Self-regulation is a difficult skill for adults, let alone students to master. It involves helping providing students with tools to help master their emotions and motivations. Time Warp is an excellent Chrome Extension tool that can help students master the art of staying on task and avoid distracting websites.
Once installed, the user creates a "wormhole" by entering in the address of distracting websites and choosing one of three different actions (if the site is visited):
1. Redirect - if you visit your distracting website, you will be directed to a predetermined website. For example, let's say that you want to cut down on using Facebook and visit Google's homepage instead.
3. Timer Only - if you visit your distracting website, you will see a timer appearing on your screen. This will tell you how much time you have spent on the website.
It is never too early or too late to teach the art of self-regulation. Tools like Time Warp can be very helpful inside and outside of the classroom. In 1:1 environments, this can be a perfect tool if students are distracted with social media, gaming sites, or watching videos.