Monday, October 19, 2009

WordAhead for Teachers - Vocabulary Video Widgets

WordAhead, a vocabulary video and vocabulary practice website that I reviewed in April, has launched a new service for teachers. WordAhead now gives teachers the ability to create custom playlists of vocabulary videos. The playlists can be shared via email, a posted link on a blog, or by posting a vocabulary video widget on a blog or website. The teacher section of WordAhead also offers advice for having students create their own vocabulary videos.

For those not familiar with WordAhead, WordAhead provides nearly 900 animated and narrated videos explaining difficult vocabulary words from the SAT and ACT.

An example of a WordAhead video is embedded below:

 







Applications for Education
WordAhead's custom playlist widgets provides teachers with a good way to offer students vocabulary review every time they visist their teacher's website.

Here are some related resources that may be of interest to you:
Flashcard Flash
Cramberry Flashcards