Headsets Strengthen Speaking and Listening Skills

San Fernando, Calif. (Feb. 5, 2014) – Having tools to aid lesson comprehension is a key factor in a student’s ability to achieve desired learning goals. Califone International, Inc., a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual (AV) and supplemental curriculum products for use in education, offers headphones and headsets that help students build the speaking and listening skills defined as critical components in the English Language Arts (ELA) portion of the Common Core State Standards.

“Our products are designed with desired learning outcomes in mind,” said Tim Ridgway, vice president of marketing for Califone. “Specifically, Califone headphones and headsets support speech intelligibility, which is an important aspect of student comprehension as it pertains to speaking and listening activities. These products enable educators to incorporate rich audiovisual resources into their lessons to support academic goals, including that of meeting Common Core ELA anchor standards.”

At TCEA 2014, Califone is showcasing a number of AV products that assist educators in meeting Common Core ELA anchor standards, including the Listening First™ Stereo Headsets, which are ideal for early elementary language activities and mobile-based learning initiatives. Attendees also will be able to check out the award-winning Titanium Series. Titanium headsets are durable and versatile, offering the best sound isolation within the Califone line, and a higher level of speech intelligibility for language learning.

In addition, Califone will highlight a host of products that accelerate speaking and listening skills development, and strengthen mobile learning initiatives. These include: PA-MBiOS, the first Califone speaker designed specifically for use with iPads and iPhones; the PA-BT30 speaker with Bluetooth wireless technology; and the six-position 1206i Jackbox for iPads, iPhones and iPods.

For more information on the full line of Califone products that support the speaking and listening portion of the Common Core ELA anchor standards, and to view and download the entire Califone catalog, visit www.califone.com.

About Califone
Califone was founded in 1947 and continues to be a leader in the design, development and manufacturing of audiovisual and supplemental curriculum products for use in education. The company’s products enable educators to incorporate rich audiovisual resources into lessons that help students build speaking and listening skills, critical to the English Language Arts portion of the Common Core State Standards. Califone offers a complete line of audio solutions, wireless systems and multimedia products for small, medium and large presentation needs, and serves millions of educators and students in the PreK through higher education school environments.

Media Contacts
• Tim Ridgway, Califone, Inc., 800-722-0500 x428, Tim.Ridgway@califone.com
• Chris Swietlik, C. Blohm & Associates, 608-216-7300 x23, chris@cblohm.com

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