Thursday, January 17, 2013

A Simple Tool for Finding SAT & ACT Vocabulary Words on Any Website

During a workshop that I ran on Monday someone noticed the Professor Word bookmarklet that I have displayed in my Chrome browser. So during a break I showed off what Professor Word can do and I've decided to share it again here.

Professor Word is a service that can help students learn new SAT and ACT vocabulary words. Professor Word operates as a browser bookmarklet in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. When you're reading a webpage click on the Professor Word bookmarklet to quickly identify SAT and ACT vocabulary words on that page. You can also use Professor Word to get definitions for any unfamiliar word on a webpage. To get a definition just highlight the word a small dialogue box containing the definition will appear.

Applications for Education
Professor Word could be a great little tool for students to use to not only read definitions, but to also see SAT and ACT words used in "real world" context.