Earsketch has been named as one of the top websites for Teaching and Learning in 2018 by the American Association of School Librarians. The AASL is dedicated to creating and maintaining learning standards to help build communities that can lead to a conductive environment for learning to take place.
To reflect this, every year the AASL releases a list of websites that best represent these goals, stating that each website on their 2018 list works to "foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration." They must also be free to use, user friendly, and encourage a community of learners. Earsketch was both nominated and voted to this honor by the members of the association, which are school library professionals.
Co-founded in 2011 by Georgia Tech School of Music professor Jason Freeman and School of Literature, Media, and Communication professor Brian Magerko, Earsketch is designed to teach students from grades five and up to create their own musical compositions by way of coding. Earsketch has been used by over 190,000 students in all 50 states in the United States, and over 100 countries worldwide.