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Looking at “What’s Next”: StudySync at AEP and ISTE 2013

Posted by Jenny Brown on June 23, 2013 |

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!

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Categories: Current Events, EdTech


Join StudySync’s First Annual National Writing Contest

Posted by Jay King on May 02, 2013 |

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.

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Categories: Current Events, Education, Events


SyncUp Podcast Episode 3: Edmodo’s Social Learning Platform for Students and Teachers

Posted by Diane Cadogan on April 30, 2013 |

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. 

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Categories: Current Events, EdTech, Podcasts, Technology


The Gettysburg Address and StudySync

Posted by Jay King on December 14, 2012 |

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.

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Categories: Current Events, Education, Events, Learning, StudySync TV Lessons


President Obama Wins VOTES Project Nationwide Mock Presidential Election, As More than 50,000 Students Cast Ballots

Posted by Jenny Brown on November 05, 2012 |

Northfield Mount Herman has counted the ballots and the results are in – Barack Obama has won the VOTES 2012 mock election.  Some 54,000 high school students have spoken, and by a 10 percent margin, President Obama is their choice to lead the nation for the next four years, winning 316 electoral votes to Mitt Romney’s 208.

 

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Categories: Blasts, Current Events


SyncUp Podcast Episode 2: Interview with Jim Shea of the National VOTES Project

Posted by Jay King on November 01, 2012 |

For this episode of the SyncUp podcast we interview Jim Shea, creator of the national VOTES project, a program that brings together more than 100 public and private schools nationwide to give students a voice in our national Presidential elections.

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Categories: Blasts, Current Events, Education, K-12, Podcasts


SyncUp Podcast Episode 1: Focus on the Common Core with Carrie Heath Phillips

Posted by Jay King on September 19, 2012 |

For the first episode of the SyncUp podcast we bring you a discussion on the Common Core State Standards with our guest Carrie Heath Phillips, who is the program director of The Council of Chief State School Officers.

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Categories: Current Events, EdTech, Education, K-12, Podcasts, Teachers


StudySync Teams with Northfield Mount Hermon to Spearhead National VOTES Project

Posted by Jenny Brown on August 13, 2012 |

StudySync will join with Northfield Mount Hermon (NMH), a prestigious private school in Massachusetts, to add a dynamic technology component to NMH's national VOTES project. The VOTES (Voting Opportunities for Teenagers in Every State) project brings together more than 100 public and private schools nationwide, as well as schools internationally, to give students a voice in the 2012 election. This year, StudySync will facilitate the project’s online component of this exciting election-focused conversation among students nationwide, beginning after Labor Day until the election in November.

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Categories: Current Events, Education, Learning, Teachers, Technology


Connected Educator Month 2012

Posted by Jenny Brown on August 06, 2012 |

The US Department of Education has declared August 2012 Connected Educator Month, with the goal of broadening and deepening educator participation in online communities while providing opportunities for education professionals to work together to move the field forward.

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Categories: Current Events, EdTech, Events, Teachers, Technology


StudySync at ISTE 2012

Posted by Jenny Brown on June 21, 2012 |

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This week the StudySync team travels to San Diego for the 33rd annual ISTE Conference and Exposition, which runs June 24 – 27. 

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in advancing excellence in learning and teaching through innovative and effective uses of technology. ISTE is the trusted source in education technology for professional development, knowledge generation, advocacy, and leadership for innovation.

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Categories: Current Events, EdTech, iPad, Teachers


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