Smart List: 30 Next-Gen Literacy, Language & Math Resources

This month Getting Smart is acknowledging people and organizations making a difference with a series of back to school top 10 lists. During August we will run about 40 ‘best of’ lists, not in order, not exhaustive, just people we appreciate.

Today we are recognizing 30 providers of smart content.

Smart Literacy Content


Language Learning


Adaptive & Game-Based Math

What would you add to the list?

NoRedInk, LearnZillion, StudySync, StoryBird, Mangahigh, and Verbling are portfolio companies of Learn Capital where Tom is a partner. Pearson, Compass Learning, Curriculum Associates, Dreambox, FLVS, Presence Learning, and MIND Research Institute are Advocacy Partners of Getting Smart.  

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Summer Len Diamond

We used LearnZillion for short tutorial videos for students last year. There are tons for math/ELA. Great site and versatile.


Gooru Learning is one of my favourite stops when looking for "lists" and differentiating resources such as literacy @TDOttawa

Tom Vander Ark

add to the list: an innovative way for students to build reading comprehension with nonfiction that's always relevant: daily news

Jennifer Duke

One language resource I found super helpful was They aren't free, but they teach more than just the language. There are also plenty of helpful pages about learning culture.

Philip Rossen

add to the list - an online marketplace for language tutors

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