Category Archives: Tablets for Education

PRODUCT SPOTLIGHT : JACKBOXES FOR CLASSROOM LEARNING

We have numerous models of #JACKBOXES from #CALIFONE and #HAMILTONBUHL with different features :delivering stereo sound for  students -includes volume controls for personalized listening levels!

ALL IN STOCK – can be ordered online , calling TOLL FREE: 866-926-1669 , email or fax!

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Here’s a small selection:

CALIFONE 1216USB 6 POSITION USB JACK BOX

Introducing the first multi-modal jackbox which is capable of recording verbal responses in addition to playing audio. When connecting up to six microphones, the jackbox transfers students’ answers through its USB plug to the connected computer, where their answers can be stored and replayed from. The USB jackbox doubles the effectiveness of language learning with speech utilization, making it ideal for students of all ages as well as for multiple users on a VOIP call.

 

 

 

6-position for group use
Anti-slip skid pads underneath jackbox
Separate 3.5mm inputs for headphones and microphones
Universal volume & mic controls
Includes necessary AC Adapter

 

CALIFONE 1210AVPS TEN-POSITION 1/4″ STEREO JACK BOX

1. Ten 1/4″ learning positions, each with individual volume control large enough for most groups
2. Rugged ABS plastic casing for durability and school safety
3. Permanently attached 6′ cord with 1/4″ and 3.5mm plugs connects with media players
4. Silver-plated contacts prevent crackling sound heard with other jackboxes when connecting
5. Skid-resistant pads at each corner won’t mar or scrape surface
6. Two predrilled holes to permanently affix jackbox

– Ideal for Listening Centers, literacy groups, ELD/ ELL and Special Education applications, call center training and Language Labs
– Number of Listening Positions: 10
– Cord: Permanently attached, 5 foot with 1/4″ and mini plugs
– Contact points: Silver-plated for better connection and are moisture resistant to prevent corrosion
– Housing: ABS plastic for durability and safety
– Volume Control: Individual control on each position
– Dimensions: 2″ H X 4.25″ L X 4.25″ D

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warranty: For school/business uses for 1 year from purchase date
Safety: Built for use in schools, churches, business and government facilities

 

HAMILTON JBP8VA EIGHT-POSITION JACK BOX 3.5MM STEREO – RED

The JBP8VAR Jackbox delivers stereo sound for up to 8 students and includes volume controls for personalized listening levels!

Constructed of heavy gauge plastic, this 8 position jackbox has eight 3.5mm headphone or headset jacks and features a 4 foot long connection cable with dual source plug for a 1/4 inch or 1/8 inch jack, making it compatible with a wide range of media players!

Pair it up with your choice of HamiltonBuhl media players and headphones or headsets and you have an 8 station learning center!

Specifications:

  • Construction: Heavy gauge plastic
  • Color: Red – OTHER COLORS TOO!
  • Accommodates: Eight 3.5mm headphone jacks
  • Source plug: Dual jacks − one -1/4″ other 1/8″
  • Connection cable: 4′ long
  • Volume control: Individual volume control knobs for each headphone position

 

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)

OVER EAR HEADPHONES – DESIGNED FOR THE CLASSROOM!

Our huge selection of over-ear headphones create an enriched, personal hearing environment.
Ambient noise-reducing earcups allow the user to focus on the audio task – not external sounds!🎧
PERFECT for #classrooms, learning and language labs, training facilities and educational touring.
Quality selections from #HamiltonBuhl #Califone #AvidEducation#CyberAcoustics
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Most headphones in this category meet the PARCC and Common Core testing headphone requirements.

As a quick rule of thumb, monaural headphones are ideal for listening to single source recordings such as content for language learning and development (ELL/ELD) activities, speech pathology, and lesson videos.

Stereo headphones are ideal for educational gaming, online learning, music appreciation classes and 21st century learning using mobile devices such as smartphones and tablets.

It is important to know if the audio source is a mono or stereo player as well, since plugging a stereo headphone into a mono source, will result in sound only coming from one of the two earcups.

Finally,

Add an inexpensive #AvidEducation #FISHBONE adapter and prevent pin breakage in your computer device whilst using headphones!

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COLOR CODED HEADPHONES FOR CLASSROOM ORGANIZATION AND TASKS!

We have classroom headphones available in all fun shapes ,colors and features.
Make teaching fun and classroom/task organization more efficient!

#HamiltonBuhl KIDSBLU Flex-Phones are virtually indestructible, made from a single piece of EVA foam. EVA foam is safe, non-toxic, BPA-free, soft and an extremely flexible material.

Flex-Phones are certified for all major USA and international child safety testing standards.

Previously awarded the Scholastic Teacher’s Pick as
“The Best of 2015”.

Recommended for children ages 3 and up, Flex-Phones deliver high quality sound that will never exceed 85 decibels, ensuring young developing ears are protected.

Available in red and black too.

AVID EDUCATION knows that the classroom environment is one of the roughest places for school headphones.

