It’s Too Loud!!!
Type of technology: iPhone, iPad
SAMR Model Rating: Substitution
Grade level: Elementary
Subject area: Classroom Management
Do you find yourself saying, “It’s too loud!” throughout the day? I did too, until I found the Too Loud Kids Noise Meter and Timer app. With this app, you can help your students monitor their noise level for a more productive classroom. Depending on what your class is working on, you decide what kind of noise level you want in your classroom. You can choose between silent, quiet, group, or class settings. You can also adjust the sensitivity to fit the needs of your classroom. Set the timer for the amount of work time you need. As the time passes, your students will earn “points” with either a happy or sad face, depending on their noise level.
When the noise level is low, the kitty will appear happy and the background is cheerful. When the noise level gets too loud, the kitty becomes sad and the backgrounds becomes gloomy. If it gets really loud, the image shatters and a sad face appears. It is a fun and competitive way to monitor the noise level. In my classroom, my students earn points for classroom rewards. For every 3 happy faces they earn on the Too Loud app, they earn a point towards a classroom popcorn party. It has become a great incentive and my class loves to see the kitty’s happy face! So do I!
This app has different price options. The free version has adds and you can only choose the kitty with the house background. I paid $1.99 to get the app without the interrupting commercials. You also have the option to purchase the entire app for $2.99. This will unlock all of the characters and provide you with more positive/negative icons. So, if you’re looking for a quieter and more productive classroom, this app is for you!