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Anyone who has attempted to keep the noise levels under control of a group of youngsters will appreciate this simple, fun and engaging app.
This is a fun app that children enjoy and respond to as it is colourful and includes a reward system.
What we think
The “Too Noisy App” has not directly been involved in any research but has been designed by the Walsall Academy to assist a teacher keep control of general noise levels in a classroom using a visual stimulus.
Yes the app is easy to use for all users. The buttons are large to click, with the images being motivating and colourful to increase engagement.
The app can be used across a wide variety of settings. It would be useful in a classroom setting where there are multiple students who may talk at the same time. This app is useful for managing the auditory environment in which a child may be participating in a range of tasks.
The app has a star reward system. When the volume speedometer remains low for a period of time (this can be changed to suit the adults needs), the children earn a star. When all of the stars have been earned, a big star comes up on the screen with music indicating a reward time.
This app could be used by anyone and for a range of purposes.
The app can be customised to change the background, sounds, reward icons and how long the children must remain in the ‘green zone’ of their volume, in order to earn a reward.
Yes, the app targets the intended skill of providing a visual representation of volume control for any child that is using the app.
The app could be improved to include more teenage friendly images so that it could be used in a high school setting as well.
I liked that the app could be customised to suit the individual skills of the child, or children. I liked the motivating images and colours, and that a reward system is incorporated visually.