Teacher Review for SAT Vocab by MindSnacks

Great tool for learning the SAT Vocabulary!

Patty G.
Classroom teacher
La Sierra University
Riverside, CA
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
SAT Vocab by Mindsnacks is a great way to get kids to learn new vocabulary that will prepare them for the SAT. It has interactive games so it provides an easier way to learn than just plain rote memorization. I am preparing to be a highschool English teacher, so I have to keep in mind the students that will be taking the SAT in the future. The SAT has the power to influence the decisions of colleges and universities- so any form of help in preparing the students for the test is welcome.  This app is easy to use- with around 8 games that focus on learning vocabulary, the students can learn by having fun. There are also other resources on the application, such as PSAT and SAT lessons. For full access, you do need to pay 5 dollars, but that's not that bad! The only thing that disappointed me about this application is that you can only get it for ioS, so it can't be used with any other product-windows, android, etc. If your classroom has ipads, this would work great. However, if it doesn't, you will run in to some problems as a teacher. They could definitely do to make it available for other operating systems.
My Take
Overall, it was simple enough for everyday use, and kept the student engaged. It's also not very pricy.