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Britannica School Enhancements and Training for GALILEO K-12 Schools

Georgia schools will see a new Britannica when they return from summer vacation. The new Britannica School rolled out new engaging interfaces for elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as advanced interactive features and easy access on any device. To help educators become familiar with the changes, Britannica has scheduled webinars that include overviews of the features and navigation and information on ways Britannica School can help educators integrate the Common Core Georgia Performance Standards into their lesson planning.

Webinars
Elementary – Tuesday, September 10 @ 3:30 PM
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/680435945
Middle School – Wednesday, September 11 @ 4:00 PM
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/480504041
High School – Thursday, September 12 @ 3:30 PM
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/956254545

New Features
New features in Britannica School include My Britannica and the Lesson Plan Builder. Teachers can create, save, and share interactive activities with other teachers and students. Learning games, animated lessons and study guides offer more opportunities to connect with the content.

Responsive Design
Enjoy the same viewing experience on a tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop computer, or any Internet-connected device with a Web browser. Retrieve and explore content anytime and anywhere … classroom, library, home, or on the go.

New Encyclopedia Names
Britannica School Elementary (previously Britannica Elementary)
Britannica School Middle (previously Compton’s)
Britannica School High (previously Encyclopaedia Britannica Online High School)
Britannica School (high-level page for choosing level, previously Encyclopaedia Britannica Online School Edition)

Please Contact Us if you have questions or comments or if you need to report problems.

Welcome back to school!

Karen Minton
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia

Get the Most Out of Britannica

Teachers' Resources

Encyclopædia Britannica recently added several helpful video guides in the Teachers’ Resources section.

The video guides include:

  • Overview: Britannica Online School Edition – a quick look at Britannica for all grade levels
  • Standards Based Educational Materials – correlate Britannica materials with the Georgia Performance Standards and Common Core State Standards
  • Using the Britannica Online Workspace – learn how to collect Britannica resources into one place
  • How to Download Britannica Videos into PowerPoint – makes it easy to share Britannica videos in the classroom

To see these, go to Encyclopædia Britannica and click on the Teachers’ Resources section.

If you have questions or comments, please Contact Us.

Courtney McGough
GALILEO Support Services
Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia