Catchbox – the world’s first throwable microphone.
What is the most significant thing that I could mention at the start of a post about Catchbox?
Would it be, “Student engagement increased by up to 300%”?
How about, “Participation and interaction from every student is increased”?
Maybe it should be, “Playing field levelled between students that are introverted and students that are extroverted”.
Catchbox describe using Catchbox for education like this, “Catchbox is a perfect example of how technology can be used to bring fun into the classroom. The soft, throwable microphone adds a whole new dimension to group activities such as discussions, debates and in-class games. It encourages participation and helps shyer students come out of their shell”.
Catchbox will enhance the auditory aspect of class discussions and Q&A in the way that Interactive White Boards have done for the visual aspect of learning. As a former teacher I have found Catchbox to engage even the most challenging pupils…
The video below shows a Catchbox in action at a school assembly:
Give Quiet or Shy Pupils a Voice
A Catchbox along with dash of common sense and sprinkling of classroom management gives more introverted students a voice. It goes without saying that this is not at the exclusion of the more confident students. Using Catchbox for education includes students that previously struggled to have a voice. We are not saying that shy students become confident just because a Catchbox has been thrown at them. We are saying that a little thought applied to Catchbox use opens up all kinds of possibilities for discussion and Q&A is classroom settings not readily available previously.
Catchbox for Education – Features
Plug and Play
The Catchbox Lite is easy to set up and connects to any sound system using the different adapters provided with the product.
Light & Soft
The combination of durable foams and technical fabric ensures that dropping and throwing the device won’t damage the electronics or the person catching.
Catchbox is equipped with a unique magnetic locking mechanism which ensures that the inner capsule doesn’t pop out when the device is thrown.
Active Automute Technology
The Catchbox senses motion of the device and temporarily switches off the audio when the Catchbox is caught, thrown,or dropped.
The outer cover can be customized to your specifications to match Catchbox with your brand identity, colour or event theme.
Digital, Interference-free Audio
Using digital signal instead of analogue, the Catchbox Lite completely avoids interference noises from other radio devices.
Global, License Free Use
Working in the 2.4GHz frequency band, the Catchbox Lite works anywhere in the world without a licence.
Catchbox Lite Receiver comes with two separate antennas that actively reduce the chance of audio dropouts.
Contact us, we’ve currently got some great offers for bespoke catchbox for education, available in any colour and your own branding.
Involve will be at the Bett Show with the Catchbox. Catch us at stand E171, 24 – 27 January 2018 at the Bett Show. Read our other education blogs here.