Using a Timer
Other suggestions for using a timer:
A Visual Timer
In addition to a handheld timer, I like to use this visual timer from Time Timer! (affiliate link) This big guy is perfect for keeping me and the students on time and moving forward. I love using this baby when we’re completing independent or group work. Those times usually seem to get away from me. If I’m not helping students I’m running around getting stuff ready for a future lesson. Setting this timer reminds me and the students with the amount of time we have left to complete an assignment (or prep!) I know it’s low tech, but it keeps me from having to give up use of my computer for a classroom timer!
High Tech Timer
Wanting something a little more high-tech? Or maybe you don’t need to use your computer while your students are working? Online-stopwatch.com has a HUGE variety of timers! From stopwatch style to egg timers, this website literally has it all! You can count down or up!