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Thankful Contest

During this time of year, we’re reminded of all the people we’re thankful for; friends, family, and favorite teachers! Educators do so much for children all year. They not only teach, they listen, support, and inspire kids every day. We want to give back to the people who dedicate their time to helping students, and celebrate everything they do!

We’re asking for your nominations of anyone in education who has had a positive impact on you or someone you know. This could be a teacher, administrator, librarian, etc., who has been especially helpful or inspiring. Just comment on our posts through Christmas, tagging your favorite educator, and tell us why you’re thankful for them. Maybe they provided extra tutoring, or helped with SAT prep. Share your story! We will be giving headphones away to three winners, and we may have a few surprises as well!

And if you’re a school administrator looking for a way to use some of your end-of-year budget on your teachers, we have lots of the top brands they’ll appreciate. Let’s break down the top headphones your staff will love!

Gumdrop DropTech B1 Headphones:

These are designed for student testing and assessments. They are tough enough for the everyday classroom environment. With a twistable, break-resistant headband, durable earpads, and a 3mm braided chew-proof cord, these are top of the line. Your teachers and students will love using these in the classroom.

ThinkWrite Ultra Durable Headset 3.5mm TRRS Plug:

ThinkWrite headsets are designed specifically for the demands of students in the classroom. These are great for speech to text, and recording voice-overs at schools on iPad and Chromebook. On top of everything mentioned, this headset has noise reduction and comes with a 2-year warranty.

Soundnetic Budget Classroom Headphones, case of 12:

When looking for an affordable option for your classroom, these are a step above most budget headphones. They are less expensive, but with all the features you need in the classroom; great sound quality for the price, volume control, Chromebook compatibility, and they come with a 90-day warranty. These are ideal for common core testing and more!

HamiltonBuhl MS-2LV Education Headphone Leatherette Ear Cushion & Volume:

If you’re looking for the perfect companion for classroom technology and testing, look no further! These robust headphones offer high-quality sound with lightweight, on-ear design. They have a 6-foot, chew-resistant, braided nylon cord, and come in a heavy-duty, reclosable bag.

AVID Education AE-35 Classroom pack of 12:

The AE-35 is derived from our most popular headset model and was designed with the school environment in mind. These headsets feature a 6-foot braided nylon cord for extra resistance to chewing damage. The longer cord length allows children to comfortably move about their desks.

Hamilton HA-2V Schoolmate Personal Stereo Headphone with Volume Control:

These robust headphones offer many great features including in-line volume control. They put out high-quality sound, are lightweight, and have a comfortable on-ear design with foam ear cushions that are replaceable. These are the perfect companion to today’s classroom technology.

We have something for every classroom need! If you’re looking to support a favorite teacher, and help them stock up their classroom, we have everything on their list. We’re also giving away 3 headphones for our Thankful Contest. If you have a favorite educator in your life, nominate them to win by tagging them on our social media posts and let them know why you’re thankful for them. We will have some surprises over the next few weeks for our loyal fans! Be sure to check us out here.

Back-To-School Hacks

With school back in session, you may find yourself busier than ever. With parent-teacher meetings, lesson planning, & packed classrooms, you have your hands full. We’re here to help you with some great classroom hacks to keep yourself organized & your students focused this school year. If you’re looking for better filing & keeping track of supplies, we have you covered! We even have some games & ways to combat classroom noise.

Electronics Organizer

Most classrooms have lots of technologic aids these days. They have everything from iPads & smart boards to educational headphones for state testing. You want to take care of these pricier items to make them last. Encore Data Products has lots of great carts & bins for storage of your technology. Some of our bulk educational headphones even come with their own storage devices.

CEF STEWART STORAGE CART WITH 10 STORAGE BINS

Dice Math

Rolling dice lets your students do math in a different way! It lets them feel like there is a game aspect of their lesson. Let students partner up & practice adding, multiplication or division. The same can be done with a deck of cards to make it a group project.

