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Presenting the Vocab Film Festival…

The Vocab Film Festival is here and has been receiving LOTS of attention! Below, check out some of the places the Festival has been featured:

Don’t forget to “Like” Vocab Videos on Facebook and follow us on Twitter for the latest Festival updates, announcements, and submissions!

REMEMBER: Vote on your favorite submissions! Doing so will not only ensure that your favorite entrants win some incredible prizes (the Festival is giving away MORE THAN $20K IN SCHOLARSHIPS, CASH, AND PRIZES!), but that your favorite participating nonprofit organization will receive special prizes and donations at the close of the Festival!

The Vocab Film Festival is sponsored by a number of wonderful educational organizations including Zinch.com, Knewton, Perfect800, and Cerebellum, and has the support of the incredible participating nonprofits, including Year Up, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Urban Word, and Harlem Children’s Zone. We encourage you to learn more about our sponsors and nonprofits partners who have helped to make the Vocab Film Festival possible.

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FREE SAT VOCABULARY VIDEOS: Vocab Videos FREE Subscription Plan

Vocab Videos is pleased to announce that it has recently launched a FREE Vocab Videos subscription plan! Now, visitors to our site can register for a free one month account and receive access to more than 150 Vocab Videos and a portion of our study materials! We wanted to give everyone the chance to see what we do over here at VocabVideos.com and how our videos can making learning vocabulary fun!

ATTENTION EDUCATORS: See bottom of post!

By registering for a free subscription plan, users can access the following features:

  • Vocab Videos Study Guide: Our study guide provides suggestions on how to get the most out of Vocab Videos. Learn how to best utilize the videos, absorb vocabulary efficiently, and employ our review material most effectively. The guide will help you to craft your own individualized vocabulary regimen.
  • Video Library: Our free account provides access to 8 episodes and over 150 Vocab Videos! Become familiar with engaging Vocab Videos storylines and meet some of our  hilarious characters. You’ll can’t wait to see what happens next!
  • Digital Quizzes: Test your new vocabulary knowledge by taking a Vocab Videos digital quiz after each episode! SAT–style questions offer preparation for standardized tests. At the end of each quiz, detailed quiz results show quiz performance and what questions were answered correctly and incorrectly; results can be downloaded and printed.
  • Downloadable Worksheets: Worksheets can be used to maximize comprehension and retention. They provide space to write sentences, synonyms and mnemonic devices, and to build a more clear understanding of the meaning of the words.

If you like what you see, we make it easy to upgrade to a 6-month or 12-month premium account! A premium subscription plan includes  total access to ALL 500 VOCAB VIDEOS + our extensive suite of study resources. In addition, to our entire video library our premium subscription level offers access to:

  • ALL Digital Quizzes: Take a total of 25 digital quizzes, one for every Vocab Videos episode + cumulative quizzes that take some vocabulary from each episode. Detailed quiz results chart your quiz performance and what words you answered correctly and incorrectly; results can be downloaded and printedQuiz results are stored to the user dashboard, so you can constantly monitor your progress.

  • Digital Flashcard Maker: The digital flashcard maker allows you to create flashcards for additional vocabulary words or for ANY academic subject – flashcards will be saved and stored in your personal Vocab Videos account. Flashcard maker features include:
    • Add an image or movie file
    • Study in quiz mode—“flipping” cards to review
    • View cards in table mode (option to hide the question or answer column)
    • Download and print flashcard sets to review on-the-go

  • Digital Worksheets: Like downloadable worksheets, digital worksheets provide space to write sentences or mnemonic devices to build a clear understanding of the word. Once they are entered, sentences are stored on a personalized study sheet. Print out worksheets for review on-the-go.

  • Vocab Videos Glossary: A searchablealphabetical glossary of all the words featured in Vocab Videos along with their definitions. The glossary allows users to keep track of words they’ve mastered, and to review definitions even when they don’t have access to a computer.
  • Vocab Videos Definition Groups: These category lists group words by common themes. This valuable reference allows for an even more comprehensive understanding of the vocabulary. Definition groups are useful for helping grasp subtle differences in meanings and when to use particular words.
  • Vocab Videos Crossword Puzzles: Crossword puzzles by episode offer a fun form of review. Users can print these out to study on-the-go.

EDUCATORS: Don’t forget, you’ll want to consider a school or classroom package to introduce Vocab Videos to your students! Classroom packages provide individual student and teacher accounts for Vocab Videos.

Teacher accounts allow you to monitor student usage, view quiz results (questions students answered incorrectly), and download review material to incorporate into your curriculum. Sign up for a free teacher demo account on our Educators page, or contact us to get started with a classroom package:

Email: [email protected]

Call: 646-216-9187 ext. 202

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SAT Vocabulary Resource: Vocab Videos Has New Digital Worksheets!

