audio monitoring and control aid, the Gab-Stopper is a software tool
to help young ones (and adults too) keep their voices down in the
library, home, or any venue where noise can be a problem. Using
colored graphics, the Gab-Stopper provides easy feedback in the form of
a standard traffic light. Green indicates acceptable noise
Yellow means warning and indicates increasing noise levels. Red
alert and indicates sound levels are unacceptable. Optional .wav
sounds can be played on the computer when warning or alert levels are
an incentive, the Gab-Stopper provides an automatic score indicator
from 0 to 100%. If noise levels are kept low, the score bar
If noise levels rise, the score bar decreases. This feature can
used as a reward mechanism. Help students focus on tests,
assignments, or other activities where a quiet environment is
for a number of uses, the Gab-Stopper is ideal for educators including
teachers and home-school parents. Useful at all developmental
including elementary, middle, and high schools, the Gab-Stopper is the
perfect education aid. Use the Gab-Stopper on a computer located
at front of the room or in a location where the display is visible to
Or, use with an optional projection system. If the area contains
multiple computer stations, each computer can be set up to monitor
levels within its area.
Gab-Stopper provides functions and features similar to expensive
electronic devices, but goes a step further. These devices also
noise levels, but are somewhat limited in their ability and are
unable to filter incidental noises such as coughs, door-closures, or
The Gab-Stopper is a full-featured application that can be configured
easily ignore incidental noises. All you need with the
is an available PC or laptop with soundcard and a standard microphone.
can also use the tool to help control noise in the family room, kitchen
etc., especially when some quality quiet time is desired.
the best way to use the Gab-Stopper? You'll get the best results
if you use the program as a reward tool rather than a means for
A special reward or privilege for good behavior will always yield the
Gab-Stopper is suitable for any venue where noise is a problem and has
a myriad of applications:
Gab-Stopper features graphical magnification options.
indicators are perfect for distance viewing:
do users think about the Gab-Stopper?
a teacher of technology I use the Gab-Stopper daily. The
saves me instructional time because the students come to the computer
quiet and ready to work. The Gab-Stopper runs on my overhead
from my laptop as a visual reminder to students to keep their voices
I customize Gab-Stopper to give auditory cues when the volume in the
gets too high.
use the Gab-Stopper as a reward system for students. When they do
not "set the Gab-Stopper off" they earn five minutes of free time
in the computer lab. I keep track of their points and after four
classes they are given the free time they have earned.
students love Gab-Stopper because it keeps them on task. They
with other classes to earn additional free time. They are
for their excellent behavior. All 28 of my classes are judged
and equally. I especially appreciate all the time I save asking
waiting for quiet. This makes me an effective teacher.
you for this wonderful tool for classroom management!"
just wanted to say that I'm very pleased with Gab-Stopper. As a
is teaching sign language to my students, it is a frustrating challenge
for me to constantly monitor the students' talking. Far too much class
time is wasted with classroom management. However, with the
every single one of my classes has earned a score of 100% of no talking
with Gab-Stopper. Now, this might be a novelty that may wear off after
a while, but the fact that ALL of my classes hit 100% even once is just
amazing to me.
I really like is that Gab-Stopper allows me to focus on teaching the
instead of dealing with students who are talking. By telling my
if they get a good score they can earn rewards (such as a classroom
every 2 weeks) then the students take it upon themselves to tell each
to stop talking. Peer pressure (combined with Gab-Stopper) can be a
Sign Language Teacher
been looking for a tool to help manage classroom noise levels.
Being a teacher in a designated future school, I believe in leveraging
technology to enhance my teaching efficacy. I tried the
Gab-Stopper in my classroom which is comprised of thirty-four 9
kids. It was quite a hit with them from the start. The
point system combined with audio and visual effects reinforces positive
behavior. With dual screens in my classroom, I can project the
traffic light on one screen while I carry out my teaching on the
other. I set a target goal at the beginning of the day and if
they achieve it, they are rewarded as a class.
Gab-Stopper is simple to learn and use. I've tried other methods in the
past, but none has achieved the same outcome. I would not hesitate to
recommend this tool to any teacher who needs to control classroom noise
for school, home, office, and more
signal with red, yellow, and green indicators
level meter indicates noise levels
[0 to 100] provides positive incentive
noise detection setting prevents "triggering" on incidental noises
sensitivity to detect voices at a distance.
optional sound .wav file to play when warning (yellow) or alert (red)
displays elapsed monitoring time
score magnification for long-distance viewing
registration and support tools
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Windows XP / Vista / 7
1 MB RAM
1 MB Available
Hard Disk Space
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purchase the software through an approved GabStopper reseller listed
14-day free trial
is available for a "try-before-you-buy" experience. If you have
possible compatibility issues or other concerns, you
are encouraged to install and use the trial prior to purchase.
as a self-extracting zip file. Purchase entitles you to receive a
license key-code which activates the software for permanent use.
(The reseller from whom you made the purchase will provide the license
key.) To receive a key, you must first register. You may
time during the 14-day trial period. The key-code will be
provided to you via e-mail, typically within 24 hours after
registration. Should you encounter any problems, please contact
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