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Mimio Expands its Global Reach, Offering Award-Winning Teaching Tools in 11 Languages

Quick Learn™ Guides and Mimio Connect™ Website Provide More Teachers with Easy, Engaging Information

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - January 12, 2010 - Mimio , a leading award-winning provider of interactive teaching technology, will offer its Quick Learn easy reference and learning guides and Mimio connect.com community site in multiple languages by the end of February. Teachers new to the Mimio community will be able to receive training through Quick Learn Guides in 11 languages, all in the name of making interactive learning easy and engaging. Using Mimio Studio software and Mimio Interactive technology, teachers can easily create quality lesson plans for themselves and to share on the Mimio Connect website.

Quick Learn Guides, the free, online training series, offers sessions led by exemplary Mimio teachers in their country of origin, helping educators learn how to best use their Mimio Interactive systems. The Mimio Connect site, the educator's resource, is an online community for teachers from all over the world, created to connect Mimio users and potential users and to share their ideas, best practices, lesson plans and hands-on activities for all grades and subjects. The additions and enhancements to these services further reinforce Mimio 's goal to give more teachers access to interactive teaching technology and the tools they need to succeed.

"Offering teachers added support in their home language instantly enhances their ability to connect to the technology and their peers, allowing them to master lesson plans in a variety of subjects, faster and easier than through conventional means", says Bob Gierschick, Mimio Senior Marketing Manager - Global MarCom. "The Mimio Connect community is a vibrant and very active place for educators to collaborate using tools tailored to meet their specific needs-which is precisely why Mimio is very dedicated to growing the Mimio Connect community."

Mimio is not only the first interactive teaching technology company to launch in multiple languages, but Mimio Connect will also offer native-speaking moderators to facilitate use of the varied language versions of the site. The local moderators will answer user questions, review content submissions and participate in discussions.

Educators can learn more about Mimio and the Mimio Connect community at the upcoming FETC show January 12-15, 2010 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL at booth number 715. At the show, educators can see all the Mimio products and how the Mimio Interactive system can transform a classroom into an engaging learning environment. To find out more about Mimio activities at the show, please visit www.Mimio .com/fetc.

The Mimio Connect community currently has over fourteen thousand members and more than a thousand lesson plans available and ready to be used with Mimio Interactive technology. Educators are welcome to join the Mimio Connect community free by logging on to www.Mimio connect.com.

For more information on Mimio , please visit www.Mimio .com; you may also follow Mimio on Twitter @Mimio technology and via Facebook. Download lesson plans and connect with other educators at www.Mimio connect.com.

Mimio was voted Scholastic Instructor's Teacher's Pick "Best of 2009" and Mimio Interactive was voted the 2009 ECOO Vendor Excellence Award winner in both "Best Education Solution" and "Best Technology Product."

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Shahrzad Nadizadeh

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