5 Great Countdown Timers for the Classroom

I love to use countdown timers in the classroom. They are a wonderful tool in maintaining a good pace in a lesson and keeping students focused. There are many different ways you can use timers in your classroom and if you have access to a projector or interactive whiteboard, then you can use digital countdown timers on the screen so all students can see and hear them. 

The following timer is great for tidying up time or getting ready.


2. Nice and simple, yet visually powerful.

3. A simple, effective visual that works well.


4. The snail race will attract children’s attention so if you want a countdown for them to settle down then this is great!


5. This simple timer is great for timed activities that require focus as it does not attract attention.

Which timers do you use in the classroom?

Till next time…

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