One nice discovery from my cell phone free agency process was to find out that teachers get monthly discounts on their cell phone plans. I cannot believe that I have taught for 11 years (5 private, 6 public) and have been paying full price for all of them! Perhaps, I am the last one to find out, but if not, here's the deal:
This one's been eagerly anticipated. It's nowhere near perfect, but it's definitely a step in the right direction and takes far fewer steps than recording a Google Hangout just to capture a simple screencast. Below is an embedded video made using the free Google Extension "Screencastify".
When I taught in the classroom, I would use an old fashioned egg timer, or keep an eye on my stopwatch. Nowadays, teachers can post an electronic timer on their projector screen, set multiple timers, and even make class a bit more interactive through a fun and engaging countdown. Here are seven options - feel free to leave a comment if you have more suggestions.