Apps That I Use Both at Work and at Home


One of the technology items that I use daily is the iPad. The following is a list of apps that I use on a regular basis. Some of them are free, and others cost anywhere from 0.99 to $4.99. I use these apps on the iPad, but some of them are available on Android, and Windows tablet platforms, as well. If you have any apps that you use on a frequent basis, feel free to share them in the comments section.

School Apps:

Common Core (Free) 

This app lists the common core standards for each of the four core areas: English, math, science, and history. The app allows you to choose the grade level that you need, and the standards are then listed. Once a standard is chosen, it is listed along with information about it. There is even an option to make personal notes with each standard.

Literacy Leveler ($4.99)

This app allows the user to search for books by title, author, and Lexile level. Books can be added from your classroom library, by scanning them or entering them manually, to keep track of inventory. There is also a grade/Lexile level chart that you can access. This app is easy to use, and extremely useful for those of us that have a classroom library.

Teachers Pick (0.99)

Many of us use popsicle sticks to draw names of students. This app allows the teacher to enter the names of their students in each of their classes. It will then randomly choose a student when it is needed. This is one of the random ways that I use to choose students during class.

Personal Apps:

 Mr. Reader (4.99)

 This is the blog reader that I prefer when reading the blogs that I subscribe to for work, and home. It allows you to use the URL or the name of the blog that you want to add. The reader allows you to look at the RSS feed or the web version of the blog with one simple click. There are several other options that can be modified, by the user, to make it your personal blog reader                                                                                                                         

Apps Gone Free (0.99)  

This app is updated each day with apps that have gone free. Even though it costs money, this is a great resource if you want to get apps or try something without paying for it. I have saved a small fortune using this app. 

Waterlogue ($4.99)

This app is well worth the price of admission. It takes your photos and turns them into a watercolor picture. There are several picture options to choose from. Several people have asked if I have painted some of the pictures. I wish…

Cuptakes (0.99)

This app is for girls only; sorry guys. Each month it is updated with cute, new wallpapers for your iPad. It is also available for the iPhone and in the App Store for Macs. It is my go to wallpaper resource if I don’t have a photo taking center stage on my device.

Until next time,


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