Britannica Online School Edition K-12 (Grade Level: PK-12) www.school.eb.com
Britannica Online School Editiongives teachers and students instant access to four complete encyclopedias and other resources that ensure consistency with classroom topics and age-appropriate language. This unique reference and learning suite also offers high-quality online learning materials that have been developed by teachers and curriculum experts. Designed for all levels of learning from elementary school through high school, Britannica Online School Edition offers students an easy-to-use gateway to the vast resources of Encyclopædia Britannica.
An Inspiring Collection with FOUR Encyclopedias, Coverage Includes:
Encyclopædia Britannica® for High School • Compton’s by Britannica for Middle School• Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia • Britannica Learning Zone (PK-2) • Britannica Concise Encyclopedia • Britannica Internet Guide• Multimedia• Merriam-Webster's Student Dictionary • Merriam-Webster's Student Thesaurus • World Atlas• Spotlights• Learning Materials• Timelines• Resources for Teachers • Curriculum Alignment and Support • Journals and Magazines
Britannica Online School Edition K-8 Version (Grade Level: PK-8) www.k8.eb.com
An Inspiring Collection with THREE Encyclopedias, Coverage Includes:
Compton’s by Britannica for Middle School • Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia • Britannica Learning Zone (PK-2) • Merriam-Webster's Student Dictionary/Thesaurus • Geography Explorer • Atlas • Animal Kingdom • Timelines • News • Videos • Safe Web sites • Learning Materials • Resources for Teachers • Daily content • Plus many other learning resources
Britannica Learning Zone (Grade Level: PK-3) www.learningzone.eb.com
Play, discover, create—these are the cornerstones of learning for young children. Now, Britannica gives teachers an online solution designed specifically for the needs of ages 4 to 7. Learning Zone is a classroom-tested, interactive learning environment that gives early learners enjoyable, engaging, and developmentally appropriate activities to help grow their minds, their spirits, and their intellectual horizons.
- A Complete Online Solution for Early-Childhood Learning
- Related to the Curriculum
- Teacher Tools
- Merriam-Webster Primary Dictionary
- Daily content Features
Britannica Online Academic Edition (Grade Level: College/University) www.search.eb.com
The award-winning Britannica Online® delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one database.
Unmatched Accuracy and Unique Perspectives
Written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other notable experts, theEncyclopædia Britannica articles are trusted resources with balanced, global perspectives and unique insights that users will not find anywhere else.
A Complete Research Tool
Start with the encyclopedia. Move on to the atlas, world data, the Classics, biographies, news, multimedia, and more.
BONUS DATABASES INCLUDE:
World Data Analyst Online: A comprehensive database of statistics on every nation of the world.
Gateway to the Classics: 225 works by 140 authors offer an introduction to significant works of history, literature, philosophy, and science.
Britannica Public Library Edition (Grade: PK to College/University) www.library.eb.com
The Online Reference Site Created Specifically for Public Libraries
As the only online reference site created specifically for libraries,Britannica Online Public Library Edition contains comprehensive content for all patrons—from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Whether it’s frogs or physics, gardening or geography, Britannica Online Public Library Edition covers it all. Extensive and thorough yet intuitive and fast, this powerful collection delivers trustworthy information that your patrons need.
Because your library serves a community of different ages and different interests, you require one multimedia reference source that meets the needs of all patrons.
- Two Products in One. Choose Britannica Kids for ages 6 to 14 or Britannica Reference Center, created for high school students through adults.
- The Convenience of Multiple Resources in ONE Location
- Quick-Click Dictionary and Thesaurus
- Learning Materials for Students
- Magazines and News Headlinesfrom The New York Times, the BBC, and the SBS Australian News Service and full-text articles from more than 700 magazines and periodicals provided by EBSCO and Proquest.
NEW! 21st-Century Explorer (Grade Level: PK-12) www.explorer.eb.com
Britannica's new 21st-Century Explorer provides online reference and learning tools for students who read below grade level, are dealing with specific learning problems, or are at risk of falling behind. This user-friendly collection contains all of the resources that students need including encyclopedias, an atlas, historic timelines, a dictionary, news, and other essential learning tools. 21st-Century Explorer is ideal for reluctant readers, ELL and ESL students, and adult literacy students.
- Two Encyclopedias for Differentiated Learning
- Build Confidence Through Learning Games and Activities
- Teacher Resources
NEW! Image Quest (Grade Level: 6-12) www.quest.eb.com
Easy Access to More Than Two Million Rights-Cleared Images!
