6 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Portable Sound System for Your Classroom

portable PA system with headset micThe proper sound system can critically impact student performance in your classroom. Classroom sound systems include any sound reinforcement system that amplifies a teacher’s voice to reach all corners of the classroom, overcoming background noise and enhancing student concentration. A portable classroom sound system provides an affordable solution for teachers seeking a simple-to-use system that’s easy to carry from place… Read the rest

Jackboxes Turn Media Players into Classroom Listening Centers

How to choose a jackbox for your classroom listening center Classroom listening centers generally combine three components: a media player, a jackbox (or hub) to distribute audio signals, and headphones. No doubt you’re familiar with media players and headphones. The distribution hub is less well-known. The hub links multiple headphones to a media player so several students can listen in… Read the rest

Introducing a True Wireless Portable PA System

Most PA systems that are available commercially are portable. Now portable means many things to many people. For instance, I have personally worked with a portable PA system that weighed in at 75 pounds (that’s 34 kilograms for you metric fans). But, regardless of weight, a portable sound system is not meant to be permanently installed. But what a portable… Read the rest

7 Steps to Choosing a Classroom PA System

Between the challenges presented by poor acoustics and the noise generated by boisterous students, it can sometimes be difficult for teachers to make themselves heard. One easy and affordable solution to this problem is a mini classroom PA system. The right PA system can turn any unfocused class into one that shines. But how do you know which mini PA… Read the rest

Overhead Projectors

Features to Consider Before Purchasing an Overhead Projector Overhead projectors combine an old technology with new technology options to create machines which are both reliable and versatile. Available Buhl and 3M overhead projectors give you a wide range of choices to supplement almost any presentation. The question is which overhead projector is right for you? To help you decide we… Read the rest

Classroom Learning Centers Enhance Visual Lessons with Sound

6 Questions to Consider When Shopping for a Classroom Learning Center Whether they’re kids or adults, students learn better when teachers combine visual materials with interactive audio programs. That’s why learning centers, which use sound to reinforce visual lessons, have become standard classroom AV equipment. They’re also ideal for home schooling, or for brushing up on lessons after school. Learning… Read the rest

Card Readers Improve Reading & Math Skills

Card Readers Help Children Learn in the Classroom & at Home What Is a Card Reader? Card readers are interactive learning tools that use visual aids to help childen improve vocabulary, reading comprehension, math skills and even learning a foreign language. Unlike classroom listening centers, card readers are especially good at using bright visually-appealing graphics to make learning fun especially… Read the rest

7 Features To Look For When Choosing a Media Cart or a Rolling AV Cart

Media Carts, Utility Carts, Rolling AV Carts: What’s the Difference? No matter what they look like, media carts, rolling AV carts, and utility carts  all serve the same basic purpose: to transport your AV equipment conveniently and safely from one place to another. The media cart or AV cart is the work horse of the high tech world. Whether it’s… Read the rest

3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Boombox

Choose a multimedia boombox that’s ideal for you! What is a multimedia boombox? Multimedia boomboxes deliver sound from a wide variety of audio and video media: including cassette tapes, SD cards, CD’s, MP3’s, DVD’s, and even AM/FM radio broadcasts. Whether you’re supplying music for a dance class, listening to the news in the kitchen, or teaching a room full of… Read the rest

7 Solutions to Common Wireless Microphone Problems for Event Planners

Wireless microphones are a favorite standby for event and meeting planners. As an event planner, you’re likely aware of the many benefits that wireless microphones offer. Wireless microphones offer superior mobility for your presenters, help reduce stage clutter and tripping hazards, are incredibly easy to use, and come in a variety of configurations, including options for handheld or hands-free microphones,… Read the rest