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5 Ways to Keep Your School Headphones Clean

These days, nearly all students will need headphones, headsets, or earbuds during their time in school to complete important parts of their education. Sets of school headphones often undergo heavy use: in a class setting, students may use an assigned pair of headphones for most of the year, while in a lab setting, hundreds of students may use the same pair of headphones each week. In these types of environments, how can educators keep headphones and headsets clean and sanitary for the next student to use, whether in the next week or the next year? Below, we outline some of the best techniques that teachers and educators can employ to keep their headphone sets in good working order and ready for use.

  1. Headphone cleaning spray. Cleaning spray is a good solution for dirt that has set into the plastic parts of headphones and headsets. Hamilton Buhl offers a headphone cleaning spray that is free of harsh chemicals, alcohol, and ammonia, and is specifically designed to leave headphones streak- and scratch-free. This non-toxic spray is safe to use in the classroom and is a great way to keep your school headphones, headsets, and earbuds looking like new. By using this spray, many teachers are able to refresh a class set of headphones or headsets for a new group of students to use or keep headphones from getting too dirty over the course of the school year.
  2. Leatherette or rubber earpads. Earpads constructed out of these materials are amazingly easy to clean. Leatherette and rubber earpads can be wiped down in between use with any standard cleaner, making the transition between one student and the next a breeze. Many educators prefer these earpads since they will not collect as much dirt as a foam earpad. Leatherette and rubber earpads are available on a wide range of headphones, from durable, lab-style headphones that will last the school year to disposable headphones perfect for school testing, guaranteeing that there is a pair that will fit your needs.
  3. Headphone covers. Headphone covers are disposable, sanitary, cloth coverings that slide on over a headphone’s earpieces and protect them from building up dirt, skin cells, and oils from repeated use. Often utilized in hospitals to maintain sanitary conditions, headphone covers are easy to put on and take off. Once one student is finished with their work, the covers can be removed and disposed of and a new pair attached so that the headphones are ready for the next student. Headphone covers are a great way to keep headphones in good working condition, as keeping dirt and grime out of the earpieces can also extend the life of earpieces that are not washable. There are even microphone covers for headsets!
  4. UV Sterilizer.  Here is an ideal solution for eradicating germs on your headphones and other surfaces in the classroom.   A safe and effective tool that offers 99.9% sterilization of all the “bad stuff” than can be found in the classroom.
  5. Disposable headphones or earbuds.In some situations, the most efficient way to keep headphones clean in between uses is to swap them for a new pair. This is especially effective in school testing environments or learning modules where headphones will only be used for a short period of time and then not needed again after a few weeks. Disposable school headphones and earbuds are available in a wide variety of styles, and save educators the time needed to clean and wipe down multiple pairs of headphones or switch out sanitary covers.

By following the above guidelines, you can keep your school headphones and earbuds clean and in good working condition, enabling students to get the most out of their learning time. If you have any questions about which hygiene solution would work best for your needs, our team at Encore is always ready to help! Feel free to get in touch with us, and we’ll be happy to work with you!

The Best Ways to Store Your School Headphones in the Classroom

Follow these tips and tricks to easily and safely store your school headphones.

Headphones, headsets, and earbuds have become standard and essential learning aids in the classroom. By enabling students to complete listening comprehension exercises, language fluency tests, and other audio applications, they help turn classroom learning into a dynamic experience. Many teachers and educators invest in a set of headphones for their classrooms; however, these can easily wear out if they are not stored correctly. Read on to discover the best way to store headphones to keep them out of the way when not in use and protect their lifespans.