Simplify and improve your search for images with Image Quest. Now you can access more than two million images from 40 of the best collections in the world. Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, Oxford Scientific, and other leading names have joined with Britannica to provide the best and broadest collection of proprietary educational imagery. Teachers can use the images in their lesson plans and classroom activities while students will turn to the site as they work on homework assignments and school or course projects. Free of advertising and from trustworthy sources, Image Quest provides safe and fast access to the highest quality images on all topics and for all ages.
NEW! Discover English with Ben and Bella Online (Grade Level: PK+) www.benbella.eb.com
Britannica's Discover English with Ben & Bellauses an immersive language approach to introduce children to English pronunciation, vocabulary, and essential phrases. Language learning is presented through fun and engaging lessons, which cover topics that are familiar to children using animations, live action, chants, and songs. The program's two main characters, Ben (a bear) and Bella (a hippo), learn along with children as they experience a variety of everyday adventures. Supplementary materials, which include an Activity Book, a Storybook, and Instructor's Guide for each lesson, make language learning easy and enjoyable for children. By encouraging children to actively participate with mind, voice, and body, this delightful and effective program provides an engaging and dynamic setting for teaching the fundamentals of English.
Annals of American History Online (Grade Level: 6-12) www.america.eb.com
Annals of American History Onlinegives a unique view of American history through primary source documents. Discover the backbone of American history, society, and culture with a year-by-year documentary of American thought, action, and daily life.
Read the original words of more than 1,500 authors who made and analyzed American history through speeches, writings, and interviews. Containing over 2,000 primary source documents from 1493 to the present day, plus hundreds of images and multimedia clips, this database is ideal for student research and thought-provoking classroom discussions.
World Data Analyst Online (Grade Level: 6-12) www.world.eb.com
Explore and compare the nations of the world! This powerful yet easy-to-use online graphing and charting tool lets students analyze countries at a glance. World Data Analyst Online offers detailed statistical comparisons of countries around the world, using both the most recent statistics and historical figures.
Students can create tables, charts, and even export the information to a spreadsheet for further analysis! World Data Analyst Online makes possible a better understanding of our ever-changing world.
Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online (Grade Level: 6-12)
The largest, most comprehensive American dictionary available! Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online is the perfect resource for students interested in expanding their understanding the English language.
With over 470,000 entries, 140,000 word etymologies, and a vast array of search options, this interactive dictionary offers the ultimate vocabulary experience.
Britannica’s Supplemental Database Package Online (Grade: 5 to 12)
All of Britannica’s Supplemental Resources packaged together to meet the needs of
Students doing research.
- Annals of American History Online:Primary Source Documents from U.S. History
- World Data Analyst Online: Quick and Easy Comparisons of Countries
- Spanish Reference Center:Multiple Spanish-Language Resources in One
- Global Reference Center:Multiple Foreign-Language Sites in One Resource
- Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online:The
Largest American Dictionary Available.
Britannica’s Original Sources(Grade Level: College/University) www.sources.eb.com
Original Sources,a compilation of more than 350,000 documents, complete books, and authentic images, is now available to you through Encyclopædia Britannica. Students, teachers, and parents have instant access to an online library full of the creations and discoveries of history’s greatest minds as recorded in the authors’ original words. Read Confucius, Dante, Pasteur, as well as more obscure authors for in-depth research.
Spanish Reference Center (Grade Level: PK-12) www.spanish.eb.com
Spanish Reference Center delivers two products in one—a reference collection for ages 6-12 and another for the high school and college ages. Separate home pages for each level allow schools and libraries to tailor the product to their users’ needs, making it the only online Spanish-Language database that offers age-appropriate content for everyone.
Enciclopedia Universal en Españolcovers over 47,000 articles plus 9,100 images. Complete with a dictionary, atlas, and timelines.
Enciclopedia Juvenilprovides a Spanish Elementary Encyclopedia with 1,500 articles, videos, and Learning Materials designed for younger students.
NEW! Global Reference Center (Grade Level: PK-12 / AP Students) www.global.eb.com
The Global Reference Center is an extensive collection of Encyclopædia Britannica's foreign language content, offering trustworthy information in Spanish, Japanese, Korean, simplified Chinese, and French.
Enciclopedia Juvenil and Enciclopedia Universal en Español. Spanish-Language Reference for Ages 6 and Up.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online Japan.The Authority of Britannica Applied to Our Japanese Encyclopedic Resources.
