Teachers set to Benefit from New Collection of Resources
Guardian Teacher Network to Host Free Britannica Teaching and Learning Resources
London, 27 April 2011
- Teachers across the UK can now benefit from an extensive new collection of educational resources available on the Guardian Teacher Network.
- The free online resource for primary and secondary teachers is now offering interactive classroom materials from Encyclopædia Britannica, which are designed to save teachers’ time when planning lessons, make classroom activities more engaging and provide clear, correct and current information to students.
- The free Britannica resources provide teachers with a range of activities for their classes, from in-depth worksheets and study guides to interactive games and quizzes. All the resources have been curriculum-mapped, are age-appropriate and cover a range of subjects, including Maths, English, History and Geography.
- Specific resources include:
- World War II interactive factsheet
- In-depth features on the Ancient Egyptians, Dinosaurs and Rainforests
- Interactive numeracy games
- Interactive spelling games
- The Guardian Teacher Network allows primary and secondary teachers the opportunity to browse and use thousands of innovative free resources and create their own. The network also allows teachers to assess their class's progress with the Test Centre function.
- Caroline Kennard, Director of Education for Encyclopædia Britannica UK, said: “As leading providers of expert educational content, we’re committed to helping teachers both in and out of the classroom in their quest to raise standards. We’re delighted to offer teachers access to our resources and are confident they will play an important role in classrooms up and down the country.”“
- Britannica Online Schools Edition provides curriculum-based articles, videos, images and other interactive materials, which help to bring lessons to life. Easy to use and fully interactive with classroom technology, the resource offers comprehensive subject coverage and caters for all ages and abilities. For more information on Britannica Schools Online, please visit: www.school.eb.co.uk
Notes to editors:
- About Encyclopædia Britannica
Britannica was founded in Edinburgh in 1768 at the height of the period of European history known as the “Enlightenment”. Its aim was to publish clear, current and correct information, based on a scientific approach to knowledge.
- It is the most comprehensive and oldest continuously published reference work in the English language and is revered worldwide for its editorial integrity. Britannica strives to help its users become confident global citizens, by delivering expert and up-to-date knowledge and being global leaders in providing a source for life-long learning.
- Encycloppædia Britannica (UK) Ltd is a subsidiary of Encycloppædia Britannica Inc. who are leading providers of learning and knowledge products. Britannica is proud to be one of the world's most trusted sources of information.
- In 2011 Encyclopædia Britannica was named as one of the UK’s most respected brands in the annual Consumer Superbrand Survey. Britannica was one of only eight media reference companies to make the top 500 brands in the UK and was the only one to be listed in the top 50.
- About Britannica Online & Mobile:
Today Encyclopædia Britannica has a larger and more diverse line of online and mobile products than ever before. Our outlook is shaped by our tradition of excellence and an understanding of what knowledge seekers need in the digital age.
- In 2002 Britannica introduced Britannica Online School Edition, a comprehensive reference and education service specially designed for primary and secondary schools. It has undergone several significant upgrades in the years since.
- In 2006 Britannica introduced Britannica Online Public Library Edition, delivering three products in one, including separate home pages for adults, students, and children. The product allows libraries to tailor the product to their patrons' needs.
- In early 2011 Britannica launched three titles in a series of educational mobile applications for children. The Volcanoes, Rainforests and Ancient Egypt apps will be followed by further project-based programmes later in the year.
- Image Quest was launched in January 2011 to provide one million digital images to universities, colleges and schools. Fully rights-cleared for educational use, Image Quest brings together collections from the National Geographic, Getty Images, and Oxford Scientific and many others, into an easy-to-use online portal.
- Britannica's Online Academic Edition delivers relevant, web-based content for further and higher education. It is continuously updated, revised and developed with new articles, allowing its users to research confidently with expert information and a host of research tools designed to support advanced study.
- For further information about Britannica and its products, please visit:
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