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Old 07-29-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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a couple of sound signals. I have a rhythm band thing with bells on it to shake and a pair of castanets. Both get quiet quickly. I also use a shaped wire that I can tap on a hard surface to create a sustained note--that one works best of all. It is rather quiet so I use it to judge the noise level with the students--how many strikes does it take for everyone to hear it. It works for all elementary grades. It's called a majic wand and available at Lark in the Morning. http://larkinam.com/Etherealx.html
They have a variety of interesting small sound makers that would work well to get quiet and attention.
Not sure how any would do at secondary--they start too early for me to venture there.

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