Thursday, February 19, 2015

Reward students for NOT looking at their phones! English Conversation

English conversation lesson about how to motivate students not to look at their phones during class.

Teachers and Employers are becoming more and more annoyed by students and workers looking at their phones during class and work. The smartphone
is a big distraction and provides much of the time wasted during class and work throughout the day. But what could you do about it? Now there is an app that could provide the answer!

Read this article and discuss it with your English teacher
http://www.fastcoexist.com/3041845/this-app-rewards-students-for-not-looking-at-their-phone-during-class

Key terms
phones locked
 juniors
on-board.
earn points
redeem points
opportunities
anti-technology


Questions
What is the point of the app?
What can the students earn if they use the app?
How does that benefit students? 
How does that benefit the professor?
How does that benefit businesses? 
How can the teacher give more points to students?
Is this a good incentive for students to stay off the phone?
Would you use it, personally, why or why not?
What other incentives can you think of that will help students stay off their phones?
What did you do when you were in school to help you pay attention?
How can this be used for work purposes?
Should the boss know about it? 


Lesson plan by Rachael Alice Orbach - Professional English Teacher 





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