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StudySync Student Election Results

Posted by Diane Cadogan on November 08, 2016 |

The results are in. With 17,588 votes cast from over 20 states, students voted in favor of electing the first female President of the United States.

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Categories: Blasts, Current Events, Web-based Learning


StudySync Announces Winners of Blast Out Your Vote! Contest

Posted by Diane Cadogan on November 06, 2016 |

The results are in! Thank you to all the students and teachers who participated in StudySync’s Blast Out Your Vote! Student Writing Contest. StudySync received responses from across the country. Entries were reviewed by the StudySync Curriculum team and contest judges considered adherence to the rubric, overall writing skills, and creativity when evaluating each submission.

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Categories: Blasts, Current Events, StudySync TV, StudySync TV Lessons


Enter the 4th Annual MyStudySyncTV Contest!

Posted by Diane Cadogan on November 03, 2016 |

It's time to get started preparing students for the 2017 MyStudySyncTV contest. Students will work collaboratively to produce their own episode for any text or skill in the StudySync library that does not already have a StudySync® TV or SkillsTV episode. Teachers will then submit student-created videos, which mimic StudySync’s proprietary StudySync® TV and SkillsTV episodes by May 3, 2017. Video submissions are then screened by StudySync’s Curriculum and Production team and prizes are awarded to the top Middle and High School submission. Recognition is also given to Best Actor/Actress and Best Direction. 

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Categories: Critical Thinking, Literature, StudySync TV, StudySync TV Lessons, Video


What do Students Think About the 2016 Election?

Posted by Jay King on October 30, 2016 |

For the past two months, thousands of middle and high school students have been using StudySync’s On the Campaign Trail Blasts series to consider some of the most important political questions of our time.

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Categories: Blasts, Current Events, Web-based Learning


Announcing On the Campaign Trail: A StudySync Blasts Series

Posted by Diane Cadogan on August 22, 2016 |

The 2016 U.S. presidential election is upon us, and it is already characterized by plenty of debate and discussion. But amid candidate statements, the media, and conversations between voting adults, sometimes the voices of students—America’s future voters and leaders—are not heard.

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Categories: Blasts, Current Events, Learning


Announcing the 2016 MyStudySyncTV Contest Winners

Posted by Diane Cadogan on May 16, 2016 |

For this year’s 2015-2016 MyStudySyncTV contest we received close to 100 video submissions with over 450 students participating from across the country. Our third annual contest asked students to produce their own version of our signature StudySync®TV or SkillsTV videos, modeling student-led literary discussion groups on texts and skills within StudySync. The StudySync reviewer team was once again floored by the intelligent and creatively crafted submissions, and are very proud to honor these efforts!

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Categories: Critical Thinking, StudySync TV, StudySync TV Lessons, Video, Web-based Learning


StudySync® Integrates Google Docs

Posted by Diane Cadogan on February 11, 2016 |

The new StudySync Google Docs integration creates a seamless process for students to complete written assignments within Google Docs, as an alternative to using the default StudySync web editor. By leveraging the power of Google Docs, students receive a host of benefits such as:

-Powerful editing functions
-More advanced formatting capabilities
-Unlimited revision history
-Ability to work anywhere Google Docs is available (including Google Docs apps)
-Multimedia upload and submission

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Categories: Mobile Learning, Teachers, Technology, Web-based Learning


StudySync® Mobile Apps for Students

Posted by Diane Cadogan on January 20, 2016 |

StudySync has introduced StudySync Mobile Apps for Students including: iOS for Apple iPads and iPhones, Android for phones and tablets, and Chrome. These new student mobile apps can be downloaded by visiting the appropriate provider’s app store.

 

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Categories: Mobile Learning, Technology, Web-based Learning


Blast off in 2016!

Posted by Diane Cadogan on January 05, 2016 |

There is an exciting new development in our Blasts library-- beginning this week, you’ll find a brand new Blast every morning when you log into your StudySync account. This means a new short read/write assignment every day for students to research and express their opinions via StudySync’s mediated, online social network. Utilizing the popular Twitter-like short answer format, students will respond to engaging topics with peers and all the while build vital critical thinking, writing, and research skills. The format is the same, but now there will be a specific thematic focus for each day of the week.

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Announcing StudySync’s 3rd Annual MyStudySyncTV Contest!

Posted by Diane Cadogan on October 01, 2015 |

Yes! It is that time of year again! Teachers are invited to get started preparing students for the 2016 MyStudySyncTV contest. Students work collaboratively to produce their own episode for any text or skill in the StudySync library that does not already have a StudySync® TV or SkillsTV episode.Teachers will then submit student-created videos that mimic StudySync’s proprietary StudySync® TV and SkillsTV episodes by May 2, 2016. Video submissions are then screened by StudySync’s curriculum and production team and prizes are awarded to the top Middle School and top High School submission. 

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