Shmoop and PBS to Be Honored Two Years in a Row by the Webby Awards
05/04/2010

Shmoop, a publisher of digital resources that make learning fun and relevant for students, was recognized today for the second consecutive year as an Official Honoree in the education category of the Webby Awards.

Online PR News – 04-May-2010 – – MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (April 13, 2010) – Shmoop (www.shmoop.com), a publisher of digital resources that make learning fun and relevant for students, was recognized today for the second consecutive year as an Official Honoree in the education category of the Webby Awards. PBS.org is the only other website to be recognized for the past two years in the education category of the Webby Awards.

According to the Webby Awards, nearly 10,000 entries were submitted to the 14th Annual Webby Awards. Fewer than 15% of entries were distinguished as an Official Honoree. This honor signifies an outstanding caliber of work.

“Shmoop is humbled and honored to share this distinction with PBS, an organization that has set the standard for educational programming in the U.S. for decades,” said Ellen Siminoff, CEO of Shmoop. “We are thrilled to have been honored by the Webby Awards in both year since the time of our public launch in November, 2008. We appreciate the vote of confidence in Shmoop’s mission to revolutionize learning materials and teacher resources for 21st century classrooms.”

Webby Award winners are selected by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, whose members include David Bowie, Arianna Huffington, Matt Groening, and Internet inventor Vinton Cerf.

About Shmoop:
Shmoop publishes digital resources that make learning fun and relevant for students. Shmoop Learning Guides make classic topics like Huckleberry Finn and World War II relevant and interesting for today’s students. Shmoop is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides and Teacher Resources balance a fun, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop offers more than 2,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Kindle, and Nook. The company was an Official Honoree in the 2009 Webby Awards and named “Best of the Internet” by PC Magazine. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a Labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.