November 19, 2013: AASL's Best Apps for Teaching and Learning
Last week I posted about the American Association of School Librarians’ Best Websites for Teaching and Learning. This year, AASL also inaugurated “The Best Apps for Teaching and Learning.” During the AASL conference I attended last week, I went to a session where I learned about and saw demos of these 25 best apps. I was intrigued by many of them. Those of you working with iPads will want to check them out. They are organized into these categories:
And, here are just three of many good choices to consider using with your students (all free):
Science 360 for the iPad provides weekly updates of science information from scientists, colleges and universities, science and engineering centers, the National Science Foundation, and more with high quality pictures, graphics, and videos.
Educreations lets you use your iPad as a recordable white board to teach concepts from all areas of the curriculum. You can also have your students use it to create their own lessons. You can also search the site for existing lessons shared by others.
EasyBib – Mira Costa has a premium account with EasyBib.com which students can use in a browser to build bibliographies and take notes. The mobile app allows them (and you) access to bibliography on the go. At the conference, I used it to build a list of books I saw and might want to consider purchasing. Next time you are at a conference, bookstore, or anywhere with books, you can use it to easily capture the title information for future reference.