Common Sense Selections for Learning

The Common Sense seal program recognizes outstanding media with an official seal for quality and impact. Common Sense Selections for Learning are best-in-class media resources and tools that facilitate great learning experiences for students and educators. Common Sense expert reviewers make hand-picked, official selections annually based on our independent rating criteria and pedagogical rubric. See how we rate and review

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Sky Guide

Awesome astronomy app takes students on a journey through the universe

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3–12

CoSpaces Edu

Impressive AR/VR creation tool with lots of lesson plans and possibilities.

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3–12

DreamBox Learning Math

Individualized, game-based math adapts to kids' needs

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85%| Pass
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K–8

CommonLit

Feature-rich literacy resource offers superb support for readers

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71%| Warning
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3–12

Screencastify

Easy screen-recording tool facilitates outside-the-box instruction

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82%| Pass
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3–12

Formative

Superb real-time assessment tool a fit for 1-to-1, BYOD classrooms

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93%| Pass
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3–12

Newsela

Great stories, just-right leveled reading; now mostly by subscription

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74%| Warning
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2–12

LightSail

Powerful, flexible reading tool measures meaningful literacy gains

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1–12

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