Free Online Digital Timers for the Classroom

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Natalie

Written by Natalie

Are you looking for free online digital timers for your classroom? Look no further! We have created a variety of digital timers that are now available on the Teach Starter YouTube channel! Save each of them, or bookmark this blog so that they are easily accessible when you need a digital timer for your students.

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The benefits of using an online digital timer in the classroom include:

  • breaking down work into smaller, more achievable chunks.
  • creating independent learners as they learn to navigate time management skills.
  • supporting classroom management by keeping kids on task and moving forward.
  • keeping you, the classroom teacher, on task as well!

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Big Drink 20-Minute Online Digital Timer

Most age groups will benefit from this 20-minute timer. The image shows a colorful character drinking out of a straw as the drink slowly disappears. Super cute!

Looking for a different time? This timer is also available in a 1-hour timer for the classroom, a 30-minute timer for the classroom, a 20-minute timer for the classroom, and finally, a 2-minute timer. All of these videos are counting down from the time limit, giving your students the amount of time they have left to complete the task.

Disco Dancer 5-Minute Online Digital Timer

Now that we have addressed those longer activities, what about the shorter ones like think, pair, shares, or brain breaks? Don’t worry! We didn’t forget about these! We created a disco-themed backdrop that will take your students through 5-minutes, 2-minutes, and 1-minute! But be careful – they will make your students want to get up and DANCE!

Digital timers in the classroom

The following timed options are available:

Counting-Up Digital Timers for the Classroom

There may be instances where you will need a digital timer that counts up. For example, you may want students to write down how long a task takes to complete. Simply project this one-hour counting-up digital timer and have students write down the time when they have completed the task.

When teaching students how to manage their time, a timer that counts up is sometimes easier to use. Take writing, for example. You may want your students to brainstorm, or stay in the prewriting phase, for 10 minutes before moving on to the draft phase. A timer that counts up is much more effective than one that counts back.

We also have a timer that counts up to 10-minutes if you need a shorter length of time.

We’d love to hear how you use online digital timers in your classroom! Share with our teaching community in the comments section of this blog.

Check out our full range of free digital timers for the classroom on our YouTube playlist.

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