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Top Books This Summer

This summer many students will lose some of the knowledge their teachers and parents have worked so hard to instill in them. It can be hard to motivate kids to stay on top of reading, math, and science skills during the summer. One way to combat this is with audiobooks. Listening and reading along to fun audiobooks will keep students engaged in a unique way.

We’ve broken down the hottest books that are either coming this summer or are newly released. You can always get your favorite book in the audio form and read along with your favorite Encore Data Products headphones. We will show you which are best for audiobooks as well. Check out our list of books below broken down for Elementary, Jr. High, and High School aged kids.

Elementary:

  • Daniel’s Good Day: Follow along as Daniel takes a walk around his neighborhood and polls his neighbors. What makes a good day for you? Read the many unique and funny responses.
  • Vroom: One night Annie puts on her helmet and hops in her race car. She takes off through her bedroom window and goes on an adventure. Enjoy this adventure and see what Annie can do on her own.
  • Elvis Is King: This book captures Elvis’s amazing life and the heart of rock ‘n’ roll. Illustrated with clay figures it’s a captivating introduction for a new generation of young readers to the iconic performer.
  • Dragons are Real: This book teaches kids about the magical world of dragons. From their favorite meal to their fire sneezes learn all the best dragon facts.

Jr. High:

  • Max and the Midknights: This is a new series by the creator of Big Nate. This book is packed with jokes and is set in medieval times.
  • The Friendship War: From the author if Frindle comes the story of two former best friends who become pitted against each other.
  • Dragon Pearl: Percy Jackson and the Olympians creator has a new series. It’s packed with Korean mythology, magic, and sci-fi. In this adventure we have 13-year-old Min searching for her lost brother in outer space.
  • Sea Sirens: This new series is filled with Vietnamese legends. It follows a girl named Trot and her irritable talking cat as they are thrown into an undersea war.

High School

  • The Rest of the Story: Emma remembers the stories her late mother told her about growing up on the shores of a lake. Read along as Emma spends a summer with her mother’s family at the same lake.
  • Stepsister: There are many versions of Cinderella but few that go beyond the royal marriage and the family. In this feminist re-telling, we follow ugly stepsister Isabella. There is plenty of adventures and advocating autonomy.
  • Superman Dawnbreaker (DC Icons #4): Part of the DC Icons series we follow the story of a teenage Clark Kent. Clark stumbles on a dark secret in Smallville and gets his best friends to help him save their town.
  • The Last Voyage of Poe Blythe: Fans of the Matched series will love this book involving a river dredge, search for gold, a murdered boyfriend, and a girl determined to get revenge. This post-apocalyptic book will be an all-time favorite. 

We hope your kids and students will enjoy this summer reading list. If you decide to download the audiobook version of these we have a few headphones your kids will love to use.  Below are a few popular items they will want to try out.

  • HamiltonBuhl Flex-Phones: These are super durable and can withstand heavy use. Whatever your kids throw at them, these headphones can handle. They have foam earpieces for extra comfort and a 4ft. cord for movement.

The Best Headset Choices for WIDA Testing

In the past years, states across the nation have begun implementing the WIDA assessment program. WIDA develops proficiency standards and assessments for English-language learners throughout the country and has also developed the same for Spanish-language learners. Since its beginning in Wisconsin, Delaware, and Arkansas, WIDA is now used by school districts in 37 states. With WIDA, schools determine a student’s level of English when entering a school and can then place them in the correct language learning class level.

WIDA includes both listening and speaking exercises and gives recommendations for what sort of headsets will work best with the test. WIDA suggests using over-ear headphone-style headsets with microphones and stereo sound, instead of earbud-style. Lighter styles with smaller earpieces work well for younger students, while heavy-duty earpieces that sit over the entire ear are good for noise reduction and help students focus on their test exercises. Boom microphones work much better than inline microphones since they capture sound better than inline mics, which sit farther from students’ mouths. Fabric-covered cords will prevent tangling and are much more durable than rubber-covered styles. Finally, WIDA recommends having inline volume control. Since the volume cannot be adjusted once the testing software is in use, the inline volume control allows students to set the headphone volume to a comfortable level before the test begins.

