Shmoop, announced that it has added thousands of photos to enhance its online US history, civics, and literature Learning Guides.
Online PR News – 04-June-2010 – – MOUNTAIN VIEW, California (May 24, 2010) - Shmoop (www.shmoop.com), a publisher of digital resources that make learning fun and relevant for students, today announced that it has added thousands of photos to enhance its online US history, civics, and literature Learning Guides. Shmoop also made a slideshow Widget available, so anyone can embed a miniature version of any Shmoop photo slideshow on their own website.
“Students love looking at photos and paintings online - it's a very engaging activity that helps bring lessons to life. Shmoop has amassed a terrific photo collection all in one place for teachers and students,” said Mike Shumake, teacher at North Carolina Virtual Public School and 2009 Online Teacher of the Year for North Carolina. “I particularly like that Shmoop allows me to embed the photos on my classroom web page or blog, just like I post YouTube videos.”
Shmoop made photo slideshows available for:
• 60 US History Photos Slideshows
• 11 Civics Photos Slideshows
• 43 Literature Photos Slideshows
• Presidents Photos, which includes portraits of all 43 U.S. Presidents
• WWII Photos, which includes 50 photos from D-Day to war propaganda, to the bombing of Nagasaki
• Hamlet Photos, which includes paintings inspired by the play and portraits of famous stage actors who have taken on the play
Shmoop publishes digital resources that make learning fun and relevant for students. Shmoop content 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 3,000 titles across the Web, iPhone/iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. Shmoop was an Official Honoree in the 2010 and 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.