Learning spaces are all diverse, but there’s one item that you’ll find is an absolute must-have anywhere in the world: the humble classroom clock.
Younger students learn to tell the time by clock-watching and older students spend countless minutes staring at the clock, waiting for the next bell.
Classroom clocks are vital tools which help our students to manage their time and pace themselves when they are completing tasks.
Here, we’ve collated nine ways to jazz up your classroom clock and make it the star of the show!
Classroom Clock Flower Display
Colourful Classroom Clock Labels
It can be challenging teaching young students how to “read the clock”, but using our bright word labels will have them telling the time before you know it! This display combines our Clock Labels (Clock Pattern) digital circles with analogue strips. You’ll find these and many more classroom clock labels in our Time Resources Collection.
Digital Time Clock Labels
With technology in abundance in our classrooms and beyond, it’s critical that students are able to read both digital and analogue clocks fluently. Our Bright Chevron Clock Labels are a quick and easy way to display digital minutes on an analogue clock.
Auslan Classroom Clock
Our Auslan Analogue Clock label resource is awesome! Print and display this clock beside your regular clock, or use the Auslan time cards to stick around your regular clock. This classroom resource is available in both Northern and Southern Auslan dialects.
- Download the Northern Dialect Auslan Analogue Clock
- Download the Southern Dialect Auslan Analogue Clock
Crazy Crayon Classroom Clock
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Throwback to one of my first diy projects that still makes me smile. I made this for my first ever class that I had full time! I still get asked by kids if I’m obsessed with crayons #gluegunaddict #aussieteachers #teachersfollowteachers #iteachtoo #classroomdecor #classroomclock #teachersofinstagram
Turn your timepiece into a talking point with something we teachers always have in excess – crayons!
A Classroom Clock Working in Context
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Day Eight: Classroom Clock – Our Maths specialist bought us these awesome clocks that make teaching time super easy. I also include all the important times of the day. This way when I'm asked "How long till recess?" I direct children to the clock wall and ask them to tell me ??? #ausb2s17photoaday #classroomclock #teacherlife #aussieteachers #aussieteachertribe #perthteacher #teachersofinstagram #lifeofateacher #teachersfollowteachers #iteachfourth #yearfour #fourthgrade
Here, the classroom clock is accompanied by three different displays of times which are relevant to the students: recess, lunch and home time! The teacher has included analogue and digital examples of the times, as well as a 24-hour time example.
Mathematical Classroom Clock Clues
This clever teacher has adorned the classroom clock with colourful square root facts as clues to the hour labels. Imagine the endless adaptations of this great idea; rainbow facts, multiplication facts, factors (3, 6, 9, 12), fractions!
Classroom Clocks with Meaning
Seamlessly incorporated into wall-worthy typography, these classroom clocks are part of a bigger picture.
Lego Classroom Clock
Although this one isn’t an actual functioning classroom clock, I had to include it. Because who doesn’t love a little Lego in their life? The hours are marked by Lego which corresponds with each number. I think students would love this one, and the learning opportunities would be endless.