LONDON, August 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Global Grid for Learning (GGfL), provider of one of the world's largest collections of digital educational content, today announced it will be adding over 400,000 curriculum resources from Mary Evans Picture Library, Mirropix, I Like Music, Amdon, Cabri Maths, Maestro Learning and Cambridge Dictionary Online, to its fast growing online service aimed at schools.
The latest content additions mean GGfL now offers schools access to over 2 million digital resources - including videos, interactive activities, images, documents and animations - from over 50 trusted providers.
"Our latest content providers add huge value to the GGfL service and help us accelerate our mission to provide teachers and learners with a single source for high quality, copyright cleared digital education resources from multiple providers," said Julian Mobbs, Managing Director of Global Grid for Learning, a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based EduTone. "We have spent the last 12 months refining GGfL's premium library ensuring that the content is as relevant and appropriate as possible for use within schools; the latest content additions reflect this. Teachers and students who simply register on our service also have immediate access to thousands of free resources as well as a free tool which adds GGfL to Microsoft Office 2010 to enable seamless use of the library inside PowerPoint and Word."
The Mary Evans Picture Library has been the UK's leading supplier of historical, vintage and heritage images for almost 50 years. The collection specialises in pictures of the past in the very broadest sense, from prehistoric dinosaurs to the 1970s. Drawing from a rich and varied resource, the collection is comprised of photographs, prints, engravings, illustrations, postcards and ephemera from many periods and the library exclusively represents one of the greatest sources of 19th and 20th century history, the Illustrated London News Picture Library amongst hundreds of other contributors.
As well as operating an award winning online music magazine, I Like Music are the owners of a digital commercial music library that has been created from a world famous CD and vinyl record collection compiled over 50 years. Continuously updated, it's the only music collection in existence that includes every UK Top 40 hit since the charts began in 1952 and countless more recordings from every genre. It offers the only fully licensed commercial music streaming service available to schools, colleges and universities in the UK.
Mirrorpix is the syndication and licensing arm of Mirror Group, offering unrivalled access to a unique collection of archive and contemporary images and illustrations spanning more than a century of British and world history. Since 1903 their photographers have documented the changing face of Britain and beyond, capturing the events, movements, conflicts, cultural changes, politics and people who together shaped the story of our twentieth century.
Amdon Consulting brings together a unique combination of inquiry-based pedagogy, education management and expertise in interactive content development. A leading serious game developer, it also provides Science and Technology enrichment programmes and e-content.
The CABRI software portfolio has expanded to address all K-12 needs for teaching and learning 2D/3D mathematics in an effective way, with strong interactivity and engagement from students. More than 20 Ministries of Education around the world have deployed CABRI math solutions.
Maestro Learning, Inc. is one of USA's oldest developers of educational print material and educational software. Maestro Learning's flagship product is Flink Learning, an online service with 1,000s of online learning activities and a tool teachers and parents can use to create and share their own online learning activities with no programming required.
Cambridge University Press, the oldest and one of the most respected publishing houses in the world, began publishing dictionaries for learners of English in 1995. With clear definitions and useful study extras, their monolingual dictionary can help learners become confident, natural-sounding English speakers.
More information can be found at http://www.ggflondemand.com
Notes for Editors
About Global Grid for Learning
Global Grid for Learning (GGfL) provides a safe and reliable way for teachers and students to search, stream and download high quality and copyright-cleared learning resources from trusted content providers. Our growing library of almost 2 million high quality, relevant and copyright-cleared digital learning resources from an expanding base of 50 trusted content providers makes it easier for teachers to engage, motivate and inspire media savvy students.
Available online and through commonly used educational software, platforms and portals on any device, GGfL ensures teachers and students have seamless access to the digital content they need, when they need it for anywhere, anytime teaching and learning.
Global Grid for Learning, originally pioneered by Cambridge University Press, is a wholly owned subsidiary of US-based EduTone.
For further information, go to http://www.globalgridforlearning.com
For direct access to the GGfL content service, go to http://www.ggflondemand.com
EduTone provides the sustainable technology infrastructure schools need in order to deliver personalised teaching and learning environments their stakeholders require. Installed in thousands of schools around the world, the EduTone Xchange TM is a 2011 CODiE "Best K-12 Solution" award winning, Web 3.0 Platform-as-a-Service technology that enables on-demand, one-to-one digital resources access and delivery through any personal and/or mobile access device.
EduTone is a DBA of VIP Tone Inc., a privately held corporation headquartered in Alameda, California.
For more information, go to: http://www.EduTone.com
Julian Mobbs, [email protected], mobile: +44(0)7831-609-681
SOURCE Global Grid for Learning Ltd.