Dry Erase Storage

Every teacher can use more storage for supplies & other classroom activities. With these bins, you can change out the supplies, wipe the old description off, & write a new description. Great for teachers who go through supplies often & don’t have time to work a label maker.

Toothbrush Holders

These are the perfect size to store pens, pencils, markers, & anything your students may use to write. Label them to keep in drawers or bins for easy organization. No need to look through a bin of mixed up writing tools.

Paper Organization

This paper turn-in station will keep you & your students organized. Never lose an assignment again. We can’t promise your students won’t lose their homework though. You can also make this into a “turn in” station where your students can turn in assignments. With the easy labels on the front, your students will know this is the most important station in the classroom. From turning in assignments to getting extra paper, this will be a lifesaver.

Voice Level Chart

Want to let your students know they are being too loud? Want to let them know when they can talk amongst themselves? This voice chart will let them know where they should be. Just tap a light instead of clapping or counting to 10. Students will start to recognize when you walk over to the panel & learn what they should be doing during the day.

Absent Hanger

We all know students will be absent every now & then. Set up a station for your students to find their missing assignments so they can catch up. This colorful hanging paper holder is perfect to help your students take initiative. Labeled for each day of the week they can easily find what they missed. Update it every week.

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CHROMEBOOK , iPAD , SMARTPHONE , TABLET COMPUTER CHARGING SOLUTIONS!

We have a huge array of mobile device charging solutions in all configurations and price points.

Here are just a few options featured from quality manufacturers.

Perfect for schools, universities , colleges , hotels , veterinary and medical offices , restaurants , auto dealers – in fact anywhere that uses multiple devices!

THINKWRITE 10 PORT USB CHARGER

Charge 10 iPads or other USB powered devices at once with 2.4 amps per port. Features smart charging chip. Detects your device and delivers its fastest possible charge speed.

Replace bulky power strip and separate charging adapters with a compact charging station.

An inexpensive alternative to charging carts.

POWERGISTICS DESKTOP6 PLUS FOR 14″ DEVICES

Open design for maximum airflow, the Desktop Series has numbered shelves, keyed locks, and a lifetime warranty.

Made in USA and multiple wall mounted and free standing solutions available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CEF 10 SLOT IPAD/TABLET/CHROMEBOOK TABLETOP CHARGING STATION

Simple and secure.

Numbered compartments
Surge protected outlets & cord keepers on front edge keep cables neat
Spacious storage shelf for AC adapters
Cord wrap
Ventilation gaps integral to design

 

ANYWHERE CART AC-MINI

12 Bay Fully Adjustable Charging Cabinet
Chromebooks, iPads, Tablets and Laptops 9″ – 17″

Deploy 12 devices in less than 20 minutes!
1) Open Top Panel
2) Plug Device Power Adapters into Power Strip
3) Run Device Cords Through Slots
4) Weave Device Cords Through Integrated Cable Management Tabs
5) Load Devices and Attach Cords to Devices

CEF PRODUCTS FOR MAKERSPACE & CLASSROOM LEARNING

CEF produces #Makerspace, next gen and technology furniture for the classroom that accommodates specific needs, that is affordable, and that is built with quality and functionality in mind. 

All products assembled by hand and made in USA.

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CEF STEWART STORAGE CART WITH 10 STORAGE BINS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Designed by kids, built by #CEF ! The award winning Stewart Storage Cart was designed by three students who attend an after school maker club. The cart is named after their school, Stewart Middle Magnet School in Tampa, FL., and is a perfect addition to a makerspace, art class, or any classroom.  It boasts 10 customizable storage bins and a peg board side, coupled with mobility and a compact design, this award winning Stewart Storage cart is a must have for any classroom!

CEF 10 SLOT IPAD/TABLET/CHROMEBOOK TABLETOP CHARGING STATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

Perfect for classroom multi media rooms, businesses , auto dealerships , restaurants !

