This past week at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Chicago we were honored as one of AASL’s 2017 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning!

The Best Websites for Teaching & Learning list is based on feedback and nominations from AASL members. The annual list honors 25 websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators. Now in its ninth year, with 225 recognized sites, the list is considered the “best of the best” by AASL.

Here are the 25 websites honored this year:

  • Media sharing: Elink, Screen-cast-omatic, My Simpleshow, Pixabay, ClassHook
  • Digital storytelling: The Learnia, Spreaker, Write the World, Buncee
  • Manage and organize: Sugarcane, Google Keep, Baamboozle, Cite This For Me
  • Social networking and communications: Vizia, Formative, Flipgrid
  • Curriculum collaboration: Wizer, OER Commons
  • Content resources: US Holocaust Museum, Arts Edge, Common Lit, Media Smarts, Listenwise,, DuoLingo


The Best Websites for Teaching & Learning provide a foundation to support AASL’s learning standards and each website is linked to one or more of the four strands of the “Standards for the 21st-Century Learner” – skills, dispositions in action, responsibilities and self-assessment strategies. These websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation and collaboration. These honored websites are free, web-based sites that are user-friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover.

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