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Online Stopwatch & Timer

April 5, 2011 1 comment

This may be an obvious one, but I have found many teachers who’ve never come across this! It’s basically exactly what it says on the tin – a countdown timer or stopwatch. I found myself constantly giving pupils an amount of time to complete a task, often then changing it when it took them a while to get going or if I got distracted etc. This resource enables me to keep my pace swift and a really odd thing occurs in that behaviour usually improves dramatically as soon as the clock is ticking…. It’s a brilliant pacing tool and depersonalises behaviour for learning – you can’t argue with a ticking clock like you can with a teacher!