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Best Education Reference Solution

Recognizes the service that best packages reference, library or research information for educational purposes in the K-12 and/or postsecondary markets. This service can include content such as encyclopedias, maps, databases and source material.

World Religions: Belief, Culture, and Controversy - ABC-CLIO

This comprehensive reference resource provides a virtual textbook that covers religion across the globe, making student research on faith and belief across humanity easier, and enabling a deeper understanding of the complex issues facing us in the 21st century.

The diversity of faiths and beliefs in human experience makes the study of religion uniquely fascinating and valuable. Religion plays an essential role in societies worldwide, motivating decisions in every facet of life. Religion isn't simply an aspect of human culture—our beliefs define who we are and directly affect how we view the world.

ABC-CLIO's World Religions provides a powerful combination of reference and research components like no other database, comprising thousands of reference items that cover matters of belief, practice, celebrations, and holidays; important individuals and events; significant and sacred places; and much more. It contains thousands of authoritative reference items from leading experts, all specifically written to enhance student research and understanding, as well as engaging essays from scholars that present multiple perspectives on enduring dilemmas to provide students with models of sound critical thinking—all in one place.

The advisor for this collection of dynamic, regularly updated content is J. Gordon Melton, PhD, author of more than 40 scholarly texts and reference books

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    Films On Demand - Infobase Learning

    Films On Demand is considered the leader in streaming educational video for colleges. This comprehensive, multi-subject streaming video subscription provides students and faculty members with instant access to thousands of curriculum-focused videos—including acclaimed documentaries, award-winning educational films, independent films, and helpful instructional videos—from more than 700 top producers. All programs are segmented into versatile, easy-to-use clips and grouped into convenient, subject-specific categories. Expert editorial oversight means that the titles have been curated and vetted.

    With the unlimited simultaneous user access, users can view these outstanding videos anytime, anywhere--in the library, at home, or in class--and the videos are iPad, Android, PC, and Mac friendly. An authenticated HTML embed code allows direct access to videos from within Blackboard, Moodle, or other CMS.

    Among the many invaluable features for both faculty and students are the ability to create and share custom playlists and to save and organize favorite videos; helpful citations in multiple formats; user-friendly, intuitive interface; powerful search and browse tools; interactive transcripts and closed-captioning for thousands of titles; essential, curriculum-focused content; instructor guides; free MARC records; robust administrative portal; and many more. Account administrators can easily set up content widgets to showcase videos in their collection and increase usage.

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    Lesson Planet - Lesson Planet

    Lesson Planet is the leading online curriculum search solution for PreK-12 educators. The award-winning search engine enables teachers to easily search more than 400,000 teacher-reviewed curriculum resources within an online, professional community.

    Lesson Planet's credentialed teacher-reviewers comb through thousands of education websites to find lesson plans and other educational resources like worksheets and PowerPoint presentations. Every resource is reviewed and rated by Lesson Planet’s team of experienced teachers, and then organized into a searchable system. Teachers can quickly filter search results by rating, subject, grade, or other instructional components. Additionally, we provide an extensive library of lesson planning articles written by knowledgeable teachers, a calendar feature with planning resources related to events in history, national holidays, and noteworthy people, and advanced search features that let teachers quickly expand beyond basic subject matter and create immersive lesson plans. Teachers can also find resources to invigorate instruction with 21st Century Skills and Common Core and state standards.

    Founded by educators in 1999, the company is committed to helping teachers be great teachers and providing quality members can trust. In addition to individual teacher memberships, schools and districts can subscribe to Lesson Planet’s cost-effective and easy-to-administer School Edition®.

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    NBC Learn K-12 - NBC Learn

    NBC Learn is the education arm of NBC News and represents a new way to engage students and teachers in the classroom and to reach the nation's goals of creating 21st century digital learners.

    NBC Learn K-12 is a subscription-based educational website that offers thousands of videos and other resources covering topics from early American history to the modern day global news. News footage, commentary, historical documents and mini-documentaries bring events to life in the classroom. The content is updated almost daily from the many platforms of NBC News, so students can connect the events of the past with the events of today as they unfold.

    The state-of-the-art cue card platform is a media player and online textbook that can be saved in a playlist, shared, printed, and downloaded and easily incorporated into presentations, projects, and lesson plans.

    The NBC Learn K-12 website is fully accessible for users with disabilities. The website offers a seamless user experience with a clean design, interactive tools for engaging with the content, fast search engines, innovative presentation of metadata, and high-quality content from NBC News, the best news organization in the country.

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