October 26, 2021 3 min read
If you use Chromebooks in your school, you understand all of the benefits they can provide for you and your students. With the wide array of educational applications and multimedia programs, you now have the opportunity to cater curriculum to an individual students needs. We are always reading about new ways that teachers have been able to leverage these devices to make a positive impact in their classroom and we are again reminded how creative teachers can be!
There may be times where you prefer that your students use school headphones or school headsets with a mic for Chromebooks to help them focus on the activity and help reduce potential distractions which can be a challenge to overcome. This is where a technology coordinator can be extremely helpful. You can assess your needs and best determine what solution is right for your integration and applications.
Chromebooks are equipped with a single 3.5mm TRRS plug. This means that headphones and headsets with a 3.5mm plug are compatible. We have found that some teachers will prefer to have a school headset with microphone for their Chromebooks. If this is the direction that works for you, make sure it has a single TRRS plug. The single plug controls the headphones and microphone with a single plug. You are probably familiar with these if you have earbuds that are often included with mobile smart phones.
An easy solution for large groups and school districts where students utilize audio learning programs, language learning, early learning programs, audiobooks and music.
The durable and sleek Smart-Trek™ deluxe headphones are versatile and compatible with a wide variety of technologies. Designed to stand up to the K-12 environment, Smart-Trek headphones are built to last.
Smart-Trek feature a rugged and comfortable design, so teachers can have headsets that will function for years, and students can wear the headsets for an extended period of time. Its adjustable headband snaps easily into place to fit students of all ages.
EDU-255M On-Ear Stereo Mobile Headset features noise-canceling microphone with internal windscreens, leatherette ear cushions, heavy-duty rigid wire boom and swivel, and 8-foot shielded cable with in-line volume control and a single 3.5mm 4-pin shared audio plug (TRRS).
H111 features a standard 3.5 mm audio jack and is compatible with most operating systems and platforms.
The essential stereo headset works on all operating systems and platforms via the standard 3.5mm audio jack connection.
After you have decided between a headphone (without mic) or a headset (with mic) you will find a number of solutions that are designed for use in educational environments. You can select from in-ear and over-ear solutions depending on your preferences and requirements.
Some teachers will prefer earbuds with an in-line mic because they are lightweight and easy to store. Others prefer over-ear models which are more like traditional headphones and provide a different fit. They also allow a more precise placement of the microphone.
The E3 Earbud Headphone from Califone is designed to be a lightweight headphone option. Made from ABS plastic, the headphones feature noise-reducing ear covers which work to reduce external ambient sounds and come with a To-Go 3.5 mm plug.
The ID-3T Earbuds features a built-in mic, volume control, and noise-reducing silicone ear covers. The ID-3T is specially designed to produce full-bodied sound, these stereo earbuds are compatible with tablets, smartphones, MP3 players, laptops, and desktop computers.
Either way you decide to go, you want to help provide a comfortable listening experience. You may decide that a combination between these types is best for you to address individual preferences.
Learning Headphones has a number of affordable solutions that you can research for more information. If you have any questions, our friendly team would be happy to answer any questions you may have. Our goal is to help you find the the perfect solution that meets all of your requirements. We hope this information was helpful. Sincere thanks for reading our blog!
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