iSmartKeeper app or teachers having students actually pay attention
Because students are distracted in class because of their mobile phones and applications, South Korea’s Ministry of Education said it would launch an experiment. In the beginning, no less than 11 schools in Seoul were equipped with the iSmartKeeper app, which could allow teachers to block the entire activity of students on their mobile phones.
Once the app is installed, teachers may have full control in terms of restricting mobile phone activity. The app comes with many options and teaches have the possibility to completely lock all mobile phones in the school or allow just some of its features like emergency calls, phone calls, or certain apps.
For the moment, the iSmartKeeper app is only compatible with Android, which means that kids with iOS and Windows Phone can still get distracted in class. The experiment has had its fair share of troubles, as some schools decided to discontinue it, since children were rooting their phones to avoid the restrictions and in other cases, some phones were blocked even after classes ended. According to sources, if the experiment proves to be successful, the Seoul government will expand the project across the country.