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Lights! Camera! Action!  Here’s your chance to enter the 5th Annual MyStudySyncTV Contest!

Posted by Diane Cadogan on October 11, 2017 |

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.

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Spanish Resources Doubled

Posted by Diane Cadogan on September 20, 2017 |

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.

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Announcing the 2017 MyStudySyncTV Contest Winners

Posted by Diane Cadogan on May 22, 2017 |

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.

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Listen Up! Announcing StudySync Podcasts

Posted by Diane Cadogan on April 11, 2017 |

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.

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Categories: Blasts, Critical Thinking, Current Events, Education, Learning, Podcasts


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


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