Free online webinars "MimioClassroom - Quick Learn - June


We are pleased to invite you to follow the free online training courses "MimioClassroom" offered by Ligra to enable all teachers, regardless of their level of experience in the field, to make conscious and in-depth use of the new tools that technology makes available to them. We are not just talking about the interactive whiteboard and authoring software MimioStudiobut also portable devices such as smartphones and tablets that, thanks to the free app MimioMobilecan be transformed from instruments of potential distraction into powerful vehicles of involvement and communication. All this, of course, without losing sight of the fundamental reference points of our work as teachers:
  • mastering technology as tool aimed at achievinglearning objectives clear and realistic;
  • facilitate the inclusion processes;
  • inscribe the different individual learning paths within ashared path and easily replicable

Next dates

Friday 10 June, 16:30 - 18:00 o Tuesday 21 June, 16:30 - 18:00 o'clock - We-Lab portable modular workshopBy Alessandro Candiani (CEO and Co-founder) and Alessandro Tonelli (Scientific Director and Co-founder) of DNAPhone

The We-LAB is the new portable and modular analysis laboratory, which allows you to create projects and learn scientific disciplines in a simple and interactive way, through the use of smart and mobile technologies.
We-LAB is divided into hardware and software; in particular, the kit is composed of the main Raspberry Pi-based platform, the heart of the system, which manages the two functional modules, the microscope and photometer; it is driven via wi-fi by the smartphone and/or tablet and can be powered from the mains or with a simple portable power bank. There are two functional modules in the We-LAB kit: the microscope module allows you to capture images or videos of the desired sample directly on your smartphone and/or tablet, while the photometer is the optical instrument with LED technology capable of performing biochemical analyses on liquid matrices.
With We-LAB, in addition to the frontal theoretical lesson, students have the opportunity to practise what they have studied right from the start. This allows better learning of the subject, developing curiosity and creativity in a dynamic way. We-LAB enables students to develop the manual dexterity required in any type of laboratory and in all applied science courses. It enhances in the student the independence needed to logically solve a scientific question. We-LAB fosters and encourages students to work in groups and cooperate in solving a given scientific experience.

Monday 13 June, 16:30 - 18:00 - Google Apps for Education: a free Cloud platform designed for schools

Edited by Antonio Curedda, Training for Xnoova srl

During the webinar, numerous strengths of the Google solution for schools will be analysed:

  • International standard adopted by both schools and companies to ensure maximum school/work continuity
  • Manageable via dedicated iOS / Android App available free of charge from App Store / Google Play
  • Compatible with any device via webapp manageable via browser
  • Integrated with a suite of proprietary work tools (Documents, Sheets, Presentations, Forms)
  • Possibility of simultaneous collaborative work on the same document
  • Unlimited cloud storage for archiving any kind of material
  • Possibility to customise the structure of the cloud archive with restricted access
  • Ability to work on documents offline in the absence of an internet connection
  • Fully customisable class site to appropriately manage class social activities
  • Distance learning managed via videoconferencing platform
  • Security at the highest level: cloud documents and communications are encrypted according to some of the most secure standards in the world
  • Free suite: what you save can be invested in training!

Tuesday, 14 June, 17:00 - 18:00 - Interactive Whiteboard and Authoring Software: New Tools for Teaching Forever
Edited by Paolo Tedeschi, Educational Promotion & Training / Graphics & Communication for Ligra srl

Meeting 1: Introduction to the use of the interactive whiteboard and the author software MimioStudio

  • What is an 'interactive whiteboard authoring software'? Let's learn the general basics
  • Getting to know the specifics of the software Author MimioStudio
  • The Mimio Toolbar: a 'case' always at hand
  • Presentation tools: Curtain and Reflector
  • A key tool... for immediate use: Screen Annotation
  • Using the drawing and annotation tools in the Annotation mode Screen
  • Insert a media file in Screen Annotation
  • Exiting the Annotation Screen and Saving
Wednesday, 22 June, 17:00 - 18:00 - Interactive Whiteboard and Authoring Software: New Tools for Teaching ForeverEdited by Paolo Tedeschi, Educational Promotion & Training / Graphics & Communication for Ligra srl

Lecture 2: Advanced functions of MimioStudio software

  • The Mimio Notebook: a multipage workspace for your lessons
  • Learning to master the Mimio Notepad interface
  • Inserting media files, text and page backgrounds in Mimio Notepad
  • Let's learn how to use hyperlinks in Mimio Notepad to create our hypertext
  • A hidden resource that solves a big problem: the Attach File function
  • The Mimio Gallery: a valuable and customisable resource for archiving our material
  • Let's learn how to use the Recorder to create multimedia files
  • Let's save our lesson and share it with the students
Thursday 23 June 17:00 - 18:00
Interactive whiteboard and authoring software: new tools for lifelong learning
Edited by Paolo Tedeschi, Educational Promotion & Training / Graphics & Communication for Ligra srl

Meeting 3: Let's create collaborative teaching moments with tablets or smartphones and the MimioMobile App

  • The challenge of a new and complex didactics: we use tablets and smartphones in the classroom
  • MimioMobile: an App dedicated to collaborative activities
  • We take control of the interactive whiteboard from our tablet
  • Creating a class with the Mimio gradebook
  • We pass control of the interactive whiteboard to our students (and learn to take it back when the time comes)
  • We create and manage testing and verification moments based on the interactive whiteboard and students' tablets or smartphones
  • We give students room for free and autonomous reworking... within the limits we decide!
  • We use the Mimio Gradebook and Gallery to check, archive and re-use the work done
Friday 24 June, 16:30 - 18:00 - Teaching with tablets: Let's make a complex environment simple with ChimpaEdited by Antonio Curedda, Training for Xnoova srl

  • Tablets in the classroom: the challenge of a new didactics
  • Suggestions for the appropriate use of tablets in education
  • How to control classroom work using Chimpa, an MDM server-based application for managing mobile OS-based devices (iOS and Android)
  • Chimpa Teach: the teacher's App
  • Chimpa Learn: the app for students
  • Chimpa Bazaar: the App for the management and distribution of Apps and content purchased with volume purchase by the school
  • Chimpa Server: a complete system for organising and managing tasks on tablets

How do I register?

Simply visit this page and fill in the form indicating your name, surname, e-mail address and school of reference (with full address). You will receive a confirmation e-mail with the 'Meeting ID' that you will need to access the sessions that make up the course.

How do I participate in the course?

To participate, you must have:

  • A Windows or Mac computer or an iOS or Android tablet
  • An Internet connection
  • Audio speakers or headphones

The procedure is extremely simple. At least half an hour before the starting time of the session:

1. Go to the site Spontania
2. Enter as meeting ID 70044
3. Enter your name
4. Depending on the computer or device you are using, you will be asked to download and install the Spontania videoconferencing application. This last step is only necessary the first time you connect; subsequent times you can directly access the session. To avoid confusion during the course please turn off your microphone and PC webcam; you will still be able to communicate with the trainer using the chat window.