in Ed Tech and our students, but I have to imagine that there are cases where a portable tool like this may be a better investment.

This video shows more about how this portable white board tool works:

 

Following our research into different IWB’s last year, we ended up procuring a PolyVision ēno board, which we are just starting to trial in a classroom. I’ll post an update about that once we feel we’ve given it a good workout.

In the meanwhile, I’m going to learn a little more about the Mimio bar, and consider giving one a try (I’ll share my experiences here if we do end up testing one). 

If you are reading this and you are familiar with the Mimio Interactive Bar, please drop a comment and share your observations! Thanks.

Related posts (if the above topic is of interest, you may want to check these out):
Learning about Interactive Whiteboards for the Classroom
9 insightful videos about using SMART Boards in the Classroom
Online Interactive Whiteboards


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Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer and a faculty member at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of EmergingEdTech.com. As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or Amazon.com or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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