What’s New: Britannica K-12

What’s New: Britannica K-12

Welcome to the latest updates from Britannica Education! We’ve been transforming the educational landscape for over a decade with our dynamic digital solutions suite, with much more to come. As the world of education continuously evolves, we leverage advanced technology, deep subject-area expertise, and refined editorial and media storytelling.

We’re thrilled to unveil new platform features designed to enhance educational experiences for classrooms around the globe, including immersive, redesigned homepages, visually captivating media additions, streamlined enhancements, and compelling lesson innovations. In addition to the latest updates, we’re also highlighting some of the most valuable platform features. See for yourself!

Britannica School

At Britannica Education, we recognize the power of knowledge, and our recent updates emphasize that. Our goal is to encourage learners to discover new topics and deepen their understanding of the world around them with updates that liven up lessons and improve the overall user experience for both teachers and students. 

  • New! Boost engagement with new and exciting content on our refreshed homepages for Elementary and Middle School levels.

  • New! Finding your favorite articles and media is easier than ever with a convenient new search bar design for Elementary and Middle School levels.

  • Create lessons based on curriculum-aligned topics and significant events and observances, frequently updated on the homepage by our in-house editorial team.

  • New! Experience improved visual entry points into popular features such as Animal Kingdom, World Atlas, and Biographies.

  • New! Shine a spotlight on fascinating new subjects with “Video of the Week” features.
  • Find age-appropriate, timely “In the News” articles, created at least once a week for both Elementary and Middle School levels.

Britannica ImageQuest

Bring the excitement of visual learning to the forefront with an attractive look and easy access to high-quality, rights-cleared imagery for stimulating curriculum materials, beautifying presentations, and enhancing student projects. 

  • New! Experience a more usable and mobile-friendly site with an enhanced, fully responsive design.
  • Explore popular images and videos with curated galleries featuring dozens of visually appealing and topical multimedia.
  • Showcase your favorite media collections and help students collaborate with simple album sharing.
  • Elevate lessons with more than 11,000 downloadable video clips about science, nature, geography, and more.

Britannica ImageQuest Jr.

This new product provides a safe space where children can explore a large variety of hand-selected, age-appropriate media for early elementary through fifth-grade learners. Since its launch, we have added thousands of new images and videos to continue to help educators bring topics to life for young learners.

  • Pique interest and ignite a love for learning with an extensive lineup of more than 50,000 curated images and videos. 
  • Invite students to freely explore engaging image and video galleries in a controlled space with a delightful, easy-to-use interface.

Britannica Escolar y Moderna

Our commitment to providing up-to-date cross-curricular content includes expanding and streamlining our Spanish language platforms.

  • Updated! Enjoy extensive content additions, now with more than 60,000 full-text articles and 33,000 media assets.
  • Easily search and find words with digital, Spanish-language encyclopedias for grades K-8 (Escolar) and 9 and up (Moderna).

Access and Integration

To help increase ease of access and provide more support, we’ve added new authentication and integration methods with many popular school and library technologies. We also became a member of 1EdTech Learning Tools and Content Alliance to ensure more standardized integration.

Our Editorial Endeavors

In addition to the many new updates at our Elementary and Middle School levels, our Editorial team also introduced an incredible 3,000 new articles to Britannica School: High level through our “March to 3000” initiative.

Meet the experts behind our trusted content, and learn more about our seven-step editorial process to deliver trusted information worldwide in this video.

As we continue to uncover the latest enhancements and possibilities, we’ll strive to ensure our solutions aren’t just helping you and your students adapt to the changing landscape; they’re helping you thrive. Join us in this exciting journey towards creating more engaging, informative, and inspiring learning environments, as together, we shape the future of education. Stay tuned for more advancements to come!

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About The Author

Lori Lynch

Vice President of Professional Development
Lori has a mission to bring effective and engaging learning to educators in all settings and styles. A former early childhood educator and school leader, Lori took a leap of faith into the world of professional learning after 11 years working in classrooms and schools. Since then, and for the past nearly 20 years, her mission for professional learning is to provide relevant and effective learning and coaching opportunities for the 21st century educator.

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