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ENGAGE YOUR STUDENTS WITH NEW SHAKESPEARE UNITS

Posted by Diane Cadogan on April 24, 2014 |

April marks the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare's birth. So, what has carried Shakespeare’s countless plays into the 21st century with as much reverence as when they were introduced?

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A NEW TWIST ON BLASTS

Posted by Diane Cadogan on April 23, 2014 |

When visiting StudySync’s website and exploring StudySync’s digital Blast library, you will quickly come across the logo for Listen Edition. Are you wondering, “What is Listen Edition?” Or, “What is special about these co-branded StudySync - Listen Edition resources?”  Continue reading for the answers to these questions and to learn more about this great resource for your classroom!

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Categories: Blasts, EdTech, Technology


Can You Recite the Gettysburg Address?

Posted by Diane Cadogan on April 08, 2014 |

This past November marked the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address, and StudySync believes Lincoln’s words are as important today as they were in 1863. On April 15, PBS will honor this landmark speech by airing a new documentary film by Ken Burns entitled, The Address.

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Categories: Critical Thinking, SyncTV, SyncTV Lessons


Delve into Women’s History Month with StudySync Resources

Posted by Diane Cadogan on March 11, 2014 |

From the very first women’s rights convention held in 1848 to the 19th constitutional amendment that gave women the right to vote in 1920, the United States carries a history of triumphs for women. But even in 2014, women make .77 cents for every dollar made by male counterparts, hold less than 20% of the seats in Congress, and represent only 17% of the members on Fortune 500 boards of directors. March is Women's History Month, the perfect time to highlight women's history and look at the current state of women's rights.

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StudySync and The Future of Digital Curriculum

Posted by Diane Cadogan on March 03, 2014 |

 

With information available at the swipe of a finger, education in the 21st century must engage students, to inspire academic excellence and foster creativity. To be successful, students must aspire to higher levels of reading and writing, learn how to build knowledge to support their opinions and think critically as they parse the plethora of material so simply at their disposal,” states Robert Romano, CEO of StudySync.

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Digital Resources for African American History Month

Posted by Diane Cadogan on February 11, 2014 |

Seeking materials for African American History Month? Tap the rich resources of the StudySync library and expose your students to primary source documents, biographical pieces, and pivotal fiction titles that illuminate the African American experience.

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New Audio Text Highlight Feature

Posted by Diane Cadogan on January 31, 2014 |

Audio Text Highlight: An Excellent Tool to Put in the Hands of Your Students

Looking for new ways to make texts more accessible for ALL of your students? Want to give students tools to make them more successful? Our new Audio Text Highlight feature highlights chunks of text while the text is read aloud. It also allows users to slow down the reading of the text so that it is easier to follow along.

Learn more about this great new feature designed to support visual and verbal learners, as well as English language learners (ELLs).

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Places To Be and Who to See at FETC!

Posted by Diane Cadogan on January 28, 2014 |

 

If you are heading to FETC, please be sure to find both StudySync and representatives of Graphite at booth #737!

Come by for a complete StudySync product walk through and also meet some folks from Graphite, Common Sense Media’s resource platform for teachers, who are keenly interested in chatting with our StudySync users and fans!

 

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Categories: Current Events, EdTech, Education


StudySync’s Engaging Blast Content for 2014

Posted by Diane Cadogan on January 07, 2014 |

NEW YEAR! NEW TOPICS!

Kick off 2014 with StudySync’s new Science, History, and Social Science Blast topics for Elementary, Middle School, and High School students. Plus, look for the Listen Edition logo for more audio-enhanced Blasts that engage students in close reading, listening, and critical thinking skills.

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Categories: Blasts, Critical Thinking, Current Events, Mobile Learning, Web-based Learning


EL Instruction Strategies

Posted by Featured Blogger on December 30, 2013 |

Featured Blogger: 

Megan Alubicki Flick, Education Consultant, CT State Department of Education

As teachers, we know that it is critical to help students develop the necessary skills for future success in college and careers. For students learning the English language, this can be an especially challenging task, so it’s important to have tools like StudySync with built-in vocabulary and fluency supports.

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Categories: Critical Thinking, Learning, Literature


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