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Surveying the silver and gold

In my last post, Find new apps, but keep the old . . ., I listed a few portals and lists I regularly visit to discover new apps and to search for tried and true tools to accomplish learning goals and tasks.  I see making these discoveries, old and new, as a new form of collection building for the learners and teachers we serve.

Twenty-five years into the development of the Web, there are indeed classics and new titles.  But which tools are teacher librarians leveraging with the greatest success?

Let’s share our own specific experience, wisdom, and discoveries. Based on your recommendations, I’d like to create two lists–one (GOLD) of learning classics that have, over time, earned their rightful places and deserve to be curated and shared on the devices and/or desktops in most schools.  The other list (SILVER) will describe promising new titles that are also worthy of test driving and curating in most schools or libraries.

Please take a few minutes to share your faves in both categories on this survey. Please tweet and re-post! I will share the results in an interactive poster.

And once again, as a member of the 2015 AASL Committee, I again invite you to nominate an App for the list we’ll be presenting at ALA Annual and to check out the  2014 and 2013 Best Apps Lists.

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Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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