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Britannica Included in Egyptian Knowledge Bank

October 10, 2016

Britannica Digital Learning announced that, in an agreement with the government of Egypt, its resources are to be included in the Egyptian Knowledge Bank (EKB), the country’s new national education and research portal Selected because of the quality and breadth of its resources, Encyclopædia Britannica’s products are made freely available… Read More

NSTA Recommends Pathways: Science

July 7, 2016

NSTA Recommends: Product Review Pathways: Science is Britannica’s computer–based program designed to supplement the regular middle school curriculum. The purpose of the site is to reinforce critical thinking skills, increase and reinforce content knowledge, and promote the use of evidence to support and evaluate one’s ideas. The site opens to a… Read More

Britannica 6-Book Interactive Science Library Review by TTPM

July 7, 2016

EDITOR’S REVIEW Encyclopædia Britannica 6-Book Interactive Science Library from Publications International What It Is:  Science comes alive with the Encyclopædia Britannica 6-Book Interactive Science Library. Though it comes with six 80-page science books covering Earth; humans; space; animals; the sea; and dinosaurs, reptiles, and birds, it’s more than just books.… Read More

Texas Adds More than 200 Books to Digital Resources Program

June 6, 2016

Students at schools participating in the Texas TexQuest program will soon have access to more than 200 additional e-books. “TexQuest is a statewide digital resources program that provides anytime, anywhere access to high quality, authoritative digital resources to all educators, students and students’ immediate families in Texas K-12 public schools… Read More

Embracing Disruptive Innovation in Publishing

June 6, 2016

The publishing industry is often cited as one of those disrupted most jarringly by the arrival of the internet. However,  some companies are viewing it as a huge opportunity to shift their business towards what they are good at. It was easy to see Encyclopædia Britannica’s decision in 2012 to… Read More

Library Journal Names Britannica Library “Best Reference”

June 6, 2016

Britannica Library is actually an amalgamation of three reference resources, offering research materials through three levels of access: Children, Young Adults, and Reference Center (for adults). Content includes three encyclopedias (one of which is the Encyclopædia Britannica), new and continually updated journal articles, primary-source material, multimedia (90,000 images, videos, and… Read More

School Library Journal Names ImageQuest “Best Database”

February 2, 2015

Best Databases: Watch Science Spring Into Action With These Must-Have Resources With more and more librarians scaling back on encyclopedias and thinking twice before investing in expensive multivolume sets, selecting the right database has become more vital than ever. Though there’s a plethora of options that have become available over… Read More

STAV Recommends Pathways: Science

February 2, 2014

Science Teachers’ Association of Victoria (STAV): Product Review Britannica Pathways: Science is an online resource for teachers and students targeting commonly held misconceptions in science. The material originated from the USA but it has been adapted for use in Australia by local science educators so that it fits in with the new… Read More

Tech & Learning Recommends Pathways: Science

January 1, 2014

Tech & Learning: Product Review Pathways: Science is an online, interactive approach to teaching the scientific method in grades 6, 7, and 8 with a framework that is ideal for project-based learning, teacher-led instruction, and STEM programs. Quality and Effectiveness Created with the goal of targeting common scientific misconceptions, Britannica’s… Read More

Internet@Schools Recommends Pathways: Science

May 5, 2012

Internet@Schools: Product Review Pathways: Science brings the full weight of Encyclopædia Britannica’s outstanding and extensive resources to bear in this supplemental tool for middle school science instruction. It consists of a guided discussion that helps students form hypotheses. Then, the hypotheses are checked with basic, multiple-choice quizzes and a follow-up activity.… Read More

Press Releases

New Social Studies Classroom Solution

November 11, 2016

Britannica social studies classroom solution saves teachers time and engages students Teachers can save time and make social studies classroom lessons more productive with LaunchPacks™: Social Studies, a new K-12 digital solution from Britannica Digital Learning. Designed for social studies classroom use and to make lesson planning more efficient, it… Read More

Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids® Launches This Holiday Season!

