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Take Attendance With Flipd: The Best Icebreaker For Students
This school year, we've introduced an exciting new feature that lets you to take attendance easily and creatively with Flipd. This feature takes some flipped and blended learning strategies that help engage students as class begins.
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How To Use Flipd For Class (For Students)
Check out Flipd FAQ or jump to: 1. Login and setup 2. Joining a new class 3. Check in and Attendance  4. How to Flip Off for class 5. How to stay Flipd Off 1. Login and setup Download Flipd from the App Store or Google Play. Once installed on your phone, open Flipd and login by email or with your Facebook or Google account. If you're having trouble logging in, read this FAQ answer.  2. Joining a new class Once logged in, tap the 🎓 icon and search join for your class with 5-digit code provided by your professor . If you've typed it correctly, the class will appear like it does in the image below. When you see your class there, tap Join, and you'll get a pop-up that says you've successfully joined the class. Once you've joined your class successfully, you will be able to see this new class listed in your Classes. Tip: Joining a class requires WiFi or good network connection and can take a second to successfully load if the connection is weak. Read this FAQ answer if you're having trouble joining your class.  3. How to Flip Off for class When you get to class, open Flipd and tap Class on the home screen. You can't begin your Flipd session until 5 minutes before class begins. If you try to begin too early, you'll get the error message like the third image below. When class is about to begin in five minutes or less, or if it has already started, tap the FLIP OFF button and confirm by tapping Flip Off again. The Flipd lock screen will appear and begin counting down the class session.  Taking Attendance  If your professor is using Flipd Attendance, Flip Off first and then tap Check In to be counted as present. You'll need the correct attendance code of the day to successfully confirm your attendance. You can check in at any point during the class to be marked as present. Tip: You'll need the correct attendance code of the day to confirm your attendance. If you don't know the attendance code, ask your professor.  4. How to stay Flipd Off Staying Flipd Off for the lecture means that you remain in the Flipd lock screen until the timer runs out. You can still lock your phone and set it aside, but if you open your phone and attempt to leave Flipd to check something you will get a notification to remind you that you have 10 seconds to return.  Tip: If you don't come back to Flipd within 10 seconds, the timer will expire. You can always start it again, but every minute you spend outside of Flipd will be measured in your progress.   Pro Tip To stay Flipd Off for class, simply Flip Off your phone, lock your screen, and set your phone aside until class is over. Each time you open your screen, check your notifications, or leave Flipd during the countdown, you run the risk of ending the Flipd session. The point is to help you develop more intentional phone-use behavior, and this skill will help you in other important activities — like studying, writing, working, and even spending time with friends. Find out how you can also use Flipd outside of class to stay focused while you study! Questions? Check out our FAQ Knowledge Base to find answers. If you can't find what your looking for, chat with us in the app or send a message to info@flipdapp.co with your any relevant details or screenshots related to your issue. Our support team usually responds within 1 business day or less.
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Boredom In The Classroom: A Symptom Of A Bigger Problem In Higher Education?
Boredom – it's a growing problem that's competing with the college curriculum, and one that has given way to a breed of new technologies and educational engagement strategies that claim to evade the classroom of its presence. But a debate has emerged around whether technology is distracting students, is the college undergraduate curriculum too overwhelming given our modern advancements, or is student boredom a symptom of a larger issue facing higher education?
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4 Problems With Technology In The Classroom (And How To Fix Them)
From real-time polling and quizzes, to live lectures viewed online from thousands of miles away, it's no doubt that technology has changed the modern classroom. But has it been for the better?
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5 Strategies To Improve Student Engagement (With Less Technology)
In the modern classroom, keeping students engaged comes with new challenges that past eras of teaching did not have to face. More specifically, digital distractions — incoming texts, alluring social media, and irrelevant web-browsing — are pulling attention away at a rate unparalleled by passing notes, whispering to your neighour, or simple daydreaming.
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Digital Citizenship Cheat Sheet: 5 Important Steps For Teachers
The Obama Foundation recently announced that digital citizenship is one of its top initiatives for education. But what does it mean and how can teachers teach students to be good digital citizens?
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5 Meaningful Ways To Enhance Learning With Technology
Technology in education is a hotly debated issue, with experts, parents, teachers, and students weighing in every day. But less frequently discussed is how technology’s design can impact students and influence their behavior.
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5 Ways To Engage Increasingly Distracted Students
Today's fast-paced innovation is putting pressure on the human brain in more ways now than in all of human history. Our attention spans are shortening, mankind's propensity to multi-task is at an all-time high, and technology designers know exactly how to keep us in an endless loop that's made focusing more difficult than ever.
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Technology Addiction (And Why You Should Have A Tech-Free Classroom)
A recent addiction study found that an “uncontrollable need” to use smartphones is on the rise among young people. Out of 3000 adults surveyed, one fifth of those aged 18–29 showed signs of “moderate to severe problematic use” of their devices, compared with only 2.2 percent of those over the age of 30.