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My Truth Monday: Favorite App

I’m linking up again with Denise from Sunny Days in Second Grade for her My Truth Monday.  This week is your favorite app.

I spent a while thinking.  I probably most love Pinterest.  I’m a teensy bit obsessed.  I’ve recently spent a lot of hours browsing their humor feed laughing to myself hysterically.  Seriously, if you’re having a bad day, check it out.  Or, you can follow my I Loled board here.

I’m also obsessed with Facebook.  It’s really unhealthy, honestly.  I have to check in with my real life friends and blogger friends on a daily basis.  I’m constantly on there just checking in and making sure I’m not missing anything.  I have major #FOMO!

But the other app that I’ve been using a lot is Feedly.  I have it on my phone, on my new Kindle Fire, and I go to the website from my computer sometimes.  Mainly, though, it’s when I’m reading blogs in bed.  Because I don’t know about you, but most days I’m snuggled like a bug in a rug by 8:30!  I know everyone got excited about BlogLovin when Google Reader went away {*tear*}, but I’ve just never been feeling it.  Feedly’s it for me!

 When I sign in, I see all the blogs I follow in order of the most recent post.  That doesn’t really entice me though since I follow 9 million blogs!

 Here, I can go to specific blogs, see who’s posted recently, and look at specific blogs by category.  I basically have food, and then teaching stuff.    I like that I can just choose a few to check when I have a few minutes.

 Here’s what I see after I select a blog.  It shows me the most recent post with the first picture.  This is super awesome with food blogs because I can see if it’s something I want to read.  I’m completely visual, so I’m able to scroll through my food blogs really quickly.  If I want to check this post out, I just click and it takes me there.  If I don’t, or after I’m done, I just swipe up and it sends me to either the next one, or it groups a few together with smaller pictures.
After I’ve finished reading all the posts from a blog, it gives me this screen.  I just tap and it marks them all as read.  It’s super nice to do quick visual scans of the posts I want to read.
I love using Feedly and I love that it’s so easy to use from any device!  I hope you enjoy it too!
To check out more apps, click the image below to head to Sunny Days in Second Grade’s linky!

3 Comments

  • I love Feedly too! It's how I read all of the blogs I follow…on my iPad, iPhone or computer. I love the save feature too so I can go back and reread posts later. It's awesome! 🙂

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  • Tessa,
    Thanks for posting this! I have followed you for so long and just love your posts and ideas 🙂 I just started my own blog and was thinking about adding a Feedly's button. You have sold me on that decision! Have a great holiday!
    Maegan
    thirdgradebrownies.blogspot.com

    Reply

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Hi! I'm Tessa!

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I’ve spent the last 15 years teaching in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grades, and working beside elementary classrooms as an instructional coach and resource support. I’m passionate about math, literacy, and finding ways to make teachers’ days easier. I share from my experiences both in and out of the elementary classroom.

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