Group Hug! Shmoop Introduces Site Licenses for Schools, Districts, Public Libraries

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2010) – Shmoop (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.

For more information and to request a price quote, visit:

http://www.shmoop.com/school-district/

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, SAT and AP Exam Test 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.”

One thought on “Group Hug! Shmoop Introduces Site Licenses for Schools, Districts, Public Libraries

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s