New AASL webinar looks at what keeps educators “app” at night

For Immediate Release
Fri, 10/13/2017


Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)


CHICAGO – Feeling a little overwhelmed by all of the great apps out there and not sure where to start? The 2017 list of the American Association of School Librarians’ (AASL) Best Apps for Teaching & Learning will be explored during a live webinar on Wed., Oct 25, at 6:00 p.m. Central. The Best Apps list features apps of exceptional value for inquiry-based teaching and learning. Registration is now open at

During the webinar two members of the 2017 Best Apps committee, Deb Logan and Joyce Valenza, will give an overview of the 2017 list and highlight their personal favorites. Logan and Valenza will also share ideas for using these apps in everyday practice. Webinar participants can share their ideas on app uses during an “app chat.”

Logan is a veteran school librarian and is currently the gifted coordinator and elementary makerspace teacher for Pleasant Local Schools in central Ohio. She serves as the vice president of the Ohio Educational Library Media Association and is chairing the 2018 Best Apps committee.

Valenza is a former school librarian and is currently an assistant professor of teaching at Rutgers University where she prepares future school librarians. She is a Milken Educator, a Google Certified Teacher, and an American Memory Fellow. Valzenza was recently named an inaugural AASL Social Media Superstar in the Leadership Luminary category.  

Attendance during the live presentation of “AASL Best Apps for Teaching & Learning 2017” is open to all. Access to the webinar archive and materials is reserved for AASL members and AASL eCOLLAB subscribers. To register, visit “Upcoming Webinars” at

eCOLLAB | Your eLearning Laboratory provides AASL members and subscribers with a central location to find and manage their elearning as well as to connect with others in the educational community. eCOLLAB contains webcasts and resources from various AASL professional development events, as well as access to issues of Knowledge Quest. To begin utilizing eCOLLAB or to subscribe, visit

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