Friday, July 22, 2022

BeTimeful Hides Social Media Distractions

BeTimeful is a browser extension that is designed to hide social media distractions during your working hours. There are similar browser extensions that block your access to social media sites during working hours. What makes BeTimeful different is that instead of entirely blocking your access to social media sites, BeTimeful hides all distracting content like "related," "recommended," and "trending," content. What that means is you can post on social media with BeTimeful installed, but you can can't see anything other than your own updates. 

When you install BeTimeful you can set working hours for yourself (it imports your Google Calendar settings to do that). Outside of working hours BeTimeful won't hide or block anything. During working hours BeTimeful hides all social media distractions. 

BeTimeful can work in Chrome, Firefox, and Edge. It will work on your laptop, desktop, phone, and tablet. 

Watch this short video to see how BeTimeful works. 

Applications for Education
BeTimeful could be helpful to college or high school students who need a little help staying focused on their work while writing or researching.

Search Strategies Students Need to Know

The next webinar in my Practical Ed Tech summer series is Search Strategies Students Need to Know. This is the most popular webinar that I host every year and I'm hosting it next Wednesday at 11am ET. I’ve updated it with new activities you can do to help your students get beyond the first page of search results.  

If you have ever had a student say, "Google has nothing on this," this webinar is for you!

In the webinar you'll learn how to get your students to look beyond the first page of Google search results and dive deeper into the online research process.

Highlights of the webinar:
  • Creating search lessons.
  • Search strategies for all students.
  • Handouts to guide students through the search process.

Register here to join the live webinar on July 27th at 11am ET!

Recordings will be available for those who register in advance but cannot attend the live session. 

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