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Blast off in 2016!

Posted by Diane Cadogan on January 05, 2016 |

There is an exciting new development in our Blasts library-- beginning this week, you’ll find a brand new Blast every morning when you log into your StudySync account. This means a new short read/write assignment every day for students to research and express their opinions via StudySync’s mediated, online social network. Utilizing the popular Twitter-like short answer format, students will respond to engaging topics with peers and all the while build vital critical thinking, writing, and research skills. The format is the same, but now there will be a specific thematic focus for each day of the week.

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Announcing StudySync’s 3rd Annual MyStudySyncTV Contest!

Posted by Diane Cadogan on October 01, 2015 |

Yes! It is that time of year again! Teachers are invited to get started preparing students for the 2016 MyStudySyncTV contest. Students 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 that mimic StudySync’s proprietary StudySync® TV and SkillsTV episodes by May 2, 2016. Video submissions are then screened by StudySync’s curriculum and production team and prizes are awarded to the top Middle School and top High School submission. 

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MySyncTV Contest Winners: Students Soar with Success

Posted by Diane Cadogan on May 12, 2015 |

The results are in and we are excited to announce the winners of the 2015 MySyncTV Contest! Our second annual contest called for students from across the country to produce their own version of our signature StudySync®TV videos, modeling student-led literary discussion groups around a text within StudySync. Our team was blown away by the thoughtful and creative submissions, and we are proud to honor that hard work here.  This year’s submissions are top notch!

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Lights, Camera, Action!

Posted by Diane Cadogan on January 05, 2015 |

Given the overwhelmingly positive response last year, we are excited to announce our 2015 MySyncTV Contest with expanded categories for recognition!


 

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New Feature: StudySync Plagiarism Checker

Posted by Diane Cadogan on November 19, 2014 |

StudySync’s newest classroom management tool for teachers is a Plagiarism Checker that allows teachers to compare student assignments across their StudySync subscription. Student assignments are checked based on assignments generated from the same text, prompt, or lesson from the StudySync library.

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Exploring SyncSkills Lessons

Posted by Diane Cadogan on September 05, 2014 |

We are happy to announce that our new SyncSkills Lessons are now available as part of our Thematic Units. For teachers, this means easy access to a complete literacy curriculum for students in grades 6-12. For students, SyncSkills Lessons are an engaging, effective way to learn about key concepts, such as Theme, Point of View, and Character.

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StudySync Gives Teachers Phenomenal Resources to Explore Lois Lowry’s Young Adult Novel, The Giver

Posted by Diane Cadogan on August 08, 2014 |

With great anticipation, the film, The Giver, will open in theaters on August 15, 2014.

If The Hunger Games and Harry Potter movies are any indication, this latest book-to-film adaptation is sure to be a blockbuster! And, thanks to StudySync, teachers can rest-assured they can totally immerse students in the individual and societal questions that are raised by this novel with StudySync’s literature-based Unit for The Giver.

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StudySync to Unveil New Thematic Units at ISTE

Posted by Diane Cadogan on June 25, 2014 |

This week our team is heading to Atlanta, GA for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference & Exposition. Preview what’s new with StudySync at the McGraw-Hill Education booth #1532.

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StudySync: In the Limelight

Posted by Diane Cadogan on June 12, 2014 |

For the third time this year, StudySync has stolen the limelight in the U.S. education market. StudySync was just granted a Distinguished Achievement Award for “Whole Curriculum Programs” in Reading and Language Arts by the American Association of Publishers at the AAP Revere Awards Gala in Washington, D.C., during the Content in Context conference this month.

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MySyncTV – And The Winners Are…..

Posted by Diane Cadogan on May 15, 2014 |

This semester we turned our students into SyncTV producers with our first ever MySyncTV contest, which called for classrooms from across the country to produce their own version of our signature collaboration videos.  We knew we had smart, creative students using StudySync, but we were overwhelmed by the well-crafted submissions highlighting conversation about both a rich selection of classic and contemporary texts.

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