Vocab Videos has added digital worksheets to its suite of digital study resources! Now, our vocabulary students can enter up to three sentences and/or mneumonic devices to help them remember their SAT vocabulary words.

Watching the videos alone isn’t the best method for learning and retaining the words—we encourage students to use their new vocabulary, both in the classroom and in conversation. Write your sentences down on your digital worksheet, so they can be stored in your personal study bank. From the “Resources page,” right beside the links to the Vocab Videos quizzes and crosswords, download and print your worksheets as for a form of on-the-go review.   

These worksheets are just one more tool for helping students review and remember their vocabulary words more easily after viewing Vocab Videos. We encourage you to take advantage of them to optimize your vocabulary learning experience and to learn this essential high school vocabulary.

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SAT Vocabulary Games: NEW Vocab Videos Crossword Puzzles!

We’ve recently added a fun form of vocabulary review to the Vocab Videos suite of study materials—SAT vocabulary crossword puzzles! Vocab Videos users can now watch our videos, take digital quizzes, and get some additional practice with these downloadable vocabulary crossword puzzles.

Students can print them out for a study tool on-the-go; teachers can distribute them to students in class after viewing or assigning the episodes. These vocabulary puzzles are just one more way to ensure that this essential SAT vocabulary is learned. And not to worry–if you get stuck on a puzzle, just go back and re-watch the episode to find the answers!

Remember:  knowing your SAT vocabulary can earn you 150+ points on the SAT Reading section, so be sure to take advantage of Vocab Videos and our vocabulary crossword puzzles for a fun way to learn crucial standardized test and high school vocabulary.

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Vocab Videos Classroom Packages: New Teacher Grid

The Vocab Videos teacher dashboard enables educators to easily monitor their students’ usage, view quiz results, and download quizzes and review material. 

With our new student result grid, teachers can now readily view specific user and aggregate data, allowing them to track the performance of individual students or an entire class. Low grades are highlighted in red. Just click on a student’s name to view their individual quiz summaries and to see what questions were answered incorrectly. If students are scoring low on a particular quiz, teachers may want to review certain vocabulary words during the class day.

 

For more information on Vocab Videos classroom packages, email [email protected]. Want to see what a classroom package includes? Get set up with 2-week teacher demo by filling out this form.

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Vocab Videos for Your Classroom: Why It’s Right for You!

Vocab Videos is an online SAT and high school vocabulary system that uses hilarious short videos to illustrate the meanings of 500 frequently tested SAT vocabulary words. Bringing the system to the classroom not only provides students with an enjoyable way to learn essential high school vocabulary, but helps them prepare for their college entrance exams–tests that play an important role in where they will pursue their higher education.

We’ve recently made some major upgrades to the Vocab Videos online system to help enhance functionality for educators and students.  Our new digital quizzes and revamped teacher dashboard make Vocab Videos an addition to your classroom you’ll want to consider.  

All Vocab Videos classroom packages include:

-Individual user accounts to Vocab Videos online platform for teachers and students–providing access to our video library of 500+ Vocab Videos!

-Teacher dashboard where educators can monitor their students’ usage, view quiz results and download review material.

-Access to downloadable (PDF) quizzes for printing

-Curriculum consulting on how to best incorporate Vocab Videos into the classroom

-Registration web page with institution name and logo 

Year-long classroom packages start at $195 for 15 students ($13/student)and $360 for 30 students ($12/student). Please contact [email protected] or call 646-216-9187 ext. 202 with questions or for more information.

Once a classroom package is purchased, students register for free through a Vocab Videos landing page we create for your school (see below):

All students who register through this page are then linked to the primary teacher account appearing under “Students” on the teacher dashboard. 

When a teacher clicks on the name of one their students, they’re able to view that student’s Vocab Videos site usage and quiz results.

Still not convinced? Sign up for a FREE trial to check out our teacher demo and see what is included in a classroom package!

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Vocab Videos For Teachers: School & Classroom Packages

 

Welcome Educators!

Vocab Videos is a FUN & EFFECTIVE way to teach your students the essential vocabulary they need to know for college entrance exams like the SAT and ACT.  The online vocabulary system uses hilarious short videos to illustrate the meanings of over 500 frequently-tested SAT vocabulary words.  And, as teachers, you know that the importance of vocabulary goes far beyond test prep; a good vocabulary allows students to communicate effectively inside and outside the classroom. Words are the currency of communication. A good vocabulary will help students read, write, speak, and listen better.

The Vocab Videos online vocabulary platform can easily be incorporated into the classroom as a relevant add-on to your English classes and as a means of bringing test preparation to your students.  While students can purchase individual Vocab Videos subscriptions, classroom and school packages are also available to offer a truly optimal vocabulary experience to students and teachers. 

