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DYMO/Mimio Interactive Teaching Technologies Launches Contest Seeking Best Interactive Lesson
Grand Prize Winner to Receive Free Ride to the Florida Educational Technology Conference in February

CAMBRIDGE, MA - December 6, 2010 - DYMO/Mimio, a leading provider of interactive teaching technologies, presents the “DYMO/Mimio Content Contest,” with a chance to win a trip to the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC), one of the country’s premier K-12 education technology conferences, to be held in Orlando, Fla.

The contest will be hosted on the MimioConnect™ website, DYMO/Mimio’s free online community for educators, where they can easily exchange lessons, activities and ideas, as well as network with colleagues across the globe.

Open to K-12 educators across the country, beginning today through Friday, Jan. 7, 2011, the contest calls for teachers to submit their lessons with the most quality instruction elements created in MimioStudio™ software to www.mimioconnect.com/group/FETC2011Contest. MimioStudio software allows teachers to easily create interactive lessons that seamlessly integrate with DYMO/Mimio products, including the newly available MimioClassroom™ product suite.

“Teachers are finding more ways on MimioConnect to collaborate virtually through forums and peer-help groups like the ‘Make My Lesson Better Group,’” said Karen Mahon, Ed. D., product manager - content strategy. “This contest gives us a chance to reward and recognize those teachers who truly capture the DYMO/Mimio spirit of quality content: student-focused lessons with measureable objectives.”

A panel of judges will select the top six entries, from which they will choose one grand prize winner, to be announced Jan. 10, 2011. The grand prize winner will receive a full conference pass to FETC, Jan. 31 – Feb. 3, 2011, as well as round trip airfare to and from the conference and hotel accommodations for the duration of the show. The remaining five finalists will receive certificates of recognition.

Additionally, the grand prize winner will have the opportunity to present his or her lesson in front of other educators and attendees during a special conference workshop. The winning entry will also be showcased on MimioConnect.com, to an audience of more than 55,000 teacher-members around the world.

Contest entries may be submitted for any subject and grade level and will be judged upon several criteria including:

  • Level of student interactivity
  • Observable, measurable, student-focused learning objective
  • Number of opportunities for students to practice desired skills
  • Appropriate assessment, tied to objective (if included)

To enter the “DYMO/Mimio Content Contest,” simply visit http://www.mimioconnect.com/group/FETC2011Contest for complete instructions and guidelines for online submission. Teachers may enter as many lessons as they like until 12:01 a.m. EST on Jan. 7.

For more information on DYMO/Mimio ITT, please visit www.mimio.dymo.com; you may also follow DYMO/ Mimio ITT on Twitter @MimioTechnology and via Facebook. Download lesson plans and connect with other educators at www.mimioconnect.com.

DYMO/Mimio ITT was named 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.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®.