Chicago, Ill. (PRWEB) May 06, 2013
Britannica Digital Learning today announced that its new online information solution for pre K-12 classrooms has been named a finalist for the Golden Lamp Award, one of the most prestigious honors in the educational-resources industry.
The award, given by the Association of Educational Publishers, is the organization’s top honor, recognizing “the best of the best learning resources.” Judges this year selected Britannica School, the comprehensive online learning resource introduced last fall, as one of four products competing for top honors in the Supplemental Resources category. Britannica School is also a finalist for the association’s Distinguished Achievement Award. Winners will be announced at the group’s gala event in June.
Britannica School provides Web-based resources for lessons and lesson planning, curriculum support, student and teacher research and homework help. It’s ideal for the digital classroom and intended to help students develop the information and digital literacy skills they’ll need for college and careers. Contents include encyclopedias, journals and periodicals, atlases, primary sources and multimedia linked to Common Core State Standards. All sources embody Britannica’s reputation for trustworthiness and age appropriateness.
With content for elementary, middle, and high school, Britannica School is specially designed to enable students to move to higher or lower reading levels easily and whenever necessary, helping teachers conduct differentiated instruction. It works superbly on any digital device, be it a computer, smartphone or tablet. This is a benefit to schools as they use more mobile devices and students bring a variety of their own devices to school.
Britannica School has won praise from teachers and administrators and from education journals such as Booklist, School Library Journal, and Tech & Learning. Free trials are available to schools, districts and consortiums. Interested educators can call 1-800-621-3900 or go to http://info.eb.com/products/britannica-school/ for more information.
About Britannica Digital Learning
Britannica Digital Learning (BDL) provides reliable, high-quality classroom products and solutions for educators. BDL experts produce curriculum-aligned resources for all ages from preschool to college that make creative and purposeful use of technologies widely used in schools today—such as interactive whiteboards, tablets, smart phones and learner-response devices—making it easier for teachers to teach and for students to learn. Products include Britannica School, SmartMath, Pathways: Science, and Image Quest. BDL is a division of Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. and is headquartered in Chicago.
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