- The cushioning over the ear pieces fall off.
- The cord inside the ear pieces becomes disconnected rendering one or both sides of the headphones useless.
- The children chewed through and on the cords.
- There was not a microphone attached. As a result, I would purchase cheap earbud sets with microphones. These broke quickly and easily and the quality of the recording was often terrible. Not to mention, it was an additional piece of equipment I had to pass out and pick up at the end of every class.
- My younger students had difficulty with volume control.
I teach in an iPad Lab that services over 700 students in grades K-5 per week. There are many pros about my job, but one major con is headphones, that was the biggest downside until Think Write Headsets were adopted. Headphones are a critical tool for success in my daily life. Through the years, I have tried a variety of types looking for an answer to these problems: