Time Tokens are Totally Terrific
Time Tokens Extend Limits
Time Tokens are a great way to dole out extra time on an as-needed basis.
You can create them ahead of time or on the spot.
You can print them in a few different formats to make them handy for special purposes: Lists, gold coins, or gift certificates.
Time Tokens Can Be Used For EmergenciesWhen your kid screams that their time limits ran out, but they're history report isn't done yet, just give a Time Token.
You don't have to temporarily change their limits. Just give them a Time Token. It's fast and easy.
You can create a bunch of Time Tokens — ten for 30 minutes each and another ten for 1 hour each — then print them and keep them on hand for when somebody needs some extra time. When you create tokens, they are given unique, random numbers. Entering that code into the Add Time window will assign the amount of time that the token is worth to the person's profile who typed it in. Then the code is no longer valid so that it can only be used once.You can also give an Instant Time Token on the fly if needed, for times where you don't have a list of pre-created ones.
Time Tokens are Rewards
The New York Times ran a story about kids getting allowances measured in minutes instead of cents. That's exactly what Time Tokens can be used for.
Not just an allowance, but for rewards for good grades, accomplishing extra chores, or doing other nice things. Time Tokens are a great motivator.
Time Tokens Let You Give Time When You're Not Home
You're out at a dinner party and you get a call that somebody needs extra time for one reason or another. A printed list of Time Tokens that you keep in your wallet or purse comes in really handy.
"Calm down Cody! Here is an extra hour. The Time Token is 772859. Now get that report done and get to bed right after that!"
Time Tokens Can Extend Time-of-Day Limits or Not
Time Tokens are generally used to give extra time whenever someone's limits are preventing them from being on the computer. That includes Daily, Weekly, Monthly, Session and Time-of-Day limits.
But you may have a rule in your house that everybody is off the computers at 10pm no matter what! ComputerTime gives you the option whether or not you want Time Tokens to extend Time-of-Day limits.
Usused Time Token Time Can Accumulate
Whenever somebody adds a Time Token to their profile, that time sticks around until it's used up. So if a 1-hour token is given, and only 40 minutes of it is used, there are 20 minutes that remain on that token that is assigned to the person's profile. It can be used later today, tomorrow, or next week, to extend the person past their limits.
If you like the idea of rolling over unused minutes to the next day, then use Time Tokens. They are perfect for that.
Display Assigned or Unassigned Tokens, and Delete Tokens
When you create new Time Tokens, they will be displayed in your web browser, and you can cut and paste them to email them to your work email, or you can print them to take them on the go, or put them in a safe place where the kids can't get at them.
You also can change the format from a plain list, a small list for your wallet, gold coins, or gift certificates were you can write in what they're for.
Tokens can also be deleted as necessary. But I thought Time Tokens can only be used once? Why would I want to delete them? Well, sometimes what happens is kids get too much accumulated token time, and you need to knock it back down to something reasonable. Sometimes the list of Time Tokens is discovered by a prowling kid and he enters all of the tokens into his Profile! A simple click to delete all of the assigned and unassigned tokens can wipe the slate clean.
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