iPad Productivity: Pareto Your Home screen

My iPad has really become my device of choice. When I boot up my laptop it is for work, but my iPad, that is for quick this or a quick that.

I have found that it is very important to separate my screens. I like to “Pareto” everything. This means that I hunt for the 20% of apps that do the 80% of my functions and put them in one place. I used to have a screen for everything but I found that I either searched for it or spent a lot of time sliding to find it.

I also find that 20% of the apps give me 80% of my distraction. I keep those OFF my home screen.

If I am going to live with this device it has to work for me and be easy. So, I am going to share with you my home screens and the folders on that screen in the hopes you can find something that helps you.

We have work to do. The more we can focus on work during work hours, the better job we do and the less we have to work during personal hours.

Here is my home screen and the folders.

My Home Screen (the Pareto Platform)

And, yes, that picture is one I took myself of a beach in South Africa. It makes me happy.

Have a great, productive day! For those of you who don't have an iPad, you can apply this same principle to your desktop or cell phone or itouch, etc.

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Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis

Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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