Competition really motivates students, but sometimes it's hard for a teacher to manage behavior, keep the game going and keep track of points. This great online tool gives you the ability to quickly advance points for teams. You can name the teams and press the up or down arrows to give or take away points. There is motivational music playing in the background and a whistle blows when each point is given- the teacher will have to decide if sound works for their classroom. I would start with the
This is a manual stoplight that you can click to indicate time to start- green; a time to a pause or even notifying students that time is almost up- Yellow; and a red light that indicates time to stop. There is not auditory signal with this free tool, so students really have to be aware of signal changes while working. Maybe pairing it with the ding of a bell would enhance use of this tool.
This fun free online tool can be displayed on your Interactive Whiteboard to instantly reveal noise level in the classroom. The more the balls bounce- the louder the room has become. Challenge students to work in small groups and to keep those balls as motionless as possible!
Studies show that setting a time limit for work keeps students focused. This online stopwatch is easy to use, can be displayed on your Interactive Whiteboard and keeps students aware of time as they work or move from one activity to another.
Choosing the right tool for classroom management is like finding a needle in a haystack! This short article provides some tips that I also use when deciding if a tool will benefit my students, instruction or classroom management.