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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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Send Messages To Your Students (And Know They've Been Seen)
Jump to How to Use Flipd Messages Communicating with students isn't easy. With so many ways students can be reached now, it's difficult to know whether your message has been received or even read. But with Flipd Messages, sending a variety of messages to your students is simple and effective.
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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
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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.