Infobase Learning is pleased to announce that two of its online databases have been selected as winners of The ComputED Gazette‘s 19th Annual Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES): Issues & Controversies in the “High School Social Studies Database” category, and Bloom’s Literature in the “High School Literature Database Website” category.
The esteemed EDDIE awards program targets “innovative and content-rich programs (including apps for iPad and Android) and websites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.” Award winners are chosen annually and selected from titles submitted by publishers worldwide. The ComputED Gazette has previously awarded EDDIES to four other Infobase Learning products: The World Almanac® for Kids Online, Today’s Science, Great Empires of the Past Online, and Issues & Controversies in American History.
The award-winning Issues & Controversies database provides exclusive, unbiased coverage of hundreds of today’s hot topics, with timely, in-depth articles on the most controversial and most studied issues in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. It was recently revamped with a dynamic, new design, educator resources and original videos for selected issues, and interactive polls that encourage student participation and discussion.
Bloom’s Literature is the definitive source for authoritative literary essays and criticism selected by esteemed scholar Harold Bloom, examining the lives of great authors and their works throughout history. Also a Library Journal “Best Database,” it enhances the study of literature with streaming video of classic plays and films, and offers specific, student-friendly guidance on how to write good essays on frequently assigned authors and works. In its award announcement, The ComputED Gazette called Bloom’s Literature“an incredibly interesting and valuable database, which should be in every library, if not every English classroom.”