Mimio teams up wth DigiCore to deliver integrated platform for digital learning
Mimio and DigiCore have joined forces in what the companies call “a collaborative approach to closing student achievement gaps.” The alliance aims to help educators leverage their classrooms’ interactive technologies.
“Integrating technology into core and supplemental curriculum offerings is a priority – if not a mandate – in most schools today. Yet many school administrators and teachers are often left wondering how they can bridge the gap between effective teaching strategies and classroom technology,” said Manny Perez, Mimio’s general manager in a prepared statement. “We believe our partnership with DigiCore comes at a pivotal moment for schools searching for a way to break down the barriers that keep true technology and content integration from taking place in classrooms across the country.”
MimioStudio™ classroom software for interactive teaching and learning, can merge educators’ existing instructional plans with DigiCore supplemental pre-made digital lessons and activities for math and language arts. They can then deliver the lessons via the MimioClassroom family of products, including whiteboards, projectors, cameras, and more.
The DigiCore content covers language arts and math, including algebra, and is developed for Common Core Assessment. In addition to the Common Core State Standards, the content is aligned to California State Standards as well as Texas Essential Knowledge Skills. In addition, the DigiCore solution also includes a professional teacher development component that offers 16 strategies with built-in management directives that will guide all teachers toward successful collaborative instruction.
“We don’t stop at multiple choice questions and matching activities,” said Beth Paulsen, DigiCore development. “We have a robust offering of constructed response or short answer questions and provide more opportunities for students to explain their answers and show their work, as they will have to do in the new Common Core State Standards Assessments.”