Companies Donate Headsets for Game-Based Learning to Schools

Two audio visual supply companies jointly gave 70 headsets to Denver area schools in an effort to boost the schools’ use of game-based learning.

The companies, Califone International and Encore Data Products, gave the headsets to Rangeview High School in Aurora, CO, and Indian Peaks Elementary School in Longmont, CO. The gifts were presented during the 2016 ISTE conference, which took place in Denver.

Rangeview received the GH507 gaming headset, which has a detachable microphone and inline controls that unclip in order to access audio on multiple devices. Indian Peaks got the GH131 gaming headset with a lightweight design for transportable gaming. Both models were customized with surround sound that enables 3D sound effects. Both were made by Califone.

Califone makes audio equipment, wireless systems and multimedia products, primarily for the education market.

"This donation is part of our continued efforts to place the power of game-based learning in the hands of educators and students," said Califone Marketing Manager Scott Evans. "With the new headsets, students will have an engaging and immersive educational-gaming experience."

Encore Data Products manufactures audio visual equipment and technology accessories.

"We value the opportunity to give back to the schools and classrooms working hard to prepare students for the future," said Encore Data Products Marketing Director Sabrina Manno. "The headsets will help Rangeview High School and Indian Peaks Elementary School put immersive game-based learning into practice."

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