Calm (Gr. K-12)

Calm – Taking a mental break from the school day

We’ve all been there. You’re trying to transition your students from one activity to another but the energy levels are just too high to bring them back down to earth. If only you had a tool to help calm things down (pun intended). Enter Calm, a website containing relaxing sounds and animated imagery. Choose from 25 different themes from ocean surf to forest raindrops. Use the sound bar located in the bottom-right corner of the site to change the volume level or mute the audio altogether. There is also a timer tool with five different presets. The timer tool can also be used in ‘Guided Relaxation’ mode where a voice will provide calming tips during the designated time period.

NOTE: Calm is also available, for free, as an app from the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

INTEGRATION

  • Use as a transition tool from a physically intense activity to a more stationary one.
  • Use to help students mentally prepare for quizzes, tests, or other assessments.
  • Expose students to just the audio track and ask them to visualize the scene, then compare their images to that of the site.
  • Use the various scenes as the trigger for a writing prompt.

Calm site screenshot

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2 thoughts on “Calm (Gr. K-12)

  1. Thanks for sharing, Nick! I used to pull up an Amazon Prime video of nature or scenery- they do have quite a few- but this is way easier to get access. I love to leave this type of thing on while kids are working, too, and not save it only for when we’re taking a break.

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