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Teacher Apps That I Love: Part 1

As a teacher in the digital age, you really got to stay on top of the best apps for your classroom. I've collected a ton of apps and here are my favorite to make my day easier within my classroom and with my students.

My iPad is probably my best friend in the classroom. But seriously, it is. I use my iPads almost every day and love all the apps I find on them! I’m sharing all the teacher apps that I LOVE! I’m such a techy that I have so many thing I can share about iPads and how I use them in my classroom.

As a teacher in the digital age, you really got to stay on top of the best apps for your classroom. I've collected a ton of apps and here are my favorite to make my day easier within my classroom and with my students.

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I have two iPads, one given to me from my district for classroom use and the other is my personal iPad. I use both every single day in the classroom and they are essential tools to my classroom.

As a teacher in the digital age, you really got to stay on top of the best apps for your classroom. I've collected a ton of apps and here are my favorite to make my day easier within my classroom and with my students.
As a teacher in the digital age, you really got to stay on top of the best apps for your classroom. I've collected a ton of apps and here are my favorite to make my day easier within my classroom and with my students.

My School iPad

Here is a screenshot of my iPad where I have some teacher friendly apps. Don’t mind all the TV and social media apps, a teacher has to let loose sometimes! 😀 Most of the apps I use are little to no money {Minus my favorite app, Confer! But it’s totally worth it, read about it here!} I use most of these everyday in my classroom, mostly in small groups to take notes or within a group to display a strategy.

As a teacher in the digital age, you really got to stay on top of the best apps for your classroom. I've collected a ton of apps and here are my favorite to make my day easier within my classroom and with my students.
Going from left to right from my screenshot, here are the apps I use:

Planbook.com {App is Free, subscription to service is $12 a year} – I just started using this app/service last year. I was sick of writing handwritten lesson plans and wanted something that I could use on both my computer and my iPad. Planbook is perfect for that!

Classdojo {Free} – I use this app for taking attendance and giving points while I’m in small group! I LOVE Class Dojo!!

Google Drive {Free} – Google Drive is a lifesaver! No more need for flash drives. I save stuff from school and can instantly access it on my home computer. I can also upload things from my iPad to use on my computer.

Reminders {Free, already on iPad} – I use this as my to do list. You can easily set reminders/timers which keeps everything in order!

Google Sheets {Free} – When I’m collecting my reading and math data, I store everything on my Sheets app. I can easily change it as a student is reading to me on my iPad and it automatically updates!

Good Notes {$5.99} – One of my favorite apps! You can see it pictured above on the left bottom side. I use this during assessment times when I need to read with a student. Instead of making millions of copies of the packets, I use my stylus and my iPad to take my reading records. I can save them as a PDF and store them in my student files. You can also create different folders within this app to organize all your essentials.

Educreations {Free} – I love this app within small math group! I can prop my iPad up and use my finger or stylus to practice with my students the concepts. This app is completely free, that’s the best part! I have display this under my document camera before too. You can even work ahead and create a video through the app if you want to just set it and play through a concept.

Confer {$14.99} – One of my all time favorite apps for taking anecdotal notes. I use this app EVERY DAY in my small groups. Check out my my previous post on this app for how I use it step by step in my classroom.

Apple Timer {Free} – I always seem to forget the time when I’m working with a group. It’s important for us to stay on schedule so we honor our student’s times as well. I found this app and turn it on at the beginning of my groups. Because I’m usually on the Confer app taking notes while I work 1:1, the timer continues to go and will give you remainders as each minute passes. That is great so I don’t have to keep going back to the app to check on my time and I’m not startled when the alarm goes off!

Splashtop {Free} – This one I discovered while I was observing another teacher in her classroom. This basically turns your iPad into a mini computer, displaying your computer screen on the device. I’ve used this in my classroom while having the projector on and having students write notes on a power point from where they sit at the carpet!

Commore Core {Free} – Need to take a peek at Common Core standards quickly? This is the app for you!
Alexis Porter
Alexis Porter

Hey there, I’m Alexis! I’m a low carb living, Cuban and Puerto Rican, living in Seattle, Washington. I serve as a brand + web designer for fellow entrepreneurs by day, find joy in sharing my low carb recipes, and am a pure perfectionist.

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