Updated March 2018

Bouncy Balls

Measure classroom sound levels with simple, fun themes

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  • Character & SEL
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Bouncy Balls is a simple, free noise meter that can be used in the classroom. As sounds increase, plastic balls, emoji, bubbles, or eyeballs shoot up from the bottom of the screen and move erratically until levels decrease. Use Bouncy Balls during group work when high noise levels can distract students. Or try using the tool to keep classrooms quiet during independent work or an exam. You'll need to adjust the sensitivity meter to fit your classroom environment. Keep in mind that students might actually want to cause noise in order to see the chaos ensue on the screen. For certain student groups, however, you might find that Bouncy Balls helps them to self-regulate their behavior and stay more on task. 


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Taylor H. ,
There are definitely pros and cons for this assessment
It works well if rules and consequences are gone over. Some students want to deliberately be loud. Read full review