0 Replies Latest reply on Nov 9, 2013 12:28 AM by matt.skoss

    Can sound pressure above a certain decibel range and/or frequency be used to stop a timer running in...

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      Can sound pressure above a certain decibel range and/or frequency be used to stop a timer running in FMP?

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           Can sound pressure above a certain decibel range and/or frequency be used to stop a timer running in FMP?

           What I've got in mind is using FMP12 on an iPad, with randomised mental computation problems flashing up on a screen (eg. 5+3, 9+4, etc) with different classes of 20 questions (eg. addition between 11 & 20, subtraction, multiplication). When a student orally gives the answer, the adult touches one button for correct, another button for incorrect, and a 3rd button if the student clears their throat/buys some time. At the end of the 20 questions, results are given for average response time and the % correct.

           [I know there are thousands of apps that do the above where the student physically enters their answer, and gets instant feedback. This idea is based on the need for students to develop their oral automaticity for essential number facts, with data being collected and shared with the students, over time.]

           In a perfect world, FMP would then add the recently acquired data set to a data file stored in DropBox, so it didn't matter which particular iPad a student happened to use.

           In a really perfect world, the button pressing by the adult would be able to be done on another device, that is interacting with the iPad or laptop. 

           Is the above scenario technically possible in FMP on a laptop? On an iPad?

           Many thanks.