NEW YORK, April 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill today announced that it has formed a collaboration with ePals Corporation, an education media company and the world's leading global learning network. The partnership pairs world-class content from McGraw-Hill Networks, McGraw-Hill's award-winning digital social studies learning program for Grades 6-12, with ePals' global community and social learning platform. The collaboration will allow teachers and students to connect with peers in more than 200 countries to enjoy the type of authentic, global learning experiences that are required for 21st century education and workplace success.
McGraw-Hill's digital learning resources will provide users of ePals and McGraw-Hill products with a new source of dynamic educational project- and activity- based learning experiences aligned to McGraw-Hill's trusted content. With a strong focus on critical thinking, reading, writing and other academic skill development, these interactive experiences will aid teachers in meeting Common Core as well as other standards. McGraw-Hill's resources on ePals will be directed initially toward middle school and high school social studies topics. Additional core curriculum content from McGraw-Hill on ePals is planned for the future.
"We are delighted to partner with ePals to enhance learning outcomes for students by creating collaborative experiences that are truly authentic and engaging," said Stephen Waldron, vice president of humanities and academic design at McGraw-Hill School Education. "By bringing together McGraw-Hill Networks' strong educational content and ePals' global community of classrooms, we're expanding students' worlds while providing them the means to master Common Core standards through top-quality project-based learning experiences."
Launched in 2011, McGraw-Hill Networks combines engaging print and digital resources to help students discover and learn essential social studies content. The program can be personalized and customized for each student to support differentiated instruction, and transforms social studies instruction and learning into an exciting and interactive experience.
"By creating a McGraw-Hill learning community on ePals, we're enabling unprecedented opportunities for students around the world to collaborate, create and share knowledge that reinforces an important understanding of history, geography, government, language and culture," said Ed Fish, president of ePals. "This partnership will enable McGraw-Hill to expand the reach and impact of its digital products while allowing ePals to provide value to its users by incorporating the highest quality educational content throughout its global community."
Learn more about McGraw-Hill's digital learning resources on ePals.