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Accessing Culture with Technology

Learning about other cultures can be fascinating for students, but even more intriguing is learning about one’s own heritage, especially when the journey is aided by classroom technology.


Welcomes NYSSBA

Nearly 3,000 school board members, superintendents and educators from across New York arrived in Buffalo today for the 92nd New York State School Boards Association’s Annual Convention and Education Expo, and Califone is there to help greet them. (more…)

BHSM Video and Drawing Contest Winners

Inspired by the Oscar award-winning movie “The King’s Speech,” contestants in ASHA’s Better Hearing and Speech Month (BHSM) video  contest were challenged with depicting what it is like to be a person who has speaking or hearing difficulties and to show how important it is to understand how that person feels, and how to help them. (more…)

Supports Better Hearing and Speech Month

Califone announced renewed support for the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s annual Better Hearing & Speech Month. (more…)

Teen Hearing Loss Increasing

A 2010 study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association cited  increases in hearing loss amongst teenagers. (more…)

Rangers vs Giants

World Series for Educators

Bragging rights to determine who’s the best on the baseball field get under way Wednesday night. But we think educators should also receive  praise for what they do and have some fun at the same time, so here’s your own chance to vote for which team will win each game. (more…)

The Power of Podcasting

The amount of educational activities that are linked to technology is increasing – whether it’s in classrooms, libraries, or computer labs. Wherever there are school computers or smartphones, chances are students are on them for a variety of reasons. (more…)

What a Bit of Technology Can Do

Part of a continuing series of Califone guest bloggers.

I have three scenarios I often find difficult to deal with when teaching young English language learners. Scenario one is when I first walk into the room and try to motivate the children to choose to speak English. Scenario two occurs after the class ends. I gush to parents about how their children spoke and sang in English. Immediately, the parents ask the children a question in English and expect responses in English. I have yet to hear any of the children speak the English when put on the spot. Scenario three occurs when parents beg me to help their children with their pronunciation. (more…)