Barb and I are always on the hunt to discover new technology resources for teachers. We are excited to share with you the American Association of School Libraries (AASL) 2016 list for Best Apps and 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; Humanities and Arts; and Content Creation. Links to their 2013-2015 lists are located at the bottom.
The 2016 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 and Communication; Content Resources; and Curriculum Collaboration. If this isn’t enough information to keep you busy, AASL also shared their 2009-2015 lists at the bottom.
Barb 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.
The ILC blog keeps Lakes students and staff up to date with news and events related to reading, research, technology, and more.
Contact us with topic suggestions or to contribute your own post to the ILC blog.