This week we came across an awesome app which will help you keep your study sessions productive. Exams are right around the corner and we know that all of us can use a productivity boost. Not only will you be finishing your work, but you will receive rewards for your accomplishments. Anything to finish those papers!
“The minute I start my homework, I have to have my phone by me to see what my friends are texting. It’s like someone is constantly tapping you on the shoulder and you have to look,” Sophia, grade 12.
It’s harder than ever to stay focused today. The average high school senior spends 7 hours a day looking at screens, including 2 1/2 hours a day texting alone. The average student now checks their phone more than 80 times a day! As screen times increase each year, it’s important for students to use technology to support executive functioning skills.
This is where Hatch comes in. ?
Hatch is a new app for students who need a little extra motivation to put their phones down. Set the timer and stay focused (either on the real world or their work) to hatch a new, digital friend. Leave the app to do anything else, the mystery creature doesn’t hatch. The longer you stay focused, the better chance you’ll have at rare or limited edition creature.
During or after each focus session, you can even create a note outlining your accomplishment! ??
As a bonus feature, you can also stream radio from college music, the top lo-fi beats radio station among students. If students like having background music while they study, this is a great feature to use without the distractions of Spotify, Pandora, or YouTube. ??