Picture this: A teacher tells the class, “Let’s play a game! I’ll say a word and you tell me the first sound you hear. What is the first sound in ‘dog’?” Students eagerly respond, “D!” Smiles abound.
Why is fostering an inclusive learning environment important in education? School leaders and decision makers are tasked with ensuring that every student, regardless of their abilities, has access to quality education. To help foster inclusivity, classroom audio solutions play a pivotal role in this mission, benefiting not only those with hearing challenges and disabilities but every student in the classroom. What audio tools can help optimize teaching and pave the path for inclusive learning?
As schools gear up for the 2023-24 school year, educators are on the lookout for the best tools and solutions to enhance teaching and learning in various environments. Tech & Learning's Awards of Excellence Best Tools for Back to School has emerged as a valuable guide to help educators discover products that support their work. This awards program encompasses a wide range of eligible products, including hardware, software, curriculum materials, and more, all conveniently categorized by grade levels to facilitate the search for suitable solutions.
When it comes to diverse classrooms, effective communication reigns supreme. Enter classroom audio tools – the superheroes ensuring every student hears and engages. Especially important for students with hearing challenges, they redefine learning environments. Delve into the significance of classroom audio and uncover five actionable strategies to utilize audio tech for inclusivity. Unleash these audio superheroes to empower every learner.
Audio systems have significant advantages for English language learners (ELLs) in K-12 classrooms, empowering students and teachers in the language acquisition process. These advanced systems amplify the teacher's voice, ensuring clear instruction and boosting comprehension for ELLs. By providing consistent auditory input, teachers implementing classroom audio systems help create a supportive environment that promotes language development, active participation, and engagement among all students including ELLs. Additionally, classroom audio solutions alleviate strain on teachers' voices, enabling them to deliver lessons with clarity and reducing the risk of fatigue. Let’s take a look at the benefits of classroom audio systems for ELLs, including practical strategies for successful implementation in diverse classrooms.
FrontRow by Boxlight is thrilled to announce two groundbreaking products that will transform the way audio is used in classrooms - PowerLine for FrontRow's ezRoom and the innovative MyFrontRow app. These transformative solutions are designed to empower educators and nurture more engaging learning environments.
The ability to hear and comprehend what is being taught in the classroom is fundamental to student success. Unfortunately, many students are unable to hear their teachers clearly due to background noise, classroom acoustics, and other factors. This can lead to frustration, disengagement, and ultimately, poor academic performance. The solution to this problem is classroom sound audio systems. By providing clear, consistent sound throughout the classroom, these systems can help to improve student comprehension, reduce teacher vocal strain, and enhance classroom management. In a previous blog, I shared the top four reasons why classroom audio solutions are essential for improved teaching and learning.
As a teacher, when you walk in your classroom it is expected that you will talk, talk, and probably talk some more. This can lead to vocal problems that over time can do more damage and lead to reduced interaction and engagement with your students in an effort to ‘save your voice.’ Beyond using your “outside voice” inside the classroom, what can you do to manage your vocal health so that sore throats and sick days are minimized?
Boxlight has earned a total of five awards in this year’s THE Journal and Campus Technology awards - four New Product Awards and one Campus Technologyaward!