While WIDA does not require any specific brand of the headset, they do have a few that they recommend. Here are three of the most popular styles among our customers for use in their WIDA testing:

  1. Hamilton Buhl Trios: The Trios headset comes equipped with both dual plugs and the TRRS plug, so it is convertible between different devices like desktops, laptops, and tablets. This makes them a great investment for school computer labs: Hamilton’s products are well-built, reliable, and can be used for a variety of applications outside of standardized testing. The Trios has a large, over-ear headphone design to help block outside noise and keep students on task.
  • AVID Education SMB-25VC: These headsets are another large over-ear design, and are heavily padded for maximum comfort. The large boom microphone can swivel up out of the way and is also adjustable to sit closer or farther from the student’s mouth so each student can achieve the perfect fit. These come with a dual plug, making them a good choice for testing environments utilizing desktop computers.
  • AVID Education AE-36: The AE-36 is possibly the most popular headset that our customers use for WIDA testing. They can be used with any laptop or desktop, and are a great choice for Chromebooks. The AE-36 comes with a 6-foot cord, which ensures that students won’t accidentally pull the cord out, even if the audio jack is in the back of the device. The padded headband and earpieces on this design keep the headphones comfortable for long-term use.

While headsets with microphones are needed for WIDA testing, purchasing a large set for school-wide testing isn’t always feasible and can be cost prohibitive. Since WIDA only recommends having three to five students working on the speaking portion of the test at a time, an affordable solution is to purchase a smaller set of headsets and combine these with headphones that can be used for the listening portion of the test. A very popular style of headphone for WIDA is the AVID Education AE-35. Similar in style to the AE-36, the AE-35 is a lightweight style with an adjustable headband that fits most students’ heads. A comfortable style for long-term use, the AE-35 is a good choice for both computer and language labs as well as classroom and school-wide headphone sets. With bulk pricing available, these headphones are not only a reliable choice for schools but are also affordable.

WIDA testing has become an important tool for school districts, and having the right equipment puts students in the best position to succeed. As schools begin to plan for the next academic year and look for headset solutions, keep these WIDA recommendations in mind!

How To Add Color To Your Classroom

Picking the right color

When thinking about sprucing up your classroom décor you should start by setting the right mood for your classroom needs. If you’re looking to inspire, motivate, or relax your students there is a color that can help you keep your classroom on track.

Studies show that certain colors in the classroom can maximize information retention and stimulate participation. Primary colors are all good options for your classroom: red, yellow, green, blue.

You can bring in these colors as accent walls, bookcases, or motivational signs and boards, or even plants. Consider adding pops of these colors with classroom supplies like our colorful headphone sets.

Red brings in high energy and creativity. Yellow help facilitate collaboration. Green helps to relax and calm great for a reading nook or class library. Blue helps with calming and inspiring.

Décor and More

Use your walls to display unique themes and showcase your students work. You can find tons of great inspiration and sometimes free downloadables for classroom wall displays on Pinterest. Here are some fun free printables that you can use to customize your classroom…

Classroom Theme

Think about changing up your classroom theme: Changing out classroom décor can keep your students engaged and excited to learn. There are tons for fun themes on Pinterest to bring color and inspiration to your students. From Dr. Seuss to Woodsy garden you can transform your classroom and take your students learning to the next level. You can match your theme to your classroom reading list or something your students are interested in like a popular book. Depending on the grade you teach you can add lots of colors to make a space your students will love. For inspiration check out this list of unique classroom themes.

Colorful Encore Data Products

We can also help you add color to your classroom with our educational headphones and headsets. Some of our most colorful products are our HamiltonBuhl Flex-Phones Color Blast, and our Bucket of Earbuds Red, White, and Blue

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Over-ear headphones – what you need to know!

