What do we do?
Nowadays, our daily lives are so involved with technology, we get distracted by it. Reconnect provides the means for people to use their smartphone and be in the moment at the same time. According to a recent study of CBS, half of the high school students state their smartphone negatively affects their sleep, concentration and school performance. According to our own research amongst 200 students, 70% uses their smartphone during class. Some schools we approached introduced a smartphone ban-policy, but the need for a more fun and lenient solution is high.
How the Reconnect app works.
We introduce the Reconnect app, an app that helps pupils to tackle their smartphone addiction and focus in class by going offline collectively, and by doing this save for school projects, like gym renovations, ping pong table, school party.
A step to step guide on using the app, which will help you stay focused an be in the moment.
Students receive a license code via their school email address to activate the app’s functionality.
The teacher provides a unique code at the beginning of each class which the students can use to go offline collectively.
While in session, distracting apps are disabled. Notifications, messages and calls don’t come through, but useful apps like dictionaries or WikiPedia can still be used.
Students earn offline points each time that they Reconnect for a whole session / class period.
Students also win badges, can compete with classmates and save for benefits like an extra resit or exchange their offline points for a collective reward such as a class theme park outing.
Relatives and companies can sponsor students for their offline time, support concentration, as well as contribute to the rewards.
Smartphones are addictive. The beeps, the buzzes, the likes and shares that your smartphone can generate… it feels so good!
Watch this link of Simon Sinek to see why smartphones are so addictive.Simon Sinek
Who are we? We are a young team, passionate about other students as we were students ourselves not too long ago. With our combined backgrounds in anthropology, social sciences and business innovation we are the true backbone of Reconnect.
Belle loves to organize and get things done in time. She sees the bigger picture and makes sure the team can show their talents.
Maxime is a very friendly, outgoing and enthusiastic person and can make people believe in Reconnect like we do.
Imko is a creative mind and has a background in graphic design and international business. He combines his creativity with obtained skills and makes Reconnect a real brand.
Are you a school? Then we would love to come by and explain you all about the Reconnect app and how the app can benefit your school. Please leave your details and we will get back to you as soon as possible.