Death to Distractions
Is Facebook's call stronger than Discrete Math's? Have you hit the wall on the Macbeth essay and Tetris seems the answer?
Help is on the way. Here are some apps to help you get that work done. And all are free.
Self Control - for Mac iOS only. Block distracting websites for a predetermined amount of time. Once the timer is set, you can't unblock sites until the time is run out.
Cold Turkey - for Windows OS. Free version can be set to block sites for up to a week. The internal clock will keep track of the time even when the computer is turned off.
Stay Focused - is an extension of the Chrome browser. A little less severe, this extension lets you set a limited amount of time to spend on time-wasting sites you identify. LeechBlock is a similar extension for the Firefox browser.
Focus Booster - for Mac iOS, Windows OS, and can be used online (Focus Booster Live) at their website. Based on a time management and productivity system, FB works by establishing 25 minute work periods followed by 5 minute breaks. Once an hour a longer break is inserted. The breaks are meant to increase mental agility and productivity.
Search Gray Cat, the Library Catalog
WHY WE READ
From the Pew Internet Project with funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the April report, The Rise of E-Reading, explores why we like to read. After asking 1,377 readers what they liked best about reading books, the project assembled this wordle to illustrate their responses. For more on the report, click here.
Remembering Maurice Sendak 1928-2012
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FSS Essential Links
Upper School Tech Info: Did You Know?
- you may listen to non-Internet music (no Pandora) in the library, in study halls and hallways, but only wearing headphones;
- you may use (but not talk on) smart phones and tablets anywhere but in class, except when a teacher gives you permission to use one in class;
- you may talk on the phone in the stairwells, lobbies, and Bailey Circle but nowhere else;
- you may play offline games before 8:00 am and after 3:00 pm, but not during school hours;
- you may never watch online videos, including youtubes, that are not required by an assignment while using any school network, including FSSguest!