Key Features include:

Keyed locking doors with handle
Numbered compartments
Surge protected outlets & cord keepers on front edge keep cables neat
Spacious storage shelf for AC adapters
Cord wrap
Ventilation gaps integral to design

CEF MULTI-MAKER CART

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compact, feature rich Multi-Maker Cart has a small footprint with a big impact!
Can be used as a presentation cart, a great addition to your makerspace room, or a charging and storage solution for a classroom or media center.

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CYBER ACOUSTICS MEDIA.VOX BLUETOOTH SPEAKER and PA SYSTEM

Perfect for #classroom #library #tourism or #business presentation :
CYBER ACOUSTICS MEDIA.VOX BLUETOOTH SPEAKER and PA SYSTEM!
Powerful and flexible : Sound inputs from either #Bluetooth devices, 3.5mm inputs, or RCA sources.
Hear audio from mic input, DVD players, Smart TVs, computers, smartphones and other sources.

For Media Carts and AV Systems and designed specifically for the educational environment, this Bluetooth media speaker is engineered to provide room filling sound- from low media carts to high wall mounted locations.

The bass port enhances sound quality, while tone controls allows the system to be dialed in for best performance in any classroom.

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CEF – cost effective efficient tablet/laptop computer charging solution!

Compact and #cost #effective #tablet #computer and #laptop#charging :
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TCEA2018 Education Technology Show – a big success!

Thankyou for everyone who visited us at #TCEA in Austin TX. We have a lucky winner from our #MaxCases show prize draw as well!
Lots of new exciting product developments in the works – watch this space!😎🎧📱🍏
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How to Incorporate New Technology: Address Wi-Fi First

New standards in education that expand and incorporate more technology are leading to a new educational environment. But before schools begin purchasing Chromebooks and iPads on a large scale, it is important for school administrators and IT professionals to address one of the most important components to a school-wide technical infrastructure: the Wi-Fi.

Wi-Fi networks are at the heart of working technology education devices. From allowing a Chromebook to save documents and access new materials properly to completing a cycle of syncing for your devices with a charge and sync cart, your Wi-Fi plays a significant role in ensuring quality use out of your devices. And with the Federal Communications Commission E-Rate application just starting for schools this season, Wi-Fi should be a top consideration for most public schools.

According to EdTech, 63% of schools will need to replace their Wi-Fi equipment due to their age, in order to meet the demands of increased device-use. Fortunately, federal funding is available for these schools that want to improve and upgrade their Wi-Fi networks and educational devices.

For IT decision-makers, the first step to a successful, connected classroom is to address the strength of your Wi-Fi network. Many schools forget to upgrade their Wi-Fi service, especially after purchasing new mobile devices or implementing a bring-your-own-device policy. And though E-rate applications make Wi-Fi more accessible, only a few applicants remember to account for the growth of their network when writing a budget.

When possible with your school or district’s budget, having fiber optic Internet connections will provide the fastest and most reliable service for a busy school. In addition, it allows for a stronger, safer network. For schools that are adjusting their current Wi-Fi networks, make sure that it can cover your typical bandwidth needs and not slow down during surge times, especially when classrooms rely on cloud-based applications.

Wi-Fi might also be key to IT offices when it comes to device management. For example, IT administrators will need a reliable Wi-Fi connection in order to manage tablets or Chromebooks through a sync-and-charge cart or hub. Or, if IT administrators opt for cloud management, a steady Wi-Fi connection 24/7 will ensure the best results for recovering, saving or installing new apps or data. Overall, a strong Wi-Fi service is beneficial beyond classroom instruction and education.

Modernizing the Wi-Fi connection is only one part of the puzzle, however. Outdated computers and devices can waste time with a lot of troubleshooting and increase the number of malfunctions during the school year. In addition, late-model devices will continue to save upgrades. As we’ve learned from recent announcements from Google on Chrome for old-model Macs and Twitter ending Tweetdeck for new Windows, there’s no guarantee that your devices will work with specific applications later in life. For a longer shelf life out of your technology inventory, it’s best to invest in a plan that slowly integrates late models into your existing inventory. This way, you can take advantage of new applications, stay on top of updates, and get the best longevity out of your current systems.

