Why Choose Disposable Headphones?
Thinking about purchasing disposable headphones for your classroom or school? We’re not surprised—after all, disposable headphones are a cost-effective, sanitary, and convenient way for students to engage in interactive learning activities. There are plenty of reasons to choose disposable headphones when looking for the best options for your student’s needs. Here are some of the reasons we like disposable headphones for K-12 classroom use.
We know, it seems counterintuitive to buy something “disposable” instead of something that can be used multiple times when you’re trying to stick to a budget. However, low-cost disposable headphones can actually be used again and again over the course of a school year, despite the single-use name that differentiates them from headphones that have been designed for years of use. Purchasing disposable headphones and headsets in bulk at the start of the school year can actually save money in the long run, thanks to the ultra-low price points of some models and their ability to be replaced more easily than more expensive styles of headphones should they get damaged.
The annual cold and flu season just happens to fall smack in the middle of the school year. To help prevent the spread of colds, flu, covid and other nasty viruses and bacteria, it’s important for teachers to remain vigilant about keeping their classrooms clean and sanitized. One simple way to ward off germs is to limit the amount of shared-use school supplies, allowing each student to keep their own materials at their desks. This can go for headphones as well. By issuing one pair of disposable headphones or headsets to each child at the start of the school year and instructing them to use them for every listening activity, you can save yourself the hassle of cleaning headphones with sanitizing wipes after each use.
Most disposable headphones and headsets will be compatible with Chromebooks, as well as other devices that use a traditional AUX (3.5mm) or USB plug. Be sure that the devices you use with headphones in the classroom have one of these two plug types before bulk-ordering your disposable headphones so you don’t get a bad surprise.
When you think of disposable headphones, you probably think of the cheap, uncomfortable earbuds with tinny sound quality that you’ve received on an airplane. While some of the lowest-priced models resemble these, there is a large quality range for disposable headphones. When looking for disposable school headphones, it’s important to consider how they will be used in your classroom. If you’re using them for a single test, lab unit, or audiobook, the cheaper models will work just fine; however, for repeated student use with listening centers, learning labs, or other interactive programs, you might want to opt for the more deluxe models. Choosing disposable headphones or headsets for your students can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. Be sure to take these factors into consideration before making your choice.