Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”) today announced that its MimioClarity™ classroom audio distribution system has been named a 2019 Tech Edvocate Award winner in the Best Classroom Audio-Visual Tool category. In addition, Boxlight Corporation was selected as a finalist in the Best Global EdTech Company category while its Mimio MyBot educational robotics system was also honored as a finalist in the Best STEM/STEAM tool or app category.
This year is the third year of the Tech Edvocate awards, which recognizes outstanding edtech products that are focused on advocating for students by catering to identified classroom and learning needs. Finalists were selected by a panel of educators and K-12 parents who reviewed the submissions and judged the products and services based on the extent to which they are transforming education through the development or advocacy of edtech. The judges also took the results of a popular vote into consideration for the finalist selection process.
“We’re honored to be named a winner while scoring two finalist nods in this year’s Tech Edvocate Awards, which awards products based on their most important feature: their contribution to students’ learning,” said Mark Elliott, CEO of Boxlight. “We are proud that our newest product offerings – MimioClarity and Mimio MyBot – were both honored alongside so many other great products that are making great strides in edtech. Of course, being selected as a finalist in the Best Global EdTech Company category speaks to our impact in classrooms around the globe.”
The newly-launched MimioClarity audio system works by having teachers use wearable, wireless microphones and a multichannel 60-watt amplifier to distribute their voices and multimedia audio throughout the classroom via two or four speakers that are placed above students’ heads on classroom walls.
The microphones stay charged for up to 10 hours with no dead zones, wind feedback, or boom effects. MimioClarity’s radio frequency ensures that the microphones do not need to be within the line of sight of the amplifier or speakers, nor do they compete with FM, Wi-Fi, or Bluetooth frequencies. Additionally, teachers have two programmable buttons for control of the MimioStudio™ classroom software, Microsoft Office, Google Classroom, and other front-of-class software on the teacher’s computer.
The Mimio MyBot educational robotics system is a powerful and innovative program that enables pre-K-12 students to develop STEM skills and a passion for programming and robotics. Through innovative robots and a comprehensive software platform, educators receive an out-of-the-box solution complete with a robust curriculum, STEM lessons, tutorials, and videos.
The intuitive and easy-to-use interface is designed for education, allowing students to start in a simple drag-and-drop environment and progress to a powerful coding environment as their skills develop. The extensive set of building components empowers students to create mobile and stationary mechanical systems and explore engineering principles from simple machines to advanced mechanisms. Furthermore, the Wi-Fi enabled Fusion™ robotic controller does not require any special software or cables to connect with the student workstation; all that’s needed to start learning is a web browser.
A complete list of winners of the 2019 Tech Edvocate awards can be found here.
About Boxlight Corporation: Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”) is a leading provider of technology solutions for the global learning market. The company aims to improve learning and engagement in classrooms and to help educators enhance student outcomes, by developing the products they need. The company develops, sells, and services its integrated, interactive solution suite including software, classroom technologies, and professional development and support services. For more information about the Boxlight story, visit http://www.boxlight.com.
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