Why a Wireless Classroom Doorbell May Be Your Favorite Purchase Ever

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Why a Wireless Classroom Doorbell May Be Your Favorite Purchase Ever

Teachers use a variety of tricks to get their students’ attention in a noisy classroom. They use attention-getters and clapbacks, flash hand signals, flip the lights on and off, and yes, from time to time they resort to yelling, even though it rarely works. And let’s face it, in times of COVID, we shouldn’t be yelling! So, here’s an amazing idea to give your voice a break. Get yourself a wireless classroom doorbell. Here’s why.

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1. A classroom doorbell is so easy … and affordable

Wireless doorbells are so easy to use. You plug the receiver into an outlet, set the tune and volume, and away you go! Teachers especially love the SadoTech Model C (shown above) as a classroom doorbell. The basic model is less than twenty bucks and has 52 different chimes to choose from. Plus, it comes in an array of colors!

2. It makes transitions a breeze

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I’ve been MIA due to a loss of a very loved family member 💔 but no better medicine for a hurt heart than these little guys 💘. I wanted to do a post all about what probably is the best $20 I ever spent! Seriously, this door bell has changed the way I grab my kids attention for ANYTHING 👏🏼 As you can see, the first couple of times that I used it, it took the kiddos a while to get used to the idea that hearing this bell means I need to stop what I’m doing, and wait for directions. I tell my little learners that they need to put any materials they have in their hands down, put their hands up and eyes on me, so I know I have their undivided attention. This is perfect for transitioning from station to station. I love this so much! I got glued a magnet on it and leave it on my board or on my roller cart. I’ve seen teachers hot glue a clothes pin and pin in on their shirt or lanyard 💁🏻‍♀️ Anyone have a wireless mic? I’ve been meaning to add it to my @amazon cart 🙈 #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #teacherlife🍎 #teachersloveamazon #littlelearners #iteachtk #teacherspayteachers #ilovetk #adla #sadotech #sadotechdoorbell #amazon #teacher #whenteachersteach #classroomdoorbell #classroomstations

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Changing from station to station, or transitioning from group work to quiet time, can involve a lot of shouting. Get students’ attention with your classroom doorbell and teach them to follow a routine when they hear it.

3. You can use different chimes for different activities


Sadotech’s multiple remote model comes with five (yes, five!) remotes in different bright colors. Program each to play a different chime and teach kids the correct responses when they hear them. This model is also perfect to use for answer buzzers in a class quiz game!

4. A classroom doorbell is good for getting the teacher’s attention, too

What can we say? Sometimes learning is loud! Get a wireless classroom doorbell with two remotes and attach one outside your door for visitors. The SadoTech CX wireless doorbell comes with two remotes, and you can set each to ring a different chime.

5. It’s great for keeping conferences on schedule


This is a great way for parents to signal they are ready, without interrupting your conference entirely.

6. The remote is small and easy to carry with you

Once you fall in love with your classroom doorbell, you’ll always want the remote nearby. You could stick it in your pocket, but someone discovered that these little remotes fit perfectly into the jelly wraps meant for mini hand sanitizer bottles. Clip it to your lanyard, and you’re always set.

7. You can also attach the remote to your teacher ID

As always, Velcro is a teacher’s best friend.

8. A classroom doorbell lets you show off your teacher personality.

With so many tunes to choose from (even this under-$10 bargain model comes with 38 options), you can change up your chime to suit your mood. And the jelly wrap options available out there (check out dollar stores or everyone’s favorite bath and body chain) are so much fun!

9. Students really get into the spirit of it.

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I have seen so many teachers using this wireless doorbell so I thought why not give it a try…let me just say it’s one of the best purchases I’ve made on @amazon It’s only my first day using my @sadotech_doorbell & my students are loving it! I’m using it as an attention getter & it works wonderfully. My students came up with an idea…they told me that the student with the most @classdojo points at the end of the week, can pick the chime/music for the following week. What a great idea! Oh & btw, we haven’t had picture day yet so yes, that is my last year’s ID 😂 #classroomdoorbell #classroommanagement #amazonprime #teachershare #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers

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“My students came up with an idea … they told me that the student with the most Class Dojo points at the end of the week can pick the chime/music for the following week. What a great idea!” 

10. Basically, once you have a classroom doorbell, you’ll wonder how you ever taught without it.

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If you have not yet gotten yourself one of these gems, don’t wait another minute! @teachcreatemotivate got me hooked with her post on her lanyard doorbell. I bought mine off of Amazon for $25.99 and I use it everyday! It has 52 chimes (including songs). I use it for transitions, Daily 5 Rotation signals, and clean-up time. My students love it and get so excited when I switch it up with new sounds. I use a Velcro dot and attach it to my voice amplifier necklace (my school is super tech savvy!) But you could easily attach it to anything! Honestly, I wish I could buy this for all of my teacher friends! It’s my favorite teaching tool (besides Amazon Alexa that I am currently fighting with!) #iteachfirst #teachersofinstagram #teachersofinsta #teacherspayteachers #teacherlifehacks #teacherhacks #iteachtoo #classroomdoorbell #innovativeteaching #edtech #transitions

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Seriously, a classroom doorbell is a real game changer. What are you waiting for?

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Why a Wireless Classroom Doorbell May Be Your Favorite Purchase Ever

Posted by Jill Staake

Jill Staake is a writer living in Tampa, Florida. She's spent most of her life teaching in traditional classrooms and beyond, from 8th grade English to butterfly encounters, and believes learning is a life-long process.

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