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DYMO/Mimio Partners With WGBH Teachers' Domain to Bring Expanded Content to Teacher Sharing Site

Free, Interactive Public Media Now Available for Use with Powerful MimioStudio™ Software

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 15, 2011 - DYMO™/Mimio® has partnered with WGBH Teachers' Domain, a free digital library of ready-made media resources, to help teachers integrate technology in the classroom through access to their collection of innovative content.

All of the resources in Teachers' Domain are specifically created for teachers and designed as concise, easily understood segments that introduce, reinforce and demonstrate specific concepts. Teachers can now seamlessly integrate more than 250 science and social studies Teachers' Domain videos and interactive activities into their lessons for use with the MimioClassroom™ product suite. Users can save these resources in their MimioGallery™ databases for free and easily incorporate them into lessons created in MimioStudio™ software.

"WGBH Teachers' Domain and DYMO/Mimio have the common goal of providing teachers with quality content that makes it easier for them to simply teach while inspiring student learning," said Karen Mahon, product manager - content strategy for DYMO/Mimio. "Now it's effortless for teachers using DYMO/Mimio products to simply drag and drop Teachers' Domain content into their interactive lessons."

Teachers' Domain content is available for download on the MimioConnect community site at http://www.mimioconnect.com/teachersdomain. The content covers a broad range of subject areas such as biology, earth and space sciences, environmental science, physics, cultural studies and history for pre-K to 12th grade and is aligned to national and state standards.

In early 2012, Teachers' Domain will be expanding into PBS LearningMedia, a next-generation digital media platform that will bring together the best of PBS and its partners. During this transition, teachers will still have access to Teachers' Domain, but PBS LearningMedia will provide a broader collection of videos, documents, interactives and images. Correlations to national and Common Core standards in Teachers' Domain will move to PBS LearningMedia this fall.

In addition to the Teachers' Domain content, DYMO/Mimio has also released a new free image pack, the Agriculture Content Pack, which features more than 170 images for K-12 science classes related to all things agriculture. Images such as antique and modern machinery, equipment, tools, structures, animals, plants and farms can enhance lessons created in MimioStudio software. Younger students can identify where food comes from and how it is grown and harvested, while older students can investigate how history, social perspectives, cultural impacts, economics, the environment, and developments in science and technology are tied together with agriculture and its modernization. Educators can download the Agriculture Content Packs at www.mimioconnect.com.

The MimioConnect site connects teachers and fosters sharing of quality interactive content, helping them turn their classrooms from passive environments to active ones. DYMO/Mimio continually provides updated content packs for educators to use in their lesson development, including materials for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects.

Since its launch less than two years ago, the MimioConnect community has already amassed more than 85,000 members worldwide and has more than 4,600 lessons available for use. For more information on DYMO/Mimio, its products and content offerings, visit www.mimio.dymo.com?code=p3.

You can 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®.

About WGBH

WGBH Boston is America's preeminent public broadcaster, producing such award-winning PBS series as Masterpiece, Antiques Roadshow, Frontline, Nova, American Experience, Arthur, Curious George, and more than a dozen other prime-time, lifestyle, and children's series. WGBH's television channels include WGBH 2, WGBH 44, and digital channels World and Create. Local WGBH TV productions that focus on the region's diverse community include Greater Boston, Basic Black, and Maria Hinojosa: One-on-One. WGBH Radio serves listeners from Cape Cod to New Hampshire with 89.7 WGBH, Boston's NPR® Station for News and Culture; 99.5 All Classical; and WCAI, the Cape and Islands NPR® Station. WGBH also produces the national radio news program The World. WGBH is a leading producer of online content and a pioneer in developing educational multimedia and new technologies that make media accessible for people with disabilities. Find more information at www.wgbh.org.