Victory can be so sweet.
In December, the fine folks at District Administration announced that McGraw-Hill Networks, our digital social studies learning system for middle and high school students, has been selected as a 2012 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Product.
Not too shabby, if we do say so ourselves.
The award very coincidentally comes on the heels of Networks’ recent expansion to include a new geography title for middle school and new psychology and sociology titles for high school. And, quite frankly, the award means a lot to us because it was chosen by educators who are using the product.
So what’s the skinny on Networks, you ask? The *award-winning* (sorry, we couldn’t resist) program combines engaging print and digital resources to help middle and high school students discover and learn essential social studies content in U.S. history, world history and civics, and more recently geography, psychology and sociology.
With a library of engaging online resources that can be personalized and customized for each student to support differentiated instruction, the program transforms social studies instruction and learning into an exciting and interactive experience through audio, video and other collaborative multi-media features.
I caught up with Stephen Waldron, vice president at McGraw-Hill School Education, about the success of Networks. “Teachers tell us all the time that they’re looking for innovative ways to bring content to life, but often they’re just not sure how. We think that the collaborative digital environment of Networks is the perfect solution.”
Well put, Stephen. When I asked him if McGraw-Hill School Education is bringing more titles to the Networks platform, he responded, “Absolutely. We’re very excited about it.”
We’ll be keeping an eye out for big things involving Networks over the coming months.