After spending a lot of time training the kids to go to the centers, I wanted to save some time in the transitions. Instead of having them come back to their table, now this PowerPoint Presentation runs and makes a "chime" sound when it changes. Practice with the students, so they know to stop, clean up, look at the board and see what the new center is and switch on their own. This resource has been wonderful, as it frees me up to help students find books, checkout, work on different centers!
This PPT includes the following centers on an 8 minute transition time: iPad Brainpop Jr., Type Rocket Jr. and Checkout.
Once you start it, you press forward once to get to the "Beginning" slide, these are the first 3 centers. Then it will automatically forward every 8 minutes to the "Middle", "End" and "Time's Up" slides.
The clean up slide really helps me, as I don't have to constantly remind kids to put away their materials!