It’s hard to believe that Scholastic GO!® (formerly Grolier Online) launched more than 10 years ago. Since its inception, this digital education resource has been relied upon by librarians, teachers, and students to deliver credible, accurate, reliable content on every core curriculum topic.
After a decade of use in schools and libraries across the country, GO! was ready for a makeover! Armed with years of statistical data, the editorial and technology teams here at Scholastic reimagined a research resource that would better meet the needs of its vast users… and the new GO! has officially launched.
So what’s new?
The redesigned GO! homepage is fresh and clean, featuring one striking main image and a prominent search bar. Each homepage image is accompanied by a clickable caption and additional resources to allow students to take a deeper dive into the featured topic. This main image rotates weekly, offering different visuals and new topics to explore.
Content from all the former individual databases including The New Book of Knowledge, The New Book of Popular Science, America the Beautiful, Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, Amazing Animals of the World, and Lands and People, have joined forces to offer students a robust bank of information to discover at a variety of reading levels.
Within the revamp, search returns are presented in a fresh and intuitive layout and offer researchers every type of text and media on the subject of interest in one place. Related articles, images, videos, websites, fact boxes, charts, and tables are all returned at once—providing students with a well-rounded view of any topic. Search returns are also sortable by reading level to ensure that readers of varying abilities can comprehend the information that they seek.
While a clean interface, content, and search organization were the primary focus of the re-engineered GO!, this digital resources is still packed with the tools and resources most used by researchers including:
- 115,000 articles at a variety of reading levels
- 45,000 images with captions
- 5,500 charts and tables
- 1,200 maps hyperlinked to related articles
- 1,100 world newspapers in 73 languages
- More than 800 fact boxes
- 250 custom lesson plans
- More than 130 videos
- Nearly 100 career sidebars with quick-fact guides
- Curriculum correlations to state and national standards
- Built-in dictionaries for automatic word look-up
Our editorial, marketing, sales, and technology teams are so excited to share the new GO! with you that for a limited-time we’re offering an extended, full access free trial to educators and librarians. Visit www.scholastic.com/gonow to start your discovery of our reimaged research tool today!
**SWEEPSTAKES** - UPDATE: This sweepstakes is now closed. Thank you for entering!
We’re giving away a 1-year SCHOOL or LIBRARY subscription to Scholastic GO!! To enter the sweepstakes, post a comment below with the topic that you’re most excited to explore with your students using GO!®.
No purchase necessary to enter or win. Open to US residents only. Must be 18+ to enter. One entry per person. All entries must be submitted by 5 PM ET on Monday, March 12, 2018. Full rules can be found here.