That’s why the #AVIDEDUCATION AE 42 headphones / headsets are designed to be one of the most durable headphones / headsets on the market.
The headset has minimal moving parts and a ruggedized headband to withstand even the toughest mechanical abuse.
The braided nylon cord is woven to exacting specifications that are designed to prevent even the most tenacious child from chewing the cord apart.
Great choice for school headphones.

Designed for a Comfortable Listening Experience
The AVID AE-42 headphones / headsets feature a highly adjustable headband, padded headband, and repositionable ear cups which work together to provide an incredibly comfortable fit for children of all shapes and sizes.
In addition, the soft-touch surface finish prevents scratches and other signs of wear from becoming noticeable ensuring that the AVID AE42 looks as good in green or anthracite gray on the first day of use as it will during its whole lifespan.

This product complies with CPSIA, CP65, and TCPH regulations.

#CALIFONE First Bear Design Headphones

Designed for young learners with a fun design.

1. Adjustable headband comfortable for extended wear
2. Permanently attached cord with reinforced strain relief connection which resists accidental pull out
3. Volume control for individual preferences
4. 6′ straight cord with right angle 3.5mm plug reduces accidental pull-out

CEF MULTI-MAKER CART

#CEF Multi-Maker cart 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.
Versatile and cost effective!
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PERFECT FOR CLASSROOMS : HAMILTON BUHL SC-7V HEADPHONES

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HEADPHONES FOR CLASSROOM TESTING AND ASSESSMENTS

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Just one of the many high #quality #headphones #headsets and #earbuds designed for #students from pre-K through #high #school

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What To Incorporate in an Education Technology Recovery Plan

As more schools and districts evolve their classrooms with digital and wired technology–and as standards in education seek to incorporate technological tools and resources–it’s important to prepare your digital assets for the future. This would include any type of physical, internal, or security risk. A disaster recovery plan is a much-needed strategy for budding IT offices that will be in charge of multiple devices, networks, and systems. But with our 4-step guide to disaster recovery, we can help you make sure that all your devices and equipment are prepared for any dangers they might face.

encore data products technology recovery planStep 1: Identify the risks in order to take preventative measures.

It’s important to know what your technology will face, in order to prepare for them. For example, they could be physical, external risks: students carrying and bringing home their Chromebooks or iPads are prone to damaging them through drops and typical accidents. Or, they might be internal, such as viruses or compromises to data security. It’s helpful to start understanding your current risks, in order to address them with appropriate solutions, such as tablet cases, new virus blocking software, or security controls that require administrative permissions for downloading material. By developing a list of risks, you can begin to design a plan that will help protect your devices and data, and resolve problems more quickly.

There are some things you cannot predict, however, such as a new virus that could override your current blockers or a bug that critically damages saved files on a device. However, creating a list of risks will help you stay on top of security, data, or physical threats to your equipment, and help maintain your devices for longer.

Step 2: Inventory all assets, and monitor their software or hardware upgrade needs.

You need to know what devices you have, in order to know which ones are the most important to recover and maintain first. For example, you are more likely to afford the repair and downtime for an iPad that is infrequently used or can be replaced by a second iPad in stock, but there would be greater urgency and need for an entire set of classroom Chromebooks that have been damaged by an old syncing cart.

In addition, you will want to indicate which systems need security checks; software or hardware updates, or even predicted end-of-life timelines in order to phase out old models and bring in new ones when possible. This will help you keep your assets in-line and prepared for any type of disaster or emergency.

Step 3: Realize your recovery objectives.

In the event that your devices fail–maybe from a problem syncing data to the cloud, accidental data loss from a storm, or from upgrades that cause problems or malfunctions with your current software–you want to have recovery objectives in mind. The two most important recovery objectives to have is recovery time and recovery point. Recovery time objectives set your goal for how long your devices or services can be down before it becomes a costly issue, and what you need to have in advance to reduce downtime. Recovery point objectives, on the other hand, help you decide how much data you can lose, and what needs to be recovered first to maintain the most important programs, data, and more.

Step 4: Develop your disaster recovery guide and implement training.

With your objectives set, it is now time to develop your step-by-step guides for your disaster scenarios, how you divide tasks and responsibilities among your team and record any new changes to your assets list. You will also want to schedule tests of your plan to make sure that you can recover your devices within a certain time frame.

By developing a disaster recovery plan, you’ll be able to maintain your educational technology devices and prepare for their ever-changing field. To learn more about devices that can help you maintain all your devices, contact us.

Review: Custom Educational Furnishings CEF LC-1-30 30 Tablet Security Charging Cart

Finding the right charging cart can be an endeavor for any tech department, especially when computers and tablets need to be transported safely, locked up securely, and serve many devices at once. Whether it’s for a hospital or a classroom, the right charging security cart should not be overlooked, especially as you expect a lot of travel and use from it. The new Custom Educational Furnishings CEF LC-1-30 30-Tablet Security Charging Cart is the answer for many challenges that a school, office, or business might face when storing a number of tablets securely.

The CEF LC-1-30 first of all is a compacted cart, with its size measuring 27″W x 30″D x 40″H. At this height, the cart can double as an instructor’s station, which allows the cart to be a multi-use piece of furniture for any space.  With the cable grommet on top, instructors can use the top of car for any device that also needs charging at the same time. With the two front and back locking doors, the devices inside can stay completely secure, without any risk of a break in.

