The Human Clock

If you’ve been reading this blog or getting my bookmark notifications the last few months then you’ve realized that I’ve been looking for good resources for teachers. I was recently looking for a widget to embed to help us countdown to an upcoming event when I realized that I’ve never shared one of my favorite websites with y’all. shows a photograph of the current time, with the photo changing every minute of the day (all 1,440 occuring minutes on Earth!) Thus you end up with a rotating picture clock sorta deal.

How the time is actually displayed is a whole different matter. A lot of photos have the time written on a crummy cardboard sign, while other photos might have the current time in a more edible format, such as olives. There are photos below sea level and ones over two miles above sea level. There are even clock pictures with people who played at Woodstock.

Many people viewing this website end up sending in their own clock pictures, be they in an airplane, installing brakes, or on a playground in Missouri. There are clock pictures from all over the world ranging from Outback Australia to Canada to Pakistan to Antarctica to Italy to Brazil. (Source)

Educational Uses

  • Encourage creativity by encouraging students to submit their own photos.
  • A light-hearted way to practice time-related concepts and skills: telling time, AM and PM, 24-hour clock (aka Army time), etc.

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Clif Mims is a Christian, husband, father, teacher, cancer warrior, and fan of the Mississippi State Bulldogs and Memphis Grizzlies.

4 thoughts on “The Human Clock”

  1. I love it! This could be such a fun way to introduce students to digital photography and publishing to the web. I’m already thinking of pictures to post.

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