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READ 180 Rotation Timer

You may be interested in a 20-minute power point timer that I just added to the Resource Library.  You can search Resources  for 20-Minute Timer, or follow this link:

http://educatorresources.scholastic.com/index.php?tab=resource_library_home&tab1=newest

I found this on line a couple of years ago, but just this year have had the technology in place to use it.  What a difference it makes in my classroom!  Students are more focused because they know how much time they have left at an easy glance.  There are also audio and visual reminders when it is time to complete their reading logs (@ 2 min.) and computer log (@ 1 min.).  Then, students have 1 minute of music to transition from one rotation to another.  You can add your own music clips as well.   I have it set to loop, so I don't have to worry about restarting it.

Debbie

Posted on: October 01 2009
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  • One READ 180 teachers in the district constructed a timer that was the size of a piece of poster board and made a three armed clock.  I think the hands are one piece.  The kids can see it from anywhere in the room and he just has to set it once and it goes for the class period.  I will try to post a picture. 

    I'd love to see that! Debbie

    I found a great picture of it, but it is part of a power point presentation and I am still trying to figure out how to get a copy of just one slide.  Every time I see the picture I think "How cool is that.  I want one!"  I am running out of space in my classroom so I am trying wait until  summer to make it.  I am crafty , but I am trying to get my hubby to help make it out of something more sturdy than foam core.  I am working on the picture and will post it as soon as possible.

    I can't get the image to load as a picture so I loaded it as a resource.   search for  "timer"

    Can't wait to see this.

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