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

January 25, 2016 | Leave a comment

A portable classroom sound system provides an affordable solution for teachers seeking a simple-to-use system that’s easy to carry from place to place. But before you choose a portable sound system for your classroom, ask yourself these 6 questions:

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Jackboxes Turn Media Players into Classroom Listening Centers

January 19, 2016 | Leave a comment

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 at the same time. The listening center hub can be an infrared transmitter, built-in headphone jacks on a media player, or a jackbox.

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Introducing a True Wireless Portable PA System

January 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

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 PA system does provide is a ‘self-contained’ unit which includes some or all of the following:

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7 Steps to Choosing a Classroom PA System

January 18, 2016 | Leave a comment

The PA system for your classroom can critically impact students’ performance. Versatile and affordable mini PA systems can solve a wide range of classroom challenges.

Schools often are plagued with poor acoustics, and, of course, boisterous students. Making the teacher’s voice loud and clear is crucial to grabbing students’ attention. The right classroom PA system can remake an unfocused class into one that shines.

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6 Questions to Ask when Purchasing Classroom Headphones

January 14, 2016 | Leave a comment

While ordinary consumer headphones are ideal for playing tunes during a quick jog or a long bus ride, they may not stand up to bending, poking, chewing, or other abuse from young students. Classroom headphones offer a wide range of features to adapt to the varying (and sometimes harsh) realities of student use. This makes them an indispensable tool in today’s classroom AV arsenal.

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Overhead Projectors

January 14, 2016 | Leave a comment

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 put some of the best in class to the test. Let’s start with an explanation of what overhead projectors are and what overhead projectors do.

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Classroom Learning Centers Enhance Visual Lessons with Sound

January 13, 2016 | Leave a comment

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 centers not only reinforce and enhance visual learning, but also help students with learning differences process information more easily.

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Card Readers Improve Reading & Math Skills

January 12, 2016 | Leave a comment

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 for younger children, although they’re suitable for students of all ages.

Card readers allow students to compare their pronunciations of words to pre-recorded responses, and to record their own progress on blank cards as they build their verbal skills

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

January 11, 2016 | Leave a comment

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 a humble plastic cart or a rolling metal AV cart, these utility carts put your AV equipment on wheels so you won’t  break your back getting it from one place to another – and it keeps your expensive gear secure and safe, thus protecting your investment.

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3 Questions to Ask Before Buying a Boombox

January 8, 2016 | Leave a comment

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 noisy pupils, a multimedia boombox can fill the room with high-quality sound at the push of a button.

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