Cell phone use during class is permitted only with teacher permission. To reward students for staying off of their phones during biology class, we will be using the mobile app "Pocket Points" on a volunteer basis. Please note, there is no penalty for a student choosing not to participate - it is strictly a positive reinforcement system to encourage students to keep their phones tucked away in their bags during class.
Students can download the app to their phones for free and join my class with the code provided by me. The app then tracks the class period time and rewards students for not using their cell phones during class time. Rewards are set by me and include options such as a free hall pass, a Jolly Rancher, a free answer on a test, etc.