We’ve recently completed some major upgrades to the Vocab Videos platform, and now with the purchase of a school or classroom package, educators can monitor their students’ Vocab Videos activity and quiz results from their teacher dashboard! Students can register for free through the Vocab Videos landing page we set up for your school. The teacher account is then linked to registered students, so educators can view students’ Vocab Videos progress and check to see that they have completed assignments.  

 

ALL Vocab Videos school and classroom packages include:

*Individual user accounts to Vocab Videos online platform for teachers and students

*Teacher dashboard where educators can monitor students’ test results and progress

*Downloadable (PDF) quizzes and review material available for teachers to print

*Curriculum consulting on how to best incorporate Vocab Videos into the classroom

*Registration web page with institution name and logo

*Access to technical support

If you would like some more information or a pricing estimate for getting your students started with Vocab Videos, please contact the Vocab Videos team at [email protected] or call us directly at 646-216-9187 ext. 202!

And don’t forget to sign up for your FREE Vocab Videos trial by filling out the form on the Educators page! We look forward to hearing from you and we hope to get your students started improving their vocabulary with the start of the school year!

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SAT Vocabulary: Introducing New Digital Quizzes!

 

We’re making some major upgrades to the Vocab Videos site, the first of which we’re delighted to announce to all of our Vocab Videos subscribers and fans: THE ADDITION OF DIGITAL QUIZZES!

Now, immediately after watching a Vocab Videos episode, you’re able to take an interactive quiz to review all of the SAT vocabulary content you’ve just watched! At the end of each quiz, you’ll see a detailed overview of how you performed–the questions you answered correctly, those you answered incorrectly, and what SAT vocabulary words you need to study further.

 

 

Downloadable score reports are available for printing if students want to keep a record of their progress or if teachers want to keep track of their students’ quiz performance. If your quiz score shows that you didn’t fully grasp the episode’s vocabulary content, go back and watch the video again, and then re-take the quiz!

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Comparing SAT & ACT Scores: SAT/ACT Conversion Table

ACT Table A:College Board Study Table C:Admissions Data Table B:Percentile Match[1]
36 1600 1600 1600
35 1580 1580 1570
34 1520 1550 1540
33 1470 1510 1510
32 1420 1470 1480
31 1380 1420 1460
30 1340 1380 1430
29 1300 1340 1375
28 1260 1300 1330
27 1220 1250 1290
26 1180 1210 1250
25 1140 1170 1210
24 1110 1130 1170
23 1070 1090 1125
22 1030 1040 1090
21 990 1000 1050
20 950 960 1005
19 910 920 960
18 870 880 925
17 830 830 880
16 780 790 835
15 740 750 785
14 680 710 730
13 620 660 685
12 560 620 605
11 500 580 580
Table A taken from collegeboard.comAll data compares ACT Composite Score with SAT Reading and Math only.

A-List Education, the education experts who brought you Vocab Videos, put together this SAT/ACT conversion chart to help you figure out how the two test scores correlate. Converting an ACT score to an SAT score isn’t like converting miles to kilometers. There’s no “right answer,” no exact value of what an ACT score is worth in SAT points. There are a lot of factors at work here, and several different ways to look at the data.

As any simple web search will show you, there are many SAT-ACT conversion tables out there. Many of these tables are taken from score comparison data available on the College Board website (see Table A). This chart is based on a study of test scores from 1994 to 1996. It’s a comparison based on skill: if you get score X on the SAT, you’ll get score Y on the ACT. It’s probably the most reliable chart out there in that it’s the product of a rigorous scientific study commissioned by people who know about this sort of thing. However, it uses data from the old SAT. The College Board will tell you that the scores should be comparable, but let’s see if there’s any fresher data available.

Fresher data is readily available in the form of percentiles. Both the SAT and ACT publish tables of the percentiles of test-takers who achieved a particular score. So A-List took data from 2005 to 2007 and matched up the scores on the two tests that correspond to the same percentile (see Table B). This chart shows significantly higher SAT scores for corresponding ACT scores than the College Board table does. The problem is that this is an unscientific study, so there could be other factors contributing to the score distribution.

Both these charts seek to equate scores based on the ability of students: a student who gets score X on one test is likely to get score Y on the other. But this overlooks why these scores matter at all: college admissions. These charts don’t tell us the value of the scores with respect to actual admissions decisions. Perhaps colleges treat the tests differently. Perhaps a college will accept a student in the 80th percentile of the SAT but require the 85th percentile of the ACT, or vice versa.

So A-List took a look at the college admissions data in the 2008 U.S. News and World Report guide and matched the SAT and ACT scores of incoming students at each college. They found those numbers were somewhat in between the previous two charts. This chart has the same concern about scientific validity as Table B, but it’s the best way to directly gauge how much a score is actually worth to colleges. Read More…

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