SyncUp With StudySync
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!
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:
At the end of August, eSchool News featured an article by Pat LaMorte, Assistant Principal at Bishop Moore Catholic High School in Orlando, Florida, focusing on technology solutions to advance learning in the classroom. The article, "Technology-enabled active learning’ spurs achievement," explores how and why Bishop Moore turned to digital content delivery to convert their instructional model from a teacher-focused to a more student-focused learning environment. To facilitate this change, one of the digital content programs that the administration implemented was StudySync.
This spring StudySync had the opportunity to interview some of the amazing teachers who use our critical reading and writing program, to see what works for their students and how StudySync is helping them overcome the hurdles of today's classroom and transition to the Common Core. We are excited to share the first of these Case Studies with you, in which we spoke with Colleen Carbone, a Language Arts teacher at Jim C. Bailey Middle School in Pensacola, Florida.
Colleen Carbone uses StudySync to help her students develop the critical writing skills necessary for the upcoming Common Core assessments and to differentiate instruction within her classroom to meet and engage all learning levels. And she does it all within a school system that does not have 1:1 technology access. Read on to hear why Carbone finds StudySync to be "better than a textbook" and the best tech solution for her.
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!
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.
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.
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.