  1. Use a headphones storage bag.Many classrooms assign a pair of headphones to each student to use throughout the year. To keep track of whose headphones are whose—and to prevent loose cords from tangling—a storage bag is a useful accessory. Most storage bags come with a panel for students to label with their name, so when headphones are put away it is easy for students to find their own pair the next time. Storage bags come in a few sizes to accommodate different sizes of headphones and are a very affordable choice for computer labs and classrooms.
  2. Use a headphones storage case.A number of popular school headphone brands provide durable storage cases for educators to look after their equipment. Califone and Hamilton Buhl each have examples of hard plastic cases designed to stand up to the rigors of the classroom, and these come in a few sizes to store anywhere from 12 to 30 headphones. These cases provide a way to pack up headphones when not in use and protect them from over-handling; the cases also keep headphone cords out of the way, thus minimizing the chances of cords getting tangled, frayed, or broken. Storage cases are a good choice for headphones that are only used a few times a year, such as for standardized testing, and need to be kept safe and out of the way for daily activities. Storage cases also feature handles and can be easily carried from classroom to classroom.
  3. Use a headphone storage rack.Headphone storage racks are especially useful for computer labs, language labs, and other areas where headphones will often be in use. Some racks are designed to sit on a counter and hold about 6 to 12 headphones for classroom use, while the largest rack available can hold dozens of headphones and can be wheeled from room to room, making it perfect for mobile lab activities. Headphone racks are a great solution for headphones that are in use frequently: students can grab their headphones from the rack, use them, and then return them when they are finished. This keeps headphones in one area instead of spread throughout the classroom and can also be used to keep track of headphone pairs to make sure none go missing.
  4. Use a school earbud case.While most storage options center around headphones, there are also options available for students and classrooms that prefer to use earbuds. If you plan on stocking your classroom with earbuds and would like a way to store them, there are styles available that come with an individual storage case. Students can store these at their desk, or they can be kept in a classroom storage area. Earbud cases are made of hard plastic, so they easily protect the earbuds from damage. Some cases also provide a way to store cords by winding them inside the case. This prevents pulling or tangling of cords in storage and protects them from premature fraying or breaking, damage that is often not covered by warranty.

Whichever storage solution fits your needs, Encore Data Products can help! We offer all of the above storage solutions at competitive prices. If you are unsure which solution might be best, our customer service team will be happy to help with any questions you might have. Once you’ve solved your storage needs, you’ll be all set for a successful school year!

YOUR CLASSROOM HEADPHONE CENTER

Attn: Educators!

Are you looking for a knowledgable resource to choose the correct headphone or headset for your classroom activities?

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. 

We partner with quality education manufacturers ensuring “classroom tough” solutions.

Quantity pricing is available for many items along with multi-packs.

Purchase orders also are accepted. Simply email your Purchase Order or fax to 303-482-1142.

Call us TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 to discuss your needs – we will be happy to help.

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Remember to choose the correct plug type for your device!

Choose between on-ear , over ear ,headsets with mics , disposable headphones , classroom earbuds ,wireless headphones and multi-packs for easy storage.

Here’s a small selection – many more online!

AVID EDUCATION AE-35 CLASSROOM COMPUTER STEREO HEADPHONE[block]5[/block]

The AVID AE35 Headphones / Headsets are a personal set of student headphones derived from our most popular headset model, the AVID AE-36 Headphones with microphone. 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 school headphones.

 

HAMILTONBUHL FLEX-PHONES XL STEREO FOAM
HEADPHONES FOR TEENS – BLUE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Award-winning, nearly indestructible Flex-Phones™ for pre-K and elementary school students are now available in a larger size to accommodate older students!Flex-PhonesXL™ headphones for teenagers come with the same great features, such as a single piece construction made of safe, non-toxic, BPA-free EVA foam.Soft and extremely flexible, Flex-PhonesXL™ come with a headband clip to help adjust and configure the fit for virtually any tween or teen.

Flex-PhonesXL™ comes with the exclusive Dura-Cord™ – the chew, kink and knot-resistant, PVC-jacketed, braided cord.

 

 

AVID EDUCATION AE-9092 CLASSROOM STEREO HEADSET WITH VOICE CONTROL

AVID AE9092 headphones are ideal for computers and tablets that use a TRRS single plug that combines the microphone and sound. Ideal as classroom headphones, library headphones and more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Microphone on the cord; no boom mic
6′ braided nylon cord
Single 3.5mm TRRS plug
Volume control on cord
Padded vinyl earpads and headband – easy to clean!

