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I've been getting $100 bluetooth soundbar speakers and wall-mounting them.
The desktop speakers have been disappearing out of rooms at night.  I do a
handful of rooms a year, working it into my replacement cycle.  The
projectors' built-in speakers are just not workable for a classroom, and I
feel like these are a necessary complement to my projector replacement
cycle.

On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 8:39 AM, Robert Wickberg <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

> Hmm, before I started this job 12 years ago, the school had bought lots of
> PCs that came with "cheap, underpowered sets".  I've had a surplus of them
> ever since I started, and whenever a teacher asks for a set, that's what I
> give them, and I've never had any complaints.  A couple of teachers have
> gotten Smartboard speakers with their smartboards, at $300 a pop.  Do not
> buy those, if they break, Smart won't repair them,  If they're under
> warranty, they'll send you a new set, otherwise they tell you to throw them
> out and buy a new set.  Seriously?  Throw out $300 speakers after a year?!
> When that happened, that teacher bought a very nice $99 sound bar from
> Walmart, mounted it under the smart board, and is very happy with it.
>
> On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 8:23 AM, Edith Fogarty <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
>
>> We use Koss UR10 <https://www.koss.com/headphones/on-ear-headphones/ur10>
>> for our student K-6.  They have a straight-cord with an adjustable
>> headband.  We have ordered large lots of them from the Computer Supply
>> People <http://www.computersupplypeople.com/> for less than $7 per
>> pair.  The one flaw that we have found is that the wire pulls out of the
>> plug-in when plugged into our foam iPad cases, but we solved that with
>> headphone jack extenders.
>>
>> Edith Fogarty
>> Technology Integration Facilitator
>> Bradford Elementary School
>> 143 Fairground Rd
>> Bradford, VT 05033
>> 802.222.4077 x281
>> 802.222.5196 fax
>>
>> On Fri, Oct 28, 2016 at 7:59 AM, Dave Hansen <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>>> Wise list folks:
>>>
>>> What is your recommendation for speakers that get the job done in a
>>> classroom?  I've tried sets with subwoofers and satellite speakers, but
>>> sometimes the cords are an issue.  Cheaper, underpowered sets aren't quite
>>> loud enough.  Thoughts?
>>>
>>> Dave Hansen
>>> Technology Specialist
>>> Southwest VT Supervisory Union
>>>
>>
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