Use Google Timer as a ‘Teach Timer’

a timer in google search resultsIt’s good practice to use a “Teach Timer” during class meetings to keep a good momentum between different activities. Generally, you shouldn’t do a class activity (like lecturing or project work time) for more than 20 minutes at a time, lest students’ interest and productivity start to slip away.

Even in your own personal productivity, a handy timer can support the Pomodoro method of working.

Now, you can set a timer from within the Google search bar and you’ll see a countdown at the top of the results page. This is especially useful if you use the overhead projector and want students to see how much time they have left in an activity.

Click through to Lifehacker’s coverage of the new Google timer>>>

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Ted Curran

Ted Curran is a Learning Content Designer/Developer for Autodesk. He is committed to empowering educators and learners to create transformational change through effective pedagogy and technology integration. You can follow Ted on Twitter, or learn more at my 'About" page. These thoughts are my own.

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