Recommended iPad App: Session Time Remaining Awareness Clock


I purchased 20 copies of Session Time Remaining Awareness Clock for my teachers. It might by the worst title for an app I have seen yet, but it works like a charm.

Elementary students struggle to measure the duration of an event. My building purchased visual timers a while ago, but they are starting to break. This app, for only $1, shows how much time has passed in red, and how much to go in green. The app has fast forward and rewind buttons. It also plays chimes when time is up. I could see it being used for a math fact quiz, to measure stamina during Daily Five, or for a science experience.

What possibilities do you see? Please share in the comments.

Author: Matt Renwick

Matt Renwick is an 18-year public educator who began as a 5th and 6th-grade teacher in Rudolph, WI. He now serves as an elementary principal for the Mineral Point Unified School District ( Matt also teaches online graduate courses in curriculum design and instructional leadership for the University of Wisconsin-Superior. He tweets @ReadByExample and writes for ASCD ( and Lead Literacy (

2 thoughts on “Recommended iPad App: Session Time Remaining Awareness Clock”

  1. Matt,
    Thanks for sharing this app. Students do have a hard time measuring time and these types of clocks are always helpful. I am looking forward to checking it out. My students also like Sand Timer. You can change the amount of time and sand runs down until time is up. My only challenge with these apps is tying up a device to use them for that amount of time.

    Thanks for sharing,


    1. I’ll have to check out Sand Timer, thanks Cathy. Yes, tying up a device is an issue. I suggested to one teacher that she mirror the timer to the whiteboard from her iPad. We have five iPads per classroom, so a device could be used in each of the Daily 5 areas.


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