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New Britannica School integrations with Google Classroom and CleverOctober 18, 2018
Good news for Britannica customers to also use Clever or Google Classroom! The go-to site for education research and two of the top classroom apps now work together even better.
Britannica partners with education trendsetter Ravi HutheesingOctober 16, 2018
For the 2018 EdTech Awards, in the category of “trendsetters,” Britannica nominates Ravi Hutheesing in recognition of his efforts to bring educators and learners together with the pioneering initiative, Ravi Unites Schools.
Britannica discontinues World Data AnalystSeptember 15, 2018
Effective September 15, 2018, the World Data Analyst feature from Encyclopaedia Britannica will no longer be available in any Britannica products.
Super new additions to Britannica SchoolJuly 19, 2018
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…supplemental education materials!
Street Level skills meet Britannica experienceJuly 12, 2018
Aspiring media pros from Street Level Youth Media visited Britannica HQ in downtown Chicago for a free media skills workshop.
Landmark purchase grants every California student access to Britannica institutional productsJuly 1, 2018
The state of California has purchased Britannica School and Britannica Escolar for every student across the Golden State.
Britannica donates to every CPS high school library to honor Coretta Scott King Book AwardsJune 25, 2018
Every Chicago Public Schools high school with a school library has had Piecing Me Together added to their catalogue courtesy of Britannica.
The reviews are in: Britannica e-books are e-mazingJune 4, 2018
It’s official! Educators love our e-books. Check out the latest reviews of a wide range of exciting digital content from the trusted authors at Britannica.
Introducing Arterra Picture Library: 51,000-and-7 new reasons to love ImageQuestApril 25, 2018
Britannica ImageQuest—the academic image library that provides access to millions of rights-cleared images from a single trusted source—adds another 50,000+ images to its already massive inventory.
Britannica Passes The Mic to young Chicago poetsApril 23, 2018
Live from Britannica headquarters, Young Chicago Authors delivered an explosive lesson in slam to local educators.
Britannica education products now feature Google Classroom toolsApril 4, 2018
Britannica’s institutional products now integrate with Google Classroom in a whole new way.
Going for Gold: Insider’s Scoop on the Newbery MedalFebruary 12, 2018
Get an insider look at how a book becomes a Newbery winner and how you can bring the selection process to life with your students.
100,000 more reasons to love ImageQuestJanuary 25, 2018
Britannica ImageQuest has added more than 100,000 images from five different collections to its already massive database.
Join The Hive: Become a Britannica Educator!January 11, 2018
If you’re passionate about education and you’d like to help us pollinate the world with knowledge, you belong in the B.E. Hive.
Britannica’s new CEO wants to hear from you!December 13, 2017
Britannica is turning 250 in 2018 and you’re invited to the party! Tell us your favorite Britannica and Merriam-Webster memories or share your expertise.
The LaunchPacks you love just got even betterNovember 27, 2017
Blast off! Measure student understanding and create interactive learning experiences with the brand new class activity feature for LaunchPacks.
High-Quality Science Content For Classroom Activities And Personal ProjectsOctober 17, 2017
Britannica LaunchPacks Science Review Every teacher spends a disproportionate amount of time looking for pertinent and appealing content for their class. When you eventually do find something suitable, differentiating and personalizing the content is a huge undertaking. What we need is someone to do it for us and create a dependable, curriculum-aligned and interactive digital tool […]
School Library Journal Recommends: Britannica Original SourcesJune 19, 2017
Outside of its core encyclopedia, Britannica is widely known for offering K–12 materials to libraries. Original Sources, specifically designed for students in high schools and universities, adds to the company’s growing slate of products for higher-level learners (see britannicalearn.com/products). Original Sources hosts a growing collection of 420,000 items covering world and U.S. history, law, literature, […]
Britannica® Partners with Folger Shakespeare and Newberry Libraries; Articles, Media Assets Enhance Britannica’s Widening Coverage of Key TopicsMay 8, 2017
Encyclopaedia Britannica® has partnered with two prominent humanities institutions, the Washington, D.C.-based Folger Shakespeare Library and the Chicago-based Newberry Library, to enhance its online and mobile coverage of a wide range of topics. Both institutions are contributing original articles and visual media to Britannica. A large number of photos, rare maps, music scores, and historical documents from the […]
Booklist Recommends LaunchPacks: Social StudiesApril 25, 2017
Booklist Recommends Britannica LaunchPacks: Social Studies This impressive teaching and learning tool offers more than 1,600 social-studies-based resource “packs.” These age-appropriate packages are engaging incentives that should inspire individual investigation and inquiry, an expectation found in information skills and Common Core content literacy standards. The user friendly, intuitive interface includes a standard keyword function, with opportunities to […]
New annotation and scheduling features now in LaunchPacksJanuary 25, 2017
LaunchPacks can now be annotated by teachers and students, and teachers are able to schedule Packs into their own personalized calendar.
