Saturday, January 1, 2011

Adopt This Technology! - An Online Egg Timer for In-Class Activities and Presentations!


As a speech teacher, I always have a timer in my briefcase. Sometimes the timer becomes a distraction because it constantly beeps as I walk across campus. To solve this small problem and to help me reach my time management goals for 2011, I plan to use the Online Egg Timer. This awesome program enables users to have THREE timers running at one time! Amazing! My regular kitchen timer only has TWO timers.

Here are five ways to use this program:

1. Timing in-class group activities on the data projector.
2. Grading papers in 30 minute segments (first timer) and then allowing yourself to have a five minute break (second timer).
3. Timing student speeches and the time between the speeches.
4. Hosting in-class consultation sessions with students (about their papers or presentations) and limiting the consultation sessions to only five to seven minutes per paper.
5. Giving the students a one-minute mental break in class.

I hope these ideas help you! Let me know if you have any additional ideas and I will add them to the list!


Millennial Professor - Jennifer T. Edwards, Ed.D.

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