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We are thrilled to announce the results for our 5th Annual MyStudySyncTV contest for the 2017-2018 school year. This year’s entries once again came from students across the country – who produced their own versions of our signature StudySync® TV and SkillsTV videos, modeling student-led discussion groups on texts and skills found within their StudySync curriculum. To create these amazing, award-winning episodes, teams of students developed everything, starting with scripts, then planned stage direction and video effects, plus acted in, filmed, and edited their own StudySync®TV and and SkillsTV-styled episodes. StudySync not only recognizes the top middle and high school productions, but also gives accolades for Best Actor and Actress, and more.
Still on the fence about entering the MyStudySyncTV Contest? Check out our new prizes to motivate you and your students and our Featured Teacher Contest tips webinar to help you get started.
Are you a budding film director the likes of Steven Spielberg? Then here’s your chance to showcase your video chops. Students have until May 1, 2018 to produce a 5-minute-or-less StudySync® TV-style episode for any text or skill in the StudySync library that does not already have a video. Teachers submit episodes for a chance to be selected as a top submission. Video submissions are screened by StudySync’s Curriculum and Production teams and prizes are awarded to the top Middle and High School videos with recognition given to Best Actor/Actress and Best Direction.
Our Library now offers 100 Spanish titles including 60 authentic Spanish-language texts representing Latin American, Latino, and Peninsular literature with authors from more than 20 countries of origin, plus 40 Spanish versions of English titles.
Lights, Camera, Action!
The results are in for our 2016-2017 MyStudySyncTV contest. This marks our 4th annual contest in which we 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 2017 Infinite Dial Study by Edison Research and Triton Digital recently unveiled the latest research around digital audio, social media, mobile, smart speakers, and podcast consumption.
No surprise that podcasting continues to be a growth medium, as 40 percent of Americans 12+ say they have listened to a podcast, while 24 percent say they have listened to one in the past month, up from 21 percent one year ago. In addition, six in ten Americans are now familiar with the term “podcasting,” a number that has risen 22 percent in two years.
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.
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.
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.