How do I choose between “over-ear “headphones versus “on ear” or simple earbuds?

Over-ear headphones create an enriched, personal hearing environment. These are ideal for educational settings as they provide high quality sound with the durable designs for day-in-day-out use.

Selected with classrooms, learning and language labs, training facilities and educational touring in mind, Encore brings you a large selection from best brands in the business: Hamiltonbuhl, Califone , Cyber Acoustics , ThinkWrite , Andrea Communications and AVID Education.

The headphone earcups provide ambient noise-reducing qualities to allow the user to focus on the audio rather than external sounds.

On-ear headphones allow you to hear external sounds.

Whether you need stereo, mono or dual stereo/mono headphones with or without volume control, our knowledgeable customer care team will guide you through determining your facility’s needs and set you up with the audio equipment that fits your budget.

Most headphones in this category meet the PARCC and Common Core testing requirements.

As a quick rule of thumb, monaural headphones are ideal for listening to single source recordings such as content for language learning and development (ELL/ELD) activities, speech pathology, and lesson videos.

Stereo headphones are ideal for educational gaming, online learning, music appreciation classes and 21st century learning using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

It is important to know if the audio source is a mono or stereo player as well, since plugging a stereo headphone into a mono source will result in sound only coming from one of the two earcups.

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Here is a small selection – many more online!

CALIFONE 3068-AV HEADPHONES SWITCHABLE STEREO/MONO HEADPHONES

Switchable Stereo/Mono classroom headphones
Ambient noise-reducing earcups help students focus
2 Year warranty for schools

HAMILTON BUHL SC-7V SCHOOLMATE DELUXE OVER-EAR HEADPHONES

Deluxe Over-Ear Education Headphones with Volume Control

The HamiltonBuhl SchoolMate SC-7V headphones with volume control is the perfect companion to today’s ever growing classroom technology – Apple and Android devices, tablets, computers, MP3 players and more.

Each student needs durable headphones with high quality sound to get the most out of their high tech lessons. The noise-isolating, closed-back design of this unit provides a superior learning environment for students and makes this model an ideal headphone for testing.

And now the HamiltonBuhl SC 7V headphones feature our unique 6′ Dura-Cord – the chew, kink and knot-resistant, PVC-jacketed, braided cord – specially-designed to be more durable and reliable than ever!

AVID EDUCATION AE-808 CLASSROOM & LIBRARY STEREO/MONO HEADPHONE VOLUME

Extremely durable headphones, as well as versatile.
Featuring padded vinyl headbands and earpads for extra comfort and easy cleaning.
– Ideal as classroom headphones, as library headphones and more.

Your one stop shop for education headphones!

Our focus is offering the latest in classroom listening technology from quality education-centric manufacturers – such as HamiltonBuhl, Avid Education, Cyber Acoustics, Thinkwrite, Califone and Soundnetic. From pre-school headphones to early education headphones we have you covered with the best high-quality products. 
We understand the importance of students to learn and test at their own pace and external noise reduction is of utmost importance.
Encore has done the research for you by offering a wide selection of high-quality headphones, headsets, and earbuds designed for students from pre-K through high school. 
Quantity pricing is available for many items along with multi-packs.
Purchase orders also are accepted.
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Remember to choose the best device for your classroom learning situation!

 

ON EAR HEADPHONES

Using on-ear classroom headphones is an economical solution for schools and educational centers to meet the demands of 21st-century education, technology, and testing requirements. The ear cushions rest on the outer ear, making the headphone light, comfortable and less prone to overheating the ears. The on-ear headphone style also allows the wearer the benefit from hearing the outside environment.
Selected with classrooms, learning and language labs, training facilities and educational touring in mind, Encore brings you a large selection from best brands in the business: Hamilton, Califone, AVID Education and our own designs. Whether you need disposable, multi-use with replaceable parts or easy to clean and disinfect on-ear headphones, our knowledgeable customer care team will guide you through determining your school’s needs and set you up with the audio equipment that fits your budget. Many early learning headphones, pre-school headphones, and early education headphones in this category meet the PARCC and Common Core testing requirements.

