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Phone Addiction — And 4 Reasons Why It Matters More Than You Think
According to a 2016 study by Flurry Mobile, the average person spends a total of 5 hours a day on their smartphone. Considering many of us work or attend school for a large portion of the day already, this is a significant (and alarming) amount of time.
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Technology In The Classroom, According To Brain-Expert Dr. Brynn Winegard
Award-winning educator, speaker, and business-brain expert, Dr. Brynn Winegard, is a professor who advocates for the importance of real deep learning in the classroom. To Dr. Brynn, learning is a lot more than just writing notes — it's a process that takes significant effort, focus, and even physical exertion that leave little room for distractions. In this article, Dr. Brynn explains why she chooses not to use technology in her classroom and expects that her students put pens to paper instead.
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The Case Against Laptops In The Classroom (Plus Phones And Other Distracting Devices)
As the holidays approach, so does exam season for students across North America. By now, educators hope (and expect) that students have learned everything needed in order to succeed, which means that they must comprehend the course material in addition to the notes they took throughout the semester. But for most students nowadays, these notes live on a laptop, and there is growing evidence that typewritten notes may not be what's best for students.  So, we ask — are your students really as prepared as they could be?
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Should Phones Be Allowed In School? Let's Weigh The Pros And Cons
Are you considering banning phones in your classroom or school? Consider trying Flipd, an alternative solution that incorporates technology while encouraging students to unplug from their devices. 
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20 Suggestions For Managing Phone Use In Class
A few years ago, Janell Burley Hoffman gave her 13-year-old son his first iPhone for Christmas. Attached to the gift was a special contract — one that Janell wrote, identifying the rules and expectations around his newfound ownership of a phone. The creative contract was picked up by the local news and went viral, and it quickly transformed into her now famous iRules, a book that guides parents and teens through the digital age.
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3 Strategies For Teaching Digital Wellness In Higher Education
Every semester, professor Dr. Josie Ahlquist challenges her Leadership in the Digital Age students at Florida State University with a unique task. “Unplug from social-based platforms for 7 days,” she says to a class of hesitant college students. Allowing room for negotiation, Dr. Ahlquist has seen her challenges run for as few as two days and as many as seven, and she requests that students document their experience throughout. The results showcase a facinating journey of self-discovery and reflection as these students shed social media for the duration of the challenge. 
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August Announcement: New Updates And Changes To Flipd
Jump to more info about Full Lock or Flipd Premium For 2 years, Flipd has helped nearly a quarter of a million people around the world remain focused. Our community has saved a cumulative total of more than 150 million minutes unplugged from distractions ― the equivalent of almost 300 years. Flipd is used by students, parents, doctors, psychologists, teachers, travelers and countless unique individuals, a community that works together to beat a common distraction we all deal with every day.
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How I Juggle A Million Things And Stay Focused
These days, nothing is more challenging than complete and uninterrupted focus. Even just five minutes of meditation gets the best of us when you have a to-do list the length of your arm, conversations that need replying to, and emails to check. Our society is drunk on information and content, and it can often feel close to impossible to disconnect.
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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?