Education media company ePals Corporation announced the launch of enhanced services for educational publishers worldwide. These end-to-end services enable providers of curriculum, quality resources and learning activities to distribute their content into classrooms, schools and homes globally.
Using the new Learning Centers, publishers can create communities wrapped around their content, embed engaging projects and learning activities, and make these available locally or globally as desired by the publisher. The ToolsForSchool service provides an online marketplace for teachers and publishers to sell and share content through a range of online storefronts. Educators, students and parents can browse free and premium offerings across the full range of pre-kindergarten through high school levels and multiple languages including English, Spanish and Mandarin.
The more than 50 launch partners highlighted today by ePals - from leading international brands to venture-backed companies and "teacherpreneurs" - demonstrate the end-to-end global breadth and potential of ePals' Publisher Learning Centers and ToolsForSchool digital marketplace:
McGraw-Hill Education extended its relationship with ePals to include both Social Studies and World Languages content, available to millions of McGraw-Hill Education users online and in their textbooks, as well as to ePals users globally.
Smithsonian Institution has enhanced its Learning Center and is joining ToolsForSchool with ARTLAB+; and the International Reading Association and a host of publishers from across Europe have launches planned for Q3.
Next-generation publishers the Maker Education Association, InspirED Educators and EdgeMakers, Inc. founded by former Harvard Business School Professor and noted expert on global innovation John Kao, have become publisher partners.
"Teacherpreneurs" have been steadily setting up ToolsForSchool shops in anticipation of their "back to school" launch. This includes Joli Barker, a 2nd grade teacher at Slaughter Elementary School in McKinney, TX, the 2013 TCEA Classroom Teacher of the Year, and 2011 and 2012 US Microsoft Partners in Learning Innovative Educator Award winner.
Specifically engineered to meet the needs of large and small educational publishers, schools, teachers, students, and parents, ePals Publisher Services provides ePals partners with the ability to easily bring content to international markets and grow revenue.
Publisher Learning Centers are provided on a licensed basis, with optional customisation and marketing services. Merchants in ToolsForSchool give a nominal revenue share to ePals. The expansion of content across the ePals network offers ePals members and publishers' existing user bases a dynamic and growing resource and community for project and activity-based learning experiences that foster 21st century skills.
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