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Best Apps and Best Websites Reveals

Each year many of us look forward to the annual reveal of the AASL Best Websites and Best Apps at ALA Annual Conference.

In case you missed those big reveals a couple of week ago, no worries!  (Rather, worry. For you are in for a serious rabbit hole experience.)

Summer is here and you will be able to squeeze in at least a few explorations of some new tools to bring back to school from among both of the committee’s selections.

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Visit the official Best Websites for Teaching and Learning list for full description of the Committee’s picks that foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration.  The selected sites are free, user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

The Committee selected 25 sites in the categories of:

You may also want to embed or link to the Best Websites Symbaloo

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And you can visit and share the 2016 AASL Best Websites Pinterest Board.

On the apps side, I was honored to be a part of that Committee once again!  Visit our official 2016 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning site to explore the top apps that foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration and are user friendly to encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.
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We selected 25 apps in the following categories:

I pulled together an interactive Piktochart Infographic of the 2016 AASL 25 Best Apps which includes the Committee’s video descriptions of each app in the five categories, as well as a Best Apps 2016 Symbaloo.

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 And finally, this year, we followed up our big reveal with a discussion of the things that keep us app at night, issues beyond the affection we feel for individual apps, relating to their use of mobile apps in learning culture.  Check out the issues slides following the slides describing of a few of our faves, in this in Best Apps Slidedeck.
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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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