Britannica in the Social Studies classroomNovember 15, 2016
Britannica has launched into the social studies classroom in full force with Britannica LaunchPacks: Social Studies and Britannica Original Sources.
Britannica Included in Egyptian Knowledge BankOctober 20, 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 to any individual with an […]
Now live! The new Britannica ModernaJuly 21, 2016
A dynamic new platform makes Moderna’s age-appropriate, Spanish-language resources easier than ever to use.
NSTA Recommends Pathways: ScienceJuly 11, 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 list of ten large topics […]
Britannica 6-Book Interactive Science Library Review by TTPMJuly 9, 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. It also includes an SD-X […]
Texas Adds More than 200 Books to Digital Resources ProgramJune 20, 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 and open enrollment charter schools,” […]
Embracing Disruptive Innovation in PublishingJune 17, 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 abandon its printing operation as […]
Library Journal Names Britannica Library “Best Reference”June 15, 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 audio clips), links to 129,000 […]
School Library Journal Names ImageQuest “Best Database”February 15, 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 the past year, the best […]
STAV Recommends Pathways: ScienceFebruary 1, 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 Australian National Curriculum in Science for […]
Tech & Learning Recommends Pathways: ScienceJanuary 12, 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 Pathways: Science is a lesson […]
[email protected] Recommends Pathways: ScienceMay 1, 2012
[email protected]: 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. Content & Features (Rating: A) […]
Britannica honors educators and students with “StandOut” Awards, nearly $24,000 in prizesJanuary 22, 2019
Britannica Digital Learning announces the first annual StandOut Awards for K-12 educators and high school students who have performed outstanding works that exhibit strong character and have significantly improved their schools or communities.
Britannica LumieLabs helps students become digital storytellers
Students and educators across the world can become accomplished digital storytellers with LumieLabs™, a powerful yet intuitive online platform from Britannica Digital Learning.
Encyclopaedia Britannica marks 250th anniversary, 25th year on the internetDecember 6, 2018
Iconic global brand has adapted to changes in consumer behavior, medium and business model shifts by embracing change, breaking boundaries and exhibiting organizational learning agility.
Introducing Matthew Krise, Britannica’s new Vice President of Institutional SalesJuly 18, 2018
Britannica Digital Learning is pleased to announce the addition of Matthew Krise to the Britannica leadership team as Vice President of Institutional Sales.
Landmark purchase grants every California student access to Britannica institutional productsJuly 1, 2018
The state of California has purchased Britannica School and Britannica Escolar for every student across the Golden State.
Encyclopaedia Britannica Group appoints Karthik Krishnan as Global Chief Executive OfficerDecember 13, 2017
Encyclopaedia Britannica Group announces the appointment of Karthik Krishnan as its new global chief executive officer…and he wants to hear from you!
