The holidays are always a busy time. With family visiting,
kids off from school, and lots of events, it can be overwhelming. We’re here to
help! We’re going to share the top gifts your students and family will love.
These gifts are great for the technology lover in your life. You might even
find something you can’t live without. In case you didn’t get everything on
your Christmas list, we have you covered. From the hard-to-shop-for to the
techie, we have something for everyone.
This headset is a great gift for the gamer in your life! With dual PC plugs that work with Chromebook and tablets, it also works with PC, MAC, smartphones, and media players. An inline plug control switch activates the headphone jack to be used, making it easy to swap between devices. On top of all these integrations, this headset provides excellent noise-isolation.
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!
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.
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!
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.
season is here and we’re here to help you with some tips and tricks to keep
your classroom flu-free! We have many products that can help keep germs at bay.
Disinfectant wipes for classroom supplies and surfaces, along with easy to
clean and disposable options, all help to slow down the spread of illness in
You can’t be too careful. Using these items, along with basic sanitation, will help keep your classroom cleaner and ready to take on flu season! Involve your students to help get the job done. Giving them a few easy responsibilities can save you time. Have them wipe down their own set of headphones after use, or make sure they throw away any used headphones covers when they’re done. Whatever approach you take this flu season, we at Encore Data Products wish you a healthy school year!
With this 6 ft. cord, your students can have some wiggle room in the computer lab or library, but the real value of these headphones is how inexpensive they are! They’re made to be disposable, and their low price reflects that. Even though they’re not designed for long-term, heavy-duty use, they will hold up well if cared for. These are ideal for testing situations or limited use.
Their flexibility is key to their durability! These headphones are flexible and durable enough for the toughest students. The bendable headpiece can be twisted without getting damaged. The headphones provide high-quality sound and will never exceed 85 decibels, perfect for young developing ears. On top of the durability features, these headphones also come with a 1-year warranty. Your students may be rough on these, but they are nearly indestructible with proper care! The Flex-Phones are available in two sizes; the XL version fits teens and beyond.
If your students chew on things, we have the best option for you! These headphones have a braided nylon cord to protect both the cord and its inline mic from breakage. The headband is adjustable and tough. These are designed to be one of the most durable headphones on the market. No cord is completely chew-proof, but these cables will definitely help.
These affordable stereo earbuds are a great choice for “extras” in your classroom. The rubber tips block noise and stay in place better than foam covered earbuds. The adapters work with all your best classroom electronics such as computers, tablets, Chromebooks and iPads. These are the perfect classroom testing accessory. Earbuds are not recommended for very young students.
This 5 pack of headphones is great for your small clubs or computer lab rotation. They have noise-reducing ear cups that are also made of high quality and dependable materials. In addition, they feature Dura-Cord™ which is kink and chew resistant! Each headphone comes in a heavy-duty bag that works well for younger aged students. The bag is anti-lice, moisture resistant, and resealable.
With our huge BOGO sale going on, there is no better time to shop AVID headphones! Our educational and bulk headphones are perfect for your classroom, computer lab, and school testing, so if your school district is looking to buy affordable headphones, now is the best time to stock up. We have many price points to fit your yearly budget and our products can be ordered in bulk. Want to know all the best benefits of Encore Data Products? Check out our list below of best classroom uses for our top AVID headphones. Don’t forget to use code TT-3 Free at checkout to get your bonus earbud with purchase.
These are one of the most affordable sets of headphones from AVID. If your school district has a small budget to work with these are a great option. Whether you’re looking to stock your teachers’ computer labs or libraries or provide classroom headphones for your top teachers, the AVID Education AE-35 is an exceptional option.
The headset option is great for state testing, and for your AV club and journalism students. If your students are taking the READ 180 or TELPAS tests, these headphones will be an important support for them. They’re also excellent for recording a new podcast and keeping your students ready to share the daily news.
This headphone with microphone combo is an upgrade to the AE-36. Your teachers will love the quality and functionality of these headsets. They have many of the same functionalities of the AE-36 but with a few upgrades. You can use them for state testing and TELPAS, in your libraries, and for your after school clubs. They are made for quality performance and comfort! With the unidirectional noise-canceling microphone you can seamlessly record news segments and voice overs for your school journalism team.
The inline mic feature sets these headsets apart from many of our other products. Not only are they unique, but they are also designed to be the most durable headphones/headsets on the market. If your teachers go through supplies quickly, consider these an affordable, quality investment. The headband piece can withstand the toughest mechanical abuse, and the woven cord makes it perfect for younger students who may chew on it. The soft-touch surface prevents scratches and damage. These are ideal for your elementary-aged students.
