Blended Learning

StudySync Adds Unit Creation Tool

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StudySync has launched Unit Creator, a new tool designed to help teachers create new English language arts units for students in grades 6 to 12 from scratch.

StudySync offers digital English language arts and English language learner curriculum for students in middle school and high school. Available via any internet-connected device, StudySync provides text, multimedia, collaboration tools, assessment and peer review tools to help improve student skills in reading, writing and critical thinking.

Accessible through a "create unit" button under StudySync's units tab, the new tool provides a template that teachers can fill with resources from StudySync's curriculum libraries, customizable materials from StudySync's resource collections or their own materials.

Available resources include blasts, skill lessons and text libraries.

Blasts are short reading and writing assignments focused on timely topics designed to encourage debate among students online across the United States. Skills lessons are standards aligned multimedia assignments that aim to promote mastery of reading and writing concepts. The text libraries feature more than 1,200 fiction and non-fiction texts and text excerpts.

"We pride ourselves in giving teachers as much flexibility as possible in the ways they use StudySync, so we created this new tool in response to their requests," said Robert Romano, co-founder and CEO of StudySync, in a prepared statement. "Now they can select and combine the resources within our program into a complete custom unit that meets their exact instructional needs."

More information is available at studysync.com.

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Joshua Bolkan is contributing editor for Campus Technology, THE Journal and STEAM Universe. He can be reached at jbolkan@gmail.com.

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