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AASL Best Apps and Best Websites

On Saturday, AASL committee members announced the 2017 Best Websites and 2017 Best Apps for Teaching & Learning at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago.

In case you missed those big reveals, no worries!  Actually, worry–big time. You are in for a serious summer rabbit hole adventure.

Now in its ninth year, The 2017 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning list presents 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher partners.

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Visit the official 2017 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning list for full descriptions of the Committee’s picks. The Committee honors websites, tools, and resources of exceptional value to inquiry-based teaching and learning as embodied in AASL Standards.

Screen Shot 2017-06-27 at 11.10.49 AMFor 2017, the Best Websites Committee selected 25 websites in the categories of:

You may also want to embed, link to and/or share Shannon Miller’s 2017 AASL Best Websites Symbaloo or her 2017 AASL Best Websites Pinterest Board.

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On the apps side, I was once again honored to be a member of the Best Apps team, a project now in its fifth year.

Visit our official 2017 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 coAASL_BestApp 2017mmunity of learners to explore and discover.
We selected apps in the following categories:

Screen Shot 2017-06-27 at 11.05.05 AMNote that the Committee had a little trouble with the notion of categories this time around.  Off the Beaten Apps, for instance, recognized the power of immersive 360 degree virtual reality experiences.

I pulled together an interactive Piktochart Infographic of the 2017 AASL Best Apps.

Hope you devote just a little time this summer to exploring these exceptional resources.



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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