Shmoop – Online Learning for Students of All Ages

SHMOOP Podcast

In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we welcome Shmoop, an online educational publisher that covers everything for test prep to online courses for all grade levels.

In this episode, we discuss:

An overview of Shmoop, digital publisher with engaging, comprehensive curriculum and test prep materials for districts. Shmoop has more than 300 full courses and 8,000+ videos is the only provider with test prep materials for all AP exams, plus SAT, ACT, GRE and more, and multiple practice exams for each. The focus for all content is to make it real, relevant and engaging for 21st-century learners. We’ll talk about:

  • Why and how learning should be fun
  • How to integrate humor in the classroom
  • Why high-quality content is relevant, engaging, and rigorous
  • What students, teachers, and administrators love about Shmoop
  • How to design multimedia content that delivers student results
  • Why schools need to offer well-rounded content, including life skills, financial literacy, arts and music, PBIS, and more

About Company

Shmoop offers hundreds of thousands of pages of original content. Its Online Courses, Test Prep, Teaching Guides, Learning Guides, and interactive Study Tools are written by teachers and experts and balance a teen-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous concepts. Shmoop sees 17 million unique visitors a month across desktop and mobile. The company has won numerous awards from EdTech Digest, Tech & Learning, and the Association of Educational Publishers. Launched in 2008, Shmoop makes the magic happen from a labradoodle-patrolled office in Mountain View, California (

About our Guests

David Siminoff

David Siminoff is the founder and Chief Creative Officer of Shmoop. He has a passion for all things learning, and thinks that anyone making learning not fun should be meh'd upon. He graduated with honors in English from Stanford University; studied English literature at Oxford University; received his MFA from the USC School of Cinema and Television; and received his MBA from Stanford University. He is also a published author and award-winning screenwriter. Before diving into the world of education, David had a storied career at Capital Research Management Company, a division of Capital Group.

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