The Yacker Tracker

Discussion in 'Fifth Grade' started by LaurenNJ, Mar 5, 2009.

  1. LaurenNJ

    LaurenNJ Rookie

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    iheart5thgrade Comrade

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    My advice: Don't get a yacker tracker!

    We had one my first year in fifth grade and it ALWAYS went off at random times; I hated that thing! If the door got closed a tad too loudly, it went off....it went off all the time!
     
  4. MissR

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    Our student teacher got one last year for a first grade room and had the same problem. It was either too sensitive or not enough, depending on the setting. If you were near the light, you pretty much couldn't make any noise at all without setting it off.
     
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    I heard similar comments as those above from a 4th grade teacher. I've used a "Talk-O-Meter" with inconsistent results... it's a big taco and I can move the arrow from "Silent Work" to "Whisper" to "Quiet Talking". I think I got the idea from someone here.
     
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    Ah, the Talk-o-Meter!! I forgot about those! I Googled it over the summer with no luck. Anyone have a picture of theirs?
     
  7. silverspoon65

    silverspoon65 Enthusiast

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    We had one of these in the cafeteria in elementary school (it must have been on the highest setting or not overly sensitive). It worked well in there - if it went off we had to be silent for 2 minutes or something. And if it went off so many times we lost recess time.

    I think for a classroom they might be distracting though.
     
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    Aliceacc Multitudinous

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    Why would you need a machine to tell you when your classroom was getting too loud?
     

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