Posted on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 by Annat Katz
Shmoop – Don’t let the somewhat silly name mislead you in terms of this site’s manifesto and power. According to their About page, Shmoop is here “to make learning and writing more fun and relevant for students in the digital age.” Equipped with an expert team of Ph.D.’s and Masters’ from ivy league institutions, Shmoop is dead set on making every student and teacher shine in class and more importantly, in their own mind. The Shmoop modus operandi is simply beautiful, and I suggest starting with their tour.
To really see Shmoop in action, see their many different entries and interesting info on Native American History for example. At first, you get a ‘nutshell’ overview, brilliantly written of course. Next, you have many other insightful features you can choose to dive into, such as the timeline, related citation, people, facts, even a test review! Add the almost infinite collection of subjects and guides, and you end up with one of the Web’s best learning and teaching resources ever! You’ll also be happy to know Shmoop has an app available for various mobile devices.