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DYMO/Mimio Awards 10 Jump Start Grants for Teaching Technology

Educators From Across the Nation Receive Free MimioClassroom™ products

Cambridge, MA. - Oct 18, 2011 - 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, please visit www.mimio.dymo.com; you may also follow
DYMO/Mimio on Twitter @MimioTechnology and via Facebook. 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 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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