OVER-EAR HEADPHONES

Our over-ear headphones create an enriched, personal hearing environment. These are ideal for educational settings as they provide high-quality sound with the durable designs for day-in-day-out use. Selected with classrooms, learning and language labs, training facilities and educational touring in mind, Encore brings you a large selection from best brands in the business: Hamilton, Califone and AVID Education. The headphone earcups provide ambient noise-reducing qualities to allow the user to focus on the audio rather than external sounds. Whether you need stereo, mono or dual stereo/mono headphones with or without volume control, our knowledgeable customer care team will guide you through determining your facility’s needs and set you up with the audio equipment that fits your budget. Most headphones in this category meet the PARCC and Common Core testing requirements.
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It is important to know if the audio source is a mono or stereo player as well since plugging a stereo headphone into a mono source will result in sound only coming from one of the two earcups. These are great for early learning, pre-school, and educational settings.

HEADSETS WITH MICROPHONES

Encore helps you keep it simple or go high tech when your school is in need of [block]5[/block]. Consider our many selections of early learning headphones and educational headsets. Selected with classrooms, learning and language labs, training facilities and educational touring in mind, Encore brings you a large selection from the best brands in the business: Hamilton, Califone, Cyber Acoustics and AVID Education.
Simple and economical earbuds or on-ear headsets with a boom or an inline mic can help your school engage in English Language Arts, language learning and development (ELL/ELD) activities, speech pathology, and other individualized instructional activities.
Schools with larger learning centers and bigger budgets may want to consider [block]6[/block] with mono/stereo, volume control or noise control options to provide the optimum individual learning environment from early learning through High School.
If your school is planning ahead for future PARCC and Common Core testing, legislation will begin requiring headphones with microphones for speaking and listening testing.

 

 

CLASSROOM EARBUDS
Should I buy classroom or disposable earbuds?
Classroom Ear Buds are sturdier and designed for long term usage.
[block]8[/block]Bulk Disposable Earbuds are priced LOW and still often last as long as the classroom versions, just without a warranty.  Great for testing, short-term use or giveaways.

WIRELESS HEADPHONES

Wireless headphones provide flexibility for those who do a lot of personal listening. No wires to tangle you up allows for greater mobility to listen, learn, play or work.
Encore’s selected systems are compatible for SMART/HDTV, DVD, Blu-Ray, gaming systems, computers, tablets, TV, mobile phones and music devices. Our wireless headphones are ideal for language learning, literacy groups, ELL / ELD applications, audiobook listening, and testing centers. Our brand options allow from 100′ to 300’ reception range from the digital wireless transmitter.
Choose from Califone’s color-coded transmission headphones or Hamilton’s multi-channel Bluetooth transmitter headphones; both allow up to four different color-coded channels of simultaneous audio listening. Headphones are sold separately or in systems of four.

MULTIPACKS

Looking to create a media center or learning lab within your school? Allow Encore to provide you with package options to meet your budget and learning and testing needs. Encore brings you the best options from Hamilton and Califone. Choose from on-ear or over-ear headphones and headsets in sets of 5, 10 or 12. Each set comes with a unique carry/storage kit. From early learning headphones to educational headphones these packs have many uses.
These sets are also great for libraries, testing center, museum tours, office environments, hotels, spas, gyms, airlines, tour companies and more.

Education technology for young learners available here!

Looking for a wide range of education products tailored specifically for young learners?

Encore Data Products is proud to offer a wide range of classroom tested headphones and headsets designed to be tough and easy to clean – available in classpacks , listening centers and a variety of fun colors to keep young minds engaged!

Also – we have a growing range of Makerspace kit products designed for STEM and STEAM learning.

