Timer+ is a great tool to use instead of a traditional timer in the classroom. This interactive timer allows you to display a countdown on the whiteboard by connecting your iPad to the projector. The application will then run allowing the children to see what time they have left on a specific activity. Not only does this allow the children to visually see what time they have remaining, it will also work as a tool to keep your lessons on track.
The reason Timer+ has been chosen is it’s capability to run multiple timers at once. This means that you can run different activities at the same time. or as I have displayed below, give different time allocations or start times to different tables.
As the image shows, each timer can have a different title, so that the pupils know which timer they need to pay attention to. Not only this, each timer can have a different alert, so each table knows what alert to listen for. Although this app is very simplistic, it allows a trivial task to be completed to a much higher standard.