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New StudySync Featured Teacher Tips Showcase In-Class Innovation
At StudySync, we know that true education innovation takes place in the classroom. We are thrilled when we hear how StudySync teachers are using our resources to customize the curriculum in their classrooms and enhance learning. And that's why we've developed a new StudySync resource: Featured Teacher Tips.
There is quite a buzz about Catching Fire, the new movie that will open in theaters on November 22nd. If the first film in The Hunger Game series was any indication, this book-to-film adaptation is sure to be a success!
Suzanne Collins’ science-fiction trilogy has captivated readers since The Hunger Games was first published in 2008. Collins’s story, about one teenager’s fight for justice and survival in a future dystopia, continues to captivate readers with its strong characters, high-risk adventures, and fantastical-yet-plausible setting.
One of the greatest challenges of the Common Core is finding a wide range of challenging, authentic texts that engage and excite students. StudySync can help students make engaging connections with our newly introduced Units. Units are a set of comprehensive lessons which offer a full complement of supplemental texts and comparative writing assignments that support the reading of a core text from classic and contemporary literature. All StudySync Units include the engaging media, video, and writing platform so well-known to StudySync users, and allow for an even richer learning experience as students read and analyze the cross-curricular texts within a Unit.
StudySync is excited to announce our partnership with Listen Edition, a company that brings the power of the public radio to the classroom while building essential listening skills required for the Common Core. This month, we launched a new series of Blasts developed in conjunction with Monica Brady-Myerov, CEO and Founder of Listen Edition. Brady-Myerov brings her award-winning public radio journalism experience to our popular Blast feature.
Want students to be able to write, peer review, and Blast back anytime, anywhere, on any device? StudySync has met the challenge with StudySync Mobile, by providing students access to now practice reading, listening, and writing skills (including Blasting back about our new Listen Edition audio-enhanced Blasts) from any device!
Wondering how to add students to a Group, notify students of an assignment via text, or create your own Library item? Well, look no further than the StudySync tutorial videos. StudySync's short how-to videos walk the viewer through the answers to these and any other question on the features of the system. Re-using an assignment? Creating a new rubric? Yep, we have a video for that.
The full User Guide of tutorial videos are now available on both the StudySync YouTube Channel and StudySync SchoolTube Channel. Users can also access recordings of our three-part SyncUp webinar series for more in-depth training sessions.
StudySync has received 5-star ratings from Common Sense Media's Graphite.org. Graphite is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators identify the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings, as well as practical insights from a community of teachers.
StudySync has just published our first Listen Edition Blast, in partnership with Monica Brady-Myerov, CEO and Founder of Listen Edition, who compliments this new series with her award-winning public radio reporter experience and voiceover introductions. Explore our first audio-enhanced Blast about the proposed eleven-mile road through The Izembek Wildlife Refuge in Alaska.
NO WAY HOME! BLAST PROMPT:
How can we balance the needs of people and the environment?
BLAST AUDIO PREVIEW:
At the end of August, eSchool News featured an article by Pat LaMorte, Assistant Principal at Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Florida, focusing on technology solutions to advance learning in the classroom. The article, "Technology-enabled active learning’ spurs achievement," explores how and why Bishop Moore turned to digital content delivery to convert their instructional model from a teacher-focused to a more student-focused learning environment. To facilitate this change, one of the digital content programs that the administration implemented was StudySync.
Are you interested in hearing first hand about how StudySync teachers use our engaging multi-media lessons in their classroom?
Register for one of our new "Featured Teacher" webinars and connect directly with StudySync educators to learn how they improve reading and writing skills with our robust digital library of texts, writing prompts, and multi-media lessons that meet state and national standards.