Anyone who has attempted to keep the noise levels under control of a group of youngsters will appreciate this simple, fun, and engaging app. A fun app that children enjoy and respond to.
"Too Noisy Starter" displays graphically the background noise level in a room.
This “STARTER” version of the popular “Too Noisy Pro” app is designed to give the teacher a flavour of the capabilities of the “Pro” version. Users can upgrade to the Pro version (with features such as “Star Awards”, Audible Alarms, Multiple Themes, granular controls and numerous other fun features) from inside the App.
For the responsible adult it is like having a virtual assistant with you, constantly monitoring noise levels and letting the children know in a fun and engaging way if noise levels have reached an unacceptable level.
In tests we have found when using this app with groups of children peer pressure alone is generally sufficient to control noise levels.
So how does it work?
If the noise level is acceptable a happy, smiling, contented character is displayed.
If the levels of noise increases beyond what the responsible adult has determined as acceptable the character puts his fingers in his ears and background graphic changes to reflect the unacceptable noise level.
Once the level of noise returns to an acceptable leve, l the background graphic reverts back and the character returns to the happy contented one.
On occasions, it may well be that a higher level of background noise is acceptable, depending on the activity the children are engaged in. In this case the responsible adult can adjust the sensitivity of the app so that a higher level of noise is required before the graphic changes.
In addition there is a “Damper Setting”. This “dampens” the amount of movement of the needle. This helps reduce the impact of any sudden noises such as doors slamming or someone sneezing.
Where projectors, TV's or monitors are used, for example in classrooms, the image of the app can be mirrored to these devices so that the noise levels of larger groups of children can be controlled. Note: This feature is only available with the iPad 2, iPhone 4s and later devices and will require additional apps and/or hardware.
In this release of the app we have introduced a number of, behind the scenes, improvements following user feedback, as well as fixing some small bugs. Please keep the feedback coming, it helps us make the app better meet your needs!
Ratings and Reviews
A big help in PreK
My teacher's aide introduced me to this app. I can't believe the difference it has made in the noise level of my classroom (for the better). My students will point out to each other when "Mr. Smiley" is getting sad and the room instantly quiets down.
I will admit that getting the dampening and sensitivity right has been a challenge for me, but otherwise, this app has been fabulous!
Hi Donna Sp, Thanks so much for the kind comments. I am delighted the app is working for you and your students. The "Pro" version of Too Noisy has "user defined presets" for the sensitivity and damper slider settings (as well as numerous other features!). Might be worth a try?
Great !!!! My teacher uses this and I just had to try it!! LOVE IT!!
Thanks, for the very cool review.
So GREAT and awesome love it
Thanks so much for the 5 Star review. Please make sure to download the latest version!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.