Wednesday, February 15, 2012

My New best friend

A package was delivered to our room today. A very important package. Our MimioView document camera. *gasps* We were so excited. 

I carefully opened the package as my kids watched in amazement. It was like Christmas morning. I took the camera out. Everyone gasped which was then followed by intense silence. Finally someone said "SOOOOOOO COOOOOL!" 

Here are some pictures:

Of course then the inevitable question arose, "Are you going to plug it in now and starting using it? Pleaseeeeeee!" (oh boy. I don't work well under pressure with 18 pairs of little eyes watching me, especially with technology) It was time for centers and the group that sits with me on Wednesdays promised that they would quietly read their reader's theater scripts, so I could switch out my old camera for the new one. I agreed and they were true to their promise. Installation for this precious gem was as easy as pie. I plugged the USB cord into my laptop and BOOM! Here are some pictures of the camera on my media cart. To avoid overusing my kiddo's expression of "SOOOOOOOO COOL," I will use my own. SUPERRRRRRRR COOOOOOOOOL. This camera is better than I anticipated. I am in love. Maybe more so than the love I feel for my classroom library. Hmmmm. I may have to think about that longer. 

I can use all the tools within Mimio Notebook while using the document camera. I can use the pen tool to write on sheets under the camera without actually writing on the sheet.
I am in love. <3

Here are some videos. Please don't mind my kids and I...
we sound ridiculous but we were so pumped! 

Let me leave you with this last thought...if you have any say or pull in what technology your district buys in the future, I ask that you consider DYMO Mimio products.
Their products are Kid Tested, Teacher Approved. :) 

Off to go lay down, I FEEL TERRIBLE (Sick again!) but I had to post about our fabulous addition to our class family. :) 

13 Bucket Fillers:

Ms. Rachel said...

So jealous! Its on my must have teacher item list!

Ms. Rachel’s Room

Tricia said...

I love my document camera. I don't know how I ever taught without it.

Queen with Class

Miss T said...

Oh goodness you guys are too cute!

Red! Hehehe :)

Congrats again on winning it!

Journey of a Substitute Teacher

Natalie said...

Oh so jealous! We just had an email today about technology needs in the classroom...maybe I will add this to my list!

Teachery Tidbits

Julie said...

That looks so cool! I am going to have to check it out- I have never seen one before!


Miss DeCarbo said...

Congrats on your new class member! Looks very fun and useful!! :)

Second Grade Sugar and Spice

Dawn Aguiar at DYMO/Mimio said...

Tanya, thank you so much for your wonderful story! You made our day here at DYMO/Mimio. I've shared your blog with other educators through our facebook page as well. Feel better soon!

Maria Fabæch Moesby said...

We love ours too. At my school we got the first Mimio boards this August and come March, we are getting one in all our classrooms. (Since we have a system in Denmark, where the teacher changes classroom, not the kids, it has been so annoying not being able to use it in all my classes.) I love the viewer. I love being able to put the text underneath the camera, and everybody can see what we are doing. Looking forward to hear about your experiences!

Island Teacher said...

It's my second favorite mimio product. My first is definitely the pad. I've had mine since the beginning of the school year and one fun thing I did right away was to pull the camera up and take a picture of the class. They loved it! Then they could be silly and draw on themselves. I love the feature that allows you to capture a shot of what's under the camera and then scroll around without anything under there. Have fun!

Holly said...

That is so darn sweet!!!!!! Have you heard of the iPevo? It's a document camera that I am all goo-goo eyes over...I'm buying one!!!! {70 bucks...much less than ELMO and way nicer}.

Hey, do you know if I can use Smartboard files with the Mimio?

Crisscross Applesauce in First Grade

vicky1970 said...

Hi Tanya
I love your blog!! So cute and I look forward to visiting it more often. I am a brand new blogger and would love for you to check me out. I have an Abe Lincoln craft you might like. I LOVE my doc camera and I'm not too sure how I got along with out one for all these years. Have a great weekend!
~ vicky
Traditions Laughter and Happily Ever After

Lisa Williams said...

YAY for you Tanya!! I came across your blog again as I was going back in time looking at resources I used while I was still in the classroom. I taught 3rd grade as well. I now work for Mimio as a Teaching and Learning Specialist and could not be happier that I am able to help teachers, such as yourself, learn to love their Mimios!! Congrats on the new addition to your class!

KRISTA said...

Hi Tanya! We have something called an ELMO at our school. The Mimio sounds very similar. I love how excited kids get about technology.Hope you feel better soon! I found your blog from TPT. I am a new follower.


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