What is your App-titude?: AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning

  1. Your Name and Title:

Melissa Jacobs Israel, Coordinator of Library Services for NYC School Library System/NYC Department of Education; Chair of AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning

  1. School or Organization Name:

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

  1. Co-Presenter Name(s):

Terry Roper, Library Consultant, Region 10 Education Service Center, Richardson, Texas;  Member of AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning

Jennifer Helfrich, Coordinator of Media Services & Technology Training for Gwinnett County Public Schools, Georgia; Member of AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning

  1. Area of the World from Which You Will Present:

New York City, Texas and Georgia

  1. Language in Which You Will Present:

English

  1. Target Audience(s):

Administrators, Teachers, Librarians

  1. Short Session Description (one line):

This session will discuss evaluating and curating apps for teaching and learning, integration of mobile technology in educational settings and incorporation of apps in daily instruction, professional and personal life.  

  1. Full Session Description (as long as you would like):

There are thousands of apps available in iTunes, Google Play, and other online app stores. How do educators and teacher librarians evaluate, vet, and use these apps effectively with students? What is the role of mobile technology in the classroom and school library? This workshop will help educators learn how AASL Best Apps for Teaching and Learning Committee developed evaluation criteria for their inaugural list of 25 of the best apps. Additionally, participants will learn how to engage and differentiate instruction for student learning and explore how mobile technology can be integrated throughout instruction.  Participants will leave inspired, ready to tackle mobile technology and incorporate apps in their daily instruction, professional and personal life.

  1. Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session:

http://www.ala.org/aasl/standards-guidelines/best-apps

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