Category Archives: Student Resources

Find Out How Much Time is Being Spent on Phones with this Activity

Ever wondered how much time we spend on our phones? Many of us would agree that it seems people are on their phones “all the time.” But what does that look like in minutes and hours? How much time do we spend on the apps on our phones? Use the steps below to break down how much time is being spent on them (this example uses an iPhone).


  • Launch Settings from your Home screen.
  • Tap on Battery.
  • Wait a moment for Battery Usage to populate.



  • Tap on the Show Detailed Usage button to see how much time you spend “on screen” in the apps.
  • Tap on Last 7 Days to get a broader look




This activity may be particularly effective when discussing time management techniques with your family.


Start the New Year off on the Right Foot!

Happy New Year! As we kick-off 2017, it is a good idea to take some time and do a digital footprint check. Here are some tips to get off on the right (digital) foot: Check your privacy settings. Some social media sites change their privacy controls from time to time so always double-check the settings. Keep in mind that these settings may… Continue Reading

How Students Can Use Social Media to Impress Prospective Colleges

For college-bound students, the simplest thing they can do to impress prospective schools is not their GPA or extracurricular activities…it’s their Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, YouTube, Vine, and other public social media feeds. Whether we like it or not, more and more college admissions offices are looking at prospective student’s social media accounts. Here are 5 tips for students who would… Continue Reading