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TTS Easi-Ears (Digital Audio System)
includes 6 coloured wireless headphones
Easi-Ears is a unique digital audio system designed for primary schools and nurseries. Comprising of 6 different coloured headphones, remote control unit, docking station for recharging and software.
Shortlisted for a BETT Award 2012 - Digital Devices category
Easi-Ears, a new digital audio system designed for primary schools an nurseries. Comprising of a set of six different coloured headphones, remote control unit, docking station for recharging and software. Easi-Ears enables teachers to put their own audio content (e.g. in MP3 format) onto the headphones so that children can listen independently or as a group. The headphones are wireless, so children are not tied to a CD player, enabling them to be active whilst listening inside or outdoors.
The teacher's choice of audio content means that Easi-Ears can be used to support different areas of the curriculum, e.g. listening to stories, rhymes, poems and non-fiction text, instructions such as adding features to a map, creative music to inspire story writing, model making or painting pictures, or for outdoor treasure hunts and nature trails. It also means the set is usable by all ages and therefore of value throughout the school.
The audio content can be transferred onto the MP3 headphones via the Easi-Ears software. The software is designed so that teachers can create their own playlists and easily add the same content to all headphones or customise for individual headsets.
The remote control unit is designed for the teacher to enable them to interact with the headphones whilst in use. It is also a MP3 recorder/player and may be used by pupils to record their own audio tracks which can be transmitted directly to the headphones.
Unique broadcast feature - The remote control unit also haves the unique ability to interrupt play and broadcast voice or music to the headphones. This is particularly useful for the teachers should they wish to say something to the children whilst the headphones are in use, e.g. "5 minutes till tidy up time".
Great value - use across the curriculum and throughout the school
Includes FREE Audio Content
To help get you started, Easi-Ears comes pre-loaded with the Kids & Co title, The New Playground from Rising Stars . Six copies of the book are also provided - ideal for guided reading sessions.
The Kids & Co. series is a range of reading books aimed at children aged 6 to 7 that supports their transition from reading schemes to chapter books. The books feature real-life stories about a group of kids and their families.
What's in the Box?
Remote Control Unit
The remote control unit is a fully featured MP3 recorder and player in its own right. Unique to this device is the ability to interrupt play and broadcast music or voice directly to the headsets, e.g. "5 mins till break time". MP3 content on the remote control unit can also be transmitted to the headsets as an alternative to syncing them on the docking station. The unit also has a record feature which means that children or teachers can use an external or the built in microphone and record directly onto the unit. This content can subsequently be transmitted or synched to the headsets. The MP3 line input also allows other devices such as a CD player to be linked directly with the unit and therefore headsets.
The headphones and remote control unit contain 256Mb of Flash memory, which is enough to store more than 2 hours of MP3 recordings.
One of the main features of the MP3 headphones is the fact they are wireless. This means children can listen to the content teachers have uploaded to them anywhere in the classroom, or even outdoors; there is no need for pupils to be tethered to a CD player, which can commonly be the case. Not only do the headphones offer children freedom of location whilst listening, they also provide children with the independence to control what they are listening to using the buttons on the side of the headphones (play next/previous track, pause track).
The Easi-Ears software is easy to use and enables you to add or remove tracks on the headphones and remote control unit. To upload content simple dock the headphones / remote control unit into the docking station and connect the docking station to your PC via USB.
Site licence for Easi-Ears software included.
The minimum system requirements for Easi-Ears software are:
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