Power Point Timer?

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  1. kater07

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    I have an entire slide show that is a timer, but what I NEED is a timer that I can embed in my slide shows. I use power point every single day, and sometimes, what's on the slide needs to be timed - an assignment that only allows 5 minutes or whatever.

    Does anyone know of a reliable timer download or a tutorial for making my own? I've been searching off and on for weeks. I NEED the students to be able to see the timer and the assignment. Our administrators expect to see the assignment slide projected, and having a separate timer they can't see has proven to be a poor choice.
     
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    I tried to do it too! Wow! Much more complex than I expected. I know how to make a link to an online one but that opens another box and it isn't smooth. I'm almost to the point where I would video an online countdown clock and then embed the video. Before you go that far though, I'm sure someone has a brilliant idea that is much easier.
     
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    Embedding a flash object is probably the easiest way to do it, and that's not very easy at all.

    Another option that we used (for admittedly a 30 second timer) was to make a bar at the bottom of the slide made up of 30 different boxes (just make one and ctrl + D to duplicate). Just set each with disappear animation and an "After previous" with a delay of 30 seconds. If you set that animation on the first one before using Ctrl + D it will automatically be set on the rest.

    As long as your computer can handle 3000 objects (for a 5 minute bar) you'll be set.

    You could also, of course, start with larger increments, like 30 second bars, then cut it down as near the end of the timer.
     
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    I'm going to have to figure this out because my students need to see x # of minutes/seconds to go, and the activities are for 5/10/15 minutes. It's really too bad we can't do a split screen presentation with 2 slides showing simultaneously.
     
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