The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2019-2020: Technology for Special Education

John F. O'Sullivan

Section 11 Timers

Setting timers is a great way to set goals for a class or a student. When a timer is set a sense of priority is also set in a student’s mind.  This makes timers an effective tool to set goals and motivate students. It is also a great way to create a structure for students that need it. 

Time Cubes Honorable Mention

The timer looks like a die. That is singular for dice if you did not know. Each side represents a specific amount of time. If you like giving time limit goals to students, this is a great visual.

Classroom Timers Honorable Mention

This is a website with a number of great timers to use as visuals. If you want to project, you’re a picture of a timer on a screen; this is a great resource.

Time Timer

This website has a number of great timers that you can buy. If you like using timers with students and prefer a physical timer, this is a good place to look.

Interval Timer - HIIT Workouts

This is an app for an iPhone or an iPad. The app is designed for people that workout that want a timed interval. The same app would work would for a classroom timer.

Stopwatch Timer

This is a stopwatch timer in the form of an app in the Google Play Store.

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