Ideas for Using AASL Best Websites: 2015

On Saturday, June 27th the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee presented their 2015 list of great sites in the areas of instruction and education. If you’re not familiar with the list make sure to take a look at the most recent winners here: As well as the past six years of websites in the easy to navigate and search database which can be found at this link:

AASL Best Websites has been searching, scouring, reviewing, and presenting websites for seven years. Next year, at ALA 2016 Orlando, they will present their 200th site; a milestone in which the committee is incredibly proud of. I should know I have served on or chaired this committee for six years. I have recently stepped down as chair but plan to continue writing about great websites and technology ideas here on the KQ blog.

Wondering about the AASL Best Website Winners of 2015? The list is below. I will be focusing on integration ideas in the coming weeks and months. Have any favorites? Let me know in the comments and I will make sure to concentrate on those first. It’s a great list this year (We’re biased, we think it’s a great list every year). The AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning Committee hopes you enjoy these sites in your own practice and also hopes that you will nominate new winning websites for future lists.

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, email her at, or follow her on Twitter @actinginthelib.

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