Classroom Audio Testimonials
Smith Springs Elementary
“If you’re teaching kindergarten in this room you would wear that lanyard and your voice would come out of these four speakers in the room,” Forman said.
Each classroom is a hub of technology, starting with an audio enhancement system. The teacher’s lanyard is a microphone and wirelessly syncs to room’s Wi-Fi. The teacher also controls a camera.
“The camera is not for surveillance. It’s only turned on when teachers want it to be turned on to record instruction to reflect on their lesson.”
Ron Clark – Cofounder, Ron Clark Academy, GA
“The audio system for the enhanced classroom, it’s a gift for teachers.”
Kimberly Bearden – Cofounder, Ron Clark Academy, Atlanta, GA
“After having IR in my classroom, I cannot imagine ever teaching without it again. The system ensures that every child in my classroom hears and clearly understands everything that is said, thus significantly increasing student engagement. As a language arts teacher, I am continuously trying to teach my students the importance of inflection, articulation, and subtle changes in one’s voice when communicating. With IR this becomes possible– I am able to talk to every child in even the faintest of whispers if I wish.”
Robert N. Fortenberry – Former Superintendent, Jackson, MI
“In working with school districts across the United States I have observed that the primary factor in improving student learning is keeping the students engaged in the learning process. Both teacher and student must be actively engaged for maximum learning to occur. I would recommend interactive technology to any school as a way to increase the amount of engaged time.”
Loyal Customers from Oak Hills Elementary, UT
Loyal Customers from Thomaston-Upson
Teacher, Combs Elementary, MO
“The students love it! They can hear everything I say without straining. They can also hear each other because we use the mic while reading aloud and while giving presentations. I love it because I go home less tired.”
Teacher, Griffith Elementary, MO
“Wouldn’t teach without it!! It has been a tremendous help with fatigue. Every classroom should have this system from preschool to high school!!”
Speech Teacher, Carson City School District, NV
“I think this is the best thing we’ve ever done in our district. I’ve seen scores go way up by adding this, even when no other changes are made.”
Principal, Northridge Elementary School, CO
“With Audio Enhancement, teachers have the ability to maintain proximity to the students, no matter where they are in the room. They can engage the students from any location in the room.”
Teacher, Lakeview Elementary School, NJ
“I love this thing! I wouldn’t give it up! Sometimes when I teach I face the board and I can write on it without putting the kids at a disadvantage.
Kim Edwards – third grade teacher, San Miguel Charter School, Santa Rosa, CA
“Wow! The Sentinel sound system is just amazing! I am already feeling the effects of not having to speak any louder than a normal talking voice when I teach and my students feel like I am always within range. Their attention has increased tenfold. I am SO glad I went with this system instead of the stand alone FrontRow Juno system I was piloting. There is absolutely NO comparison in sound quality. Audio Enhancement wins hands down!”
Dr. William E. Roberts, Superintendent, Nye County School District
“As Superintendents we have two primary missions: provide a safe learning environment and ensure student achievement. VIEWpath accomplishes both!”
Sharyn C. Gabriel, Former Principal of Ocoee Middle School
“The VIEWpath system has been a great asset. It serves as an invaluable coaching tool. Teachers can record their lessons for later viewing and reflect on their practices. Additionally, teachers invite administrators or instructional coaches to “cyber coach” them in real time and receive on the spot feedback as they move throughout the lesson. VIEWpath ultimately will dramatically change the way we deliver professional development to our teachers. It will truly allow us to become the invisible coach in our classrooms.”
Dale Lynch, Superintendent, Hamblen County Schools
“VIEWpath is cutting edge technology that gives teachers, administrators, and external evaluators, the ability to improve instructional effectiveness in ways we have never had before. ‘Breaking down film’ is not just for coaches trying to win state championships anymore. VIEWpath lets us break down classroom film to win the real battle…understanding teaching strategies that produce the greatest results.”
Andrew Schlessinger,CEO & Co-founder, SAFARI Montage
When we first met Jeff Anderson years ago, we were extremely impressed by the instructional value of the microphone his company, Audio Enhancement, designed for teachers to help enhance their speech in a classroom. But when he showed us the silent panic button functionality included on the teardrop lanyard mic, our jaws dropped.
A teacher in a classroom who sees or feels a safety threat can easily and silently register a distress call to the school’s main office or security personnel while simultaneously transmitting and recording live video from digital cameras installed in the classroom. We are very proud that Audio Enhancement’s VIEWpath system runs on SAFARI Montage (Pathways SM, Selective Video Streaming and CreationStation).
Keisa Taylor, Principal, Liberty Middle School
“It improved my teachers’ practices. Once I was able to view some of the videos and recordings of the teachers, I saw that they were being more reflective with their teaching after they watched a recording.”
