Smart Lists

We view “Smart Lists” as a chance to highlight resources, schools, and organizations doing good work in specific areas of education. Smart Lists are some of our most viewed posts. Interested in sponsoring a Smart List? Email Jessica to learn more about what we offer.


105 Podcasts You Should Check Out

At the start of a new school year, we think podcasts are a great way to continue learning and stay engaged. So grab your headphones or sync the bluetooth, and get ready to listen and learn--here is our list of favorite podcasts you should check out to support your learning.

Network Effect

101 Top School and Charter Networks

School networks are one of the most important innovations in the modern era of U.S. K-12 education. This list recognizes 101 great school networks that have achieved scaled impact to improve education for millions of children.


33 Quality Learning Platforms

Platforms can help educators accomplish a variety of challenging tasks, such as powering personal learning plans, managing assignments, supporting the development of standards-aligned projects, and more. Today we’re recognizing 33 platforms with widespread use and/or distinctive features.

Smart Lists

Middle and High Schools to Visit: 2018 Additions

School visits are the best way to stretch our conception of powerful learning--to learn from the best innovations in learning around the country and around the world. This year, we’re excited to add 16 schools to our running list of Middle and High Schools Worth Visiting. 

Smart Lists

Smart List: 20 Music & Art Resources

We’ve greatly enjoyed spending November looking at the various shapes creativity can take in education. To end the month on a strong note, here are 20 music and art resources that can be useful for a continued expansion of your students’ creativity.

Smart Lists

Smart List | 75+ Great Blogs and Email Blasts

Blogs and email newsletters are a great way to keep up to date on the latest ideas, trends and technologies in education, and they can be a breath of fresh air on days that seem to be grinding away particularly slowly. Here are 76 of our favorites.