For slightly older students we also offer the innovative PiTop modular laptop to learn coding and basic engineering skills.

A brief selection is outlined below.

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BLACK FLEX-PHONESAF AND JUKE24 – SIX STATION WIRELESS LISTENING CENTER WITH INDESTRUCTIBLE HEADPHONES

6 Person Juke24 Wireless Flex Listening Center

This wireless 6 person listening center offers unparalleled versatility, unrivaled functionality and value by combining our award-winning wireless Flex-PhonesAF™ headphones – the most popular early learning, single construction, virtually indestructible headphones, with Juke24™ the one-of-a-kind, next-generation media player and jukebox in one!

Whether you are using it for language acquisition and literacy activities, foreign language instruction, singing, storytelling or gym activities, fostering learning, creativity and independence will be easy with Juke24™ Wireless Flex Listening Centers. Use it once and this wireless listening center will become an integral part of your classroom!

Featuring plug and play simplicity, easily connect Juke24 to the wireless multi-channel FM transmitter, then transmit the audio content to a virtually limitless number of wireless Flex-PhonesAF headphones – eliminating wires and cords!

Juke24™ Wireless Flex Listening Center for 6 People Includes:

  • (1) Silver/Black Juke24™:

The amazing, portable, patent pending, media player and digital jukebox that let’s you listen to your favorites, at the touch of a button, as often as you want!

Simply load up to 48 hours of any music or audio from CD, computer, smartphone, laptop or flash drive, even read and record lessons, podcasts, broadcasts, songs, poems or books to listen to, anytime.

All 24 visually customizable buttons can be re-programmed at any time with new content, and as ingenious as it is to upload content to the Juke24™, assigning custom artwork to the 24 buttons is just as easy. Using the free iPhone app, creating button artwork is fun and quick.

Built tough to withstand the rigors of daily use, Juke24™ comes with built-in 4 GB of memory, has a back-loading CD player, karaoke function with talkover mic for sing-along, built-in speakers, digital display and translucent button covers.

  • (6) Black Flex-PhonesAF™ Headphones:

HamiltonBuhl dual-channel wireless Flex-PhonesAF™ are nearly indestructible, made from a single piece of EVA foam – the safe, non-toxic, BPA-free, soft and an extremely flexible material.

Our award-winning Flex-Phones™ are certified for all major USA and international child safety testing standards.

Recommended for children ages 3 and up, Flex-Phones™ come with two dedicated FM channel receivers and deliver high quality sound without cords and wires.

Check out the other fun colors !

Useful for classroom organization activities and lesson planning.

CALIFONE HUSH BUDDY KIDS HEARING PROTECTOR PANDA

Designed to fit smaller heads than larger adult-sized hearing protection, this Hush Buddy is for children who need increased quiet for sensitivity reasons (if they have heightened auditory sensitivities) or just for more focused activities such as reading.

Each one has comfortable, cushioned ear pads that go around, not resting on, the ears to block out the maximum amount of external noise. Each Hush Buddy features an industry leading noise reduction rating (NRR) of 27dB, which lets in 24.2% less sound than the closest competitive item.

The padded headband helps distributes the weight, making it extremely comfortable, even when worn for longer periods of time. There’s no assembly required, just put a Hush Buddy on and it’s ready to go to work

CALIFONE 1114YL-4 4-POSITION LISTENING FIRST LISTENING CENTER YELLOW

This bright and fun-colored Listening Center will help engage your students. Made to fit younger children, the headphones and jackbox are designed for use in stereo-based (computer) activities. It is ideal for use in ELD / ELL, Title 3, and Special Education programming in classes with high student to computer ratios.

Four Listening First headphones (2800 Series) features:
Adjustable headband, permanently attached cord with reinforced connection, lengthy 5′-6″ straight cord with right angle plug to reduce accidental pull-out, ambient noise-reducing earcups keep students on task and lower outside noise.

