Monday, October 11, 2010

Time Management

"Time is what we want most, but what we use worst."
- William Penn

Time management can be an asset to both teachers and students. Teachers need to keep track of the time during lessons, while students will benefit from building their time management skills. To help with this, try out this handy website: Online-stopwatch.


Online-stopwatch is exactly what it sounds like - an online stopwatch. You have the option of counting up or down, as well as using the timer in a full-screen mode. It is very simple to use and beeps when the time has elapsed. Click here to try it out!



I always found it helpful to have a timer running in my classroom, especially when students were given a certain amount of time to work on their own or with partners. Having a visual for transitioning between subjects has proven to be very beneficial for students and it doesn't hurt the teacher either!

Smart Notebook also has a variety of timers in the Gallery which function identically to this one. They work just fine as long as you don't need to use your computer for anything. Once you switch slides or open another program, the Notebook timers stop. Online-stopwatch will work in the background, freeing you up to use your computer or Smartboard for other purposes.

1 comment:

  1. Found some more online timers, including ones that have sweeping hands:

    http://www.interactiveclock.com/countdown-clock-resource.php

    http://www.cheekymonkeyresources.co.uk/Countdown%2030%20sec/Countdown%2030%20sec.htm

    http://e.ggtimer.com/

    http://www.online-stopwatch.com/eggtimer-countdown/full-screen/

    http://www.time-for-time.com/swf/myclox.swf

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