Tip #180: Useful Countdown Timers

On September 2, 2007, Posted by , In training resources, By , , With Comments Off on Tip #180: Useful Countdown Timers

It used to be so simple back in the “olden days of overhead projectors,”before the advent of PowerPoint. There was a wonderful TeachTimer that could count up or down that you lay on the projector so that a digital clock was projected onto the screen. It was a perfect way to count down break times or in-class activities so that the participants could pace themselves. The TeachTimer is still available, but mine now sits idly on a shelf.

When I started using PowerPoint, I had trouble finding any countdown timer that was comparable. There seemed to be a few options for PCs. But I use a Mac, so it took a while until I discovered the two options I now … Read the rest