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Integrity and Self-Control & 17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused (Common Sense Media)


Integrity and Self-Control

With digital technology amplifying social interaction and expression, it's more important than ever to promote, practice, and model integrity and self-control in our classrooms. Integrity, of course, extends beyond cheating on tests. It includes taking responsibility for your actions and having the courage to stand up for what's right. Having self-control is about appropriately managing your thoughts, feelings, and impulses; it starts with being consistently mindful of yourself and others.

17 Apps to Help Kids Stay Focused

So much of the time, our technology is a way to escape -- and get off-task. We catch ourselves checking our phones at work, and our kids check them during homework time. If Daniel Tiger is on, there's no getting a little kid out the door. But instead of distraction, we can use devices to work for us and help us get things done. Need help organizing your kid's chores? There's an app for that. Creating good habits? Got you covered. There's even an app to help you not use other apps!


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