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Saturday, August 6, 2016

PrepFactory - Free SAT & ACT Prep Activities

As autumn approaches many high school students in the United States will turn their attention to college applications and the SAT or ACT exams. Some students' parents will spend lots of money on test prep materials and or tutors. But students don't have to spend money to access excellent SAT and ACT preparation materials.

PrepFactory is a free service that offers excellent SAT and ACT preparation activities. The site offers free guides to SAT and ACT strategy along with a plenty of review activities to help students sharpen their skills and knowledge before taking the ACT or SAT. In the video embedded below I provide an overview of a student's perspective of PrepFactory.


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One of the better ways to prepare for a test is to review small chunks frequently. PrepFactory provides students with a good review system that breaks SAT and ACT review into bite-sized modules for each of the topics on the tests; each module contains a 3-5 minute video, notes on the video, and a five question video review quiz.

The modules help to identify problem areas for students. PrepFactory also provides tools to allow teachers to manage their classes by keeping track of how many modules their students have completed, and whether or not they've mastered strategy tips and tricks related to the SAT and ACT.

Disclosure: PrepFactory is an advertiser on FreeTech4Teachers.com

The Week in Review - The Most Popular Posts

Good morning from Maine where I'm having a relaxing morning while watching the Olympic cycling road race. I'm looking forward to watching the archery team matches later today too because 20 years ago I trained in that sport at the USOC training center California. Reading NBC's webpage about archery reminded me that you should always fact-check what you read on a website. NBC's page about archery is riddled with errors.

On a somber note, this week the world lost one of the true pioneers of educational technology. Dr. Seymour Papert passed away last Saturday. I never personally met Dr. Papert, but his mindstorm, Logo, introduced me to educational technology when I was an elementary school student. Dr. Gary Stager wrote a tribute that beautifully summarizes Dr. Papert's contributions to the world.

Here are this week's most popular posts:
1. Three Good Ways to Use Word Clouds With Students
2. 10 Sites and Apps for Vocabulary and Spelling Practice
3. Evernote's Free Plan Is Almost Worthless - Here Are Two Good Alternatives
4. Owl Eyes Offers a Good Way to Guide Students Through Classic Literature
5. Handy Web Tools That Solve Three Problems for Every Classroom
6. A New Lesson Plan Tool for Google Docs
7. Try DropItToMe to Collect Files from Students and Colleagues

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