Need an idea to end the day? The End of the Day Jar has 24 questions to ask students to get them talking about their school day. This helps build community in the classroom. You can call on students to answer the questions or have them talk with a buddy.
This App "Noise Control" magically ask your students & kids to keep quiet on your behalf..... It's so magical that teachers found that students are more willing to corporate in classroom activities.... http://theteachingpalette.com/2010/01/29/shhh-noise-control-2/
Well this is bold! Not sure if it would matter to some students, but being this up front with students may help and definitely puts the ball in their court. Send these rules home to parents also. You know, the ones that think their child can do no wrong.