What is it?

A stop-watch device to keep time.

Where is it found?

Timers are often near the chill zone or found throughout the classroom. A larger, visual timer may be near the “front” of the room. You can also find visual timers online and use the SMART Board.

How do I use it?

You can time student transitions, break-out sessions, teacher talk time, etc. A visual timer can help everyone know how much time is left in a lesson or given activity. If a student needs a break from the group, using a timer can help them take their break and provides a smooth transition out of the break.

Ways to use a timer in your class:


Likely In Classroom, Bring With You

Needs it Addresses

Sensory, Mood or Energy Related, Community Building Support, Communication Supports or Language Alternatives