Mini Stereo Jackbox (1114 Series) features:

Silver-plated contacts prevent “crackling” sounds, individual volume controls, skid-resistant pads at each corner won’t mar or scrape surface, 3.5mm stereo plug with detachable 6′ patch cord (not shown) connects with media players.

Rugged ABS plastic construction for safety and durability in high-use situations

PC and Apple compatible

STEAM SNIPS KIT – ELECTRONIC BUILDING AND CODING MODULES

STEAM SNIPS™ are electronic building modules that can be combined in an infinite number of ways, creating all sorts of electronic inventions, and best of all, they are designed to appeal to both boys and girls.

STEAM SNIPS™ include 73 different components, each can work with every other module in the set – all that is needed is imagination, inspiration and curiosity to build an infinite number of combinations of electronics products.

  • Power modules – everything requires energy
  • Input modules – sensors and detectors to sense, detect and collect environmental data – sound, light, temperature, humidity, motion,tilt, flame, IR distance, water moisture, ultrasonic, switches, buttons, dimmers
  • Output modules – produce motion, audio and visual effects that include LED lights, buzzers, speakers, motors, relays, servos and fans
  • Controller– controls output based on logic and can be combined with other programmable modules to adjust input and output parameters.

Along the way, kids will learn what is required to bring inventions and ideas to life:

  1. Circuitry knowledge
  2. Hardware operation and control
  3. Software programming and coding
  4. Creative thinking and problem solving

STEAM SNIPS™ make it easy for teachers to stoke the flames of curiosity that open up the world of science, technology, engineering, creativity coding and inventing to their students. Ages 5+.

HAMILTONBUHL ADVANCED LEVEL STEAM STARTER PACK STEM-4E

Bring STEAM curriculum to life with HamiltonBuhl’s Advanced Skill Level Starter STEAM Kit full of engineering and coding robots, augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing and media production activities!

Tomorrow’s inventors and problem-solvers are today’s students, teaching them a better understanding of STEAM concepts will be essential in preparing them for the careers of tomorrow. This advanced skill level kit is ideal for all middle and high school grades.

Each product in this Starter STEAM Pack comes with FREE downloadable lesson plans.

Advanced Level – Starter STEAM Pack Includes:

(1) Edison Educational Robot Kit – Set of 2 (EDIBOT-2)
These LEGO® compatible educational robots are clean, safe, reusable, expandable and robust, providing students across all grade levels, from ages 5+, with a range of combinations, and possibilities. Each Edison robot features a host of sensors and can be programmed using a growing number of FREE software applications. Each programmable Edison robot interacts with the world via infrared (IR) transmitters and receivers, line tracking, barcode reading, playing sounds and music, plus sound detection.

(1) HB Invent! Kit – Assembling And Coding Robot (INVBOT)
The custom-designed HB Invent! Kit is developed for STEM-based curriculum. The kit comes with all the components needed to create a variety of fun, programmable inventions – a wheeled robot – complete with collision sensors, buzzers, color-changing lights, line sensors and even infrared sensors that can detect fire! As students assemble the robot, they will be learning a multitude of subjects including robotics and general science concepts such as sensors, engineering and math. As students program the robot to complete various tasks, they will learn coding in Crumble – drag-and-drop programming software – similar to Scratch.

(1) 3D Magic Pen™ – 3D Printing Pen (MPEN)

(3) Filament Pack of 15 Vibrant Colors for 3D Magic Pen™ (MPFB)
The pack includes an assortment of 10′ long filament colors from orange, yellow, red, blue, purple, and pink to even lime green and more.

(1) ChronoQuest™ 3D Interactive Augmented Reality Timeline (CQTUBE)
Created by technologists, informed by educators, ChronoQuest™ uses Augmented Reality to shed exciting new light on history. Century-by-century, students quest through time learning about, even adding to, history’s past! ChronoQuest™ Timelines are pre-programmed and regularly updated with content from six subjects for immediate fun, active, and participation learning.

