Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Great Websites to Share with Kids

AASL Announces
2012 Best Websites for Teaching and Learning

At the recently held American Library Association’s (ALA) 2012 Annual Conference in Anaheim, California, the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced the 2012 Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning. In its fourth year, the list of websites honors the top 25 Internet sites for enhancing learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. The list is considered the "best of the best" by AASL.

The Top 25 Websites for Teaching and Learning were named so because they foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation and collaboration. The websites honored include: Projeqt, Gamestar Mechanic, Vialogues, Popplet, Jux, Comic Master, My Storymaker, Inanimate Alice, Quicklyst, Spidercribe, Stixy, Remember the Milk, Celly, Wiggio, Collaborize Classroom, Study Ladder, Historypin, Learn it in 5, ARKive, DocsTeach, IWitness, How to Smile, StudyBlue, NASA Kids Club and Springnote.

Updated annually, the Top 25 Websites list is based on feedback and nominations from AASL members. School librarians can nominate their most used websites here.  

For descriptions and direct links to each of the top 25 websites, click here