AVID EDUCATION AE-36 CLASSROOM PACK 12 HEADPHONES IN CASE

AE-36 is the perfect match for use with devices with a single TRRS headphone jack that operates both the speakers and microphone.
– Permanent earpads will stay on the headphone even after multiple uses.
– The headband is padded and adjustable making it a great choice for all ages.

Kit contains:  12 AE-36 headsets in carry case.  Choose your colors!

Cord:  6 foot

Plug:  1/8″ (3.5mm) single plug operates headphones and mic

FREE LESSON PLANS and TEACHER RESOURCES FROM HAMILTON BUHL!

Make sure you have everything you need to feel confident when bringing new technologies into the classroom. With HamiltonBuhl STEAM products, teachers have access to FREE resources, helping students get the most out of educational technology.

Easy to implement, relevant products, and sparking curiosity that will last a lifetime!

Encore Data Products can supply the entire line of HamiltonBuhl STEAM products.

Order by calling TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 or shop ONLINE

We are happy to speak with you – and remember to follow us on social media and stay updated on the latest developments in education technology!

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEAM Learning And Education

Success in college and in the 21st century workplace requires students from elementary school to high school, to learn how to take initiative, prototype and problem solve, work in teams, communicate and build ideas from start to finish.

These are the underpinnings of Project Based Learning and STEAM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. In STEAM environments students learn and develop skills by working in teams, investigate real world problems and engage in building workable solutions.

Teachers don’t have to worry if they’re not coders, engineers or scientists. The right resources can have teachers feeling confident their students are receiving the best education possible.

STEAM Education Resources Include:

  • Teachers guides
  • Standards-aligned lesson plans
  • Instructional videos
  • Tutorials
  • And More!

CLICK HERE FOR FREE RESOURCES!

 

ON-EAR HEADPHONES – WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW!

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

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.

Over-ear headphones and headsets will block external sounds.

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, AVID Education , Cyber Acoustics , Thinkwrite , Andrea Communications 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 classroom headphones in this category meet the PARCC and Common Core testing requirements.

Please call us TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 , order ONLINE , follow our blog and social media for daily updates.

Here is a small selection – many more online!

AVID EDUCATION AE-35 CLASSROOM COMPUTER STEREO HEADPHONE – BLUE & BLACK

The AVID AE35 Headphones / Headsets are a personal set of student headphones derived from our most popular headset model, the AVID AE-36 Headphones with microphone. 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 school headphones.

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.

 

HAMILTON KIDSHA2 SCHOOLMATE PERSONAL STEREO BLUE HEADPHONE

The HamiltonBuhl KIDS-HA2 headphone is the ruggedly constructed, robust yet lightweight headphone ideal for today’s tech filled classrooms

With the ever growing classroom technology, each student needs a high quality, durable headphone to get the most out of their high tech lessons and the KIDS-HA2 headphone not only provides rugged durability and high quality sound, but the lightweight, on-ear design allows for all-day comfort and easy compact storage.

And now the KIDS-HA2 headphone features 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!

Plus each headphone comes with Anti-Lice storage bag – heavy-duty, write-on, moisture-resistant, reclosable bag – to safely help prevent the spread of lice! When the headphone is sealed in the bag, lice are killed in 24-48 hours without the use of chemicals!

HamiltonBuhl headphones are the ideal headphones for schools and testing!

ENC-CCV STEREO BUDGET HEADPHONES WITH LEATHERETTE EARPADS 4 FOOT CORD WITH VOLUME CONTROL

Affordable stereo ENCCCV headphones with VOLUME CONTROL on the cord
Perfect for use Chromebooks, netbooks, PC’s, laptops and more
Individually bagged; sealed in plastic
Adjustable headband
A step above most inexpensive / cheap headphones; great sound quality for the price!

