Timers help students learn how to self-pace and transition. By using timers, learners develop greater awareness of their ability to pay Attention and are able to use strategies, like breaking up a task, to increase their productivity.
Watch how this teacher explains how she uses timers in the classroom. Through the use of visual and auditory timers, students can gauge how much time remains which can support greater Attention and task completion.
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Learn how a developer created a visual timer, which is also available as an app, for learners to have the option to see and understand time passing during an activity. Since learners can visually see a countdown of time, they develop a conceptual understanding of time and are able to better maintain their Attention.
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