Embedding some of these time management technology tools into your courses will be appreciated by students throughout their education and into their careers.


As a James Madison University study showed, nearly half of learners feel overwhelmed by their academic workload and struggle to balance their personal and work lives with learning.

One of the most valuable things educators can do for their students is to model how technology can alleviate stress and improve their time management skills by embedding these tools into the classroom. Here are three ways to do this.

1. Incorporate time tracking.

People often say there isn’t enough time in the day to get things done. To help your students reclaim lost time, incorporate time tracking software into the first week of your classes.

Using a tool such as RescueTime, students can start tracking and discussing how they are actually spending their days. Most will be surprised to learn how many hours are wasted watching TV, chatting with co-workers, or goofing around on social media sites. RescueTime can help students then set goals for limiting these time-wasting activities and improving their efficiency.

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