During our BOGO sale, you can shop any of our AVID headphones and headsets over $5 each and mention “TT3-Free” at checkout and get One pair of AVID TT-3 earbuds free with each purchased item! Your staff will always find a good use for these, and their students will thank you! Stock up your library, classroom, or computer lab with AVID. Use code TT3 Free at checkout! Shop soon to take advantage of this great deal.
With new students, lesson plans, &, of course, school supplies, back-to-school means a fresh start to your classroom. Making your classroom checklist can feel overwhelming at first but with the right plan, you can get everything ready to go for your 1st day of school. From making sure your classroom décor is ready to go, to having extra pencils on hand we have you covered with all the best back to school planning. Check out our list of top Back-To-School supplies.
Personalized Pencils: From funny quotes to motivational words of wisdom, there are pencils for everyone. If your students are always taking your pencils, maybe you can have them personalized with your name? That is one way to make sure you always have pencils for you, students!
Bento Boxes: If you’re looking for a way to plan healthy meals that are never boring, look into bento boxes. You can find tons of fun ideas for snack options on Pinterest as well. These are great for kids who have food allergies or are picky eaters. With lots of storage spaces and little dip spots, your kids will feel like they are getting lots of extra snacks.
Stationery Set: Whatever your students are into, there’s probably a notebook or pencil set for that. This Harry Potter stationery set has tons of school essentials. It’s packed with sticky notes, pens, notebooks, and sticky bookmarks.
Cute Pens: If your students like superheroes or dinosaurs, there are fun pen sets for everyone. We recommend these cat ones. Maybe you’re a crazy cat mom or you want pens right meow for your students. Check out these and many more on Amazon.
Encore Data Products: Our educational headphones, headsets, & earbuds are all perfect for your students. Whether you’re working with STEM students or students who have trouble concentrating, we have headphones for them. Our many options are both durable & affordable. They are always more budget-friendly when you buy in bulk.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
When thinking about sprucing up your classroom décor you
should start by setting the right mood for your classroom needs. If you’re
looking to inspire, motivate, or relax your students there is a color that can
help you keep your classroom on track.
Studies show that certain colors in the classroom can
maximize information retention and stimulate participation. Primary colors are
all good options for your classroom: red, yellow, green, blue.
You can bring in these colors as accent walls, bookcases, or motivational signs and boards, or even plants. Consider adding pops of these colors with classroom supplies like our colorful headphone sets.
Red brings in high energy and creativity. Yellow help facilitate collaboration. Green helps to relax and calm great for a reading nook or class library. Blue helps with calming and inspiring.
Décor and More
Use your walls to display unique themes and showcase your students work. You can find tons of great inspiration and sometimes free downloadables for classroom wall displays on Pinterest. Here are some fun free printables that you can use to customize your classroom…
Think about changing up your classroom theme: Changing out classroom décor can keep your students engaged and excited to learn. There are tons for fun themes on Pinterest to bring color and inspiration to your students. From Dr. Seuss to Woodsy garden you can transform your classroom and take your students learning to the next level. You can match your theme to your classroom reading list or something your students are interested in like a popular book. Depending on the grade you teach you can add lots of colors to make a space your students will love. For inspiration check out this list of unique classroom themes.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
With over 8 million jobs in STEM, educators are preparing the future workforce at an early age. With rapid advances in technology driving much of the changes in our world, the more comfortable students are with technology today, the better they will function in the world of tomorrow. Starting kids in the right direction is easy with many toys and games geared towards STEM learning.
Data Products has many options for your classroom. Whether you’re looking to
combat classroom distractions, or incorporate STEM education into your
curriculum we have the right products for you.
Our new Building and Coding Modules can help you spice up your
curriculum and get your students excited about a career in STEM.
Students will learn:
Hardware operation and control
Software programming and coding
These modules are
perfect for kids aged 5 years and up.
If you’re looking for
programmable education these modules have the capability and can be modified
for younger ages to work without programming. This is a skill that will carry
over into a future career in computer programming. The filed is growing at a
rapid rate and the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 22% increase in
careers in programming by 2022. With programming languages evolving, there are
many options for students to practice and become experts in the field.
Filled with tons of benefits for your student’s future, STEM is
taking over the learning sphere. It exposes students to the creative learning
process and allows them to grow through questioning their process and trying
new ways of thinking. By allowing your students to apply their learning to
build new technology they come to the best solutions. These STEM lessons work a
different part of the brain and help your students develop new skills.
STEAM SNIPS™ includes 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. These modules will become a favorite of your students and bring fun to your classroom. We 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.