One of the most valuable features of World Book Student does not have a button to press; it’s not in the menu bar, and it’s not even shown on the home page.
It's not a new feature. This feature has been around since I was a kid in the World Book print edition, and as we are the only company publishing an encyclopaedia every year, it still is.
So how does this feature work and how do you use it?
Showing someone how to do something is so much easier than trying to explain it. I guess that is why we have so many websites, such as Lynda.com and udemy.com, offering online training. The same goes for World Book Online. We, like other online companies, have webinars, newsletters, videos, and online manuals to help you use the sites. However, in the eight years that I have been with World Book, nothing has worked better than giving a live presentation at a staff meeting. When I first started giving PD presentations, I was bombarded with questions, but now, after hundreds of presentations, I am lucky if I get one. I have found, however, that if I have Snickers fun-size bars to give out to anyone who asks an interesting question, I do get a lot more, about 12 to be precise.
I also know that personal presentation works because I have the usage reports to back it up.
The amount of information available to us now is colossal. But almost all of it is written at an adult level, or there is no clear path to learning about the subject. What's why World Book print is still the fastest way to find reliable unbias information on a wide verity of subjects.
Here is a comparison. This first paragraph is from another resource widely used today. (No, I did not fix the grammar errors)
Are you getting frustrated at not being able to lock your iPads in the library database app? The good news is that the iPad and iPhone have a feature called Guided Access. I use this feature myself when I hand my iPad or iPhone to my 2-year-old.