Phoenix International Publications is proud to announce the launch of its first line of Encyclopaedia Britannica Kids branded children’s books at retail. Encyclopaedia Britannica is a global digital media company with online products that promote knowledge and learning. Britannica brings over 240 years of experience producing the most trusted and… Read More

Texas Students Get Britannica E-Books

June 6, 2016

More than 200 titles in Language Arts and Science for schools statewide Students in Texas will soon have more than 200 high-quality e-books from Britannica Digital Learning to support their studies in language arts and science, Britannica announced today. Schools that participate in the TexQuest program by the Texas State… Read More

New Britannica App Has More Free Content & Fun Features

June 6, 2016

Users of Apple mobile devices now have a large trove of reliable, free information with the new version of Encyclopædia Britannica’s popular iOS app, the company announced today. The app, which can be used on any smart device, provides access to most of the Britannica content for free, with a… Read More

Original Sources Now Available to K-12 Schools

Original Sources provides access to an extensive, continuously growing collection of more than 420,000 works of classic, primary reference sources for reading and research in twelve subject areas: world history, U.S. history, political science, law, literature, science, mathematics, social science, philosophy, religion, language and language arts. Among the historical figures… Read More

BDL Wins 2016 CRM Excellence Award

June 6, 2016

Britannica Digital Learning announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Britannica as a recipient of a 2016 CRM Excellence Award, presented by CUSTOMER magazine. Once known as the publisher of printed reference works, Britannica has transformed itself in the past 25 years into a digital publisher… Read More

Britannica Honors Top Spellers

March 3, 2016

This year as every year, Encyclopaedia Britannica is proud to sponsor of the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Here’s just a sample of this year’s coverage. Twice is nice! Tri-City Times March 30, 2016 8th-grader wins New Mexico Spelling Bee for second time Albuquerque Journal March 20, 2016 Can you… Read More

Britannica Again Joins DuPont to Honor Young Science Writers

December 12, 2015

Digital education publisher partners with The DuPont Challenge for fourth year Britannica® Digital Learning announced today that for the fourth year in a row it will be a partner company for The DuPont Challenge, the acclaimed essay contest for middle- and high-school students that recognizes excellence in science writing. Britannica… Read More

Britannica School Wins Teachers’ Choice Award

September 9, 2015

Comprehensive Knowledge Resource Distinguished in Classroom Tests Britannica Digital Learning announced today that its flagship education productBritannica School has won the Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom.   Used by more than 60,000 schools and libraries in the U.S., Britannica School is a leading online, interactive learning resource for students… Read More

Dearborn Public Library Announces the Availability of ImageQuest

September 9, 2015

Dearborn Public Library Announces the Availability of ImageQuest

Britannica ImageQuest Wins ISTE “Best of Show” Award

July 7, 2015

New honor from Tech & Learning magazine recognizes top educational technology products CHICAGO, July 1, 2014—Britannica Digital Learning announced today that Britannica ImageQuest™ is a winner of an ISTE Best of Show Award from Tech & Learning magazine. The winners were announced yesterday in conjunction with the annual conference of… Read More

Britannica Enhances ImageQuest Resource for Schools, Libraries

June 6, 2015

Popular rights-cleared image source educators “can’t live without” gets even better Britannica Digital Learning today announced a new and significantly upgraded version of its popular ImageQuest™ resource for schools and libraries. ImageQuest provides nearly three million rights-cleared photos and other images for homework, classroom activities and lesson plans. Images come… Read More

New Britannica School Release

March 3, 2015

B000st Student and Teacher Engagement and Strengthen Teacher Support CHICAGO, March 24, 2015—Britannica Digital Learning has completed a series of user-suggested enhancements to its flagship education product Britannica School designed to increase interactivity and make the product more engaging and useful to students and teachers. Britannica School is an online, interactive learning… Read More

Britannica School Wins BETT award

January 1, 2015

CHICAGO, January 28th, 2015—Britannica® School, the online classroom information solution from Britannica Digital Learning, was a big winner at last week’s Bett Awards ceremony in London, winning best product honors in the Digital Collections and Resource Banks category. Considered the highest accolade in the U.K. educational-technology industry, the Bett Awards… Read More

Texas Students Get Britannica Resources

January 1, 2015

All public school students to have award-winning Britannica School solution CHICAGO, January 21, 2015—Britannica Digital Learning announced today that all students in the public schools of Texas will have access to two of its flagship education products thanks to the Texas State Library and Archives Commission’s TexQuest program. Under an… Read More

