7 Questions To Help Teachers Choose A Listening Center

Regardless of their level of study, many students find it easier to learn by listening rather than by simply looking. That’s why listening  or learning centers, which add sound to a teacher’s repertoire, are now standard equipment in many schools and classrooms. A listening center features three primary components: Media player Headphones Hub that links multiple headsets to the… Read the rest

3 MegaVox PA System Features Teachers Will Love

The school year is about to start and once again teachers everywhere face the age-old problem of how to grab students’ attention in a world where distraction runs rampant. Portable classroom sound systems are an affordable and proven way to boost a teacher’s voice to all corners of the classroom, gymnasium or schoolyard. If you’re seeking an affordable sound system… Read the rest

3 Tips for Choosing the Ideal Megaphone

Megaphones can provide powerful sound reinforcement and amplification during your outdoor events, no matter what season it is! Whether you’re paging cousins for dinner at a family reunion, rallying kids at summer camp or leading your congregation at a church gathering, the right megaphone helps amplify your voice so you can be heard by all. How can you be sure… Read the rest

Need A Mixer? Think Yamaha

Yamaha mixing boardA mixer is an essential device for recording and performing artists,  as well as audio engineers. You can use a mixer almost anywhere to help meet your audio needs, including at a recording studio, business conference, church event or school play. If you’re looking for a powerful, reliable and portable mixer, I highly recommend the Yamaha MG166CX 16-Channel Mixer with… Read the rest

Personal Amplifiers Help Kids Hear Better in School

Are your kids falling behind at school? Portable personal amplifiers could be a solution. Many students with hearing problems — both diagnosed and undiagnosed — will lose valuable classroom time simply because they can’t hear. In addition to the obvious problem of not comprehending the teacher’s lessons, there’s an additional (and very common) problem with hearing-impaired students losing focus due… Read the rest

How To Save Your Voice & Help Kids Learn

How Wireless Assistive Listening Systems Benefit Kids & Teachers It seems obvious: kids learn better when they can hear their lessons. Classroom PA systems are a great way to overcome acoustical challenges for students with unimpaired hearing. But how can you improve the classroom experience for students with mild hearing impairment? Good educational practices- not to mention ADA requirements –… Read the rest

Need Help Choosing a Back-To-School Sound System?

6 Questions to Help You Choose a Portable Sound System for Your Classroom A portable classroom PA system is an affordable, easy-to-use system that allows teachers to amplify their lessons. Why do you need a PA system for your classroom? The answer is simple: the proper sound reinforcement system allows  a teacher’s voice to reach all corners of the class,… Read the rest

Jackboxes Turn Media Players into Classroom Listening Centers

How to choose a jackbox for your classroom listening center Classroom listening centers enhance visual lessons with audio. Listening centers (or learning centers) consist of three components: a media player, headphones, and a hub to distribute audio signals to multiple listeners. Although wireless transmitters or outputs on the media player itself often suffice for a hub, an easy way to… Read the rest

Classroom Learning Centers Use Sound To Enhance Learning

6 Features to Consider When Purchasing A Classroom Learning Center From pre-K through adult education or even for home schooling, many students find learning enhanced by listening rather than looking. That’s why learning centers, which use sound to help you teach, are standard classroom AV equipment. Learning centers not only reinforce and enhance visual learning, but also help students with… Read the rest

Why Buy a Cassette Tape Player & Recorder?

Cassette Tape Players: Tried, True, & Affordable Cassette tape players and recorders are popular, budget-friendly choices for teachers or parents who want to enjoy an existing collection of tapes without the expense of upgrading to CDs or other media. In my last post, I highlighted the benefits of using a portable stereo system for playback of existing (and future) media… Read the rest