10 Spirit Learning Centers in 10 Days

Educators Encouraged to Submit Creative Ideas for Multimedia Use in the Classroom

For 10 years, educators have relied on Califone Spirit™ boomboxes to enliven curriculum lessons through the power of audiovisual aids. While learning tools have evolved over time, multimedia-based activities remain an effective instructional method to address multiple learning styles and enhance curriculum lessons. To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Spirit Multimedia Player/Recorder, Califone is holding a 10-day contest in which one educator will win a 4-Person Spirit SD Learning Center each day.

“Innovative ways to integrate audiovisual elements into daily lessons and foster learning

Educators have always found creative and innovative ways to integrate audiovisual elements into their daily lessons to capture students’ interest and foster learning,” said Tim Ridgway, vice president of marketing for Califone. “The Spirit SD Learning Center 10th Anniversary Contest gives educators an opportunity to share their knowledge with their peers, and be recognized for pioneering ways to support 21st century skill development and differentiate instruction through multimedia.

4-Person Spirit SD Learning CenterBeginning Monday, March 26th, educators may submit their entries with the #Califone hashtag to the Califone Facebook page each business day through Friday, April 6th. Each entry should list two ways the educator would use the Spirit to engage students and improve their learning. If one of the ideas includes helping students with their reading, be sure to mention the publisher and the program’s name. Alternatively, a picture or video could be posted including the same elements. Submissions will be evaluated by the level of creativity, use of multiple learning modalities, and the ease with which other educators can replicate the ideas. Participants are allowed to enter on multiple days, but a previously submitted idea can’t be used again.

The latest in the line of Spirit multimedia players is the Spirit SD, used by teachers, reading and library media specialists for group or individual reading activities, literacy, ELD, ESL, and other language learning programs. It features a built-in SD card slot, USB port, cassette recorder/player, CD player, and AM-FM radio to meet the wide-ranging needs of educators and students in classrooms, outdoors and in library media centers today. Built for high-use environments with shatterproof ABS plastic for durability & safety, with the addition of Califone headphones and a jackbox, educators can create custom listening centers for differentiated group learning.

For more information on the full line of Califone products designed for the education market, and safe for school and library use, call 1-800-722-0500, or view and download the entire Califone catalog.

Legal Stuff
Contest Rules: No purchase necessary.

Contest description: The Califone Spirit 10th Anniversary Contest is sponsored by Califone International Inc., with its principal business located at 1145 Arroyo Avenue, # A, San Fernando, CA 91340. The contest will begin on March 26, 2012, and conclude on April 6, 2012. Contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. By entering the Contest, each entrant accepts and agrees to be bound by these official Contest rules.

Eligibility: To be eligible, an entrant must be a legal resident of the United States or Canada, and be employed as a teacher, paraprofessional, librarian, library media specialist, technology specialist, or other similar role educating students at an elementary, middle or high school level. Entries from teams of people will be disqualified. Employees and immediate family members of employees of Califone are not eligible to participate in this contest. No purchase is necessary. Must be 18 years of age or older to enter. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify ineligible entries.

How To Enter: Each contest entrant must complete the following to enter:

  • Accept the Califone Terms of Use.
  • Provide information about yourself (name, title/role, school, grade level) and describe 10 ways you use, or would use, the Califone Spirit SD multimedia player to teach students.
  • Submit by April 6, 2012, 11:59 p.m. PST.

Judging Criteria: Entries will be judged by Califone employees. Each entry will be scored with a uniform rubric based on the following criteria: (a) originality/creativity, (b) use of multiple learning modalities, (c) effective use of the Spirit multimedia player, (d) ease with which others can replicate the ideas. Each winner will be determined after the contest concludes on April 6, 2012, and be announced April 2012. Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

Prizes: Each of the ten winners will receive a Spirit SD 1886 4-person learning center featuring a built-in SD card slot and USB port, CD player, cassette recorder / player, AM-FM radio, a foam-lined carrying case, 10-position jackbox, and four 3068AV Stereo Headphones. Top winners’ entries and submissions earning honorable mention will be published on the Califone website and through other social media channels.

By participating in the Contest and submitting your ideas to the Califone Spirit 10th Anniversary Contest, you agree to and represent the following:

You grant to Califone, its affiliates, subsidiaries, and licensees a royalty-free, irrevocable, perpetual, non-exclusive and fully sublicensable license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, perform and display your contest entry in whole or in part, on a worldwide basis, to identify you in conjunction with such uses of the entry, and to incorporate them in other works, in any form, in any and all media now known or ever devised, in any and all versions, worldwide in perpetuity for any purpose, including, but not limited to, broadcast, streaming, broadband, outreach, promotion, publicity, marketing, and advertisement of Califone and its products.

You are authorized to submit the entry, and you grant the rights in the entry, as stated herein, whether or not Califone chooses to use the entry for any particular purpose or at any particular time. You represent that you own all rights, title, and interest in the entry submission or that you otherwise have authority to submit the entry and to grant the license described herein. You represent that you have obtained all permissions, clearance, and releases from any third parties necessary to allow your submission and Califone’s use of the Materials, as set forth herein.

You represent that the ideas submitted are not (a) unlawful, obscene, defamatory, libelous, threatening, fraudulent, abusive, pornographic, harassing, or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, or does or could give rise to civil liability or violate any law, rule, or regulation, or is otherwise objectionable; (b) non-public information about any company that you are not authorized to disclose; and (c) an advertisement, solicitation, chain letter, pyramid scheme, investment opportunity, or other unsolicited commercial communication.

You agree not to make any claim against Califone, its affiliates, subsidiaries, licensees, and assigns as a result of your participation in this promotion, any use of or decision not to use the entry, including, but not limited to, any claim that such use invades any right of privacy, publicity, or both.

You understand that, other than the opportunity to enter this contest, you will not be paid any money or receive any form of compensation for giving Califone these rights. You further understand you will not be reimbursed for any costs you may have incurred in connection with submitting the entry.

You represent that you are at least 18 years old and otherwise satisfy the entry and eligibility requirements described in these Official Rules.

About Califone
Califone was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, presentation and professional markets. The company offers a complete line of audio solutions, wireless systems and multimedia products for small, medium and large presentation needs. Califone serves millions of educators and students in the PreK through higher education school environments, and has expanded to serve business and industry, houses of worship, parks and recreation, and other presentation markets as well.

Read more about the contest to award multiple classrooms with audio systems as reported in EdNet Insight, Tech & Learning magazine, eSchool News, Advance for Hearing Practice Management, Audiology Online and Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists, School Library Journal and Technology Tidbits.


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