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Audio related hardware (part 2)

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Tool Primary Use/ Advantages Example of use by instructors/ students
Creative Muvo Tx Fm Portable Audio Player W/ Headphones

Creative MuVo TX FM Portable Audio Player W/ Headphones

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Creative's MuVo TX FM is an ultra-light, high-performance and easy to use Digital Audio Player. The MuVo TX FM comes with 512MB of flash memory that can carry up to 15 hours of skip free music. Simply attach the MuVo TX FM to any PC or notebook and drag-and-drop your files - no cables or installation software needed.
Instructors can use the MuVo TX FM to carry presentations, photos and any other data files between PCs at home, work and the classroom. The built-in microphone can be used to record lectures, notes or instruction ideas.

Students can use the MuVo TX FM to also carry files from home to school and the classroom. Students can use it to upload their files directly to their instructor's computer. The can also use the recording feature to record class lectures, for assignments and group and individual work.
Superbeam SoundMax microphone

Superbeam SoundMax microphone

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Superbeam SoundMax is a digital microphone that enables more accurate and reliable communication as well as high performance speech recognition in noisy office environments.
Superbeam SoundMax is an easy to use microphone for instructors to use when recording their courses or different audio bites for their courses. It attaches easily to your computer and allows the instructor to walk around. The noice anceling features provide excellent audio quality.

Students might use Superbeam SoundMax for group projects, interviews, case studies or to record a sound for the class.
Portable speakers
(e.g. Sony SRS-T10PC-BL USB Portable speakers)

Portable speakers

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Portable speakers vary in size, sound quality and price. They should hook up to your computer through a USB port and be small enough so that you can carry them from class to class.
Portable speakers can be hooked up to an instructor's computer so that when a video is showed the entire class can hear it better. Instructors might also use a wireless head-set in conjunction with the portable speakers to record and magnify their voice.
nTAG Interactive

nTAG Interactive

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nTAG is a wearable technology that supports communication between individuals.
nTAGs can be used in a classroom to determine how well students understand the concepts being taught. Each student can answer a question on his/her nTAG. The data is then collected and transmitted to the instructor's computer so he/she can monitor the knowledge of the students. (Like the "ask the audience" option on Who Wants to be a Millionaire.)

nTAGs can also be used in distance education for group discussion. Instructors have used nTAGs to send their student specific instructions in labs and practicums.

 

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