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Califone boomboxes and media players help integrate technology into classrooms by providing audio amplification and assistive listening so more students can hear. Whether for classroom-wide listening or smaller learning centers with headphones, creating focused individual student sound fields can enhance language learning by helping to keep students on task. Multiple playback capabilities can be used for student assessment to assist data driven decision makers. Our players are also used for audio modeling by speech language pathologists and in bilingual education, storytime reading, special education needs, Title 1 programs, literacy training, English and foreign language learning. Dance teachers, librarians, cloggers and presenters also appreciate the durability and features of our boomboxes and media players.
Digital controls are complemented by a convenient built-in electret microphone for recording student progress and class projects; ¼" and 3.5mm headphone plugs to connect a jackbox for multiple language listeners; voice-over tool for announcements; variable speed cassette and CD player (+/-15%) playback for language learning and dance/music applications, full-feature remote control; external speaker jacks; records from AM / FM system / CD to the cassette.
One of the most common pieces of gear in every PreK-6 classroom is the multimedia player / recorder. But there are significant differences between a boombox that's sold in a consumer products store that's intended for occasional home use and what's used by teachers on a daily basis for language learning. Read this series "An Intro to Boomboxes" of articles to learn what some of those differences are and how they can help you make a more informed decision.