AASL Announces 2015 Best Apps & Best Websites

bestsAASL revealed its 2015 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning and Best Websites for Teaching & Learning during the ALA Annual Conference in San Francisco. The lists provide technology resources for school librarians and their teacher collaborators and are considered the “best of the best” by AASL.

The 2015 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning are:

  • Books:
    David Wiesner’s Spot, Incredible Numbers, Loose Strands, Seamus Heaney: Five Fables, The UnStealer
  • Content Creation:
    Adobe Voice, Buncee for Edu, Glogster, LEGO Movie Maker, Pixel Press Floors
  • Organization and Management:
    Kahoot, Remind, Seesaw, Skitch, Spider Scribe Jr.
  • Social Sciences:
    Amazing World Atlas, Digital Public Library of America (DPLA), Ripped Apart: A Civil War Mystery, Think Like Churchill, Touch Van Gogh
  • STEM:
    Algodoo, iBiome: Wetland, Motion Math: Educator Suite, My Incredible Body, WWF Together

The 2015 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning are:

  • Media sharing:
    TouchCast, Tackk, Pear Deck, Apps Bar, Soundtrap
  • Digital Storytelling:
    Storyboard That, My Storybook, Booktrack Classroom
  • Manage and Organize:
    Beyond Pad, Google Classroom,  FlipQuiz
  • Social Networking and Communications:
    Bookopolis, Answerables, DIY, Beenpod, IFTTT
  • Curriculum Collaboration:
    Gooru, Molecular Workbench, Knowmia, Hstry,  Engineering is Elementary
  • Content Resources:
    What Was There, Code, BioDigital Human, PhET

Descriptions and tips for each list can be found at www.ala.org/aasl/bestapps and www.ala.org/aasl/bestlist.

Both lists are based on feedback and nominations from the field and can be submitted at www.ala.org/aasl/bestapps and www.ala.org/aasl/bestlist. To be considered for recognition at the 2016 ALA Annual Conference, nominations must be submitted by March 1, 2016.

Author: Jen Habley

Jen Habley is the AASL Manger of Web Communications. She manages the AASL website, writes press releases, and oversees AASL’s web 2.0 tools. When not working Jen spends time researching her family tree, reading, and watching hockey.



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