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How Tech Products are Advancing Special Education

Thanks to numerous technological advances over the past couple of decades, the educational landscape looks a whole lot different from how it did when we went to school! Students are now able to connect with their lessons in ways they never could before, and teachers are able to reach more students in their class with high-tech materials tailored to their individual learning needs. With amazing new technology changing the face of education, the possibilities are limitless!

This is especially true for teachers of students with special needs, as they now have the available resources and technology to create custom school programming that provides the best fit for each unique learning style. Here are some of the most innovative and effective ways technology is currently being used in special education programs across the country.

Voice Response Software
For students who are unable to write or type due to physical or cognitive limitations, voice response software programs are an ideal way to complete class assignments, write essays, and more. Using talk-to-text technology like the kind you find on your smartphone, special education students are able to speak into the microphones of their headsets and have their speech translated to words on the computer screen. A number of educational software programs are now being designed to challenge students at a variety of grade levels in reading, math, science, social studies and so much more, ensuring that every child receives the same opportunities to learn and succeed!

Headsets with microphones, which can also be used for video chats, gaming, and listening to audio or video content, allow special education students to access the voice response features of educational software, as well as use the talk-to-text feature on a basic word processing platform such as Microsoft Word or Google Docs. This can come in especially handy for students who need a hands-free way of writing a story, poem, essay, or research paper.

Webcams
After the events of 2020 and the subsequent need for online meetings and school sessions, we all know what a webcam is and how to use it! It’s hard to believe that something so ingrained in our modern culture and such a large part of our everyday lives seemed like a foreign concept to us just ten years ago, but it’s true! Though web cameras were first invented in 1991, it has taken decades for them to enter the mainstream like they have in recent years. In fact, some computer models still don’t include built-in webcams in their monitors. Whether a webcam is a standard feature on your computer or an external add-on part, it’s essential for connecting with people via videoconferencing software.

As we’ve learned this year, webcams can also be a highly valuable computer accessory for remote classroom learning. Numerous families found themselves in need of webcams after the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, as schools nationwide closed their doors and pivoted to an online-only format. While webcams are a necessity for remote learning in all its forms, special education students receive extra benefit from this technology, as it allows speech therapists and other teachers to work with children and teens in need of extra verbal practice without having to meet in person.

Hearing Protection
For some children, teens, and adults, the world can be just too loud sometimes! Noisy environments can cause people with heightened auditory sensitivities to lose focus and the ability to concentrate on tasks and assignments.

Fortunately, protective earmuffs have been developed to combat this issue and allow people with heightened auditory sensitivities to free themselves from distractions caused by the outside world. These comfortable hearing protectors work to minimize external noise and help students maintain focus.

Interactive Whiteboards
Move over, chalkboards! There’s a new way for teachers to share information with their students in a highly-visible space. Interactive whiteboards go beyond the capabilities of the traditional classroom blackboard to create a collaborative work environment for all members of a group. Portable devices like BoardShare allow teachers to transform any hard surface or TV into a virtual whiteboard where they can create and share notes, documents, presentations and more in real time!

Special education students are able to collaborate with their teachers and fellow classmates using an array of virtual pens, erasers, highlighters, and colors to express themselves and work on projects. The BoardShare interactive whiteboard tool integrates seamlessly with educational software, so teachers can develop fun, personalized assignments for their students based on their grade level, interests, and needs.

Charging Carts
OK, so we’ve got all these incredible new devices, but how are we going to find a highly-accessible, portable way to keep them all charged up and ready to go? Look no further than one of the most practical innovations in classroom technology- a charging cart. For schools that are sharing a limited number of devices such as tablets or Chromebooks, logistics can be a big problem. Charging carts allow teachers to easily roll a class set of laptops or tablets from one classroom to another, allowing all students to get a turn to work with the devices for assignments. It sounds simple, but it can make all the difference when it comes to ensuring that each student gets an opportunity to learn through technology. While this is important for all students, it’s especially essential that kids and teens in special education programs get the chance to learn through interactive educational software accessed online. Charging carts help give that chance to all students fairly and conveniently, no matter how limited a school’s laptop or tablet resources may be.

