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The 2017 Infinite Dial Study by Edison Research and Triton Digital recently unveiled the latest research around digital audio, social media, mobile, smart speakers, and podcast consumption.
No surprise that podcasting continues to be a growth medium, as 40 percent of Americans 12+ say they have listened to a podcast, while 24 percent say they have listened to one in the past month, up from 21 percent one year ago. In addition, six in ten Americans are now familiar with the term “podcasting,” a number that has risen 22 percent in two years.
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 StudySync Featured Teacher Tips Showcase In-Class Innovation
At StudySync, we know that true education innovation takes place in the classroom. We are thrilled when we hear how StudySync teachers are using our resources to customize the curriculum in their classrooms and enhance learning. And that's why we've developed a new StudySync resource: Featured Teacher Tips.
StudySync has received 5-star ratings from Common Sense Media's Graphite.org. Graphite is a free service from nonprofit Common Sense Media designed to help preK-12 educators identify the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings, as well as practical insights from a community of teachers.
Are you interested in hearing first hand about how StudySync teachers use our engaging multi-media lessons in their classroom?
Register for one of our new "Featured Teacher" webinars and connect directly with StudySync educators to learn how they improve reading and writing skills with our robust digital library of texts, writing prompts, and multi-media lessons that meet state and national standards.
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.
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.
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.
Tomorrow, the StudySync team travels to Las Vegas for the NCTE Annual Convention, which runs November 15-18.
The National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) is a professional association of educators in English studies, literacy, and language arts, devoted to improving the teaching and learning of English and the language arts at all levels of education.
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.