Kellie and I are always on the hunt to discover new technology resources for teachers, and we found some great ones at the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) national conference this past week. AASL unveiled the new 2015 list for Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching and Learning.
According to the AASL website, “The Best Apps for Teaching and Learning is a recognition honoring apps of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in the American Association of School Librarians’ Standards for the 21st-Century Learner.” The apps are broken into the following categories: Books; Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM); Organization and Management; Social Sciences; and Content Creation. If you’re really interested, they have a link to their 2013 and 2014 lists at the bottom.
The 2015 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning “foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.” These sites are also broken down by categories: Media Sharing; Digital Storytelling; Manage and Organize; Social Networking & Communication; Content Resources; and Curriculum Collaboration. If this isn’t enough information to keep you busy, AASL also shared their 2009-2014 lists at the bottom.
Kellie and I are always interested in learning how you use our resources. If you have a classroom application you would like to share, just let us know.