As technology continues to advance and improve, we will be seeing even more impressive gadgets and devices designed to make teaching easier and more fun. Students and teachers alike will benefit from all the cutting-edge advances as we move into the future of special education. It’s an exciting time to be a teacher or a school-age student, and we can’t wait to see what’s next as technology continues to unlock new possibilities in the educational arena.

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

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

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

 

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Based in Lafayette, Colorado. We supply the education, health and fitness, hospitality, business and government industries with high quality audio visual equipment and technology accessories.

With an ever-expanding product selection from top brands, free shipping options, competitive pricing and easy ordering, Encore Data Products enables its clients to maximize their investment in equipment needed to enrich their learning, health and business environments!

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Please contact us by phone or email if you have any questions about Encore Data products, our products, or our suppliers. If you are looking for something not found on our web site, then let us know; we are adding new products weekly and will do our best to find what you need.

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PARAT SOLUTIONS POWERPOD -Backup power when a wall outlet is not an option!

For all mobile devices and laptops : Backup power when a wall outlet is not an option!

  • 8 PowerPods provide convenient emergency power – just connect your mobile device and begin charging – anywhere!
  • A built-in Lightning cable charges iOS devices and a built-in micro USB cable charges Android or Windows mobile devices

Now available from Encore Data Products – NEW REDUCED PRICING ONLY $260 !

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Use POWERPOD whenever backup power is needed:

…in schools and libraries

…at the workplace

…for museum BYOD self-guided tours

…in waiting rooms

…at conferences and public events

…in airport lounges and on airplanes

…at the gym

…in restaurants and bars

Supported Handhelds and Tablets

Apple Lightning-connected devices

Micro USB-chargeable devices (Samsung, Motorola, Blackberry, Nokia, LG)

 

  • Each PowerPod boasts a 2,600 mAh capacity and takes 1.5 hours to fully charge a handheld device
  • Depleted PowerPods are fully recharged in 2.5 hours
  • Unique charging connector helps deter theft since power packs can only be charged in the dock
  • LED indicators display power pack charge status

 

POWERPOD Specifications

Input: 5V/1.5A

Output: 5V/2.1A

Warranty: 1 year for dock, 3 months for batteries

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The ISTE Conference & Expo is recognized globally as the most comprehensive educational technology conference in the world. For more than three decades, educators and education leaders have gathered at the ISTE conference to engage in hands-on learning, exchange ideas and network with like-minded thinkers seeking to transform learning and teaching.

The annual event attracts over 16,000 attendees and industry representatives, including teachers, technology coordinators, administrators, library media specialists, teacher educators and policymakers. Attendees also enjoy world-class keynotes, hundreds of sessions in a variety of formats and a massive expo hall.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KENSINGTON CHARGE & SYNC CABINET – for multiple devices!

Charging multiple tablets – different versions/sizes from different manufacturers?
#KENSINGTON CHARGE & #SYNC CABINET handles this with ease!

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

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Holds up to 10 tablets for secured storage, charging and syncing

  • Stack up to 3 cabinets and sync up to 30 tablets with a separate USB hub.
  • Adjustable shelves allows for tablets in their protective rugged cases
  • Can hold iPads, Galaxy Tabs, Kindles, and other iOS and Android devices
  • Secures to table with mounting plate or cable lock
  • Tamper-resistant, retracting door opens wide for easy access
  • Built-in cooling fan to avoid overheating charging tablets
  • Individual lock keys included. Master Access keys can be ordered.
  • TAA Compliant

Compatibility

  • Android
  • iOS
  • iPad
  • iPad 2
  • iPad 3rd Gen
  • iPad 4th Gen
  • iPad 9.7″
  • iPad Air
  • iPad Air 2
  • iPad mini
  • iPad mini 3
  • iPad mini 4
  • iPad mini Retina display
  • iPad Pro 12.9″
  • Microsoft Surface 3 (Charge Only)

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. 

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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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