NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- McGraw-Hill today announced that the company's digital social studies learning system, McGraw-Hill networks, has been selected as a District Administration 2012 Readers' Choice Top 100 Product. This announcement comes on the heels of the system's recent expansion to include a new middle school title in the subject of geography, and new psychology and sociology titles for high school.
Launched in 2011, McGraw-Hill networks 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.
"We are thrilled that McGraw-Hill networks has been selected as a District Administration Readers' Choice Top 100 Product," said Stephen Waldron, vice president and group editorial director, K-12 social studies for McGraw-Hill. "Research shows that teachers are often challenged with finding innovative ways to bring content to life, so we're excited that our customers are benefiting from the collaborative and engaging digital environment that Networks has to offer. We look forward to bringing more titles to the Networks platform, and to delivering the most effective personalized learning experiences to drive student achievement."
The annual District Administration Readers' Choice Top 100 Products award recognizes leaders in the education industry, and provides superintendents and other senior school district leaders with the unique opportunity to learn what products their colleagues around the country are using, and how these products contribute to the success of their districts. The complete list of the 2012 District Administration Readers' Choice Top 100 Product winners can be found on the District Administration web site and in the December issue of District Administration magazine.
"The record number of nominations we received this year was astonishing," says District Administration's executive editor, Odvard Egil Dyrli. "There were so many excellent recommendations from school administrators who shared how the products made significant differences in their districts, and choosing the Top 100 proved to be challenging and difficult. We are delighted to announce the honorees for 2012 and trust that the list will be a valuable resource for our readers."
Earlier this year, McGraw-Hill networks received many leading industry awards, including a Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA) CODiE Award for Best K-12 Course or Learning Management Solution, and several Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) Awards, including the prestigious Golden Lamp Award for Best Whole Curriculum Program.
For more information about McGraw-Hill networks visit www.mcgrawhillnetworks.com.
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