The 4 Cs of 21st Century Learning: Part One

For over a decade, educators have been talking about and researching the “21st Century Skills” needed in the workplace today. Associations such as Partnership for 21st Century Skills (P21) and the National Education Association (NEA) agree that life today in the workplace and at home is significantly more complex than it was 50 years ago. It is not enough to simply know how to read, write, and do math. Skills and demands have changed, and the job market requires people who can solve problems and know how to communicate. The 4 Cs of 21st Century Learning are four skills that educational leaders from P21 agree are the most important for K-12 education. These are critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. Why are they so important? Continue reading

Curiosity: A Window to Great Instruction

Anyone who has ever spent time with a four-year-old will have experienced the insatiable curiosity and wonderment at the world all around them, as they ask, over and over again, “why?” They want to know the reason for anything and everything, and this curiosity is what makes them the most teachable, according to Ramsey Musallam, high school chemistry teacher of over 13 years. Continue reading

Making Classroom Video More Efficient With Lecture Capture

At Audio Enhancement, Inc. we work hard to make learning more effective through innovative technology. With VIEWpath, educators can record, store, and share video and audio content through SAFARI Montage. Lecture Capture, the latest technology from SAFARI Montage, allows teachers to not only record their lesson, but to simultaneously record their desktop screen, where they could be showing presentations or content that go along with the lecture. Continue reading

Back to the Basics: A Beginner’s Mindset

Shunryu Suzuki, teacher of Zen Buddhism, stated, “in the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities; in the expert’s mind there are few.” A beginner’s mindset is one that is teachable, open, eager, and free of preconceptions, even when achieving expert or advanced levels. Someone who maintains a beginner’s mindset is motivated to have new experiences and go beyond the norm. Continue reading

The Evolution of the Teacher Mic

Audio Enhancement has been creating more effective classrooms for over 40 years. At the forefront of innovation, we have developed and refined generations of classroom microphones. Our Teacher Microphones are designed for educators, and each one is more suited to meet teachers’ needs than the last. Continue reading

40 Years of Making Classrooms More Effective

In 1978, Claudia Anderson wanted to help her hearing-impaired children improve their performance in school.  Since then, Audio Enhancement, Inc. has been creating innovative solutions that make classrooms more effective, such as classroom audio and video, school safety, and schoolwide communication. Audio Enhancement’s comprehensive lineup of solutions can function independently or work together, maximizing learning for teachers and students.

See how the company has evolved through the years. Click on the year to learn more about each solution!

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