AASL Best Websites at ALA Annual

On Saturday, June 25, the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee will present their 2016 list of sites in the areas of instruction and education. There will actually be two different sessions to interact with these great sites. This year AASL Best Websites and Best Apps Committees have joined forces to present all their winners in one session titled “2016 AASL Best Websites and Apps Revealed” from 1-2:30 on June 25. Then if you want even more interaction AASL Best Websites will have a follow-up, hands-on session with the new Best Website winners in a session titled “AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning” from 4:30-5:30.

If you’re not familiar with the list make sure to take a look at the most recent winners here: http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites. As well as the past seven years of websites in the easy to navigate and search database which can be found at this link: http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-websites/past

The AASL Best Websites committee has been searching, scouring, reviewing, and presenting websites for eight years. This year, at ALA 2016 Orlando, they will present their 200th site; a milestone which the committee is incredibly proud of. ALA is celebrating their 140th birthday and we are celebrating our 200th site. We are pretty excited about the timing.

Just in case you need a reminder of the AASL Best Website Winners of 2015 before we move into the 2016 list? The list is below. The AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee hopes you enjoyed these sites in your own practice and look forward in sharing the new list with you in just a few weeks. Stay tuned to the AASL Best Websites site for the new list or follow the presentation on Saturday, June 25 live on Twitter.

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



Author: Heather Moorefield-Lang

Heather Moorefield-Lang is an associate professor at The University of South Carolina in the School of Library and Information Science. To see more of Heather’s work visit her website at www.techfifteen.com, email her at moorefield-lang@sc.edu, or follow her on Twitter @actinginthelib.

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