Encyclopædia Britannica Online Korea.Powerful and Easy-to-Use Korean-Language Reference Source.
Britannica Concise Encyclopedia (Chinese). Thousands of Trustworthy Articles in Simplified Chinese.
Encyclopædia Universalis (French). The Largest French-Language Encyclopedic Resource Online.
NEW! Encyclopaedia Universalis Online (Grade: 7 to College/University) www.french.eb.com
The Largest French-Language Reference Resource
The entire Encyclopaedia Universalis is now available online! Its extensive collection of resources responds to the needs of school, libraries, students and anyone doing research.
- 38,000 articles written and signed by more than 6,400 renowned authors, historians, professors, and Nobel Prize winners.
- 25,000 multimedia elements engage users and enhance learning
- A World Atlas
- 100,000 bibliographies, original source documents, and a guide to select web sites
NEW! Universalis Junior Online (Grade: 1 to 12) www.french.eb.com/junior
From Britannica and Encyclopaedia Universalis, the Leading French Publisher
Created in collaboration with education and childhood experts for ages 7 and up, Universalis Junior is now available online.
25,000 articles • 3,100 photos, maps, flags, charts, and images • A-Z entries
Britannica Pathways: Science ( http://science.eb.com )
Grade Level: 6 to 8
Britannica Pathways: Science is a new standards-correlated online tool that uses a "probe" framework to target commonly held misconceptions within the context of the existing science curriculum for grades 6, 7, and 8.
Students use an interactive, hands-on approach so that they learn by doing, participating, discussing, and concluding. Each lesson uses probe questions to help start the conversation about what students are thinking and why, and then follows a consistent progression based on student responses. With Britannica Pathways: Science, students will gain confidence and develop a true understanding of science.
NEW! SmartMath (A Math Practice Program) (Grades: K to 8) www.smartmath.eb.com
SmartMath makes math practice and differentiation easy! A game like interface motivates and holds students attention, while SmartMath’s advanced technology adapts to each student’s level. K-8 students of all abilities progress at their own pace.
With SmartMath Practice:
-Receive 189 Mathematics Topics
-Correlated to your States Standards
-Allows students to practice on any topic for any grade level you choose.
AASL PLANNING GUIDE: A PLANNING GUIDE FOR EMPOWERING LEARNERS www.aasl.eb.com
The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) has joined with Britannica to create an online, interactive planning module to support implementation of AASL program guidelines, saving time and delivering data. A Planning Guide for Empowering Learners is a program evaluation; planning, implementation, and advocacy tool that will ensure school library program planners go beyond the basics to provide goals, priorities, criteria, and general principles for establishing effective library programs.
The guide includes a revised School Library Program Assessment Rubric, a tool that allows school librarians to assess their program on 16 different sets of criteria. The rubric assists school librarians in developing a program that achieves the mission to "empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information."
DEVELOPS MEASURABLE AND ATTAINABLE GOALS
Librarians will use the guide to define, prioritize, and act on goals that will build an effective school library program according to current principles outlined in AASL's Empowering Learners: Guidelines for School Library Programs.
COMPLETELY INTERACTIVE AND EDITABLE
Step-by-step modules make the guide easy to use and evaluate.
BUILDS ADVOCACY WITH FLEXIBLE AND COLLABORATIVE OUTPUT
Share your program's progress with easy-to-understand reports, worksheets, charts, and graphs that librarians can use to update school and district administrators, and build advocacy for the library program.
Click on the links below to become familiar with the features and functionality available in Britannica’s Digital Learning Resources; here you will find guided tours for each resource:
Britannica Online School EditionPK-12(4 Levels)
- High School
- Middle School
- Elementary School
- Learning Zone
Britannica Online School Edition PK-8(3 Levels)
- Middle School
- Elementary School
- Learning Zone
Britannica Learning Zone(PK-2)
Britannica Online Academic Edition
Britannica Online Public Library Edition
21st-Century Explorer(Level 1 and Level 2)
Student News Net
Discover English with Ben & Bella Online(PK-2)
Annals of American History Online
World Data Analyst
Merriam-Webster’s Third New International Dictionary, Unabridged Online
Britannica’s Original Sources-for Colleges/Universities only (Guided Tour Not Available)
Britannica Pathways: Science
Spanish Reference Center Online
Global Reference Center
Universalis Junior Online (Guided Tour Not Available)
Encyclopaedia Universalis Online (Guided Tour Not Available)
AASL Planning Guide