So here’s a nifty little piece of software that you might find useful if, like me, you find yourself wasting hours on Facebook or similar websites when you’ve got more important things you should be doing. This application is a great way to help you manage your time and become more time efficient.
This software also has some educational value and can be used within the classroom to help teach students to become effective managers of their own time. Let’s say you have a certain website that your students use frequently and you notice that they’re not being quite as productive as you would have liked, with SelfControl you can restrict access to any defined website for a specified amount of time rather than have the whole website restricted. Often educational filters within schools apply a black and white approach to restricting websites, SelfControl provides greater flexibility by turning over the “control” to you and your students to assist in the understanding of self regulation.
Imagine how happy parents will be when they know that their child will not be wasting time on social networking or gaming sites instead working on their homework. Now imagine how happy they will be to find out that the software is free!
SelfControl is a free application that can be downloaded by visiting the following site and following the download instructions