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Simple YouTube timers for Google Slides

I've done a few simple timers that can be added to Google Slides. There are lots of these on YouTube - but I thought I'd put a few in one place to make it easy to find them.
e.g:

Feel free to use in any way you want. If you want other times, or ones with sound - let me know (Post a comment etc).

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