New monthly blog hop all about Technology! Thats right cool time saving tips, and tools that Great Minds need to know about! Got a interactive whiteboard and you don’t know what to do with it or 1 iPad in the classroom. This is the place to be stay in the know on technology. Have a cool app or tech idea to share please link up below. Please read my instructions sheet before joining, you will find the graphics and all you need to know here.
My students have been struggling with controlling their noise level during our workshop time. I discovered an app called Too Noisy on my smart phone. It is an actual sound meter! It measures the noise level and alerts you when its too loud. I simply open it up and display it on my Promethean Board using my document camera during workshop. I do a split screen between the noise meter and my workshop schedule. To my surprise it worked wonders with my 4th graders! They thought it was super cool, to add some excitement I told them they all could earn a Dojo point if they managed to keep the meter happy. You can get your own sound meter on any device just search noise or sound meters and you will see a plethora of apps geared towards monitoring sound in your classroom. My advise would be to choose one that is appealing to your students. The app I chose uses a gauge and smiley face to show levels. It’s really cute when it gets too loud the face changes and smoke comes out of the ears. LOL
Has your school gone Google? You have got to try Google Classroom. It is an easy to use app available for users with access to Google Apps for Education. This time saver proved ways to interact with your students by posting assignments and grades. It helps with organization and really promotes tech literacy skills in your students. Thats all I have for today but enjoy more tips from other great bloggers that have linked up below! Please leave a comment below I’d love to hear how sound meters worked for you!