Magnetic Time Tracker Review (Learning Resources)

Kids are visual little beings – I won’t lie – I am too! So anytime you can encourage learning or routine with some sort of visual factor I find that it has a bigger impact with the majority of kids. Learning Resources has this Magnetic Time Tracker which is great for allowing the students and instructor to not only track time visually but also audibly. You can actually set an alarm (anywhere from 1 minute to 24 hours) so that the student can see and here the time left for their activity.

Magnetic Time Tracker

The red, yellow, and green sections are VERY familiar to kids and each section lights up during it’s usage. This is great for centers, timing tests, play time, homework time, music practice, chore time, reading time or whatever else you need to time both at home and in the classroom. Right now my 1st grader has to read at least an hour a week, so every night we would set this for 15 minutes (yes, I know it’s more than an hour a week but reading is never bad!) and he can just look up from his book to get an idea of how much time he has left to read!

Magnetic Time Tracker

It’s a very slim timer so thankfully it doesn’t take up a lot of space and you can place it on top of your desk. It’s also magnetic so if you have a magnetic whiteboard or other magnetic surface (the fridge!) you can just place it there as well. If you want to place it as a more permanent fixture somewhere you can even hang it up on a wall!

Magnetic Time Tracker

The alarm is very simple to program so you don’t need any fancy directions there. I wanted to point out that this is a fantastic tool for children with special needs – especially those that thrive on a strict routine like autism/Asperger’s. If you have an autistic child in your classroom this would be very beneficial for you. Trust me on this one! I used to have to set the oven time for my son when he was ย younger to help him keep track of time – I wish I had known about this Time Tracker back then!! Ours will be used in the classroom at my husband’s school which will be very beneficial since we have two aspie kids this year.

Magnetic Time Tracker

I love the simplicity of it. There’s nothing super fancy about it – it’s a nice clean simple looking timer that does it’s job well. I love that there are various options for storing it (desktop, magnetic, wall hanging) and I appreciate that it has an audible alarm that you can set if desired as well.

You can purchase this product for under $30ย on Amazon.

Disclosure: I received a sample to use in order to write this review. No compensation was received. All opinions are my own.ย 

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  1. Jen Sykes says:

    This would be so helpful to me as an intervention teacher!! I especially love that it is visual instead of auditory, so it won’t be distracting to the rest of the students! Thanks for hosting this giveaway. ๐Ÿ™‚

    ~Jen

  2. Jen Sykes says:

    I “like” Learning Resources on Facebook (and in real life!)

    ~Jen

  3. Cheryl Luckie says:

    I would love to win this for my grandchildren. We have used a timer for homework, time-out, etc. and my grandson especially responds to it. He would love this one much better than my oven timer! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  4. My first grader could use one of these as well… ๐Ÿ˜‰

  5. PinchingAbe says:

    I would love to win this ๐Ÿ™‚ I would probably donate it to the school, but my son does best when he’s timed at doing things, so I might keep it. It looks awesome and sounds like something many teachers could use.

  6. This would be great for getting my girls ready in the morning. I also like learning resource on Facebook.

  7. PinchingAbe says:

    I also liked them on Facebook under my real name ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. This would be great for me! I constantly lose track of time in my class, that doesn’t have a clock. My students and I could both benefit from this!

  9. I also LOVE learning resources, and have liked them on facebook forever!

  10. It seems the school clocks are always off and I end up late a lot

  11. Karen Arnold says:

    I need this to help my new Kindergartners learn to manage their time. I am already a fan of Learning Resources on Facebook.

  12. I need this in my classroom!

  13. I’d already “liked” Learning Resources on FB. I really need this in my classroom.

  14. This would work great to time silent reading in the school.

  15. I like Learning Resources on facebook and I absolutely love their products in my classroom.

  16. I N-E-E-D this soooo bad!!!!!! My new group of 2nd graders are soooooo chatty…this would work wonders in my room!!!! Thanks!!

  17. Kimberly Schotz says:

    My daughter has a difficult time moving from one thing to another. This might help.

  18. Kimberly Schotz says:

    I like Learning Resources on FB

  19. I was looking for a phone app similar to something like this and couldn’t find anything! I would love to use this at home with my toddler daughter or in a classroom setting!

  20. I just liked Learning Resources on Facebook. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Liked on facebook.

  22. This would be helpful with keeping me on track at school with center rotations, tran ds itions throughtout the da y. I also could use at home with my children as a visual for tv/tech/reading… keep track of time.

  23. like LR on facebook

  24. This would be a great motivator for students

  25. I need this to help the children stay on task

  26. I like Learning Resources on Facebook

  27. Kathy Davis says:

    My son teaches middle school special needs kids. . He has quite a few students who have trouble staying on task for short periods of time. This tracker might help. I would love to win this for him

  28. Kathy Davis says:

    I like Learning Resources on FB as Kathy Newsom Davis.

  29. This would be great in my classroom. 1st graders have very little sense of time.

  30. I have a clock in my room that doesn’t work and I get so busy teaching I am always late to go to specials – would love!
    Donna

  31. I like learning resources on facebook

  32. rod jackson says:

    i would so love this for my nephew is just learning time
    mrsrodjac at hotmail dot com

  33. rod jackson says:

    i like LR on fb as rod jackson

  34. Kelly Beam Brown says:

    This would be great so my students could have a visual when completing work in an allotted time!

  35. Kelly Beam Brown says:

    I like LR on Facebook as Kelly Beam Brown

  36. I would use this for the kids

  37. I like Learning Resources on facebook.

  38. I don’t know how to set the timer. No directions came with it .

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