Ding Dong

Have you ever considered using a wireless doorbell to assist you with classroom transitions? I recently discovered that several teachers do. “How clever!” I thought. I was searching online to find out if these wireless ringers were expensive when my tech savvy colleague, Karen, says, “I bet there’s an app for that…” And there is! In fact there are several doorbell apps and they are free. Yes, FREE.

So, if you like the idea of using ringtones to assist you with classroom management you have a variety of options. There are numerous wireless doorbells and there are numerous doorbell apps. The doorbell app I downloaded has ten different ringtones, all of which I’ve tried, much to my colleagues’ ever-so-slight annoyance.

Whatcha’ think? Do you vote “yep” for using ringtones in the classroom or “nope”?

Eager to hear from you!


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9 thoughts on “Ding Dong

  1. I think it’s a good idea… that’s why I use the ringtones for transition????
    I would like to wish everyone at The Mailbox and their families and also those here on the blog a joyous,wonderful and blessed Christmas.

    Blessings always,

  2. Yep! My students complete seatwork quicker if they have a fun little thing to do when they complete all 3-4 papers. I have used an Easy buzzer or let kids write their name on the board, and this will be a fun new way to “announce” that “I finished my work!”

  3. I bought a wireless doorbell from amazon and hold the remote in my pocket. When I want students to transition to a different station, I press the button and the students know it’s time to clean up and get ready for my instructions. It works like a charm!

  4. I have used a door bell that I purchased from Lowe’s for many years. I use wind chimes as well. Each sound is connected to a different task or transition. My kids respond well to both.

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