Made from a mix of new and recycled plastic; a great budget selection for Common Core testing & more

CYBER ACOUSTICS ACM-62B STEREO HEADPHONES

ACM-62B stereo headphones house 30mm dynamic drivers, so your music sounds crisper and smoother than ever. The soft foam ear pads complete the package and treat your ears right!

FEATURES:
• Soft foam ear pads
• Adjustable headband

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THINKWRITE ULTRA LIGHT HEADPHONES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ThinkWrite’s ultra light headphones have been designed specifically for the demands of students in classrooms. The headphone is constructed with a special ABS plastic that ensures maximum durability. A chew resistant fabric cable prevents damage from even the toughest chewers.

A great lightweight headphone for the classroom at an affordable price.

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.

Please call us TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 , order ONLINE , follow our blog and social media for daily updates.

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.
Feel free to call TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 , order ONLINE
or fax to 303-482-1142.
Remember to follow us on social media for the latest news and daily updates.
We also exhibit at the major education trade shows  #FETC #TCEA #CUE #ISTE
Be sure to come and see us!

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 FOR CLASSROOM LISTENING CENTERS FOR LANGUAGE LEARNING?

If you are preparing for back to school and looking for wired or wireless listening centers for language learning or classroom testing – we can help you!

Huge selection available – please call our knowledgable customer service team 

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Choose between wired or wireless solutions:

HAMILTON LISTENING CENTER HMC/CD385/6SV DELUXE CASSETTE/CD/AM-FM LISTENING CENTER 6 STATIONS – WIRED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deluxe listening centers include CD or DVD with Cassette/AM-FM boom box, six stereo headphones, six-station stereo jack box with individual volume control in a durable lockable carrying case.

When stored or carried the boom box is protected with soft foam inner panels inside the carrying case.

HAMILTON PCD-CD4 ULTRA PORTABLE CD LISTENING CENTER, 4 STATION – WIRED

 

The Hamilton Ultra Portable CD Listening Center is built for extended use both in and out of the classroom. This listening center is a great economical way to give individual audio and music lessons to students of all ages!

Listening Center Includes:

– HACX-114 CD Player (1)
– MS2L Headphones (4)
– Jackbox (1)
– Carrying Case (1)

CD Player Product Features:
– CD /CD-R Compact Disc Player
– LCD Track display
– 3.5mm mini plug headphone jack
– Low battery indicator
– Programmable tracks
– Buttons: Play/Pause, Mode, Program, Stop/Off, Open, Skip, Search
– Digital volume control
– Runs on 2 AA Batteries (Not Included)
– DC Wall adapter (Not Included)
– Stereo Ear Buds included
– One year warranty

Headphone Product Features:
– Personal, On-Ear Design
– Leatherette Ear Cushions, Replaceable
– Automatic Stereo/Mono
– Plug: 1/8″ Stereo/Mono Jacketed
– Adapter: 1/4″ Stereo/Mono Screw-On
– Cord: 9 feet
– Speaker drivers: 30mm Cobalt magnet type
– Frequency response: 20Hz-20KHz
– Impedance: 32 Ohms
– Sensitivity: 100dB
– Heavy-duty, write-on, reclosable bag (helps prevent the spread of lice)
– Weight: 5 Ounces
– One year warranty

 

CALIFONE CLS SERIES – WIRELESS

The Califone CLS 7xx Series of wireless Headphones are ideal for language learning, literacy groups, ELL / ELD applications, story-time, audio book listening, and library uses.

The headphone reception range is 100 feet.  The color-coded transmitters match the color-coded headphones for easy use.  This helps create flexible learning situations where the students do not need to be next to the media player.
There is no limit to the number of headphones which can be added, only that they must match the same color-coded transmitter frequency and users stay within 100 feet of the transmitter.
Since each colored headphone operates on its own independent frequency, three different groups can enjoy wireless learning in the same room without any interference.

You can purchase listening centers and add headphones or purchase the headphones and transmitters separately.

This is just a small selection of what we offer – follow us on social media for updates

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