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  • 1. Shmoop will make you a better lover* *of literature, history, life… Ellen Siminoff President & CEO Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential “ Best of the Internet”
  • 2. What is Shmoop?
    • Fun digital textbooks and learning guides
      • 8 subjects and growing
        • US History, Civics, Biography, Literature, Poetry, Bestsellers, Music, & Spanish translations of literature guides
      • Analysis, summaries, trivia, multimedia, quotes, and loads of links
    • A resource teachers & students use in the classroom & at home
    • Written by educators and experts – primarily Ph.D. students from Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley
      • >90% of Shmoop writers have taught at the high school or college level
    • Shmoop (v): to push something forward (Yiddish slang of our founder’s grandmother)
    Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  • 3. My, How We’ve Grown Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential Sept. ‘08
        • Mar. ‘10
    • Private Beta
    • Resources for students
    • 2 subjects
    • 140 titles
    • Public Beta
    • Resources for students, teachers, librarians
    • 8 subjects
    • 2,000 titles across Web, iPhone/iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader
    • Named “Best of the Internet” by PC Magazine
    • Webby Award Honoree in education (along with PBS, BBC, CBC)
  • 4. NEW Shmoop Teacher’s Editions
    • CA Standards-based Activities
    • Quizzes
    • Current Events & Pop Culture
    • Discussion & Essay Questions
    • Related History & Literature Readings
    Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  • 5. NEW: AP Exam Prep
    • Online prep courses written by experts
      • Deep content reviews
      • Drills
      • Full-length Practice Exams
      • Test-taking strategies
      • Shmoop’s Pump-Up Songs Playlist
    • Cover 4 of the 5 most popular AP Exams
    • $12.95 per student per course
    Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  • 6. Shmoop to Go Put a Ph.D. in Your Pocket
    • Shmoop is now
      • #2 education iPhone App developer
      • #1 HS publisher on Kindle
    • Largest multi-platform educational publisher
      • 400 guides on the Web
      • 450 eBooks on Kindle
      • 450 iPhone/iPad Apps
      • 400 eBooks on B&N nook
      • 400 eBooks on Sony Reader
    Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  • 7. What People are Saying Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential “ Shmoop makes me actually want to work. ” - Stephanie, 19 “ This website is my dream come true ” - Noel, 20 “ Shmoop is intentionally about the joy of learning .” - Paul, HS teacher “ I think I'm in love ... Thanks for the terrific teaching resource .” - Ted, HS teacher “ Smart and consistently humorous” – Academy of American Poets “ Best of the Internet ” - PC Magazine Official Honoree in Education (along with BBC, PBS, CBC) - 2009 Webby Awards “ An incredibly useful tool for educators. written with a down-to-earth, irreverent wittiness full of pop culture references that make the subjects more easy to grasp and more enjoyable for students.” - Mashable “ Makes the learning process fun .” - San Francisco Chronicle
  • 8. Students & Teachers Say… “ All of my friends would use this.” - Tanya, 15 “ Shmoop makes me actually want to work. ” - Stephanie, 19 “ Shmoop is intentionally about the joy of learning .” - Paul, HS teacher Quotes from Shmoop focus groups of HS and College students, April 2008 Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential “ This website is my dream come true ” - Noel, 20
  • 9. Experts Say… Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential “ Smart and consistently humorous” – Academy of American Poets “ Best of the Internet ” - PC Magazine Official Honoree - 2009 & 2010 Webby Awards "The language is totally student-friendly . A very cool site.” - School Library Journal “ Makes the learning process fun .” - San Francisco Chronicle
  • 10.
    • www.shmoop.com
    • Ellen Siminoff
    • [email_address]
    © 2009, Shmoop University, Inc. http://www.shmoop.com