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Shmoop

  1. 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. 2. What is Shmoop? <ul><li>Fun digital textbooks and learning guides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>8 subjects and growing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>US History, Civics, Biography, Literature, Poetry, Bestsellers, Music, & Spanish translations of literature guides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Analysis, summaries, trivia, multimedia, quotes, and loads of links </li></ul></ul><ul><li>A resource teachers & students use in the classroom & at home </li></ul><ul><li>Written by educators and experts – primarily Ph.D. students from Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley </li></ul><ul><ul><li>>90% of Shmoop writers have taught at the high school or college level </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Shmoop (v): to push something forward (Yiddish slang of our founder’s grandmother) </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  3. 3. My, How We’ve Grown Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential Sept. ‘08 <ul><ul><ul><li>Mar. ‘10 </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Private Beta </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for students </li></ul><ul><li>2 subjects </li></ul><ul><li>140 titles </li></ul><ul><li>Public Beta </li></ul><ul><li>Resources for students, teachers, librarians </li></ul><ul><li>8 subjects </li></ul><ul><li>2,000 titles across Web, iPhone/iPad, Kindle, Nook, Sony Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Named “Best of the Internet” by PC Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Webby Award Honoree in education (along with PBS, BBC, CBC) </li></ul>
  4. 4. NEW Shmoop Teacher’s Editions <ul><li>CA Standards-based Activities </li></ul><ul><li>Quizzes </li></ul><ul><li>Current Events & Pop Culture </li></ul><ul><li>Discussion & Essay Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Related History & Literature Readings </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  5. 5. NEW: AP Exam Prep <ul><li>Online prep courses written by experts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep content reviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Full-length Practice Exams </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Test-taking strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shmoop’s Pump-Up Songs Playlist </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cover 4 of the 5 most popular AP Exams </li></ul><ul><li>$12.95 per student per course </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  6. 6. Shmoop to Go Put a Ph.D. in Your Pocket <ul><li>Shmoop is now </li></ul><ul><ul><li>#2 education iPhone App developer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>#1 HS publisher on Kindle </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Largest multi-platform educational publisher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>400 guides on the Web </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>450 eBooks on Kindle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>450 iPhone/iPad Apps </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>400 eBooks on B&N nook </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>400 eBooks on Sony Reader </li></ul></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
  7. 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. 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. 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 &quot;The language is totally student-friendly . A very cool site.” - School Library Journal “ Makes the learning process fun .” - San Francisco Chronicle
  10. 10. <ul><li>www.shmoop.com </li></ul><ul><li>Ellen Siminoff </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>© 2009, Shmoop University, Inc. http://www.shmoop.com

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