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Thursday, August 16, 2012

Vocab Videos


Looking for an effective system to learn the 500 essential vocabulary words that appear on tests such as the ACT, SAT, GRE? Vocab Videos has the answer. Using professionally produced short videos to illustrate the meanings of vocabulary words in a way students can relate. Expand your vocabulary while watching hilarious characters in original stories that put the words in action.

Each episode of Vocab Videos feature 20 words and are approximately 10 minutes long.  The original miniseries are parodies of popular TV shows like Lost, The Office, 24, and Gossip Girl. Each video is designed to make memorizing easier. They use both auditory and visual clues. A freeze fame during the video gives the word and its definition in print while a voice over provides proper pronunciation and reinforces the meaning. The vocabulary word is illustrated by the action in the video and then a concluding definition uses the word in the context of the scene.

Vocab Videos Features

  • High School level product
  • Online subscription
  • Videos featuring all 500 SAT vocabulary words
  • Study tools are included for students
    • Digital worksheets
    • Digital quizzes
    • Digital flashcard maker
  • Students are able to track their progress
  • Educators can monitor class progress
  • Educators can access all videos and study resources
  • Educators can download material for printing



  • Individual Student subscriptions available for:
    • $24.99 six month subscription
    • $39.99 twelve month subscription


  • Educator Package subscriptions, 12 month access
    • $74.99 small (up to 20 students)
    • $134.99 medium (up to 40 students)
    • $254.99 large (up to 100 students

ClarkClan Experiences

Vocab Videos had an interesting reaction for our family. I had set up Ben (10) and Sarah (15) as students.  I quickly realized that the videos are definitely geared towards older teens and adults. I was not very comfortable having Ben watch the his present age.

Maybe it is because we do not watch any of the shows that Vocab Videos parodies, but Sarah had a hard time liking the videos as well. She found a few to be amusing, but for the most part they were not her cup of tea.

One of the features that I liked was on the Educator side, I could track and see what the kids have done. I was able to quickly look up quiz scores, what date the quiz was taken on and the score received. The Educator’s page also had all videos available for viewing.

We were not the only family who reviewed Vocab Videos. Click on the banner below to read what they thought about this online program.


Disclaimer:  As an Independent contractor for The Old Schoolhouse and member of the Schoolhouse Review Crew I received an educators  12 month subscription to Vocab Videos in exchange for my honest review of their product.  All opinions given are mine and/or my children’s.

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