Using Timers in Teaching and Learning


Drawing inspiration from the CU SPRINT, this resource helps approach problem solving in a time critical environment. You can download a selection of timers to build into your slide decks and encourage students to work quickly and efficiently to find the best solutions within the given time. The pressure of a countdown clock provides an experience similar to that found in many organisations, where imperfect solutions need to be generated quickly, whilst perfect solutions can come at a later date.

All timers are available as GIFs, and are suitable for PowerPoint and Keynote presentations.


1 to 5 Minutes


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Oliver Wood

Oliver Wood

Innovation and Community Producer | Hourly Paid Lecturer (Social Media)

Coventry University