Showing posts with label WordAhead. Show all posts
Showing posts with label WordAhead. Show all posts

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Vocab Ahead Adds Self-Assessment Quizzes

Vocab Ahead, formerly Word Ahead, announced a new study feature today. Now students can use the Vocab Ahead study rooms to take practice vocabulary quizzes. The quizzes provide instant feedback on each question as well as summary information at the end of the quiz. While taking the quiz if a student is stuck on an item he or she can click on the hint tab.

If you've never tried Vocab Ahead, it's definitely worthy of your time. Vocab Ahead offers video demonstrations of SAT vocabulary words. Teachers can create their own custom video playlists and place them into playlist widgets.

Applications for Education
The new self-assessment quizzes from Vocab Ahead could be helpful for students preparing for SATs. The videos can be helpful to students who learn better when they have a visual reference or clue for remembering information.

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.

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