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State Testing: What Headsets Will You Need?

State Testing: What Headsets Will You Need?

Spring has arrived, and with it, the school standardized testing season. Throughout the country, students will soon be taking state tests. TELPAS, PARCC WCAP, SBAC and more. Educators and testing coordinators preparing for testing will need headsets for use with the test so that students can complete listening comprehension and speaking exercises. Many state tests have requirements for these headsets to make sure they will be compatible with the testing software, and schools will need t …
Jan 17, 2023
Why WIDA Headphones are Great for Your Chromebook

Why WIDA Headphones are Great for Your Chromebook

WIDA (World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment) offers a comprehensive, research-based system of language standards, assessments, professional learning and educator assistance for developing English efficiency in multilingual learners in grades 1-12. Currently, 41 states, Puerto Rico and the Northern Marina Islands utilize WIDA language development resources and network consortiums. WIDA programs often require students to participate in listening and speaking exercises while wearing he …
Mar 02, 2022
Education Headphones Encourage Children to Keep Learning

Education Headphones Encourage Children to Keep Learning

With the right classroom headphones, you can completely change how a student thinks about a subject, listens to facts or focuses on a test. The right headphones can also make them more excited about learning. Check out these benefits of educational headphones and discover how investing in classroom headphones make a difference. Make Learning More Interesting Headphones can make education more entertaining in a lot of ways. It isn’t just about picking out a pair of headphones in …
Jan 30, 2022
Looking to avoid broken headphone jacks?

Looking to avoid broken headphone jacks?

Looking to avoid expensive repairs to your electronic devices caused by headphone jack or pin breakage?Check out Avid Education flexible breakaway TRRS adapter-which 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. Inspired by the swimming motion of fish, the AVID Fishbone bends in the middle across the ribs while rotating in the device’s jack. This flex-and-bend reorients …
Jan 26, 2022
The Best Ways to Store Your School Headphones in the Classroom

The Best Ways to Store Your School Headphones in the Classroom

Follow these tips and tricks to easily and safely store your school headphones. Headphones, headsets, and earbuds have become standard and essential learning aids in the classroom. By enabling students to complete listening comprehension exercises, language fluency tests, and other audio applications, they help turn classroom learning into a dynamic experience. Many teachers and educators invest in a set of headphones for their classrooms; however, these can easily wear out if they a …
Jan 26, 2022
5 Ways to Keep Your School Headphones Clean

5 Ways to Keep Your School Headphones Clean

These days, nearly all students will need headphones, headsets, or earbuds during their time in school to complete important parts of their education. Sets of school headphones often undergo heavy use: in a class setting, students may use an assigned pair of headphones for most of the year, while in a lab setting, hundreds of students may use the same pair of headphones each week. In these types of environments, how can educators keep headphones and headsets clean and sanitary for the ne …
Jan 25, 2022
WIDA Headsets: The Best Headset Choices for WIDA Testing

WIDA Headsets: The Best Headset Choices for WIDA Testing

In the past years, states across the nation have begun implementing the WIDA assessment program. WIDA develops proficiency standards and assessments for English-language learners throughout the country and has also developed the same for Spanish-language learners. Since its beginning in Wisconsin, Delaware, and Arkansas, WIDA is now used by school districts in 37 states. With WIDA, schools determine a student’s level of English when entering a school and can then place them in the correct l …
Jan 24, 2022
Best Chromebook USB Headsets for Schools

Best Chromebook USB Headsets for Schools

The first semester of the school year is in full swing, despite the fact that many students are still participating in remote learning from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The almost even split between children and teens who have returned to in-person learning and those who are still attending classes through Zoom, Google Meet, or another video conferencing platform means that teachers are relying on technology more than ever to effectively teach their classes and help their students under …
Jan 21, 2022
Keeping Kids Focused and Distraction Free for Remote Learning

Keeping Kids Focused and Distraction Free for Remote Learning

If you are one of the millions of parents across the country who have had to adapt to supervising your children's remote learning during the Covid-19 pandemic, we don't have to tell you that it can be something of a struggle. Not only are you trying to ensure that each of your children is still receiving a quality education and learning everything he or she needs to succeed at grade level and be promoted at the end of the school year, but you are also likely working from home yourself and jug …
Jan 20, 2022
Make Distance Learning Less Challenging by Using Quality Headphones

Make Distance Learning Less Challenging by Using Quality Headphones

Go ahead, ask any parent- what’s one of the biggest challenges you’ve had to face this past year? Overwhelmingly, the answer will likely have something to do with juggling their own work-from-home schedule with the responsibilities associated with their children’s homeschooling due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve just passed the one-year anniversary of the day that life as we know it was turned upside-down, and it’s been a turbulent ride for many of us who had to navigate the tric …
Jan 17, 2022