I mean, we’ve been on our phones a lot this year, wether we want to admit it or not. So here are some of the best apps for teachers that I have been using religiously that have been helping me stay happy, healthy and organized. (Nothing here is sponsored)
I love to read! I remember the days when my mom and I would spend hours upon hours in bookstores when I was younger. But even browsing through a bookstore or library you just never know if what you grab is going to be good or not. I started using Goodreads, which is so far the best app for books. It is like Netflix, but for books. You can read reviews, order the book online, sign up for challenges and see what your friends are reading. I can shelf books to read later and save books that I have read. It really is the best app for books.
Fitness is a big part of my life. When I had my daughter getting to the gym was really tricky. Prior to going back to work I would head to Crossfit once a day and it was glorious to get that hour to myself. But once work started again it was impossible for me to get over there. I tried working out alone, but I missed the structure and routine of a good fitness program.
I came across Sweat and fell in love. There are so many different programs to choose from. From Barre to yoga, power lifting and cardio. There are stretching and cool down programs, I’m hooked. Oh and I love, love, love their quick workouts for the days I just don’t have the time. I have been really into their FIERCE at home program. It requires a minimal amount of equipment, but does an amazing job of targeting the entire body.
I initially signed up for the monthly membership which was $20 a month, but then just decided to go for the whole year which was $180. Way cheaper then a real gym! So if you need a place to start with fitness I suggest Sweat especially for moms. You can do it anywhere at anytime.
My absolute favorite app for self-improvement and meditation! I had been a long time Calm user and I decided to make the switch to Headspace. I do have the paid subscription to the app and it is filled with content! Everyday there is a new meditation and video to start your day off with. But I love the courses, short videos and pick me ups. I use this app everyday and it’s helped bring a lot of clarity into my life.
The voices are calm and soothing and the animations are great to look at. I’m happy I made the switch.
This is by far the best app for teachers. Pocket lets you save websites or posts to one place. So instead of using notes or bookmarking you install the plugin and whenever you want to save something you just share to Pocket. All of the ideas, blog posts, pictures, posts you find are in one spot. They can be tagged to be organized and it is a very clean, easy interface to look at. I do wish there was a way to create folders, but maybe in time.
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