Shmoop Overview for Teachers & Librarians http://www.shmoop.com/teachers/ Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential  “ Best of ...
What is Shmoop? <ul><li>Digital learning guides that make learning  fun   and  relevant   for students </li></ul><ul><ul><...
Students & Teachers Say… “ Shmoop has enriched my teaching and  made literature accessible  to ALL my students!” - Martha,...
Things You’ll Learn on Shmoop Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential  The Portrait of a Lady  (written in 1880) shares a lot...
Shmoop Literature <ul><li>Help make literature fun and relevant for your students </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why Should I Care?” ...
Shmoop US History <ul><li>Analysis from multiple points of view </li></ul><ul><li>Events, People, Quotes </li></ul><ul><li...
Shmoop Poetry <ul><li>Demystify poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Close Reading (line-by-line) </li></ul><ul><li>Deep analysis of S...
Shmoop’s “Best of the Web” <ul><li>Links are carefully selected by Shmoop’s writers </li></ul><ul><li>Audio, video, photos...
NEW Shmoop Civics Because Civics Shouldn’t be Boring <ul><li>Government, politics, law </li></ul><ul><li>Heated issues tha...
NEW Shmoop Bestsellers Let Your Inner Fan Feast <ul><li>Use “Pop Lit” to teach literary analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Twiligh...
NEW Shmoop Biography Get to Know the Big Cheeses <ul><li>31 bios and counting </li></ul><ul><li>Authors, poets, political ...
NEW Shmoop Music Listen and Learn <ul><li>Analyze lyrics like poetry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lyrics are often a less intimid...
NUEVO Shmoop Literatura <ul><li>Spanish translations of our most popular literature summaries </li></ul><ul><li>A “bridge”...
NEW: Shmoop on iPhone, Kindle, Nook Put a Ph.D. in Your Pocket <ul><li>Shmoop is a top educational publisher on many devic...
How to Cite Shmoop <ul><li>Shmoop  automatically generates citations  for students in  MLA, APA, or Chicago  formats </li>...
Shmoop for Educators <ul><li>A  tour of Shmoop  designed for educators </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas and examples  from teachers...
6 Easy Ways to Get Started <ul><li>Link to a page on Shmoop as required (or optional) reading to compliment a unit </li></...
Free Shmoop Gear! <ul><li>Stickers or Bookmarks for your students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We’ll mail them to you! </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Link to Us:   http:// www.shmoop.com </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Us on Twitter:  @helloshmoop </li></ul><ul><li>Fan U...
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    1. 1. Shmoop Overview for Teachers & Librarians http://www.shmoop.com/teachers/ Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential “ Best of the Internet” &quot;The language is totally student-friendly... ...a very cool site.&quot;
    2. 2. What is Shmoop? <ul><li>Digital learning guides that make learning fun and relevant for students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Deep analysis, questions, quotes, trivia, multimedia, loads of links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start here: http://www.shmoop.com </li></ul></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>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    3. 3. Students & Teachers Say… “ Shmoop has enriched my teaching and made literature accessible to ALL my students!” - Martha, HS teacher “ 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
    4. 4. Things You’ll Learn on Shmoop Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential The Portrait of a Lady (written in 1880) shares a lot in common with TV’s “Gossip Girl” Emily Dickinson was a packrat Ernest Hemingway and James Joyce picked bar fights together in Paris Albert Einstein's 7th-grade teacher told him he &quot;would never get anywhere in life.&quot; True story.
