Final Friday I shared three extra notes from ISTE Stay. The third of these was that I Engageable was the one tech software that I noticed within the expo specializing in SEL and related concepts about general well-being of scholars and academics. If you have not taken a loot at it, this is a brief overview of Engageable.
Engageable is a free service provided by the oldsters behind Swivl. Through the 2022-23 college yr Engageable was referred to as Focusable. The title has modified, however the objective remains to be the identical. That objective is to assist college students and academics discover ways to give attention to a job at hand after which recharge with quick, guided actions earlier than beginning on a brand new job or persevering with on with the present job.
Engageable works in your net browser. There are additionally Engageable Android and iOS apps. All three choices work in the identical method. While you open the app or web site you will see an possibility for “pulse” or “recharge.” Selecting pulse provides you a brief respiration exercise to do earlier than beginning to work on a job for 5 minutes. After 5 minutes have handed you are prompted to file the way you felt throughout that focus block. After recording you can begin one other focus session or soar right into a “recharge” exercise. Recharge actions embody guided respiration workout routines and guided bodily workout routines that you are able to do at your desk.
I requested Brian Lamb, Swivl’s Co-CEO, concerning the title change. His reply was that they discovered lots of people had a damaging affiliation with the time period “focus.” Moreover, “interact” extra precisely mirrored what they’re making an attempt to do which is to encourage individuals to completely interact in no matter it’s they’re making an attempt to do with out distraction. You may learn extra concerning the title change proper right here.
I used Focusable for lots of issues within the final college yr together with pacing skilled improvement workshops. I plan to make use of Engageable in a lot the identical approach within the subsequent college yr.