With the new school back in session, it’s time to share some great ideas in using the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning. At the American Library Association Annual Conference in June 2016 new websites were presented by the AASL Best Websites for Teaching and Learning committee; there were 25 sites total. See all of the winners below by category.
Movenote, Vibby, Bunkr, PicMonkey, Piktochart, Photos for Class
Adobe Spark, Biteable, Office Sway
Manage and organize:
Seesaw, Jeopardy Rocks, Trello
Social networking and communications:
Creatubbles, Edueto, Quizizz, Bloomz
Google Cultural Institute, Google Maps Street View Treks, Digital Compass, DK Find Out
Go Noodle, Actively Learn, Zoom In, Epic!, Smithsonian Tween Tribune
All of the resources named as Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They offer tools and resources in the categories of media sharing, digital storytelling, managing and organizing, social networking and communications, curriculum collaboration and content resources.
For the month of September 2016 we are going to feature one of the newest winners in the category of Media Sharing: Bunkr.
Bunkr is a presentation tool that exhibits online content from over 80 content providers including such items as documents, videos, pictures, graphs, maps, models, and webpages. It functions as both a website and an app, Bunkr is very user-friendly and a great tool for introducing younger students to the concepts of creative commons. It is appropriate for all grade levels.
See the video below from Tech 15 demonstrating how to use Bunkr
Bunkr is a slide show style presentation tool that offers great presentation opportunities to students, librarians, and peer educators. It seamlessly links to technology and social media, works well across devices, and it a great alternative if your students or you are looking for some variety in presentation outputs.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or follow her on Twitter @actinginthelib.