    5. 5. Shmoop Literature <ul><li>Help make literature fun and relevant for your students </li></ul><ul><li>“ Why Should I Care?” </li></ul><ul><li>Themes </li></ul><ul><li>Quote analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Plot analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Character analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Literary devices </li></ul><ul><li>Study questions </li></ul><ul><li>Trivia </li></ul><ul><li>Best of the Web </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    6. 6. Shmoop US History <ul><li>Analysis from multiple points of view </li></ul><ul><li>Events, People, Quotes </li></ul><ul><li>Trivia, Glossaries </li></ul><ul><li>Links to multimedia, primary sources, and more </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    7. 7. Shmoop Poetry <ul><li>Demystify poetry </li></ul><ul><li>Close Reading (line-by-line) </li></ul><ul><li>Deep analysis of Symbolism, Themes, Meter, Sound, Setting… </li></ul><ul><li>Trivia </li></ul><ul><li>Study Questions </li></ul><ul><li>Best of the Web (primary sources, photos, audio, video, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Now the largest poetry analysis site on the Web </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential “ Smart and consistently humorous” - Academy of American Poets (poets.org)
    8. 8. Shmoop’s “Best of the Web” <ul><li>Links are carefully selected by Shmoop’s writers </li></ul><ul><li>Audio, video, photos, art, primary sources, historical documents </li></ul><ul><li>TV and Movies </li></ul><ul><li>Books </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    9. 9. NEW Shmoop Civics Because Civics Shouldn’t be Boring <ul><li>Government, politics, law </li></ul><ul><li>Heated issues that students care about </li></ul><ul><li>A line-by-line analysis of the Constitution </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    10. 10. NEW Shmoop Bestsellers Let Your Inner Fan Feast <ul><li>Use “Pop Lit” to teach literary analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Twilight </li></ul><ul><li>New Moon </li></ul><ul><li>Eclipse </li></ul><ul><li>Harry Potter … </li></ul><ul><li>Many more coming soon </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    11. 11. NEW Shmoop Biography Get to Know the Big Cheeses <ul><li>31 bios and counting </li></ul><ul><li>Authors, poets, political leaders, inventors, … </li></ul><ul><li>Back-stories, fun anecdotes, multimedia, personal letters </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    12. 12. NEW Shmoop Music Listen and Learn <ul><li>Analyze lyrics like poetry </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lyrics are often a less intimidating intro to poetry </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Historical context </li></ul><ul><li>“ Behind the music” stories </li></ul><ul><li>Technical analysis of rhythm, songwriting, instrumentation </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    13. 13. NUEVO Shmoop Literatura <ul><li>Spanish translations of our most popular literature summaries </li></ul><ul><li>A “bridge” for ESL students </li></ul><ul><li>Or great practice for students learning Spanish </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    14. 14. NEW: Shmoop on iPhone, Kindle, Nook Put a Ph.D. in Your Pocket <ul><li>Shmoop is a top educational publisher on many devices </li></ul><ul><li>400 guides on the Web </li></ul><ul><li>300+ eBooks on Kindle </li></ul><ul><li>250 iPhone/iPod Apps </li></ul><ul><li>200 eBooks on B&N Nook </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    15. 15. How to Cite Shmoop <ul><li>Shmoop automatically generates citations for students in MLA, APA, or Chicago formats </li></ul><ul><li>Our About Us section includes our background and academic credentials to help establish authority </li></ul><ul><li>Shmoop teaches students about the perils of plagiarism and encourages original thought </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    16. 16. Shmoop for Educators <ul><li>A tour of Shmoop designed for educators </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas and examples from teachers who use Shmoop in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Much more coming in 2010… Stay Tuned! </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential www.shmoop.com/teachers/
    17. 17. 6 Easy Ways to Get Started <ul><li>Link to a page on Shmoop as required (or optional) reading to compliment a unit </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Trivia and Best of the Web sections to add spice to your presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Trivia is found under “Did You Know”: http://www.shmoop.com/romeo-and-juliet/trivia.html </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Best of the Web includes links, multimedia, photos, and more: http://www.shmoop.com/civil-war/resources.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Start off a new unit by having your students read our “In a Nutshell” and “Why Should I Care?” sections (see http://www.shmoop.com/hamlet/ ) </li></ul><ul><li>Use a song from Shmoop Music ( http://www.shmoop.com/music/ ) to ease your students into poetry, or to give cultural context to a period in history </li></ul><ul><li>Have your students write their own Shmoop modules for a topic that we don’t cover. It should be interesting, funny, and help explain to other students “Why Should I Care?” </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching Poetry? Try assigning our wonderful primer, “ How to Read a Poem ” </li></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    18. 18. Free Shmoop Gear! <ul><li>Stickers or Bookmarks for your students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>We’ll mail them to you! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Just email support [at] shmoop [dot] com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Earn a free Shmoop t-shirt! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Just invite 20 friends to Shmoop using this form: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.shmoop.com/InviteFriends </li></ul></ul>Shmoop University, Inc. Confidential
    19. 19. <ul><li>Link to Us: http:// www.shmoop.com </li></ul><ul><li>Follow Us on Twitter: @helloshmoop </li></ul><ul><li>Fan Us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/shmoop </li></ul>© 2009, Shmoop University, Inc. http://www.shmoop.com

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