According to Dr. Thornburg Rhymes of History rekindles a memory from the past that has inspired the innovation of a new technology. For me the Mimio rekindles from the past the need to project images visually in a whole group setting. Just 16 years ago when I started teaching I was using chalk to write on a blackboard. I can recall using different colored chalks to differentiate the information that I wanted to display. Today blackboards are almost a distant memory and are replaced by dry erase boards with interactive components. The Mimio is one component that transforms the dry erase board into an interactive whiteboard. The dry erase boards that have a Mimio connection has the capability to project images from the internet. Kevin Kelly said it best “we have to get better in believing in the impossible” because we do not know what that next innovation of smartboards or Mimios will have the capabilities of doing.
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Laureate Education, Inc. (2009). Rhymes of history. Baltimore, MD: Author.