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Education.com is now in the Google Chrome Webstore! We’re excited to introduce two new free Chrome apps: Education.com and Brainzy by Education.com.

What does this mean for you?

The Education.com app acts like a bookmark by giving you quick and easy access to the site and your membership without requiring you to log in each time.

Brainzy by Education.com allows your kids to start playing Brainzy games right away without requiring you to log in and access the page for them each and every time! Simply download the app, log in once with your Plus or Pro membership, and your kids can play, navigate levels, and even switch players all from the app. Closing out the app doesn’t log you out, so they can get back to Brainzy easily without your help.

Brainzy Switch Players

These apps can be downloaded on any Mac or PC that has a Google Chrome browser. They’re especially convenient for classrooms that use Chromebooks.

In addition to the apps, we've launched a new feature in Brainzy for our Pro members: Classroom Mode! This has been requested by many of our teachers and we're excited to bring it to you.

Pro members can now turn on Classroom Mode in their Brainzy Dashboard. When enabled, Classroom Mode lets a user customize Brainzy with a teacher and school name and generates a unique code their students can use to login:

Classroom Mode Toggle

Students only need the unique access code to login to Brainzy (http://play.brainzy.com). They no longer need the teacher's email and password.

Access Code

After logging in with the code, the student will see the customized teacher and school name.

Classroom Branding

Classroom mode also works with the Brainzy by Education.com App, so your students can quickly get to Brainzy and start playing. We hope you enjoy these new features and we at Education.com can't wait to show you what's next!

New Features: Workbooks

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We've updated the workbooks section of Education.com! Just as with lesson plans, search for and find the workbooks and subjects you're looking for with our improved search bar located on the left side of the screen. The search bar located here works even faster than before to look through titles, subjects, and tags including Common Core nodes for the workbooks that apply, allowing you to quickly narrow your search within workbooks. You can also use the navigation panel on the left to filter by grade and/or subject. Hold down the shift key to click and select more than one filter. Workbooks Filters

Now you can choose between Grid View and List View. Grid View showcases each workbook's cover image, plus at-a-glance info for the subject and grade. List View provides descriptions and other information to help you make your decision and compare multiple books on one web page. Grid View preview List View preview

Visit the workbooks section and see for yourself! We hope you enjoy the new features.

New Feature: Notifications

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New Notifications Alert

We’ve launched a new notification system which you may have noticed in the top right corner of your screen when you logged in. With it, we’ll keep you updated on the goings on of Education.com and your account including new features (such as lesson plans, learning games, and more), blog posts, account reminders, and promotions. Enjoy!

As you can see in the image below, once you've clicked on and read a notification it will become gray. Notifications will remain for a limited amount of time; if you don't want to see a message anymore simply click the "x" to delete the message. Notifications Expanded View

New Feature: Download History

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We’ve just launched the Download History feature! With Download History, you can find and re-download the resources you’ve used in the past that may be useful again. For instance, if you teach the same grade every year, you can easily retrieve the same content you used in previous classes for this year’s students.

You can find Download History in your account dropdown.

My Downloads Dropdown Menu

Search for your materials by year and month using the navigation to the left. When you click on a month you’ll automatically be scrolled to it. You can tell where in time you are by what’s highlighted.

To re-download your content, simply click on the thumbnail. If it’s been a while and you’d like more information about your download, click on the title and you’ll be taken to its description page.


Navigating Download History

New Features: Lesson Plans

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We've updated the lesson plans section of Education.com! This includes improvements for speed - pages now load up to four times faster so that you can find resources more quickly. To go along with that we've made the search bar in lesson plans (on the lefthand) more powerful. Try it out - search by author name, Common Core node if applicable, or any important terms that may come up in the text of a lesson plan.

Now you can also filter by multiple grades or subjects. Want to see both preschool and kindergarten lesson plans? Hold the shift key when selecting grade or subject filters.

We started out lesson plans by asking contributors to give us their best, tried-and-true lessons from their own classrooms, and grew from there. We hope these new technical features help you get the most out of that lesson plans content.

New Lesson Plans Pages

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