StudySync, the web-based collaborative curriculum from BookheadEd Learning, LLC, announced today that the product has received an EDDIE Award – and some very high praise – from ComputED Gazette, as this year’s winner in the High School Language Arts Website category. The prestigious awards competition is in its 16th year.
“Every now and then, an EDDIEs entry comes along that's so stunning, it takes one's breath away,” wrote ComputED Gazette. “StudySync is, quite simply, flawless -- from its extremely high production quality to its pedagogy and professional, highly engaging narrations. StudySync is an impressive example of 21st Century innovation, and should be made available to all high school students. It is a must-have for home school and AP courses.”
ComputED Gazette’s 2011 EDDIEs list showcases innovative and content-rich programs and websites that augment the classroom curriculum and improve teacher productivity, providing parents and teachers with the technology to foster educational excellence.
"Receiving the EDDIE award and the accompanying stellar review by ComputED Gazette was exciting, an achievement the StudySync team greatly appreciated," said Robert Romano, StudySync CEO. "Being dedicated to producing the most dynamic ed-tech experience for teachers and students, we are very pleased by the continuing and overwhelmingly positive responses we've had to this innovative approach to the teaching of reading comprehension, critical thinking, and the collaborative evolution of knowledge."
Aimed at middle school and high school students, StudySync is a collaborative online learning tool that advances reading, writing and critical thinking. StudySync embraces social networking, 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 (studysync.com), its 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. Based in Sonoma, Calif, BookheadEd is comprised of educators and experts who believe “Together We’re Smarter.”
About ComputED Gazette
The ComputED Gazette has been a valuable online educational resource for more than 17 years. Our directors are educators who have provided the finest computer education to children and adults in the North San Diego area. Based in Carlsbad, Calif., The Gazette is proud sponsor of two national awards: The Best Educational Software Awards (BESSIES) in the spring and the Education Software Review Awards (EDDIES) in the summer.