App for January
30/30 App by Binary Hammer
Size: 19.0 MB
Do you, or the students you work with, have focus issues? Do you find it hard to complete or substantially take a bite out of a task at one sitting? This app is for you. It takes the guess work out of how much time you have to spend on a task and how often you should be checking your phone. It was recently reported that the average person looks at their phone 115 times a day. How does anyone get anything done?
And it is not just checking a smartphone that takes attention away from the task at hand. It would seem society at large is determined to interrupt you often enough to seriously change how focused you can be.
Here is an app that can help with keeping you or your students on task for a stated amount of time. Use that smartphone to outsmart the interrupters.
“The app allows you to pre-set a list of tasks and allocate the length of time that you want to spend on each activity. The app makes a sound when it is time to move on to the next task. But most impressive about this app is the visual component. You can color code each task, watch the timer count down, and see the list of tasks coming up next.” Jennifer Sullivan and Ron Samul, eSchoolNews, December 6, 2017
All true and waiting for you to download for free. You can use all the features effectively without any of the in-app purchases.
Hmmm. I wonder if this would work for my backlog of work. I seem to remember a saying about an old dog and a new trick.