AASL’s Best Digital Tools are recognized for fostering qualities of: Innovation/Creativity, Active Participation, Collaboration,User-Friendly, Encourages Exploration, Information/Reference. As well as their display of one or more of the AASL Standards Shared Foundations: Inquire, Include, Collaborate, Curate, Explore, Engage
Each year, children across Tennessee are asked to read books from a list of nominated titles. In the spring, those students who have read or listened to at least three of the titles from the list are eligible to vote for their favorite titles. These votes are tabulated and sent to the state organization. The book with the most votes statewide wins the award. The author of the book receives a plaque and is invited to Tennessee to receive the award.