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Posted by Diane Cadogan on January 28, 2014 |

 

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!

 


 

Graphite has highlighted StudySync in several blogs about reading and literacy, plus hosts teacher Field Notes on apps and tools, including StudySync. We are happy to share that many of our users have found StudySync through their own research of literacy apps on graphite.org. Locate the StudySync product page to read a review and several Field Notes by teachers identifying us as a fabulous, flexible tool for literacy instruction.

We also recommend connecting with Graphite at the Common Sense Media sessions at FETC:

First, a how-to on maximizing your use of graphite.org to locate valuable learning products, like StudySync, for your classroom.

CS7061 ­ Identifying Quality Games, Websites, and Apps for Learning

10:00 AM ­ 11:00 AM Friday January 31, Room S230B

Tali Horowitz, Common Sense Media

Educators must sift through a sea of digital media to determine what apps, websites, and games are of high quality for student learning. In this session, join Common Sense Media to learn about Graphite.org, their new free platform that helps K-12 educators discover, use, and share the best digital learning products. Graphite offers rigorous ratings and reviews of learning products, covering a broad range of core academic subjects such as math and reading, as well as deeper learning skills such as creativity, thinking, and communication.

 

And, second, a digital citizenship session, which is an extension of Common Sense Media’s free K-12 Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum designed to teach such skills and is currently used by more than 67,000 schools!

CS8086 ­ 21st Century Citizenship: A Digital World Definition

12:00 PM ­ 12:40 PM Friday January 31, Room 230C

Frank Gallagher, Chair of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills, Executive Director of Cable in the Classroom and Tali Horowitz, Common Sense Media

As today’s digital natives move seamlessly between online and offline spaces, educators need help making sense of students’ expanded civic responsibilities and digital citizenship. Today’s students are expected to live, learn and work in a global, increasingly digital society. P21 has created new resources for educators and policymakers, produced in collaboration with the nation’s leading civic learning groups, to engage a discussion of Reimagined 21st Century Citizenship.

 

What sessions do you plan on attending? What solutions are you seeking?

Looking forward to seeing you at FETC this week!

 

The StudySync Team

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