(1) HB LED GrowLight™ Kit (GLITE)
With HamiltonBuhl’s LED GrowLight Kit, photosynthesis will no longer be an abstract concept, but will be an observable event as students tune the GrowLight LED lights to the optimal spectrum for the plant they are growing. The HB LED GrowLight Kit is an indoor hydroponic gardening kit for planting and growing a variety of herbs, fruits and vegetables right in the classroom.

(1) Animation Studio Kit (ANI-KIT)
Teaching kids multimedia skills develop their critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and collaboration capabilities and demystifies media and IT technologies. Almost any topic can be made more interesting using stop motion animation, and students will learn from this exciting teaching technique. The Animation Studio Kit includes a 5MP, 30FPS, gooseneck webcam with a non-slip base and Animate It! stop motion animation software, developed by the award winning makers of “Wallace & Gromit.”

(1) Green Screen Production Kit (GRN-KIT)
With a quick and easy setup of the green screen backdrop in front of the included 5MP, 30FPS, gooseneck webcam, students will be able to create short news broadcasts, weather forecasts, short reviews, virtual visits to far away places – the planets, the solar system, the Pyramids, the Amazon, the ocean depths, even time travel, all without leaving the classroom.

(1) AirComfort™ Climate Tracking Device (AIR-ORG)
Delivering on STEAM education requirements, the AirComfort is a handy device that measures and collects climate data in 5-40 minute increments. Using the FREE companion app, students can chart, graph, analyze and draw conclusions, then run experiments to see if they can affect change. What a great way to introduce kids to statistics, reporting and analysis. Without realizing it, they will be learning an essential STEAM skill set that prepares them for their future.

(1) Spectra VIP – Virtual Reality Goggles (SVRG1)

PI-TOP V2 LAPTOP WITH RASPBERRY PI 3 MODEL B+

pi‑top is a modular laptop that gives you the tools to complete amazing DIY projects and bring your inventions to life. It’s the perfect tool to help you learn to code, create awesome devices, and take your knowledge to the next level.

Sliding Keyboard Design
Slide out the keyboard to reveal the built in Modular Rail. It’s a workspace for you to build your creations, using pi-top accessories and electronic components.

Includes Inventor’s Kit
pi-top teaches you to create your own inventions on your journey as an inventor. We’ll help you get started with this awesome inventor’s kit click the icons to see what you can make.

pi-topOS: Polaris
At the heart of everything is our shining star – pi-topOS: Polaris – included with pi-top.

AVID FISHBONE FLEXIBLE BREAKAWAY TRRS ADAPTER

This flexible breakaway TRRS adapter helps prevent pin breakage inside expensive electronic devices when a student pulls mistakenly yanks the cord when standing rapidly or when a device falls on the ground – a necessity for students of ALL ages!

How to choose the correct headphone plug for your device!

How do I know the correct headphone to use?

Check out our guide to headphone plug types.

Headphones in the classroom connect to computers, PC’s, tablets ,smartphones and other audio devices.

Its critical to use the correct headphone for the job!

Curriculum directors will confirm whether a microphone is also required for language learning or testing applications.

This will affect the plug type on your headphones – so you can determine the correct headphone or headset to use on your particular device.

The most common plug types are summarized here.

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TRRS

Extremely popular.

The majority of tablets and many computers have this single 3.5mm headphone jack that allows you to simply plug-in and use.  A solution for listening and talking-for example- online assessment testing.

TRRS means : Tip Ring Ring Sleeve – 4 conductors allowing stereo audio plus a mono microphone input.

DUAL 3.5mm

Typically found on desktop computers and plugs directly into the sound card.

Ensure the mic and stereo left and right cables are correctly connected!

 

 

USB

Connected directly to your computer USB port.

Microphone capable as well as stereo audio for listening.

Once plugged in- your computer will recognize your USB headset as the listening device and keep drivers automatically updated.

