• Alice Haworth

Spotlight on... Britannica

Updated: Mar 17, 2020


Britannica has existed in some form or another since 1768, beginning it's life as a large set of encyclopedic books, but it has now adapted with the times and gone digital.

As an encyclopedia, Britannica offers students a broad introductory amount of information on almost any topic you can think of.

Britannica for Schools offers our students information at their level - it is broken into three levels, Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced.

Foundation level is aimed at students between group 4 and 7, offering information in an easy to access format that is colourful and interesting for young people.

Britannica also offers a number of features which are valuable to multilingual students. Entries in the encyclopedia can be read aloud to you by clicking the small play button at the top right of the information box, and the articles can also be translated using google translate into a home language by clicking on the small world icon to the right of the article.

Within the Foundation level is Britannica Learning Zone. This is aimed at our schools youngest members, with a basic format and integrated information videos and text that is automatically read aloud so students don't even need to be able to read to enjoy it.

Our school also subscribes to ImageQuest which provides thousands of copyright free, high resolution images able to be downloaded and used for school projects or personal use.

Britannica is fully loaded with stuff for every member on your family, and is well worth spending a little time exploring.

Logging in.

When you log in for the first time, you should see a screen that looks like this:

The login ID was supplied on your distance learning sheet for your children. Once you have entered it once, your device will remember it and you should not need to log in again.

If your page looks like this, you are already logged in, and can begin using Britannica. DO NOT CLICK ON SIGN IN TO MY BRITANNICA. My Britannica is used for individual work assignment, but all assignments are done via Class Dojo or Google Classroom.

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