Friday, August 10, 2012

TOS Review - Vocab Videos

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Vocab Videos looked interesting to me from the very beginning. I have a daughter that learns much better with audio/visual presentations. From the start she loved this program, which is saying a lot. We were both very disappointed after viewing the second set of videos to find a curse word and reference to an inappropriate magazine. At this point I decided to preview all material before letting her watch it. Subsequent videos have been clean in my humble opinion, but we have not watched all the videos. From the website, "Vocab Videos uses hilarious short videos to illustrate the meanings of 500 essential vocabulary words. The platform is a highly effective system for learning words that appear on tests like ISEE, SAT, ACT, GRE, and TOEFL."

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I found the registration process and navigating the website easy. Once the student is registered they will have a tab "My Locker" which will have information about videos viewed and completed worksheets and quizzes. As mentioned above, each video has worksheets, quizzes, and flashcards available for the 20 vocabulary words represented.

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I felt this program was geared mostly to high school students, but could still be managed with eager 7th and 8th graders. With that being said I would still recommend viewing the material before the student. The student subscription plan starts at $24.99. For more information contact Vocab Videos. We received the Small Educator Class Subscription which allowed us to have up to 20 students for the purposes of this review and can be purchased for $74.99.

View what other Crew members think at TOS Review Crew.

Disclaimer: As a member of the TOS Crew, I received this product at no cost to me in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.



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2 comments:

Jill C said...

Thank you for sharing. We felt the same way about the videos.

Eddie said...

We liked the program too. I was suprised that they chose to include some ...let's say unexpected...language, but overall it wasn't a big issue for us. We just discussed the choice of words as they appeared and what could have been used instead.