I think websites like Shmoop are the wave of the future in educational resources
Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2010
Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com), a digital curriculum company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials, now offers awesome, affordable group rates on its subscription products: Test Prep (for SAT, PSAT, AP Exams) and Teacher’s Editions. Shmoop Site Licenses are available to schools, districts, and public libraries of all shapes and sizes. Shmoop will also give a group (rate) hug to homeschooling collectives.
Shmoop Site Licenses allow schools and libraries to give all of their students, teachers, and patrons complimentary access to Shmoop’s subscription products anywhere they have Web access – at the library, at home, or on a smart phone while camped out in line for the next Harry Potter movie. Every user chooses his or her own username and password, so there is no hassle for the school or library offering Shmoop services.
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Online Test Prep: Deep Prep with a Fresh Voice. Tackle the SAT Like a Video Game.
Shmoop now offers Site Licenses for its online PSAT Prep, SAT Prep, and AP Exam Prep. Each online prep course includes deep content reviews, hundreds of drill questions and 2-3 full-length interactive Practice Exams. Shmoop uses classic video games like Oregon Trail, Tetris, and Mario Brothers as metaphors for the challenges, pitfalls, and question types that students will face in the exam.
“Shmoop AP Exam Prep is a scholarly study guide, which at the same time conveys an edgy, contemporary attitude that appeals to today’s level of student sophistication,” said Gail Ferguson, 11th grade English teacher at New York City Department of Education’s Aviation High School. “My students who use Shmoop take their studies seriously, but they want to have fun in their own style. Shmoop has a voice that strikes a chord with students, and their overall performance on the AP examination certainly showed this.”
Teacher’s Editions: Teachers’ New BFF. Make Lessons Fun, Current, Hip.
Shmoop now offers more than 80 Teacher’s Editions in Literature, US History, and Civics. Shmoop Teacher’s Editions include
- Free: hundreds of standards-aligned classroom activities and assignments, a primer for teachers who haven’t taught the topic previously, and interdisciplinary readings in English and Social Studies
- Premium Content Available via Site Licenses or Sold Individually: quizzes with answer keys, discussion and essay questions, current events and pop culture articles, and multimedia
Shmoop Continues to Offer More than 600 Free Online Learning Guides
Shmoop provides more than 600 free Learning Guides in ten subjects: Literature, Poetry, Shakespeare, Bestsellers, U.S. History, Civics, Economics, Biography, Music, and Pre-Algebra. Shmoop Learning Guides contain analysis, questions, quotes, and multimedia for each topic. Shmoop uses a conversational tone in combination with pop culture, trivia and humor to help make topics approachable and relevant to students.
“Shmoop Learning Guides are a great tool for students,” said Camela Giraud, 10th grade English teacher at the Out-of-Door Academy in Sarasota, Florida. “And from a teaching standpoint, I couldn’t be more thrilled to have access to Shmoop Teacher’s Editions, which connect literature to relevant and reliable web resources and related contemporary issues. I think websites like Shmoop are the wave of the future in educational resources.”
Shmoop is a digital curriculum company that makes fun, rigorous learning, teaching, and test prep materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, and Teacher’s Editions help students understand how classroom topics relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 4,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company was an Official Honoree in the 2010 and 2009 Webby Awards, was named one of the best educational products of 2010 by the Association of Educational Publishers, and was named “Best of the Internet” by PC Magazine. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a Labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.