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Since 2009, Shmoop has been a digital publishing company with a point of view. Our teaching method revolves around the basic idea that learning is often too hard—so we carry gallons of humor-laden academic WD-40 to squirt on the tracks whenever we can. If students enjoy the process, they will do it...more.

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Shmoop Named Finalist in SIIA Innovation Incubator Program

Posted by Shmoop on 4/23/13 8:48 AM

An incubator doesn’t only hatch chickens. It also hatches ideas. Of course, ideas require less electrically controlled heat, so it’s gentler on the utility bill.

No one understands the importance of warmly nurturing hatchlings like the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The association’s Innovation Incubator Program is designed to shine a spotlight on companies that are excelling in educating students with the use of new technologies, and to recognize and reward companies for valuable accomplishments.

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Shmoop Has AP Tests Quaking in Boots

Posted by Shmoop on 4/18/13 10:40 AM

Those pesky AP® tests are back. Like a many-headed hydra, AP season is poised and ready to attack, trying to sabotage students with its wily ways… but 20 heads aren’t necessarily better than one.

Students can now slay the beast with access to a wealth of valuable AP guides and test prep materials. Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, is offering test-takers everything they need to make those exams get down on their scaly knees and beg for mercy.

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Shmoop Announces Opening of Online Store

Posted by Shmoop on 4/16/13 9:48 AM

Who goes to an actual store these days? The crowded aisles. The limited inventory. The long lines. The person at the front counting singles or fumbling with his change purse. Really? Hey buddy, it’s called a debit card.

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Shmoop Adds Video To Their Teacher Resource Offering

Posted by Shmoop on 3/19/13 11:28 AM

Some may recall that their favorite days of school were those on which they entered their classroom to find a TV cart stationed near the chalkboard. Instead of listening to a long, mind-numbing lecture, it was time for a video. Also, there was probably a substitute teacher. Bonus.

Of course, not all lectures are snooze-fests. But if the only thing kids did all day was sit and listen to instructors chatter at them, it would get old fast.

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Shmoop Now Offers Every AP Exam Under the Sun

Posted by Shmoop on 3/4/13 10:44 AM

For those who are gearing up to take the AP Latin exam and would really like to “carpe diem” … or those who will soon be taking the AP World History exam and would prefer not to bomb the section on the nuclear arms race … there is help.

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, has finished a guide to each AP exam that is offered. The company now proudly offers a guide for every AP exam students have ever wanted to take … as well as those they’ve been trying to avoid at all costs. Ahem, AP French.

Now students can prep for marathon sessions in the testing room with full-length practice exams, and then review the results with in-depth answer explanations. Shmoop can’t exactly replicate the feeling of desperately needing to take a bathroom break with two hours to go, but it will do its darnedest to simulate it. In fact, students may want to invest in a colostomy bag.

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California High School Strikes AP Gold with Shmoop

Posted by Shmoop on 2/11/13 11:15 AM

With more school activities available than ever before, finding the right program that engages students in studying has become critical. It’s important that they are inspired rather than forced to learn. That old trick of threatening to rap their knuckles with a yardstick isn’t really in vogue these days.

To respond to this need, Tustin High School in Tustin, Calif., turned to Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and online test prep. And Shmoop, as is its custom, came to the rescue. Although the cape might have been overkill.

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Shmoop Introduces New Analytics Tool for Test Prep

Posted by Shmoop on 2/4/13 10:55 AM

As an administrator running a digital classroom being a fly on the wall can be an enticing thought.

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, has a new product that will make all thousand lenses of a principal's fly eyes … bug out. Now those with a Shmoop license can keep tabs on their students. Shmoop Analytics – a tool in the same vein as Google Analytics – will give Shmoop administrators instant access to oodles of informative data. Buzz on down to the bullet points to learn all the deets.

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Shmoop Strengthens Their Teacher Resource Offering

Posted by Shmoop on 1/14/13 10:41 AM

Think that there isn’t much new in the world of Gatsby? Wrong. Check out Shmoop’s edgy new suite of teacher-helper (second cousin of Hamburger Helper). Shmoop produces a broad series of Teaching Guides designed to help teachers...teach… better.

Priced at $10.66 (as Shmoop notes, the year England more or less IPOed), Shmoop’s materials open views on literature, which even well-seasoned teachers may have not considered. The affordable guides include — among other helpful hints — detailed activity ideas, essays on how to tackle the toughest aspects of each book, and potential essay and discussion questions.

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Shmoop Gives AP Biology an Extreme Makeover

Posted by Shmoop on 12/6/12 11:04 AM

Everything needs a good old-fashioned makeover now and again. Otherwise, it will grow stale and boring, and the world passes it by.

Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and online test prep, is happy to announce that it has taken theAP Biology Guide and made it… prettier. However, it hasn’t just gotten a superficial, exterior overhaul. Shmoop’s Guide is now jam-packed with tasty new tidbits, helpful hints and remarkable resources. Doesn’t mean it can’t still be prom queen.

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Shmoop Wins Award of Excellence from Tech & Learning Magazine

Posted by Shmoop on 11/13/12 11:07 AM

For the second year in a row, Shmoop, a publisher of digital curriculum and test prep, has earned an Award of Excellence from the prestigious education technology magazine Tech & Learning. A panel of more than 30 educators, who evaluated more than 160 product entries, selected Shmoop as a “Best Upgraded Product” award winner.

Tech & Learning’s 30th annual recognition program honors the top software, hardware, network and Web products that break new ground as well as those that added significant enhancements to proven education tools. Among the high-quality offerings being honored are resources addressing management, safety, communication, differentiated learning, assessment and other key areas in education.

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