SyncUp With StudySync
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!
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.
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.
President Obama Wins VOTES Project Nationwide Mock Presidential Election, As More than 50,000 Students Cast Ballots
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.