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Classroom Management Tools

CLASSROOM NOISE METERS

There is nothing quite like the sound of a classroom full of kids collaborating and working together. But there are times when students need to be aware of the volume of their voices during those times they're working together. There are also times when you do need your students to be quiet for activities like silent reading, journal writing, or test taking.

Bouncy Balls

Bouncy Balls is a free online noise meter that shows the volume of the noise in a room by displaying a set of colorful bouncing balls on your screen. The louder your students are, the higher and more frequently the balls on the screen bounce. To use Bouncy Balls simply go to the website, click "begin bouncing," and then click the microphone icon to allow the site to access your computer's microphone.

Zero Noise Classroom

Zero Noise Classroom is a countdown timer and a noise meter into one convenient Chrome app. When you launch Zero Noise Classroom you can set the countdown timer and adjust the goal for the volume of noise in your classroom. You will also set a goal for a percentage of the time that can exceed the maximum volume. When the countdown timer expires, a chime sounds and the percentage of time spent above the volume limit is displayed.


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Calmness Counter

Calmness Counter displays a dial meter to display the decibel level in your classroom. The arrow starts off in green, but moves to yellow and then red when the noise is too loud. You can adjust the microphone input sensitivity directly on the Calmness Counter screen.

CLASSROOM BACKGROUNDS & TIMERS

Nadine Gilkison Relaxing Backgrounds & Timers

These slides include backgrounds and multiple timer options to help you keep things calm and running smoothly in your classroom. They are also editable so you can add instructions, stations charts, or anything else you may need your students to refer to as they are working.


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Online Stopwatch

This website provides large screen timers, which are great for projecting! Click "super full screen" to fill your entire projection space. It is easy to use and allows you to count down time or use as a stopwatch. Clock Timer, Candle Timer, Egg Timer, Rocket Timer, Dynamite Timer, Bomb Countdown Timer. ***My favorite is the clock timer! Great visual representation of time!


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Need Integration Assistance?

Need help integrating a digital resource into your class activities? Want to co-teach a lesson? Want to set up one-on-one training? Simply have questions on how to best implement a technology resource? In your request, try to be specific with what your needs are. Say something like "I would like training with/in..." or "I'm planning out a lesson and need to bounce an idea off you about..."


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