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Visual Timers Ease Classroom Stress


Any student might become stressed when hearing how much time is remaining when taking a test, but for those who do not have a good grasp on telling time, the simple announcement can be very upsetting. Visual timers are an effective way of communicating the concept of time without distractions and added anxiety.

There are many types of timers available for classrooms, including visual timers, lighted timers, talking timers, physical timers and timers that can be downloaded as an app. The Time Timer is one type of visual timer that has seen great success among special needs individuals, young students and anyone who would like to make better use of their time.

The Time Timer has an easy-to-read face that is marked for a one-hour countdown. A red dial is set to the desired time and decreases as time passes. Students can easily identify how much time is remaining in an activity, test or before the next transition by glancing at how much of the red dial is showing. Teachers can spend more time teaching and less time answering questions about how much time is remaining.

The Time Timer has received many accolades both in and out of the classroom, including the Teacher Choice Award for the Classroom, the Teacher Choice Award for the Family, Instructor Magazine Teacher’s Pick Award and Silver Edison Award. Edison Awards honor the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services.

Do you think a Time Timer would be a good addition to your classroom? How would it benefit your students?