StudySync, the web-based supplemental curriculum from BookheadEd Learning, LLC, has garnered top honors from EdTech Digest, winning a “Cool Tool” Award as a premier collaboration solution, the company announced today. Aligned to the Common Core and aimed at middle school and high school students, StudySync enlists broadcast-quality video, digital media, mobile platforms and social learning to advance reading, writing and critical thinking.
The EdTech Digest competition brings together the best and brightest in the education/technology sector. From a crowded field of entries, judges selected up to three winners in each of more than two dozen subcategories. According to the publication, the products, services and people that made the list are innovative, respected and outstanding cool tools, leaders and trendsetters moving education forward into the 21st Century “and are all highly commended.”
“Innovation in education is exploding,” said Victor Rivero, editor-in-chief of EdTech Digest. “There has never been so much activity in this emerging edtech sector, and there’s never been a more exciting time. Thousands of companies are hard at work every day transforming education through technology. These people are the doers. They care deeply and passionately about moving education forward and they’re not wondering if education might reform itself—they’re getting smart, disrupting old models, shifting paradigms and making change happen now.”
"Winning a ‘Cool Tool’ Award from EdTech Digest is further validation that we're succeeding in providing an educational experience that engages students," said Robert Romano, StudySync CEO. "In creating our unique edtech product, we have placed an emphasis on quality content and the social learning opportunities of technology. The EDTech Digest award is a very meaningful recognition for those efforts. Our blended approach to reading comprehension, critical thinking, and the collaborative evolution of knowledge reflects the innovation critical to the future of education."
StudySync embraces social learning, mobile technology, digital media, and an extensive library of classic and modern texts, to connect students to the great ideas of mankind while encouraging academic discourse and peer-to-peer collaboration.
Flexible and easy‐to‐navigate, StudySync places control fully in the hands of the educator, enabling teachers to integrate the product into their current classroom curriculum any way they see fit. Teachers can, for example, customize the experience by using StudySync lessons in sequence as a complete unit or assigning individual components to supplement existing lesson plans; the teacher can track progress and make assessments at any time. StudySync is also intended to be used across disciplines – for language arts classrooms and for science, social studies, history and other subject areas as well.
About BookheadEd Learning, LLC
BookheadEd Learning connects high school and middle school students to the great ideas of mankind through technology, multimedia, and a rich library of classic and modern texts. StudySync, its award-winning flagship product, uses web-delivered educational tools – including broadcast-quality video, digital media, mobile platforms and social networking —to help teachers inspire higher levels of students’ reading, writing, critical thinking, academic discourse and peer-to-peer collaboration. StudySync (studysync.com) is the recipient of the EDDIE Award from ComputED Gazette and District Administration Magazine’s “Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products of 2011.” Based in Sonoma, Calif, BookheadEd is comprised of educators and experts who believe “Together We’re Smarter.”