Britannica Publishes Revised Student Encyclopedia

June 6, 2014

Award-winning set has updated articles, new features Britannica Digital Learning today announced a revised edition of Britannica Student Encyclopedia, its award-winning reference set for grades 3-8. The 16-volume set includes a host of revisions, including articles on Australia, David Beckham, Barack Obama, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Mars, Pope and the Williams… Read More

Britannica Launches e-Commerce Site for Schools and Libraries

May 5, 2014

An easy way for institutions to browse and purchase Britannica Digital Learning has made it easier for U.S. schools and libraries to browse and purchase its educational products with a new e-commerce site at shop.eb.com. The site allows teachers, principals, district administrators and librarians to examine more than a thousand products… Read More

Britannica Joins DuPont in Honoring Young Science Writers

April 4, 2014

Digital education publisher partners with The DuPont Challenge for third consecutive year Britannica Digital Learning announced today that for the third year in a row it will be a partner company for The DuPont Challenge, the acclaimed essay contest for middle- and high-school students that recognizes excellence in science writing.… Read More

Britannica Unveils New Reference and Research Site for Libraries

March 3, 2014

Sources for all ages, available anywhere, on any device Britannica Digital Learning today announced Britannica Library, the next generation of its comprehensive reference and research service for library users of all ages. The newly designed site is Britannica’s richest library product to date and includes new and continuously revised articles… Read More

Britannica School Wins Teachers’ Choice Award

January 1, 2014

Comprehensive Knowledge Resource Distinguished in Classroom Tests   Britannica Digital Learning announced today that its flagship education product Britannica School has won the Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom.   Used by more than 60,000 schools and libraries in the U.S., Britannica School is a leading online, interactive learning resource… Read More

Arkansas Brings More Britannica Resources to Schools

December 12, 2013

Online Services, Ebooks, Available Statewide Through Education Department Arkansas students and teachers have a host of online resources from Britannica Digital Learning to support the Common Core State Standards and classroom work for every grade, courtesy of the Arkansas Department of Education. Under a new and expanded initiative by the… Read More

Britannica Middle-School Science Program Wins SIMO Award

December 12, 2013

Pathways: Science honored in Madrid Britannica Digital Learning announced today that Pathways: Science, its online program that helps middle-school students overcome science misconceptions, has won a SIMO Educational Innovation Award from the Spanish national convention organizer IFEMA, la Institución Ferial de Madrid. The SIMO Awards are given for excellence in educational… Read More

Britannica Middle-School Science Program Wins Teachers’ Choice Award

September 9, 2013

Pathways: Science distinguished in classroom tests Britannica Digital Learning announced today that Pathways: Science, its online program that helps middle-school students overcome science misconceptions, has won the Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom. Teachers’ Choice is unique among educational honors in that competing products are judged exclusively by panels of… Read More

Britannica Middle-School Program Takes Aim at Science Misconceptions

September 9, 2013

Enhanced Pathways: Science puts students on the right track A new version of Pathways: Science, the online program that helps middle-school students overcome their misconceptions about science, has just been released by Britannica Digital Learning. Designed for classrooms in grades six, seven and eight, the program covers key topics in… Read More

Britannica Helps Teachers Impart Research Skills

July 7, 2013

White paper, webinar provide classroom lessons in using online sources For teachers looking to instill good research habits in their students, help has arrived from Britannica Digital Learning (BDL), with an in-depth lesson plan on research skills for the digital age. The lesson appears in the Britannica white paper “Building… Read More

Britannica Publishes New PreK-6 E-Books

June 6, 2013

Hundreds of titles supporting Common Core, state curriculum standards now available Britannica Digital Learning has just published 365 new non-fiction e-books for grades preK-6 in a wide range of school subjects, the company announced today. The collection is especially strong in non-fiction titles that support the new Common Core State… Read More

Britannica School Site Wins Top Education Awards

June 6, 2013

Innovative online solution takes Golden Lamp, Distinguished Achievement honors Britannica School, the new online knowledge and information solution from Britannica Digital Learning, was a big winner at this week’s industry award ceremonies, taking both the coveted Golden Lamp and the Distinguished Achievement Awards. The Golden Lamp, given by the Association… Read More

Britannica Publishes New Elementary E-Books

January 1, 2013

Hundreds of new titles in major school subjects Britannica Digital Learning is publishing hundreds of new non-fiction e-books for grades preK-6 in a wide range of school subjects, the company announced today. More the 300 titles in science, social studies, language arts and math will be available by spring, each… Read More

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