Zero Noise Classroom (extension) This extension helps students be aware of their noise level during cooperative learning and visually displays it. This can be a helpful tool for students to monitor when they are getting rid of distractions and focusing on quieting their minds and bodies.
Headspace (app) Headspace offers short guided meditation routines for students to use to quiet their minds, focus their energy, or evaluate their state of mind.
Forrest (app) Forrest helps students be aware of how focused they by monitoring when they distract themselves with technology or social media rather than working on the task at hand. Students try to grow a virtual tree from a seed, and if they visit a site they have blacklisted, the tree withers away.
Silent Starts (strategy) Silent starts offer students a way to calm their minds and process their thoughts and emotions, getting ready to focus on learning and interact with their teacher and peers. It's a simple, easy way to start class and help develop intention.
Mindful Writing (strategy) Mindful writing is another way for students to start class by calming their minds, while learning persevering when writing, as well.
Managing Distractions with Mario (strategy) This article goes through four steps for managing distractions inspired by Mario Cart: prep for it, track it, block it, and sort it. It's a nice break down of the strategies to use to be mindful and focused, tying into the language of gaming with a game students are familiar.
Mercury Reader (extension) This extension helps students focus when reading online by eliminating the ads and clutter surrounding articles. It functions on a number of platforms, including Kindle, so students can use it with most of their digital devices.
View Pure (website) Like Mercury Reader, View Pure helps students focus when watching online videos by removing the comments, advertisements, and other distractions.
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