We are starting off 2022 with amazing news – we are proud to announce that FOUR of our solutions won Best of 2021 from Tech&Learning. The purpose of the awards was to recognize educational technology that exceptionally supported teachers and students in 2021, no matter what the learning environment. A panel of educators evaluated nominations based on a set of criteria such as the product’s ability to support different learning environments and student needs, versatility, and ease of use. Which Boxlight solutions were recognized by this well-respected organization?
- MimioConnect® (won in both Primary and Secondary categories)
MimioConnect is a blended learning platform designed to increase active learning and enhance class collaboration in any learning environment. MimioConnect makes lesson building, delivery, and sharing simple and efficient. Dynamic features like in-built video conferencing, private messaging, single-sign on, PhET simulations, and instant polling and feedback makes MimioConnect is an optimal solution for schools that need an adaptable and customizable teaching and learning platform that can work seamlessly with their learning management system.
To learn about what MimioConnect has to offer, watch the video: MimioConnect Blended Learning Platform.
- ProColor interactive display (won in both Primary and Secondary categories)
The ProColor interactive display is a state-of-the-art touchscreen that boosts engagement in multiple learning situations – one-on-one, small group, whole class. Its 4K UHD screen produces bright and clear images – perfect for socially distanced classrooms. From the display teachers can access content from the internet and cloud drives, select standards-aligned educational apps from the MimioMarket app store to supplement instruction, and build interactive lessons using MimioConnect and/or MimioStudio™ in minutes.
To read an education success story highlighting the ProColor interactive display, click here: Portable Interactive Displays Help a District Creatively Use School Spaces.
- MyStemKits curriculum (won in both Primary and Secondary categories)
MyStemKits is the online platform for MimioSTEM by Boxlight STEM products. This includes ready-to-print 3D models, STEAM design challenges, virtual STEM kits, and lesson plans for the MyBot robotics system and Labdisc portable sensors. The standards driven MyStemKits curriculum bundles were developed by The Florida Center for Research in STEM (FCR-STEM). In addition to ready-to-print 3D models, MyStemKits curriculum bundles include (where applicable): Teacher Guide, student handouts and assessments, answer keys, programming and design procedures (PDF and video), and assembly guides for an end-to-end solution that provides the rigor needed to support growth in critical thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration.
For a teacher testimonial on MyStemKits STEM curriculum, watch the video: NinaMarie Sapuppo & MyStemKits Lesson Plans
- Professional Development from Boxlight-EOS Education (won in the Secondary category)
Boxlight-EOS Education, our Professional Development division, develops research-based content to help teachers support student learning. Their focus on showing teachers how to best use technology to maximize learning opportunities and grow not only their own but also student skills have helped schools and districts become more adept at addressing educational challenges. Boxlight-EOS Education teacher professional development offerings include strategies for implementing social-emotional learning skills which are imperative in our ever- changing educational climate.
To read an education success story showcasing Boxlight-EOS professional development services, click here: Boxlight-EOS Helps PXU Utilize Ed Tech Tools.
“2021 was another challenging year for schools, so it was inspiring to see both educators and the industry continue to come up with new solutions to support teaching and learning,” says Tech & Learning Content Director Christine Weiser. “Our judges were impressed with the creativity presented by our Best of 2021 nominees, many of whom found new and innovative ways to use technology to ensure students continue to get an equitable education in any learning environment.”
For a complete list of Tech&Learning winners, click here: Tech & Learning Magazine Names the Winners of Best of 2021.