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Digital Wish and A-List Education Provide a 50% Matching Grant on Vocab Videos
Posted by Digital Wish Support at 10:28:05 AM Thu 06/16/2011
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Manchester Center, VT- June 16th, 2011- Earlier this year, more than 1,000 educators took advantage of a special trial of Vocab Videos through Digital Wish. Now, thanks to the generous support of A-List Education, Digital Wish is offering educators a 50% matching grant on all Vocab Videos subscriptions purchased through August 15, 2011.

Vocab Videos is a revolutionary new vocabulary system from A-List Education that brings essential high school and SAT vocabulary words to life. The online platform was developed by a group of educators frustrated by the lack of high quality and affordable vocabulary resources. Their solution came in the form of hilarious short videos illustrating the meanings of crucial, frequently-tested SAT vocabulary words. Episodes feature entertaining characters and parodies of popular TV shows, making learning vocabulary words fun for students. The Vocab Videos package includes an extensive video library that reinforces learning for over 500 vocabulary words, plus quizzes, worksheets, a multimedia flashcard maker, and a teacher dashboard for monitoring individual student and class progress.

Vocab Videos takes away the stress of vocabulary preparation and engages students in the learning process with fun spins on dictionary definitions, showing students what the words mean instead of just telling them. The video content and words are appropriate for grades 9 through 12.

"We are very excited to facilitate this grant opportunity for every high school teacher in the country," said Heather Chirtea, executive director and founder of Digital Wish, "These Vocab Videos subscription grants will help thousands of students across the country learn vocabularly essential for their English classes and the SAT."

About Digital Wish

Digital Wish is a non-profit on a mission to solve technology shortfalls in K-12 classrooms. The www.digitalwish.org website is designed to help teachers locate much-needed funding for classroom technology. In addition to making over 23,000 wishes come true for American educators, Digital Wish provides a host of fundraising ideas and allows teachers to craft a technology wish list so that parents and community members can make a classroom contribution and invest in America’s future.

About A-List Education

A-List Education (www.alisteducation.com) is an innovative provider of educational services for families, schools, and non-profit organizations. The company is dedicated to helping students achieve their academic goals and prepare for undergraduate and graduate studies. A-List’s services include standardized test preparation, academic tutoring, college admissions advising, and professional development for educators. A-List is committed to helping underserved youth and provides customized college readiness solutions to non-profit organizations, including Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Harlem Children’s Zone and Year Up.

Digital Wish Media Contact:
Jon Gallup, jon.gallup@digitalwish.org
Digital Wish
PO Box 1072
Manchester Center, Vermont 05255-1072
(802) 375-6721 X-222


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