Pupils respond better in an environment where they feel safe and have the confidence and encouragement to speak out without being criticised. Pupils with low esteem or lack of confidence hold back when they think they are being overheard by peers. They don't want other children to hear them speak as they are afraid of making mistakes and being made fun of. By practising speaking with someone they trust and who is mentoring them they soon gain more confidence to speak freely in most situations.
The iPad Learning Combo comes with 2 built-in headset sockets. Using the headsets allows the teacher and pupil to converse discretely and without ambient noise distractions, even in a noisy environment just like a normal classroom. Using the headsets they allow even the slightest of the audible sounds of the teacher and pupil to be heard clearly and precisely without straining. This same process can be used to assist reading, by listening to the pupil read aloud immediate and positive guidance can be given boosting there vocabulary and confidence.
The unit is battery powered and can charge any USB device such as iPad, tablet, etc. The battery is also used to power the unit so it can be very portable and safe to use without trailing cables. It can be used outdoors for story times under a tree!
The unit has a Bluetooth receiver built in so you can connect it wirelessly to iPad, Tablet or computer. Imagine a table with upto 8 pupils reading along to a book whilst listening to the audio book that is transmitted from your desk, you can keep track of where they are. The unit can connect to any audio source either by Bluetooth or a standard headphone connector jack, this will let you make any audio source into a listening centre or just amplify it to the class.