The Final Book Of The Year: Britannica’s 250th Anniversary Collector’s EditionOctober 11, 2017
We are excited to announce a publication that you will not want to miss! The 2018 edition of Britannica Book of the Year will be the last yearbook to be published—after being continuously published annually since 1938—and is being released to commemorate Britannica’s 250th anniversary. Download the brochure. Reserve your copy. About the Collector’s Edition […]
Britannica Joins Multi-Industry Business Group To Save Federal Library FundingMay 17, 2017
On Wednesday, May 17, 2017, many of America’s leading information, software, and publishing businesses, as well as multiple national trade associations, unveiled the Corporate Committee for Library Investment to advocate for federal library funding. As Congress turns to funding the government beyond next September, CCLI launches against the backdrop of Administration proposals to eliminate most […]
Britannica Launches Into Science ClassroomsMay 2, 2017
You’ve got a class? Britannica’s got your Pack. Britannica Digital Learning’s favorite teacher resource, LaunchPacks, has just released a new solution for science classrooms. Easily differentiate Pre-K-12 science instruction and find diverse, up-to-date, curriculum-aligned supplemental resources with Britannica’s newest classroom resource, LaunchPacks: Science. Teachers can save hours of planning time each night, meet literacy standards with science […]
New York Chooses Britannica for Statewide E-ResourcesFebruary 6, 2017
Britannica Digital Learning announced that, in an agreement with the New York State Library, its e-resources are to be included in the NOVELNY (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) statewide collection from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2020. Selected because of the quality and breadth of its resources, Encyclopædia Britannica’s products are made freely […]
New Social Studies Classroom SolutionNovember 15, 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 helps teachers engage students with […]
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 authoritative information in the world. […]
Texas Students Get Britannica E-BooksJune 14, 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 Library and Archives Commission will […]
New Britannica App Has More Free Content & Fun FeaturesJune 9, 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 sleek and engaging interface, rich […]
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 whose words and works are […]
BDL Wins 2016 CRM Excellence AwardJune 8, 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 and media company with a […]
Britannica Honors Top SpellersMarch 15, 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 spell c-h-a-m-p-i-o-n? Boston Globe March […]
Britannica Again Joins DuPont to Honor Young Science WritersDecember 11, 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 will provide a host of […]
Britannica School Wins Teachers’ Choice AwardSeptember 24, 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 and teachers in grades K-12. […]
Dearborn Public Library Announces the Availability of ImageQuestSeptember 15, 2015
Dearborn Public Library Announces the Availability of ImageQuest
Britannica ImageQuest Wins ISTE “Best of Show” AwardJuly 1, 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 the International Society for Technology […]
Britannica Enhances ImageQuest Resource for Schools, LibrariesJune 11, 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 from more than 50 of […]
New Britannica School ReleaseMarch 24, 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 resource for students and teachers […]
Britannica School Wins BETT awardJanuary 28, 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 bring together developers, distributors and […]
Texas Students Get Britannica ResourcesJanuary 21, 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 agreement with the State Library, […]
Britannica Publishes Revised Student EncyclopediaJune 25, 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 Sisters, as well as a […]
Britannica Launches e-Commerce Site for Schools and LibrariesMay 29, 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 ranging from e-books to comprehensive […]
Britannica Joins DuPont in Honoring Young Science WritersApril 29, 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. Britannica will provide a host […]
Britannica Unveils New Reference and Research Site for LibrariesMarch 11, 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 from encyclopedias, journals and periodicals, […]
Britannica School Wins Teachers’ Choice AwardJanuary 26, 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 for students and teachers in […]
Arkansas Brings More Britannica Resources to SchoolsDecember 4, 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 department, public schools, teachers and […]
Britannica Middle-School Science Program Wins SIMO AwardDecember 3, 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 technology. “Pathways: Science continues to […]
Britannica Middle-School Science Program Wins Teachers’ Choice AwardSeptember 12, 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 teachers who use those products […]
Britannica Middle-School Program Takes Aim at Science MisconceptionsSeptember 5, 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 the curriculum, addressing misunderstandings that […]
Britannica Helps Teachers Impart Research SkillsJuly 1, 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 Career and College Readiness Skills: […]
Britannica Publishes New PreK-6 E-BooksJune 20, 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 Standards and Next Generation Science […]
Britannica School Site Wins Top Education AwardsJune 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 of Educational Publishers (AEP), is […]
Britannica Publishes New Elementary E-BooksJanuary 24, 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 of them curriculum-aligned, covering topics […]