Something new I tried this week that I wish I knew about all along is a free app called Too Noisy.
The sensitivity of the meter is adjustable, which I love because you can change the settings based on what noise level is expected for the activity at hand. I had the sensitivity set fairly low for group collaboration time and then on high during independent work time.
It was such a hit, I am tempted to buy the “Pro” version so I can get the cute holiday theme backgrounds and the “alarm” that sounds when the noise level is too high.
Do you have any fun ways to monitor noise levels in your classroom? Share your ideas below.