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StudySync offers multiple ways for teachers and students to access its comprehensive literacy-building curriculum. StudySync can be accessed through teacher, school and district subscriptions and through its premier partners, including Edmodo.
StudySync is proud to announce that we have recently received recognition as an innovative online curriculum solution by EdTech Digest, Association of Educational Publishers (AEP), and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA).
With The Great Gatsby opening in movie theaters tomorrow, May 10, 2013, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel is about to have a resurgence of popularity. Published in 1925, Fitzgerald’s tale of the Roaring Twenties, the extravagance and discontent of new wealth, and the American Dream has become a staple of high school literature curriculums. In fact, by many critics, it is considered to be “The Great American Novel,” bringing to life the look and feel of this post-World War I era in American history.
StudySync’s digital library features a premium lesson on The Great Gatsby, which includes a SyncTV episode in which high school students discuss the text and model critical reading skills as they closely examine the characters of Jay Gatsby and Nick Carraway.
The school year is winding down, but there is still plenty of time to inspire young writers to hone their skills and flex their creative muscle. Here at StudySync we are asking students from across the country to join their peers in a writing contest that will be judged not only by StudySync’s professional writing staff, but by other students from across the country.
For the third episode of the SyncUp podcast, we bring you a discussion of Edmodo, the social learning platform for K-12 students and educators, with Tarunya Govindarajan, leader of Product Marketing.
Thursday, April 18th, is Poem in Your Pocket Day, a holiday within National Poetry Month when everyone is encouraged to select a poem they love, carry it in their pocket, and share it with others throughout the day. We encourage you to take part in this fun and easy way to encourage reading and creative expression, whether by setting up a reading event with your students or simply asking them to share a poem with a friend or parent. But why choose just one poem? With the StudySync mobile app, you can carry a whole library of poems in your pocket on your smart phone or iPad.
A big issue teachers face is how to use a web-based resource when students’ access to technology is limited. Jen Sevart, StudySync’s Implementation Specialist, found this issue was worthy of investigation and connected with StudySync customers nationwide to find out how they use great technology resources on days when they don’t have access to technology.
To follow are Jen’s findings and recommendations. If you have additional ideas, please feel free to comment. We would love to hear what works in your classroom!
StudySync makes it easy to celebrate Women’s History Month with your students. Our library includes primary source documents pivotal to the women’s suffrage movement, texts illustrating the roles of women both in America and internationally, and biographical pieces on significant women throughout history, as well as a wealth of texts by women authors, poets, and playwrights not often found in textbooks.
As our team looks back over the past year, one thing is clear: 2012 was a year of great expansion for StudySync. Now that students are back in the classroom for the second half of the school year, we wanted to update our fans and followers on all of the product features and new functionality added in 2012 and preview a little of what we have planned for 2013.
With Steven Spielberg’s film Lincoln out now in movie theatres, our sixteenth President is enjoying a well-deserved moment in the cultural zeitgeist. Abraham Lincoln has long fascinated Americans and is widely considered by historians to be the greatest President in American history for his leadership during the Civil War and his role in ending slavery in the United States.