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Upgrades Titanium Series Cord Connections

Califone announced a series of improvements to the connection point between the cord and earcup across the entire line of Titanium series headphones and headsets. (more…)

Headset Plugs for iPads and Chromebooks

Changing technologies have given rise to new types of connections for content listening. With audio’s growing role in testing especially, making sure your headset properly plugs into the tablet, computer or other device should be a no-brainer – should be. If you’re needing headsets for Smarter Balanced or PARCC assessments, here are a few simple tips to make sure you make the best choice. (more…)

Califone Releases Ear Buds For Audio Learning

New listening devices help schools meet the testing needs of the Common Core State Standards

The demand for audio equipment in the classroom continues to grow, as students increasingly turn to online instruction and mobile devices for language learning. The new E2 and E3 Ear Buds from Califone International, Inc., a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual (AV) and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, are designed to meet this demand. (more…)

New Listening First Headphone and Headsets

Expanded line provides more options for student listening activities

Califone International, Inc., a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual (AV) and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, announces updates to its award-winning line of Listening First Headphones and Headsets. The line now includes three black models with a variety of features to enhance the evolving instruction of today’s classrooms. (more…)

CUE 2014 Headset Contest

Califone is celebrating the annual CUE 2014 conference with a Facebook headset contest for attendees. (more…)

Mobile Learning for K12

Forbes.com claims that 2013 was the year that mobile devices surpassed PCs to become the most common Web access tools. They also project that by 2015, more than 80% of handsets will be smartphones. (more…)

Headsets Strengthen Speaking and Listening Skills

Califone headsets support speech intelligibility, aiding development of critical speaking and listening skills defined by ELA Common Core State Standards

Having tools to aid lesson comprehension is a key factor in a student’s ability to achieve desired learning goals. Califone International, Inc., a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual (AV) and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, offers headphones and headsets that help students build the speaking and listening skills defined as critical components in the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the Common Core State Standards. (more…)

Using Project-Based Learning for CCSS

Thom Markham, a noted educational expert on project-based learning (PBL), has written that the shift to the Common Core can be accomplished with a “well-designed problem solving methodology that moves students through an inquiry process, during which they develop the skills necessary to analyze information and answer open-ended questions.” This process will help achieve the Common Core goals of collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. (more…)