Fostering innovation and creativity? Check. Encouraging active participation and student collaboration? Check. Being recognized as an exceptional website for inquiry-based teaching and learning? Check and check.
That's right: Digital Compass is being named one of the American Association of School Librarians' (AASL) 2016 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning. Each year, the AASL recognizes web-based tools that foster innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. The awardees are also honored for being user-friendly and encouraging a community of learners to explore and discover.
Released just over a year ago, Digital Compass already has over 1.5 million games completed. This web-based interactive for middle school students promotes and fosters critical 21st-century skills such as the 4 Cs (creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking) and helps empower students to become safe, responsible, and respectful digital citizens.
We're thrilled to be selected for this award and want to thank the AASL for the recognition. We also want to thank all our educators for making Digital Compass a part of your classrooms.