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.
15 School Districts Worth Visiting
Leading a public school district is difficult and complicated work. But done well, there is no other job that can change how a community thinks about itself, its children and its future. Here, we look at 15 districts that are changing the trajectory of both education and their communities.
70 Elementary & Middle Schools Worth Visiting
We believe school visits are the best form of professional learning. Based on a couple thousand school visits, and with help from colleagues and readers, we’ve compiled this list of elementary and middle schools that can give educators a better sense of what’s possible.
50 Resources for Makers and Creative Classrooms
If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for new inexpensive (or better yet, free) resources that can introduce more students to STEM and maker education. Here, we share 50 good resources for anyone looking to dive in.
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.
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.
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 List: 50+ Advocacy Organizations Making a Difference
Now more than ever it is our responsibility to be spreading the word about what makes high-quality learning experiences that can prepare students for a future of uncertainty and change. Here are 50+ organizations leading the charge.
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 List | 40 STEM Networks and Maker Resources
If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for new inexpensive (or better yet, free) resources that can introduce more students to STEM and maker education. Here are 40 good places to start.