Tech, Teaching and Me

Trying to turn off my brain by writing it down

Tech Time Out

on December 18, 2014



Hard to believe, but even I enjoy a “Tech Time Out” occasionally! I know many of you might find this surprising. 🙂 Checking and scrolling through my phone is addictive though and sometimes we need a little extra help with our self control and willpower. Or, at least I do!

This first item I learned from my daughter who uses this app all of the time when studying. It’s called the SelfControl App and it blocks social media sites (and any other site you want)  from opening for the amount of time you schedule it. Even if you shut down your computer/phone and restart it, the time stays set on that device. For more helpful sites for better focus, check out this post “10 Online Tools for Better Attention & Focus.”

The next item seems silly but I can see the benefit! It’s the “Offline Glass.” According to the website, the Offline Glass is “a  creation of the advertising agency Fischer & Friends, the glass that only stands supported by the mobile phone and rescues people from the online world and brings them back to the chat.” The glass has a notch taken out of the base and will only stand upright when a cellphone is placed underneath of it.

I hope you enjoy your Christmas break. I am looking to a little unplugged time!

As always, if you have a question, just ask!


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