Classrooms in Brechin can receive a boost this year through a new initiative from Encyclopædia Britannica.
As of last week every primary and secondary school in Brechin will have free access to thousands of cross-curricular digital resources, which have been designed to hone student engagement and improve results.
Through the initiative, it is hoped that students and teachers can rediscover Britannica in the digital age with access to the publisher’s online school edition.
Unlike other free online resources, the Britannica Online School Edition has specifically been created to ensure that students can research safely online without accessing inappropriate or factually inaccurate material.
It is split into three distinct age-groups and every reference article has been extensively checked by Britannica’s team of editors.
Teachers can also benefit from the service, which provides live training sessions, a dedicated teacher support area and pre-created learning materials which can be used in the classroom with existing technology.
To further assist schools in the new academic term, Britannica has also developed a comprehensive e-safety guide, which is free for download.
To sign-up for Britannica online or to download the e-safety guide, schools in Brechin should visit www.britannica.co.uk/education
Britannica Online School Edition will be available for schools until the end of October.