SAFE System Testimonials
Matthew Schmidt, Superintendent of Bangor Township Schools, MI
About the last week of May 2014, a diabetic student passed out in the middle of a Social Studies class at our high school. The teacher pressed the SAFE alert button on her microphone to call for help. The button immediately notified first responders that something was wrong in her classroom. They arrived fast enough to assess the situation and give the student the help he needed.
Joseph Haynes, Former Superintendent of Greenville Public Schools, MS
“When I saw the SAFE System in action, it blew me away. This is the most cost effective solution to provide student safety. Every school needs one of these!”
Joe Allen Haynes, former Superintendent of Greenville Public School District, has worked with numerous school districts and universities in Mississippi, including Holmes County School District, Jackson Public Schools, and Jackson State University. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Haynes served as the Associated Superintendent of Leadership and Operations at the Mississippi State Department of Education. He continues to lend his expertise to Hazelhurst School District as a Conservator. Mr. Haynes has been the Executive Director at Jobs for Mississippi Graduates, Inc. since 2001. He also has a long history of working with the National Football Leagues as an Official – Line Judge, and he continues as an NFL College and University Talent Scout for Prospective NFL Game Officials. Mr. Haynes is a member of the National Alliance Black School Educators (NASBE), American Association of School Administrators (AASA), Mississippi Association of School Administrators (MASA), and Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).
Michael Dorn, Executive Director of Safe Havens International
“Though our non-profit center never accepts compensation for mentioning a product or service, we do let people know when we see a good consultant, trainer or other security product that we feel will make the schools we serve safer. Safe Havens has assisted in school safety, security, climate, culture and emergency preparedness assessments for more than 2,000 public and non-public schools. In our work, we have found that the ability of school staff to communicate are crucial aspects of school safety and emergency preparedness.
Audio Enhancement has developed school safety, security and emergency preparedness technology solutions that not only offer the benefits of improving the ability of teachers to teach and students to learn but can help reduce danger to students and staff. The solutions they have developed can be extremely helpful for situations involving irate, intoxicated, violent or emotionally troubled individuals, weapons situations, medical emergencies and a host of other situations. The solutions they offer are practical and valuable tools for today’s school officials. When seconds count, the ability to communicate quickly and effectively can save lives.”
Michael Dorn, Executive Director of Safe Havens International is a leading international non-profit school safety center and author of 26 books on school safety. Michael can be reached at www.safehavensinternational.org
Dr. William “Rob” Roberts, Former Superintendent of Nye County School District, Lt. Col US Army (retired) Combat Veteran
“When a child goes out that door in the morning, every parent’s greatest fear is they may not return! Student safety is the primary mission for every school Superintendent. The SAFE System is THE single greatest use of school district funds to ensure that each and every student comes back through that door at home each night! I wish EVERY CLASSROOM IN THE NATION had The SAFE System.” (About Dr. Robert)
Karen Whetsell, Former Principal Don Estridge High Tech Middle School, FL
“When I heard that there was a security feature added to the audio system, I said, ‘I’m in’. That is an incredible advantage for a classroom teacher. They don’t have to worry about where the button is, to look for it if something happens in the room. It’s a very quick one click of the button, it’s very quiet. Nobody knows that they’re really doing it. So it doesn’t escalate a situation that’s taking place in the classroom and it gets somebody there in time.”
James P. Kelly, Chief of Police – Palm Beach County School District, FL
“Well the SAFE system technology is something we’ve been looking for for years actually. It’s important to have a quick response time so that you can keep situations from escalating on a campus.”
Joseph Sanches, Chief of Facilities Management – Palm Beach County School District, FL
“There’s all kinds of incidents that can happen in schools, whether stabbings or shootings, and it’s important that the teachers have the tools in their hands to be able to notify the back office as quickly as possible.”
Dr. Carolyn Warner, Former Superintendent of Public Instruction, AZ
“Simply pressing the button would activate the camera so that perhaps my life, perhaps my students’ lives, whatever the situations, might be enhanced, improved, saved – by virtue of the fact that the office can see what’s happening.”
Dr. Bob Fortenberry, Former Superintendent – Jackson, MS
“We need to assure parents and students that they’re safe at our schools and we need to use whatever we need, the technology that exists to keep the students safe.”
Dr. Mike Walters, President – JBHM Education Group
“I’ve seen the role of security change pretty dramatically in the last 40 years. Obviously the issues that we’re facing in our country today are quite different from when I started in education and they’re more and more troublesome every year.”
Ronald Rinehart, Science Teacher – Don Estridge High Tech Middle School, FL
“Response time is critical and good response time is the key to keeping innocent by-standers from being in harm’s way.”
Joe Csira, World Cultures Teacher – Don Estridge High Tech Middle School, FL
“The simplicity of use with the emergency button is a big plus, especially if I was working at a school that had high incidents of violence or medical issues.”
Barry Newbold, Superintendent – Jordan School District, UT
“Incorporating the SAFE system allows for some flexibility in adapting within a classroom or within a school…”