Vocab Videos

Learning vocabulary can be a mundane task, one that is needed not only for the sake of schooling in general but especially if you plan to take the SAT's, as vocabulary is worth 150 points. We were recently given a small educator classroom subscription to try out from Vocab Videos. I used this program with my oldest, 7th grade twins.

Vocab Videos is a creative way to learn vocabulary using both visual and auditory cues, featuring the 500 words that are most seen on tests like the SAT, ACT, ISEE, SSAT or GRE tests. These videos are humorous in nature, designed to be catchy and help you remember what you are learning by giving you actual examples of what the words mean. There are 25 videos each containing 20 words. The words are shown written out & pronounced then demonstrated often in a comical way.

In addition to watching the videos, with the small educator classroom subscription you are also given a teacher dashboard to access to your students progress, individual student accounts, quizzes, flashcards, puzzles and digital worksheets.

My girls are a bit on the younger side for this program as it's targeted more towards 9-12th graders. With that said, they did learn some of the words as we worked on this program. Some of the comedy went over their head as it was spoofs of shows like The Office & Lost which we don't watch. I think this is a creative way to help kids retain these harder vocabulary words compared to just reading them out of a book & trying to memorize them. My girls are hearing impaired so visual cues help them understand & remember better.  The statistics even show that this program works when it comes to testing:

small educator classroom subscription costs $74.99 for a year and you can include up to 20 students. You can also try out a one month free subscription to see if this is something you are interested in. 

Just to note, this company is a secular company and some of the videos have words in like "suck & Oh my God" as well as depicting other scenes such as dating & drinking. While I think the videos could have easily gotten their humor and point across without these being present in the videos, I used these opportunities to talk to my girls about our values and what is and isn't appropriate as these are very real things that they will encounter in life. I realize this may differ for each family but despite these things, I would still consider using this program in the future if my children are looking to study for the SAT's as I feel this would really help prepare them to succeed in the vocabulary section.

As a member of the TOS crew, I received this product at no cost to me in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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