I’m a teacher, and I’m looking for premium access to Shmoop.
While we’d love to grant access to every student and teacher during the COVID crisis, due to volume we’re only able to grant access to entire schools and districts free of charge. If you’re interested in gaining access for your specific school campus or district, please connect with your administrator and ask them to reach out to us here to or at email@example.com get started.
In the meantime, let’s make sure you can utilize all the great free tools you already have access to on Shmoop.
Here are the free resources you can utilize today:
My school has given me access to Shmoop because of COVID.
How long will it last?
Shmoop is proactively engaging with administrators so that you don’t lose access when you return. We are committed to remaining flexible and supportive when you transition back into the classroom. We have no intention to shut down access the moment school doors are re-opened, but we are asking for a small maintenance fee to keep you Shmoopin’ throughout the remainder of the school year.
How do I get started?
- Follow your instructions to create an account. If you don’t have your Magic Word or know where to get started, reach out to your administrator or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Next, navigate Shmoop’s homepage to find all the premium resources organized by subject. You can also click “My Stuff” or “Products” in the top navigation bar to see all the resources available.
- Once you’ve found the content you’re looking for, create a Shmoop classroom to monitor your students’ progress. Click here to learn how to create a classroom.
What are the best ways to use Shmoop outside the classroom?
Shmoop has found that providing students with choice and flexibility is always best when thrust into distance learning. Create pathways for them to engage with Shmoop based on the subject matter and standards you’re trying to teach. Here are some starter tips:
- Use the video library to find a playlist or group of videos that supports or reinforces the content you’re working on.
- Send students to specific drills inside of test prep programs that are tied to skills you’re teaching to help weave test preparation and core instruction.
- Use Shmoop’s diagnostic tests (found in test prep and in RTI) to identify gaps in learning and to create personalized learning pathways inside of Shmoop.
What are the best ways to use Shmoop for remote and distance learning?
- Spread the word.
Let's make sure all students and teachers have the magic word, or easy SSO access to Shmoop. We’re here to help you make it as simple as possible. Reach out to your customer success manager to provide marketing and best practices for spreading the word to your school community.
- Set expectations.
- During the COVID remote learning, we want to be respectful of the learning barriers at home we may not be aware of. Give students structure with expectations, but be flexible. Try setting some incentives to engage with Shmoop. Remember, students can use Shmoop on any device!
- Earn 200 Shmoints in Shmoop Test Prep to win… [a prize or incentive of your choosing!]
- Every student who gets a 3 or higher in their first attempt at an AP practice exam gets… [a prize or incentive of your choosing!]
- Create choice.
With Shmoop's thousands of pages of learning content, you have the freedom to provide choice for students who are learning remotely. Some examples:
- Write an informative essay in Shmoop's essay lab on the global reaction of the COVID-19 virus.
- Watch these 5 ELA Shmoop videos.
- Take 3 diagnostics in ELA RTI.