Online Stopwatch: Tech Tuesday

I read a ton of blogs.  Some educational; most of them not.  What I like most about my favorite blogs is the text is limited to a paragraph or two with plenty of visuals.  Today, I will attempt to follow that.

Online Stopwatch is a simple collection free, web-based stopwatches, timers and clocks.  No log-in or username is required.  You just choose a favorite stopwatch, set the time to count up or down and off you go!  I like to use this free resource with students when they are working in small groups.  I usually have the stopwatch count down the time.  With it flashed on our big screen, students can easily see how much time is remaining to work with their group mates.

This one below is called the "egg timer."  I would have named it something else....

This one, a favorite of students, is the bomb timer.  It does ring at the end, but does not sound like an explosion.

See which stopwatches, timers or clocks you find useful at Online Stopwatch.

....Pretty good at limiting my text today, wasn't I?



  1. I love online stopwatch - until my projector broke.

    What I had been searching for before that fateful event though, was a stopwatch that you could insert into your PowerPoint...I cannot find a quick and easy fix for it. Do you have any ideas?

  2. I use this daily. Currently I time how much time my students waste and I give them homework appropriate to that amount (mod 4 wastes SO much time, so they get a lot of homework). Recently, showing them the time that they're wasting has been effective for management.

    Lastly, I like the countdown for having my students manage their time on tasks, as they often goof off for the first 7-8 minutes of a 15 minute work session and complain that they don't have enough time. With the countdown on the overhead, they are able to manage their time a lot more nimbly.

  3. Eliza - I am a stopwatch liker, too.

    Anamika - I do not know of a stopwatch you can insert into a powerpoint. Hmmmm....