Previously I wrote about the use of timers as a classroom management tool in a 1-to-1 environment. Today I wanted to list a few excellent classroom timers. What should you do with this collection of time keepers? Bookmark your favorite classroom timer!
Let’s start with e.ggtimer.com. This is a very simple and clean classroom timer which does one things very neatly: it counts down time.
I added the egg timer to my bookmarks bar because of a nice feature: each timer has a separate URL, a clean address which you can access directly. To get a 30 minute timer, I bookmark and visit e.ggtimer.com/30minutes.
I also very much appreciate the simple pop-up window and its accompanying non-obtrusive audio alert at the end of the countdown.
There is a neat another hidden feature of Google Search. The keyword “timer” will rapidly bring up an easy to use timer directly on top of your search results. You can adjust the duration of the countdown, choose to mute the alert, and display the timer full screen. Once the time elapses, you can reset the timer in one click.
Fancy a traditional flip clock to measure the passing of time? FlipClock.js is here for you. Beautiful design and one of the only classroom timers available for download:
Smart Board Timer
If you are looking for an option to use with your interactive smart board, the kitchen timer shaped timerrr has a nice start button which you can press on with your whiteboard pen:
This is a rather old school timer as this website has been on for a very long time (no pun intended) but there is a reason for this. Although quite ugly, it is very easy to use. Click the green arrow to start a stop watch, or click the red arrow to begin a count down. Welcome to online stopwatch: www.online-stopwatch.com.
More Classroom Timers
If you are looking for more features in a timer, such as time elapsed, time remaining and an actual clock, you might want to consider other classroom timers. If you want to display multiple timers at once, the Online Egg Timer will do just that for you.