EdTech Breakthrough, part of Tech Breakthrough - a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes industry leaders in the education technology market – has awarded our MimioConnect Blended Learning Platform as Classroom Technology Innovation of the Year in its third annual EdTech Breakthrough Awards program. The mission of the EdTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize innovation, hard work, and success in a range of educational technology categories. This year’s program attracted more than 2,000 nominations from over 17 different countries.
“We have been inundated this past year with the terms ‘distance teaching’ and ‘online learning’ but the most urgent need has been a blended learning program that combines the best of what happens in the physical classroom – participation, individualized instruction, immediate feedback and more, with cloud-based services and digital content,” said James Johnson, managing director, EdTech Breakthrough. “MimioConnect serves as a breakthrough platform for this need, helping simplify teaching for any learning environment while also enhancing strategies and techniques for managing the student learning experience.
The MimioConnect Blended Learning Platform combines innovative lesson building and instructional tools to help create an active and engaged learning environment. Teachers and students can connect to lessons from anywhere making it a complete solution for in-class, remote, and hybrid learning. Students can access activities, lessons, and live sessions using any web-enabled device and the built-in conference tool enables teachers and students to view one another during a live lesson. MimioConnect includes an extensive library of mini-lessons and activities that can be assigned to the whole class, a small group, or an individual student. Media tools such as images, video, and web links allow teachers to create lessons that will motivate and engage students, while collaboration tools boost active participation and foster the student voice.
In addition to innovative collaboration and lesson creation tools, MimioConnect provides teachers with:
- classroom management tools (Eyes Up, Pick, Spot Light) to help ensure that all students in a live session are focused on the content being presented;
- a means for assessing student understanding during a lesson in order to provide instant feedback or redirection if needed;
- import tools so that favorite lessons can be used; and
- a chat feature allowing students to ask questions and seek help privately.
“It is an honor to be recognized by EdTech Breakthrough for this prestigious award. When we went into designing MimioConnect, it was solely because our teachers and students are moving deeper into a digital world where efficiency, ease-of-use, and adaptability are needed. We are proud of where we are today with this platform but recognize there is more to do. This award gives us the confidence that we are heading in the right direction,” commented Darin Beamish VP Software Development at Boxlight.
“Flexibility and the opportunity for self-paced learning is key in our changing educational landscape,” stated Michael Pope CEO and Chairman of Boxlight. “Our goal is to help teachers maintain continuity throughout all learning environments. We want to help to ensure that student learning is consistent and without disruption. Thank you to EdTech Breakthrough for recognizing all the hard work we have put into the MimioConnect Blended Learning Platform.”
To experience MimioConnect in a classroom simulation, schedule a demo in the Boxlight Virtual Classroom - boxlight.com/virtual-classroom.