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Finding the right audio-visual tools to match your existing capabilities and to support your future goals is one of the most difficult parts about purchasing and implementing technology in the classroom. As Califone International, Inc., has over 60 years of experience in providing the best tools to educators, we have put together some of our favorite stories to share with you. Take these case studies as an example of how your school or district can find the potential in offering students a chance to use technology on a daily basis across the curriculum.

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Computer Peripherals

Pennsylvania Educator Enhances Virtual Learning Using Digital Microscope
Pennsylvania Virtual Charter School (PAVCS) offers a unique educational setting - teachers who instruct from home teach students also at home. Although most correspondence is conducted via chat rooms, educators also rely on connecting with students through the use of webcams and drawing spaces to aid instruction....[more]
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Headphones & Headsets

Idaho Digital Learning Academy Enriches Learning through Online Curriculum
Located in Boise, the Idaho Digital Learning Academy (IDLA) serves a state-wide role similar to an educational service agency, consolidating online learning opportunities for Idaho's 120 school districts. While individual districts administer final grades, IDLA provides them with high-quality teachers, proprietary curriculum, and the materials necessary to deliver instruction....[more]
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Learning Centers

Connecticut School Uses Learning Center to Increase Students' Literacy Skills
In rural Granby, Conn., F.M. Kearns Primary School is the only primary school within its district for students in kindergarten through second grade. With one-fourth of the district's students enrolled at F.M. Kearns, integrating technology for enhanced instruction is essential for building students' readiness and achievement. In addition, the school's overall curriculum is very literacy-based, with its main focus on students' reading and language arts skills....[more]
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Media Players

Michigan Elementary School Incorporates Technology to Meet Standards
Harrington Elementary School is one of five K-12 schools within the Albion school district, a suburban district in Michigan that serves approximately 1,500 students. With its adoption of a new English Language Arts (ELA) curriculum and set of standards, the school is required to have a listening center in every classroom....[more]
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PA Systems

Miami-Dade County Public Schools Use Portable PA System to Improve P. E. Instruction
Miami-Dade County Public Schools (MDCPS), the fourth largest district in the country, has approximately 370,000 students, and many schools qualify for Title 1 funding. With 90 percent of its students coming from a culturally diverse background, comprehensive instruction and technology integration is essential to overcome learning barriers and provide students with a well-rounded, robust education....[more]
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Reading & Writing

Hort Elementary School Engages ELL Students One Card at a Time
Carla Kliever, Reading Specialist and CELDT Coordinator at Hort Elementary School in Bakersfield, Calif., is passionate about teaching English Language Learners. With more than 250 English language learners under her direction, Kliever works hard to maintain each child's record, monitor CELDT testing, train each test proctor, gather scores for the district, and to take care of the classification of each student, determining their proficiency levels....[more]

Visual Presentation

Pennsylvania District Encourages Learning through Hands-On Technology Use
Supporting seven schools within Elk Lake School District, a rural K-12 district with approximately 1,500 students, the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center (CTC) serves close to 400 students in two semester-long sessions. The CTC provides exposure to a variety of career fields, including business education, cosmetology, culinary arts, automotive technology, carpentry/cabinet making, and building and property management (i.e., plumbing, electrical & heating). Through these six different departments or "shops," students learn essential career-oriented skills to achieve success in the workforce....[more]
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General

Grants encourage 'sustainable' tech
Outfitting a classroom with shiny new technology is great, but if educators can't keep the equipment up to date, much of the luster can be lost, and then students can become disheartened and teachers discouraged. Now the technology director of a regional service agency in Washington state has devised a low-cost strategy intended to beat the predictable obsolescence that often afflicts classroom technology....[more]
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Throughout the past 40 years, research has shown that there is a strong correlation between oral reading fluency and comprehension. According to Carol Chomsky, well-known researcher and former professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education Reading and Language Department, students’ fluency improved while reading along with audio tapes. Her study on assisted, repeated oral readings, was also expanded upon later, indicating that repeated oral readings gave non-fluent readers methods for capturing the essence of the text, therefore improving comprehension....[more]


I use the Music Maker Plus™ for listening centers and for students who were absent and need to catch up on reading in other curricular areas. It is also a support for struggling readers....[more]

I use the Music Maker™ Plus multimedia player for our Church Outreach that is broadcasted over the airway on our local station....[more]