SyncUp With StudySync
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:
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.
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.
During the conference, StudySync will be holding mini 'sessions' at the booth throughout each day. These twenty minute presentations introduce the product features, including the digital library, our interactive fourm for on current events called Blasts, peer-to-peer review, SyncTV lessons, assessment, and more.
You can sign up for one of the open time slots in the form below. We'll also be Tweeting reminders for the daily sessions during the event.
The countdown clock to ISTE 2011 ticking, 11 days and counting. If you'll be attending, please be sure to stop by Booth #3036 and sync-up with us. During the conference, StudySync will be conducting one-on-one demos at the booth, as well as scheduled presentations throughout the day (more to come on that).
On Monday, June 27th from 8am-10am, StudySync will be leading a session entitled, Engaging Students with Social Media, Mobile Devices, and Other Technologies.
Here's a brief overview:
While some schools ban the use of cell phones, smart phones, PDAs, and tablet devices, others are encouraging teachers and students to use all available technology to conduct research, explore new ideas, and connect thoughtfully with peers. This session will explore the potential these devices hold for increasing student engagement and will highlight how new technologies can be used effectively in language arts and other curricular areas.
Specifically, the session will address the question of how to leverage technologies and modes of communication that are already attractive and important to students into a rich learning experience.
Last week, StudySync CEO Robert Romano took the stage at SF NewTech and gave the audience an insider's vew of the product - from SyncTV to Blasts to the Library and beyond. During the demo, he explained,
We all know that the human-to-human connection is at the heart of academic and professional success. Technology is the conduit, a dynamic link in that connection, a tool that facilitates interactivity.
By blending the tenants of traditional educational principles with the assimilation of technology that exists in this generation’s daily life, we will ensure the great ideas of the past will inform the new ideas of the future.
The audience response during the Q&A session and on Twitter was outstanding. Here is a sampling from the reaction on Twitter:
We're excited to announce that StudySync will be joining the lineup of presenting companies next week at SF NewTech Meetup, the Bay Area's "largest, longest-running, and most-loved monthly technology event and networking mixer for people who can’t get enough of technology."
While the audience is filled with entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, bloggers, journalists and tech enthusiasts, we are especially proud to represent the EdTech community.
The format is challenging: present and demo your product within five (short) minutes, then immediately answer questions from the audience for an additional five minutes. Our CEO, Robert Romano, will take the stage. Joining StudySync will be Foodia, Hollrback, Schedulicity, mgMEDIA, and 3beats.