eCarrot TEACHES KIDS TO SEE SCREEN TIME AS A VALUABLE REWARD

16 Jul

I was invited to attend an event at Southard Communications to learn about a new app for parents that helps monitor your child’s time limit on devices. My children love all their smart devices and game consoles and I try my hardest to monitor their time. Weekends I’m more lenient. How many hours does your child spend on smart devices? Check out this new app called eCarrot.

eCarrot is a ground-breaking, rewards based software platform that converges parental controls and education to enhance learning via a smartphone or tablet. Now available for Android devices on Google Play, eCarrot (www.ecarrot.it) is the first such program that uses proven behavioral science to encourage learning through the help of a rewards system, providing parents with an easy and effective means of managing children’s time spent on smart devices and rewarding them for hard work!

The software has been tested in schools here in the US and India – showing improved scores in computation by 30% – 40%. In fact, teachers have reported that they were able to better understand the various methods in which each student learned – while the kids were learning and having fun at the same time.

The concept is simple:
For every educational task your child performs, he or she receives a designated amount of “free” time on the chosen device.
As a parent or teacher using the app, you set a select amount of time-owed based on what your kids/students accomplish.
Each question answered correctly is rewarded with a set amount of time.
Kids can choose to build a bank of time by answering more and more questions or alternatively earn five minutes and jump into playtime immediately.

The app can be downloaded for free on Google Play. Right now the app works on Android devices and will soon be available on iOs.

I enjoyed meeting the husband and wife team who created this app. This is something for all parents and teachers to look into. They are also working on more goodies to come in the future.

Disclosure: I received compensation thanks to The Mommy Factor
(http://www.mommyfactor.net/). blogger referral. Views expressed are always 100% my own.

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