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It’s about balance. Block distractions, stay focused.

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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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Flipd: The App That Locks Your Phone When You Need To Focus
Download Flipd from Google Play or the App Store. Need a break from technology or social media? Looking for an app that will lock you out of your phone so that you can study, sleep, or daydream in peace? You've come to the right place, my friend. It might sound like a bit of a joke: use your phone to use your phone less. Ironic at it may be, the science behind Flipd suggests that there's nothing to laugh about this highly effective study app and productivity tool. 
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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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Taking Live Breaks With Flipd
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Poll Students After Class With Flipd Poll
Jump to  How To Use Flipd Poll See Example of Activity With Flipd Poll or  Example of Feedback With Flipd Poll As a means to engage students during class and provide instantaneous feedback around student learning, interactive polling has become a classroom staple. And it's no surprise; in a world where instant gratification and immediate replies are expected, it feels right to have a classroom response system that asks students questions and requires immediate responses in real-time.
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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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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.   Tip: If you have trouble logging in, please read this FAQ answer and try again. Otherwise, you can login by Facebook or Google alternatively. 2. Joining a new class Once logged in, hit the search icon to join your class. Type the 5-digit code provided by your professor into the search bar to find your class. If you've typed it correctly, the class will appear like it does below.   When you see your class listed, tap it to join it. Once joined, you will see a pop-up that says you've successfully joined the class.  Tip: Joining a class requires WiFi or good network connection and can take a second to successfully load if the connection is weak.  Once you've joined your class successfully, you will be able to see this new class listed in your Classes. You can also view the details of this class by tapping on it. If you've joined the wrong class, or you no longer want to be part of your class, you can select to leave it. Leaving a class will not impact your time saved. 3. How to Flip Off for class When you get to class, open Flipd and tap Class on the home screen. You cannot 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 Now. The Flipd lock screen will appear and begin counting down the 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 confirm your attendance. You can check in at any point during the class to be marked as present. 4. How to stay Flipd Off Staying Flipd Off for the lecture means that you do not leave the Flipd lock screen until the time 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 Stats.   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 to find answers. If you can't find what your looking for, send a message to info@flipdapp.co with your class details, email address linked to the Flipd account, and any relevant details or screenshots related to your issue. Our support team is usually available to help within 24 hours or less.