It’s no secret that our phones are distracting. But recent data suggests that just having them within arm’s reach can negatively impact your ability to concentrate. That’s why finding a way to ‘disconnect’ and pay attention to what’s happening in the classroom is really important.
There’s an interesting Canadian company that came up with an app called Flipd that gently reminds students to pay attention in class.
It’s a simple concept that has caught on South of the border and is spreading across Canada. Read my piece on how Flipd works and how it started out (hint: it was originally designed for parents).