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…)

Meets 2016-17 PARCC Headset Requirements

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…)

Teaching With Technology and Tablets

Califone is proud to welcome guest bloggers Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey.

Technology has transformed our teaching.  In every way we can imagine, from the modeling we provide for students as we read from a tablet, capturing the language for students’ later use to simply entering grades in a gradebook so that parents and students can access it at any time, computers and tablets with Internet access have changed how we do our work. (more…)

Learning about Plug Sizes

5th in a series of articles about headphones and headsets.

A plug is a plug is a plug right? At first glance, the expectation is that the connection from a headphone or headset to a computer or media player would be all the same, but jackbox, headphone and headset uses are so varied, Califone in fact offers six different styles of plugs. Why the need for so many and which criteria should you use when choosing? (more…)