The capacity of the cart includes 30 slots divided with PVC slot dividers, and can hold devices up to 16 inches in length, 11.5 inches tall and 1.375 inches thick. The space alloted for each slot can hold most tablets on the market (such as iPads and iPad minis), and even slim notebooks like Macbook Air and Google Chromebook. In addition, each numbered slot includes a cord keeper above it, allowing for easy cord management for every device in storage.

The back of the cart features even more easy-access cord management, with easy to use surge protected outlets, handle and cord wraps for tidying up cables, and optional AC adaptor brick storage trays for devices that use brick power supply. There is also extra storage space to allow for a mounted WAP, and other materials needed for the demanding classroom or office cart.

The cabinet’s durable construction is made with double faced Melamine laminate covering the 3/4″ and 1-1/8″ – 45-48 lb. industrial grade core. And unlike other carts, the CEF LC-1-30 provides 4 different finishes, allowing you to seamlessly integrate the cart with your current classroom or office, without it standing out against other furniture pieces. The four finishes include: grey nebula, natural oak, grey tenino, and cherry. The top and bottom of the cart is done in a black finish and with radius corners for safety and aesthetics, blending the entire look of the cart into a piece that is modern, functional, and consistent. The cart comes with four 5-inch soft balloon wheel casters that swivel and lock, while allows the cart to glide smoothly on all types of surfaces without damaging stored devices, and can stay mobile and stationary at a moment’s notice. Overall, it is a strong assembly that can withstand all types of environments, from a busy classroom with moving students, or quick and constant mobility up and down hospital floors.

Assembled by hand and made in the U.S., this cart can also be fitted with an optional 7 day programmable timer that can be programmed with different charging options, and wide spaced outlets that will allow wider plug heads to be plugged in at once and altogether. In addition, the cart comes with a 10 year warranty, a limited lifetime warranty on the surge protector, and a year warranty on the optional programmable timer. Overall, with its standard and custom options, the CEF LC-1-30 security charging cart can be a great asset to schools, hospitals, offices, libraries, and more. To order your cart today or see other security charging carts, check out our catalog or contact us.

Top Education Trends for 2016 – And How Education Headphones Will Help

2016 is shaping up to be a good year for education, especially when it comes to the growth of technological trends that will help improve the learning environment for all students. Here are some of the trends that folks at eLearning Industry have predicted to grow in 2016, and how we see education headphones as playing an important role in some of these trends.

Mobile Learning (mLearning)

Many classrooms are already taking advantage of mLearning by replacing desktop computers with tablets and other mobile devices. Not only is it cost-effective for many institutions as a device, but it can also save space in the classroom by reducing technology countertop space. classroom-488375_1280In addition, classrooms are finding some cost-savings by switching out heavy textbooks (which can be a health concern for students with many classes), with cheaper ebook or audiobook editions.

In connection with personified and gamified learning (which we’ll go into detail below), a lot of work is put into mobile applications that provide these opportunities, which makes more sense for an iPad or a tablet to be a main device for student learning. Plus, the mobility of the devices make it easy for students to learn outside of the classroom, especially when the devices are equipped with cases and have specified permissions on what type of learning content can be accessed outside the classroom.

With so many mobile devices in-use, education and disposable headphones will become a standard item in-stock for classrooms. They will be needed for personal assignments and entertainment, especially when students are in a room working with different tasks. Quality canceling headphones will prove to be useful in quiet environments, where students will not be distracted by others, and especially when in testing-mode. And disposable earbuds will become much needed in situations where earbuds break or headphones are left at home.

Personification

Personification in the classroom is an important movement, especially as classrooms grow larger. With teachers stretched thin, having technological tools that can help meet the needs of diverse students at different paces or capabilities can give more teachers an ability to assess classrooms on a whole and on an individual level. This is especially true for not only large classrooms, but with limited class time or shorter school years.

Education headphones make a great supplemental tool for device and content personification in many ways. For one, they can also be personified by color-coordination in order to help students and teachers achieve personal goals and assignments fit for the student. Color-coded headphones on particular devices or computers can help a teacher organize technology with grouping, which can save the teacher overall time and stress.

Gamification

Gamification can become an important educational tool, especially for students who need extra motivation, incentive, and interactivity in order to learn new skills, topics, and information. With experts claiming that gamified materials can boost a learner’s recall ability by 90%, more and more educators are hoping to apply these components in their classroom.

Best of all, gamification at its core is very personalized. Depending on the progress of the individual, games can adapt to challenge the user or work at the pace that’s appropriate for the student when called for. This can be a great way for teachers to bring personified learning to the classroom, without too much extra planning or logistics.

Some of these games will not only involve visual content, but also important audio content. Having quality education headphones will not only help ensure clear and quality audio levels, but they can also help students focus on the task and stay immersed in the learning experience.

These three trends are just a few of the many highlighted at eLearning Industry. To learn more about how we can help you achieve a classroom fit for 2016, contact us.