I have used this is my classroom for three years. It works like a charm. The students love to see how many gum balls they can earn during the given time. I have either set the timer for the full amount of work time or set it for smaller increments of time
Classroom management::Are your students forgetting your routines or asking a zillion questions? Mine were! Until I tried this. Classroom management for too many questions (Free- consider it a gift from my sanity to yours ;
Once students enter the room each day, the timer begins. The timer stops once lunch count/attendance is taken on the Smartboard, everybody's materials are out on their desk with their binder underneath the desk, and everyone is seated.