Mimio Wins Prestigious 2012 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence Honor and is Named One of Top 100 Products in District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Award Program

Highly-Regarded MimioTeach and MimioStudio9 Software Recognized for Significant Enhancements to Proven Educational Tools

CAMBRIDGE, MA - Nov. 28, 2012 Mimio, a global leader in interactive teaching technologies, announced today that its MimioTeach™ interactive whiteboard and MimioStudio™9 classroom software were recently honored with two significant awards, demonstrating its continued efficacy in providing teachers and students with a better way to learn.

Earlier this month, Mimio was selected as winner in the esteemed 30th annual Awards of Excellence program sponsored by Tech & Learning magazine. A panel of more than 30 educators tested each of the entries and chose the winners.

Entries were divided into two categories: New Products and Best Upgraded Products. Winning selections included software and Web-based products, as well as hardware and AV tools. Of the winning products, Mimio was the only interactive whiteboard solution honored and will be featured, along with the other winners, in the December 2012 Awards Issue of Tech & Learning and at www.TechLearning.com.

“The recognition by these judges is a testament not only to the effectiveness of our educational solutions, but also to the caliber of research upon which our products are based,” said Manny Perez, Mimio’s General Manager. “Since our inception, Mimio has maintained a keen focus on providing technology-based solutions designed to make a tangible difference to teaching and learning.”

This week, the editors of District Administration magazine named MimioTeach as one of the Readers’ Choice Top 100 products for 2012. The District Administration honor is given annually to organizations that provide technologically solutions that positively impact K-12 classrooms, schools and districts.

The winners of District Administration’s Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products of 2012 were selected by the editors of the magazine from a record number of nominations submitted by readers, including superintendents and district-level directors in districts across the United States. The winners will be featured both on the District Administration Website at www.districtadministration.com and in the magazine’s December issue. The winning products were determined by the quantity of nominations received per product, as well as an evaluation of product quality based upon readers’ nominations and explanations. The Readers’ Choice awards program provides senior district leaders with the unique opportunity to learn what products their colleagues around the country are using and how these products contribute to the success of their districts.

As a leading creator of interactive teaching technologies and instructional software, Mimio has produced an array of MimioClassroom products, including the MimioTeach interactive whiteboard, which converts any dry erase board into a fully-interactive whiteboard; MimioVote™ assessment handsets; MimioView™ document camera; MimioPad™ wireless pen tablet; and MimioCapture™ ink recorder. Each MimioTeach comes pre-packaged with the award-winning MimioStudio software, which is compatible with Windows, Macintosh and Linux operating systems and is available in 33 languages so teachers around the world can generate localized activities. In addition, Mimio also recently launched the MimioReading™ software suite, which provides schools with one-of-a-kind supplemental reading programs for individual, group and full classroom instruction.

Mimio customer Kurt Kohls, a school-based technology specialist at Fairfax County (Va.) Public Schools offered this perspective in his nomination, “The MimioTeach continues to transform my teaching. Being able to manipulate my computer from the front of the room for my students and myself is invaluable. The software that comes installed is extremely easy to use and very useful.”

Perez added, “Our interactive teaching technologies continue to shape the 21st century learning experience for teachers and students alike. We remain dedicated to igniting the natural curiosity of students and the enthusiasm of teachers with our educational solutions and are especially honored to be nominated by the teachers who work everyday to help students excel.”

About Mimio

Mimio is a global leader in interactive teaching technologies that offer a better way to learn and an empowering way to teach. As part of Newell Rubbermaid's global portfolio of leading brands, Mimio designs innovative, affordable educational technologies and solutions to increase effectiveness and engagement in K-12 classrooms. For more information, visit mimio.com.

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