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Meet the Editors, Part 2

July 20, 2016

Last month you met John Rafferty, the Associate Editor for Earth and Life Sciences at Britannica. This week’s focus is on our Assistant Editor of Plant and Environmental Science. Meet Melissa Petruzzello!She has her MS in Plant Biology and Conservation from Northwestern University. She has also studied plant-pollinator interactions in Zion ...READ MORE

Teaching Digital Tools for Research

June 21, 2016

We typically think of our public school learners as “digital natives” since they have grown up immersed in various technologies. In my experience, it is rare that students are proficient in using technology to retrieve credible information during research. As educators, we should work to teach these best practices to empower our students in an information-rich world. I would l ...READ MORE

Meet Britannica

June 16, 2016

With the American Library Association (ALA) Orlando Annual Conference around the corner, I thought it would be fitting to introduce you to a key member of our team, who's unique background as a library media specialist and classroom teacher allows her to know the day-to-day struggles and triumphs that educators face. Because of this experience, she can truly relate to our customer ...READ MORE

How Do YOU Build Good Digital Citizens?

June 06, 2016

Great question, right?If only there was a magic spell that we could cast on students to ensure that they were being safe, kind, and responsible online (as well as in their real lives!). Since there isn’t, we have to teach students these things, and as the digital world grows, so does the need for solid digital citizenship skills. There are S ...READ MORE

Meet the Editors

May 31, 2016

As mentioned in our previous blog The Britannica Tradition of Quality, it takes a collection of great minds—including Britannica's in-house editorial staff and the expertise of curriculum specialists, contributors, designers, and Web developers—to deliver high-quality resources that make teaching and learning easier and more effective. Over the course of the next few months, ...READ MORE
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