Mountain View, California (EastBayDaily) — Shmoop, a digital curriculum and test prep company, has launched ShmoopTube, a brand-new, innovative portal for educational and hilarious videos. ShmoopTube improves upon and replaces the gone-but-not-forgotten Shmoopsterpiece Theater.
Shmoop has created a one-of-a-kind video platform for its growing video content. Featuring hundreds of educational videos with a humorous bent on every subject including math, history, literature, and test prep, ShmoopTube helps teachers incite class discussions and students better understand tough concepts.
ShmoopTube highlights its entertaining videos in an intuitive user-experience which makes it easier and better to use than ever. New features include:
Better Tagging. With videos catalogued by subject (e.g. “English”) and subtopics (e.g. “Elementary Algebra”), it’s a breeze to browse and search for the exact video needed to clarify classroom concepts.
Better Search Feature. Shmoop’s new search feature is better than ever. Its recommendation engine matches video titles and keywords to a list of potential videos that viewers might be interested in.
Playlists. Shmoop has also put together hand-picked playlists in case teachers and students are looking for a crash course in algebra or get a illuminating immersion in American history.
Universal Design for Learning Features. Shmoop is also making great strides with incorporating Universal Design for Learning (UDL) measures in order to accommodate all kinds of learners. Shmoop remains committed to providing the best resources to every type of student. In that vein, ShmoopTube features videos in Spanish for ESL students, and also has transcripts for hearing-impaired students.
Related Videos. Just finished learning how to solve equations using addition and subtraction? ShmoopTube is there to help students take learning to the next level with Related Videos, which will suggest similar videos that will help students master any topic.
Shmoop will continue to evolve its ShmoopTube with the speed of the Internet and will soon also launch an even more personalized viewing experience. In the coming months, users should watch for new features, like ways to organize their favorite videos on ShmoopTube.
The new ShmoopTube is available for any screen except sunscreen–including computer, mobile phones, and iPads—and can be viewed by its admirers here.
Shmoop is a digital curriculum and test prep company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials. Shmoop content is written by master teachers and Ph.D. students from Stanford, Harvard, UC Berkeley, and other top universities. Shmoop Learning Guides, Test Prep, College Resources, and Teacher’s Editions balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help teachers help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. Shmoop sees over 7 million unique visitors a month on its site, and offers more than 7,000 titles across the Web, iPhone, Android devices, iPad, Kindle, Nook, and Sony Reader. The company has been honored twice by the Webby Awards, named “Best in Tech” for 2010 and 2011 by Scholastic Administrator, and awarded with two Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in 2013. Launched in 2008, Shmoop is headquartered in a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California.