It's About Time
How it works:
It's About Time was created to be an online learning center for elementary students learning to tell time. After the students read a short tutorial, they are asked
to complete one or more online activities. Students visit an online math dictionary to learn the value of a day, month, week, and year. They construct word problems based on
a favorite month; practice writing out time using a.m. and p.m.; and use interactive games to reinforce time concepts and self-assess their progress. Many activities include
a printable worksheet.
Students understand and apply basic and advanced properties of the concepts of measurement, know the approximate size of standard units and the relationships between them, and
use a variety of strategies in the problem-solving process.
The only materials necessary to complete these activities are a computer with Internet connection and a printer, along with pencils and/or pens.
Although this program was created for a third-grade mixed-ability class, students of all ages can benefit from this learning center. This is a great way to reach visual learners
and those who are at risk. Although most of the activities are solitary ones, there is an online two-player game. Teachers can also pair up students for cooperative learning.
Teaching the concept of time can be challenging. Students can do this work at their own pace and in keeping with their own ability. The Internet provides students with a great opportunity
to learn independently and visually. This learning center is easy to use, with no advance preparation for the teacher. All you need is a computer with an Internet connection and a printer.
It's About Time is a great tool to use when teaching a unit on time. Since many students struggle with this concept, having students approach this in a fun way can reach almost every type of learner.
About the teacher:
Marion Peluso is a teacher at P.S. 101 in Brooklyn, New York. Mrs. Peluso received her Masters in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College. She has been involved with
Teachers Network for several years and has also been the recipient of an Impact II grant.