Category Archives: Classroom Technology

Document Camera

In a perfect world, your students would be in class every day and every student would be at the same stages of your lesson plans. But life happens. Sometimes students can be out for athletic activities, sick days, or suspension. Keeping track of where every student is in your lesson plan can be tough, making it difficult to know which students may need to take home assignments. They may have missed out on key information that even make up work cannot help. The Boardshare High Definition Document Camera can help!

With the Boardshare High Definition Document Camera, you can record videos, turn captured images into video, and use a time-lapse feature that allows you to digitally annotate. These features can be useful in the classroom in multiple ways:

  1. Record Videos- Sometimes students need extra help they can’t get at school. You can use your Boardshare High Definition Document Camera to record lesson plans or live classroom days. Students who are absent will be able to watch these and feel like they were in class while catching up. They will enjoy the benefits of seeing first hand what the conversation was around and can pause or stop while doing assignments. You can also share with other teachers, staff, or parents. With the help of parents and your videos, they will be up to date.
  2. Captured Image to Video- Some students are visual learners while others are verbal learners. Turning your PDF assignments into a video with side notes and voiceover narration can bring a full picture for both types of learners.
  3. Time-lapse- Some students need to see someone else work out a problem to know how to solve the one they are working on. If you’re working through something on paper, you can use the time-lapse feature to make a video working out an equation or creating a drawing. This would help students see fast-paced versions of what they are working on.

As you can see, the Boardshare High Definition Document Camera can be used in the classroom in various ways. With the USB feature, it can hook into your computer, laptop, or projector making it run throughout your entire lesson. And this high-resolution camera is incredibly affordable compared to other makes and models.

On top of all the ways this can incorporate into the classroom the Boardshare High Definition Document Camera is also great for business settings. It can be used for business presentations, webinars, lectures and more!

For more information or to order your own Boardshare High Definition Document Camera, the fine staff at Encore Data Products, Inc. will be happy to help!

How Technology is Changing English as Another Language Instruction

Long gone are the days in which students learning English simply memorize and repeat what their textbooks and teachers tell them. English learners around the world of all ages are tapping into and embracing the power of technology in countless ways to enhance and support their language-learning experience. Technology in the English language acquisition classroom is critical to helping students not only learn English but also to be able to succeed academically in main content areas.

Video

One of the most widely-used methods of teaching English using technology is the use of video. Students can watch short clips that are relevant to a particular grammatical point they’re learning, vocabulary content they’re studying, or to practice social pragmatic skills by watching a roleplay of how language is used in certain social situations, for example.

As a self-study tool, video empowers students to practice listening and to learn new vocabulary by watching YouTube videos, television shows, movies, documentaries, and more in English. With the subtitles turned on and then off, students can pick up more of what characters are saying and master more of the language on their own.

Video can also be used as a tool to demonstrate understanding of a particular topic and to practice all four domains of learning a language: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Students can write a script, act it out, read it on camera, and listen to themselves with school headphones as they edit and re-shoot video of they find parts of it aren’t clear. They can then share this video with their peers and instructors as a demonstration of what they’re learning.

Apps

Hundreds of apps are available for mobile phones, iPads, tablets, and PCs that focus on various aspects of learning English. For example, students can listen to podcasts with headphones on a topic that they’re interested in, such as the latest news. They might play games that encourage them to practice their grammar skills or improve their reading comprehension. The number of apps for practicing specific English skills are nearly limitless, it seems, as new apps are being created every day.

Blogs and Pen Pals

To improve writing, students can engage in a wide variety of activities that incorporate technology. For instance, students might write posts in small groups, pairs, or as individuals for the class blog. They are likely to pay more attention to their writing if they know that it’s available to the world through the Internet and that their classmates will be reading their posts and then commenting on them (another great way to practice writing).

Students can connect with other English learners or with native speakers of English in another class through websites that connect teachers and students around the world as pen pals. If a student has an e-pen pal they like to write to, they are more likely to be internally motivated to put their ideas into an email to share with their pen pal on a regular basis than if they have to write just because the teacher says to.

Another idea to improve writing is to have students share their thoughts on online articles or discussion forums. The BBC offers a site for teenage students to read short news stories and then comment on them, for example. Using online identities (and with parents’ permission for young students), commenting on news stories or in a class discussion forum can be great ways for students to utilize technology to improve their language abilities.

Computer Testing

Technology is not just present in the classroom for instructional purposes. For students who live in countries or who attend schools where academic content is presented in English, they often face difficulties in learning how to use the technology required for them to take assessments of their academic abilities, including their English language proficiency.

Teachers must do more than teach English. They must teach students how to use the platforms, click and drag, type in text boxes, for example. Students must learn vocabulary related to the instructions for the technological aspects of the test, such as “drag” or “icon.”

Students who are from low-income homes may not have access to computers and the Internet, and their schools may not have much in the way of computers, either, if they are located in low-income areas. Students may be familiar with how to use mobile phones and tablets more than computers, and this can put them at a disadvantage when they have to put on their headphones during an assessment at school and navigate the exam’s computer interface on their own.

Technology is not just for entertainment purposes. English courses for adults and children are available for free and for a cost. Private tutors and online English teaching companies teach using web conferencing software. Schools and governments test students using computers and expect them to know how to use them and the Internet to research and write papers.

Teachers are incorporating technology into the classroom to make learning more fun and engaging for students on an individual level. Technology in the English classroom is changing the way students are taught and how they learn, and it will continue to do so in new ways as technology advances.

References: https://busyteacher.org/13732-using-technology-esl-instruction-10-modern-ways.html

http://www.colorincolorado.org/blog/computer-based-common-core-testing-considerations-and-supports-ells

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.

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.
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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.

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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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Call toll free 866 926 1669 we are happy to help!

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.)

 

SNIPS : Engineering, Creativity and Coding kits for a STEAM education!

Looking to prepare students for the technological advancements happening now and prepare them for future employment and career goals too?

Fortunately, the rapidly-advancing technology is creating new ways to make teaching more immediate, interesting and varied – such as STEAM SNIPS™ from HamiltonBuhl.

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. 

Perfect for library , computer science class and makerspace projects.

Available from Encore Data Products – 

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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+.

Specifications:
  • Suitable for Ages 5+
  • Cross All Grade Levels K-12
  • Electronics Sensor Knowledge
  • Electronical Hardware Knowledge
  • Circuitry Structure and Configuration
  • Logic Gate operation
  • Input Modules (Color-Coded Pink)
  • Output Modules (Color-Coded Yellow)
  • Logic and Power Control Modules (Color-Coded blue)
  • 51 Input/Output/Logic and Power Components
    • 17 Input Modules
    • 11 Output Modules
    • 23 Logic and Power Components
  • 2 Power Source Components (PC: USB cable and 9V battery wire)
    • 10 pcs. (6.75” Micro USB cables)
    • 10 pcs. (12.75” Micro USB cables)
  • LED Rope
  • Yellow Fan and Motor
  • DC 5V Fan
  • Speaker
  • (1) Servos
  • Non-Programmable Mode for younger learners
  • Programmable Mode for learning advanced techniques
  • Durable to withstand rigors of classroom and heavy-duty daily use
  • Scratch and Arduino Programming for PC (Operating Systems: Windows 7/8/10)