One of the best parts of my job is getting to observe innovative teachers in action. Last week while visiting Mrs. Blanton’s 2nd grade classroom at South Woods Elementary, I was impressed with her creative use of the interval timer app, Gymboss.
Gymboss is an app to help schedule interval trainings during cardio workouts. The app allows the user to create a custom number of rounds, and choose the amount of time between each round.
How can this be useful in the classroom? Mrs. Blanton uses the interval timer to schedule rounds for the Scoot game, as well as transitioning between literacy and other content centers. This frees up time for her to assist students who need more support, and to monitor student engagement.
So simple, and effective!