A popular education choice for language learning and State testing assessments – eg.TELPAS , WIDA , PARCC

Single 3.5mm (TRS) Stereo

For listening only and same as TRRS without microphone capability.

Extremely popular!

Quarter inch Jack

A precursor to the 3.5mm TRS connector.

For listening in mainly mono applications now, for example : (English Language Learning / ELD, language labs, speech pathology.)

 

Looking to avoid broken headphone jacks?

Looking to avoid expensive repairs to your electronic devices caused by headphone jack or pin breakage?

Check out Avid Education flexible breakaway TRRS adapter-which helps prevent pin breakage inside expensive electronic devices when a student pulls mistakenly yanks the cord when standing rapidly or when a device falls on the ground.

Inspired by the swimming motion of fish, the AVID Fishbone bends in the middle across the ribs while rotating in the device’s jack.

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This flex-and-bend reorients the AVID Fishbone’s jack in the direction of the pulling force allowing the headphone pin to disengage without causing damage – a perfect solution!
Available in any color as long as it’s green, the Fishbone is part of AVID’s targeted approach to increasing time on learning by reducing technology failure.

This product complies with applicable CPSIA and TPCH regulations.

Perfect for schools , business , tour groups , museums , hotels , conferences – or any where with high usage for headphones/headsets/earbuds.

Very cost effective and in stock.

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LOOKING FOR SAVINGS ON QUALITY CLASSROOM HEADPHONES?

Looking to equip your classroom or media room with quality durable headphones for learning and testing?

Check out the big savings and volume discounts on AVID EDUCATION AE-35 stereo headphones available in blue and white – and in casepack option for better organization.

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The design has been specifically created and reinforced with the school environment in mind and is already used by thousands of children around the country.  This headphone comes with our signature braided Nylon cord for extra resistance to chewing.  For these reasons, it is perfect to give one to each student in the classroom and is easily stored in individual desks. Available in white or blue. Great choice for schoolheadphones.

Extra Comfortable and Easy to Clean
Its light weight and mid-size ear cups make the AE-35 ideal for a child, or
young adult. Both the ear cups and the headband are made with padded
Vinyl that is easy to clean and keep sanitary. Additionally, the cord is 6-foot
long to accommodate children of any age comfortably and wraps into a
Velcro tie for easy storage.

Classroom pack has 12 AE-35 white or blue headphones in carry case.

 

 

Looking for a one stop edtech shopping solution?

Looking to simplify your purchasing of education technology products for your classroom or school district?

We make it simple.

We have a vast dynamic inventory sourced from the best manufacturers in the edtech field – as well as a knowledgable customer service team and intuitive website!

Looking for State testing approved headsets?… or charging solutions for multiple Chromebooks and iPads? – we have you covered – with multiple choices to choose from.

FREE Ground shipping on most USA orders over $49.99 too.
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Call Encore Data Products Toll Free 866 926 1669 , fax , email or shop online

 

 

Our main focus is listening technology: headphones , headsets , earbuds -designed for durability mainly for education market.

We carry manufacturers developing products specifically for this market : HamiltonBuhl , Avid Education , Califone , Cyber Acoustics , ThinkWrite , Soundnetic.

Consequently we have model lines that meet the State class testing requirements for headsets – be it WIDA , TELPAS, PARCC etc

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We carry a vast selection of earbuds – perfect for one time use , promo giveaway and perfect for schools, libraries , plasma donation clinics , hospitals , hotels , gyms , spas , museums , tourist attractions or businesses.

 

 

 

 

 

We offer charging solutions in all configurations to charge multiple devices: laptops , ChromeBooks , iPads etc for STEM classes , classrooms  and media rooms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEM/STEAM  learning and computer science is covered by multiple products – including the Pi-Top modular laptop.

 

The latest technology  such as Meural digital art canvas is also covered – perfect for classroom curriculum for art history , science , sociology and history.

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