During a workshop that I ran on Monday someone noticed the Professor Word bookmarklet that I have displayed in my Chrome browser. So during a break I showed off what Professor Word can do and I’ve decided to share it again here.
is a service that can help students learn new SAT and
ACT vocabulary words. Professor Word operates as a browser bookmarklet
in Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. When you’re reading a
webpage click on the Professor Word bookmarklet to quickly identify SAT
and ACT vocabulary words on that page. You can also use Professor Word
to get definitions for any unfamiliar word on a webpage. To get a
definition just highlight the word a small dialogue box containing the
definition will appear.
Applications for Education
could be a great little tool for students to use to not only read
definitions, but to also see SAT and ACT words used in “real world”