StudySync SyncBlasts Named a ‘Cool Tool’ Finalist in 2019 EdTech Digest Awards

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 7:29 am

NEW YORK (April 4, 2019)– StudySync today announced that its SyncBlasts for Science and Social Studies,was chosen as a finalist in best new product or service category for the 2019 EdTech Digest Cool Tool Awards.

For nearly a decade, the distinguished national awards program has sought to highlight and celebrate the innovators, leaders and trendsetters in the education technology industry. The Cool Tool awards are presented to the best new, emerging and established technology solutions for education. This year’s program featured over 50 different subcategories of Cool Tools including best video-based learning solutions, special needs/assistive technology solutions, emerging technologies, college prep solutions and more. The program also honorsthe best and the brightest in its Leadership and Trendsetter Award categories.

“Educational products need to be engaging to be effective in the landscape of the 21st century. Tools that leverage technology to build critical thinking skills prepare students for college and career readiness,” said Robert Romano, CEO of StudySync. “We launched SyncBlasts for Social Studies and Science to bring the world in which students live to education­–leveraging multimedia and social interaction and exploring relevant topics and solutions to today’s challenges. It’s gratifying to have this panel of distinguished judges recognize the vision, hard work, and passion that our organization has put into building this new product.”

Launched in 2018, SyncBlasts saves middle school and high school teachers time with hundreds of curated articles and videos that are aligned to social studies and science content standards. Using inquiry-based driving questions and standards-aligned curricula, students can build content knowledge and advance literacy skills within the context of two subjects — social studies and science.

The program is a truly flexible curriculum companion, designed to work with different teaching styles and variable class lengths. Every SyncBlasts topic is available in multiple Lexile®-levels and scaffolds ensure English Learners and approaching grade-level learners can access every lesson. StudySync publishes new SyncBlasts weekly, including a SyncBlast that is offered in Spanish.

The full list of this year’s award finalists can be found at


StudySync is a leading developer of the most engaging, socially connected, and rigorous academic learning products for grades 6-12. StudySync, its hallmark offering of the same name, is an award-winning, comprehensive English language arts curriculum. The company’s most recently-released product, SyncBlasts, expands the company’s scope to include an engaging, standards-aligned digital solution for social studies and science classrooms.

For more information about technology-relevant educational products from StudySync, visit

McGraw-Hill Education is the exclusive distributor of StudySync products in the United States.

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