Our service can help you determine which technologies you should bring into the classroom and the accessories to support them. Whether you need sync and charge carts for all your devices, or a better system for storing and securing your mobile technologies, we can help you find the best solutions fit for your classroom. By having the right accessories and storage options, you can deploy new technology with ease and speed.

In addition, our products can allow you to take advantage of every feature your devices provide. Contact us today for your education technology needs.

 

Best Of: Technology Carts for Education

When it comes to school technology storage, many educators look for flexible and mobile furniture with ample storage. Here’s our guide to some of the best carts for education, based on your needs.

For Multimedia Entertainment and Storage: The Hamilton Buhl SWB-80 Cart

The Hamilton Buhl SWB-80 is a stylish, all-in-one entertainment center and organizing cart that is perfect for classrooms and technology centers that rely on large-screen presentations or multimedia for their audiences. The cart is built to hold a large LCD TV flat-screen of up to 80 inches with a tilt of plus or minus 15 degrees for comfortable viewing, while using a universal twin mounting design for easy mounting, security, and stability. With protective cart handles and screen protector, swivel casters with locks, and durable steel construction, the cart is built for ease of mobility and strength. The cart also comes with a long power cord with a 4-outlet power strip, surge protector, and cord winder to allow for ease and organization of all plugged-in devices on the cart.

The bottom of the cart features one shelf for holding various devices or DVDs, in addition to a two-door cabinet for additional storage. The cabinet doors also lock, making it a secure cart to keep other electronic devices or sensitive materials save. Overall, this cart is a perfect solution for classrooms, libraries, multimedia labs, and more that utilize a large screen.

For Charging Diverse Models of Tablets and Chromebooks: The Buhl LTAB-30 Cart and the PowerStacker Tower

The Buhl LTAB-30 Cart can hold and charge 30 tablets, and compatible with iPads, Chromebooks, Samsung Galaxy Tabs, Blackberry Playbook, and more. The cart has many security features that protect devices from getting stolen, and comes with 4 spare keys for the locking doors to the cart’s cabinet. In addition, cables and cords within the cart are easy to organize, and the cart comes with two, 15-outlet switched power strips that are breaker protected, complete with a 20 CFM cooling fan to keep all plugged in devices cool while charging. This is the type of cart to use if you have multiple device models that need to charge together.

In contrast, the PowerStacker Tower has modular components that allow you to configure or mix-and-match at your will 10 to 40 devices. The sequential charging ability also makes charging various devices easier without exceeding 15 amps. With the snap in dividers, your devices will also stay safe from damage while in transit from place to place.

For Small Volume Charging of Small Devices: Hamilton 10 Port USB Charging Station
For when you need to charge smaller devices like cell phones, digital cameras, and a few tablets, the Hamilton 10 Port USB Charging Station is the perfect solution. It will sit comfortably on a desk or table top, and is easy to carry around where ever you need it. It supports all popular cell phone models, from Apple to HTC, Samsung to Blackberry, or Nexus and Nokia, and can charge them all together. It’s perfect for teacher lounges, or in small-size classrooms that want a smaller charging station for tablets or small devices.

For Book Mobility and Storage: Hamilton Buhl BTDS-6 Book Truck

The durable Hamilton Buhl Book Truck is a must-have for educational settings that need quick mobility and storage for books. With deep slated shelves to ensure secure ease of moving books around, and double sides shelves, you can store even the heaviest, thickest textbooks and move them around without breaking a sweat. With non-marring casters with two locks, this cart glides easily on various surfaces without making a noise or a mark.  It’s a great option for carting books around to different classrooms, in libraries, archives, and more.

No matter what you need, we have a cart that’s perfect for your school. To learn more about carts and their advantages or specs, contact us.