For immediate release | June 20, 2019

AASL announces 2019 Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching & Learning

CHICAGO – The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) announced its 2019 Best Apps and Best Websites for Teaching & Learning at the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference in Washington, D.C. The annual lists honor apps and websites that provide enhanced learning and curriculum development for school librarians and their teacher collaborators.

Recognized apps and websites foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation and collaboration. The technology resources are also evaluated for their support of AASL’s "National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries."

The apps recognized in 2019 are: Chatterpix Kids, EarthViewer, Equity Maps, Figment AR, Green Screen by Do Ink, iCell, iCivics - Suite, Khan Academy Kids, Mixerpiece, Nearpod, Novel Effect, Object Viewer for Merge Cube, PBS Kids Scratch Jr., Quizlet, Sites in VR, Sora App, Stop Motion Studio, Tynker, Wakelet, and Wolfram Alpha

The websites honored in 2019 are: Anchor, Bootstrap, Brush Ninja, CS First, Deck.Toys, Edpuzzle, Elementari, Empatico, Explore, Genially, GeoGuessr, Knightlab, Storytelling, Libraries Ready to Code, National Geographic Education, NCMA Learn, NowComment, Pulitzer Center, Storyline Online, Teaching Tolerance, Thunkable, Tour Creator, Unite for Literacy, and Wakelet

Links, descriptions and websites for both technology lists, as well as previously recognized apps and websites, can be found at

The American Association of School Librarians,, a division of the American Library Association (ALA), empowers leaders to transform teaching and learning.

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Jennifer Habley

Manager, Web Communications

American Association of School Librarians (AASL)