This app may be just what I need on those occasions. I found this treasure on the Blog written by occupational therapist, Beth Lloyd from the Hosmer School.
Check out: TooLoud! app - hook up to smart board for visual for students so they can manage their noise levels themselves.
The TooLoud! app is ideal for the teacher who needs to limit noise in the classroom environment. It records decibels, displaying the volume levels in numbers. Use it to let the class know when they cross the auditory line. Hook your iPad up to the projector and manage the working noise level in class by letting the students see the feedback for themselves. The data is also visualized in a live graph and in a sliding bar that indicates the rising levels of clamor and babble. Watch out for the red zone...time to bring the level down!
What strategies, tools, or apps do you use to monitor/control noise level?