Also is there a way to keep the screen turned on longer? My battery has been lasting me an easy 18+ hours and would like that when looking at my watch or when working out to set it to stay on longer or even an "always on" mode so I could see my heart rate while running and working out.
Love the watch just need the heart rate monitor to work better.
There has been some posts about Hapara so I thought I would add my 2cents to the conversation. and have some questions and I have some fears.
First my school started using Hapara in 2010 when they were still new. Started by two guys in New Zealand they even came to our school in Bangkok to see the use in action. It's a great program....as long as it's use the way it is suppose to be used. I would recommend it for elementary and maybe even MS.
Now...what worries me is what mentions. Using it as a Screen monitoring/ Classroom management tool is not the reason to get it. We stopped using it in Bangkok because of this. What we found out was that teachers were using it to monitor students all the time which meant they were sitting at their desk staring at their screen while the students worked. This is NOT good pedagogy this is NOT good classroom management. Teachers want this because they see it as an easy way to "see" what the kids are working on. It's a horrible way to use technology in the classroom and it's these kinds of uses that I fear does not allow us to use technology in innovative ways.
As a way to quickly share files with students, as a way to have a built in RSS reader for all student blogger blogs, to handout and turn in files....amazing tool.
However I would do LOADS of training around what this tool is not. And it is not a way to disengage with students so that you can monitor all of them. If you need to monitor what students are doing then A) What you are asking them to do is not intriguing them personally. B) Is boring or C) is busy work. None of these are a technology problem and no monitoring is going to solve this. It's a false hope.
So at the International School Bangkok in the MS and HS we moved to Haiku LMS and kept Hapara for the ES to help student learn to manage their docs with teacher help.
That's my 2cents.....
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