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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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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.
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:
June has been a busy and exciting conference season for StudySync.
At the beginning of this month, our team headed to Washington, D.C. for the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) 46th annual Content in Context Conference where we were honored with the AEP Innovation Award for Emerging Technology. Our Executive Vice President of Marketing, Leah Osterman, accepted the award and was asked off-the-cuff to answer our favorite question about ed tech: “What’s next?” Click HERE for a video of the award ceremony and to hear her answer!