Magazine article Internet@Schools

Britannica School

Magazine article Internet@Schools

Britannica School

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Company: Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc., 331 N. LaSalle St, Chicago, IL 60654-2682, 800-62 1-3900; Website: info.eb.com/products/ britannica-school.

Price: Contact Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., for the cost of this product in various configurations of number of users and schools.

Audience: Britannica School was developed for elementary, middle, or high school students for classroom, library, or home use.

Format: Britannica School is an online, subscription resource using digital text and articles, ebooks, illustrations, primary sources, websites, a dictionary, a thesaurus, a world atlas, and much more.

System Requirements: Britannica School features universal access, which means it can be used with a tablet, a smartphone, a laptop, a desktop computer, or any internetconnected device with a web browser.

Description: Britannica School was developed to replace textbooks with digital alternatives that address each states core standards and engage student curiosity to enhance learning. An easy-to-use system helps teachers transition to digital resources and use them, while lowering district costs.

Reviewer Comments:

Installation: Installation is a matter of subscribing to the service, being sure hardware requirements are met, and arranging student and teacher access. Installation Rating: A

Content/Features: Britannica School is another resource with the flexibility to foster a digital shift, whether beginning or ongoing. It can be accessed anywhere- school or library, home or car- using any electronic device from laptop to tablet to smartphone. It motivates and encourages student love of digital material.

Britannica School is developed with a huge variety of content and resources including thousands of articles, images, videos, primary sources, ebooks, editor-recommended websites, reference books such as a dictionary and a thesaurus, and much more. These resources and suggestions for use are aligned to Common Core and state standards and can be used for student reading, writing, researching, and other work.

In addition, a consolidated search feature brings all the resources together in one place for study. Britannica School supports differentiated instruction with a user-friendly interface that facilitates selecting portals appropriate to each student's reading, grade, and age level. …

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