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Get rewarded for each finished lesson made with Gynzy

Make beautiful interactive whiteboard lessons with the Gynzy whiteboard software. Based on goals of the state standards, every lesson will cover part of the curriculum. By making lessons you will help support thousands of teachers by relieving workload and engaging students.

Made by teachers, for teachers

Lessons in Gynzy are made for teachers, who better understands what they need than other teachers? Use your creation skills now to make lessons for our new Gynzy board and support your fellow colleagues while getting paid to do so!

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Gynzy lessons aligned with the common core

No matter what state you live in or what variation of the state standards you use at your school, Gynzy will provide all the lessons you need. Help us get there faster by making lessons together. Every lesson will be aligned with the state standards.

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Lesson examples

Prospective Author – FAQ

You will be paid $100 for each approved lesson.

For each month that you’ve created lessons, you will send us an invoice and receive your payment via direct deposit.

We are focusing on ELA, Science, STEM, and Social Studies for K-8. While we already have a team working on Math lessons, we are open to authors with extensive math content and pedagogical knowledge who can contribute to our library. We are also open to other types of lessons. For example, we have had authors create lessons on social-emotional skills and the seasons. If you would like to create a lesson on a specific topic, please let us know!

First, we will send a list of lesson goals/Common Core standards from which you can choose. Next, let us know what you choose by filling out a Lesson Information Sheet. Then, you can get started on your lesson. When you are finished, send the lesson link to the Gynzy Content Team to review it. You will receive feedback and make any suggested changes, notifying the Content Team when you are finished. If no more changes need to be made, then your lesson will be accepted!

After receiving your lesson link, we will look it over and send you feedback, detailing what you did well, what needs to be changed, and offering suggestions for improvements. You will notify us when the changes have been made. If no other changes need to be made and the lesson meets our standards, then the lesson will be accepted!

When reviewing lessons, we are looking for:

      • Adherence to the Gynzy lesson format
      • Integration of Gynzy features/interactive components
      • Neatness
      • Pedagogical and content knowledge

Overall, lessons should work well in a classroom, students should be able to understand it, students should be engaged, and there should be plenty of opportunities for students to practice.  

There is no limit or minimum to how many lessons you can create. Create as many as you want – of course, the more the merrier! :) 

There are no deadlines. Work at your own pace, but we appreciate you keeping us in the loop. :)

Current Author – FAQ

The authors team will be sending you a reminder towards the end of the month to submit your invoice. You should share your completed invoice with authors@gynzy.com. You will then receive your payment via direct deposit at the beginning of the next month (Within the first week).

Gynzy uses a different program to format the guided practices, so all you need to do is think of 10 questions and answer choices for the questions. Questions can be multiple choice, drag and drop, fill in the blank, short answer, etc. Please bold the correct answer(s) for each question.
Example:

We are not allowed to publish lessons using images unless they are from the Gynzy library. Therefore, we try to use Gynzy Library images as much as possible. If you absolutely cannot find something you need, let us know through Slack or Email (you may also send us an image you find online as a reference) and we will reach out to our illustrator who can create something similar that would work.

Don’t worry about the yellow icons or the navigation bar in the sample lessons.  We will take care of that on our end.

Yes, you can create worksheets for students to use along with your lesson. Just send us the worksheet and we will link to it in your lesson.

Please email your lesson link to authors@gynzy.com. We will send you our feedback and once you have made the necessary changes, we will let you know if the lesson is accepted.

After receiving your lesson link, we will look it over and send you feedback, detailing what you did well, what needs to be changed, and offering suggestions for improvements. You will notify us when the changes have been made. If no other changes need to be made and the lesson meets our standards, then the lesson will be accepted!

When reviewing lessons, we are looking for:

      • Adherence to the Gynzy lesson format
      • Integration of Gynzy features/ interactive components
      • Neatness
      • Pedagogical and content knowledge

Overall, lessons should work well in a classroom, students should be able to understand it, students should be engaged, and there should be plenty of opportunities for students to practice.

All stories, passages, and other texts used in our lessons must be available in the public domain. Public domain means it is no longer protected by copyright law.  As a general rule, any text written over 95 years ago would be considered public domain.

  • Here is a great resource to use to find texts/stories/passages: www.gutenberg.org.
  • Here is another resource specifically for younger children’s stories/texts: www.childrensbooksonline.org. If you check it out, they have thousands of texts and almost all are in the public domain. It’s a really great resource to use and you can search for anything you’re looking for.
  • Here is a resource that might make it easier to navigate through texts as well: www.oldfashionededucation.com. Alternatively, you can also write your own content for your lessons. 
  • If a text contains information or facts you’d like to reference in your lesson, you may use those, as long as you are rewriting the text using your own words and crediting your sources.
  • In your lesson, you may reference trademarked brands – for example, Fortnite, Coca-Cola, Los Angeles Lakers, etc. You may also refer to titles of movies, television shows, books, or characters from books. Please reach out with any other copyright questions!

You may embed videos into your lesson, but we try to avoid this unless it is actually adding something of value to the lesson. For example, the video should not be teaching the material meant to be taught on our Gynzy platform. The video should be adding something which could not otherwise be done outside of the video format.

*Note also that it is possible that a video uploaded on YouTube may be infringing and therefore, subject to removal at any time.

We are always available by email. However, we prefer communicating with our authors through a program called Slack. Let us know if you’d like us to send you a Slack invite!

We are happy to announce that you will be rewarded when you refer someone to our “Authors” program. Here’s how it works:

You must have created at least 3 lessons yourself.  After you refer someone to become an author with Gynzy, you will be rewarded $50 once that person creates two accepted lessons. When he/she creates three accepted lessons, you’ll get an additional $100! Once this is approved, you can add it to your monthly invoice.

To refer someone, just have him/her send a resume to authors@gynzy.com and fill out the following form. Then send us a message letting us know who you’ve referred.

Please reach out with any questions you may have, and we hope you’ll spread the word about our Authors program! :)

 

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