This is an experiment that mostly worked although it is not as good as hoped.
Today’s Gratitude Item: Figuring out how to create a 10 minute timer in PowerPoint. This is not as simple as one might think as the maximum duration for a single animation is 59 seconds and our school does not let us install add-ins. The solution involved animating blocks for one minute each and setting them up in succession (so the timer looks like a loading bar). I could have inserted a video of a timer but that would have made the presentation’s file size larger than necessary.