Use digital timers (projected on your smartboard) to maintain pace in your practical lessons
A fullscreen, countdown timer helps focus your students on their work, and makes sure the teacher doesn’t let a practical drag on too long. Most smartboard software comes with integrated digital timers (my favourite was SMARTs Notebook software). If you can’t use these, there are plenty of free digital timers available online:
- http://www.online-stopwatch.com/classroom-timers/ (FAVOURITE)
I usually ask my pupils which funny alarm they want used. Just remember to download one to your computer in case of internet black outs.