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Educators and parents have enough to worry about with kids going back to school. That is exactly why VocabSushi, along with 5 other education technology companies, have teamed up to give away $150,000 in free products. This will help bring quality resources to the classroom, without costing educators a dime. 

The contest is simple: just leave a reply(including information about your school) on the official post at http://www.thebacktoschoolgiveaway.com/  . Just by leaving a reply, you will be entered into the final drawing five times! If you include your Twitter handle, you will receive another entry on the house!

 

The six edtech companies being the innovators that they are, have also come up with an intriguing way for you to increase your chances of winning by using social media. You may increase your number of entries by doing things like tweeting about the contest, using the official contest hashtag #BTSG, as well as posting on Facebook, a blog, or even a school email!

Prizes include products such as VocabSushi Pro for up to 5 schools, Virtual Nerd school license for the entire school year, a $995 gift certificate redeemable for SchoolTube premium services, and up to $15,000 worth of online premium content from TestSoup!

Results will be verified and tallied on September 30, 2011, with winners being announced no later than October 5, 2011.

 

 

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Enjoy VocabSushi For Just $15That’s right, we’re offering $10 off our regular price of $25.  Just sign up and use the promo code ILOVEVOCAB at checkout.  Find out why VocabSushi is the best way to learn vocab  and improve your reading skills for standardized tests like the SAT,  ACT, and much more.  Start school off with a competitive advantage and  leave the flashcards at home!Grab This Deal NowWe’re going  to be raising our prices for VocabSushi and VocabSushi Pro within the  next few weeks and we wanted to let you know well in advance.  So if  you’re looking to expand your vocabulary, or use VocabSushi in the  classroom, look no further.  But act now and lock in this bargain before  it’s too late.Use Promo Code: ILOVEVOCAB From The Students “Before I found this site, I had been using flashcards. VocabSushi took this study system to a whole new level.” — Maddie, 790 SAT Verbal “My  vocab level reflects my personal vocabulary, so words I already know  don’t slow me down. Seeing the word used in real-life context along with  its definition demonstrates the words are worth learning. It’s also  just fun & easy to use.” — George, AP English, favorite word is legerdemain “VocabSushi  replaced some very annoying vocab books in my school. I also enjoy  learning at my own pace. There isn’t a set standard that each person  must reach in an amount of time.” — Gabe, 29 ACT English, favorite word is schadenfruedeThanks!


Enjoy VocabSushi For Just $15
That’s right, we’re offering $10 off our regular price of $25.  Just sign up and use the promo code ILOVEVOCAB at checkout.  Find out why VocabSushi is the best way to learn vocab and improve your reading skills for standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and much more.  Start school off with a competitive advantage and leave the flashcards at home!

Grab This Deal Now
We’re going to be raising our prices for VocabSushi and VocabSushi Pro within the next few weeks and we wanted to let you know well in advance.  So if you’re looking to expand your vocabulary, or use VocabSushi in the classroom, look no further.  But act now and lock in this bargain before it’s too late.

Use Promo Code: ILOVEVOCAB
From The Students
“Before I found this site, I had been using flashcards. VocabSushi took this study system to a whole new level.”
— Maddie, 790 SAT Verbal

“My vocab level reflects my personal vocabulary, so words I already know don’t slow me down. Seeing the word used in real-life context along with its definition demonstrates the words are worth learning. It’s also just fun & easy to use.”
— George, AP English, favorite word is legerdemain

“VocabSushi replaced some very annoying vocab books in my school. I also enjoy learning at my own pace. There isn’t a set standard that each person must reach in an amount of time.”
— Gabe, 29 ACT English, favorite word is schadenfruede


Thanks!

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Shark Week Vocab from VocabSushi!

Now that shark week is coming to a close, we will reflect back on some of the vocabulary used during this infamous week. 

Migration-(in the Shark Week sense of the word) The seasonal movement of a complete population of animals from one area to another. Migration is usually a response to changes in temperature, food supply, or the amount of daylight, and is often undertaken for the purpose of breeding. Mammals, insects, fish, and birds all migrate.

We want to know, what did you think of this year’s Shark Week? Did it live up to your expectations?

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Google + …. Are You Cool Enough? 

This is the main aspect that sets Google + apart from Facebook and other social networking sites, as well as the vocab word of the day: Exclusivity - limiting or limited to possession, control, or use by a single individual or group.  
So tell us what you think. Does Google + stand a chance against Facebook? Have you used it yet? We want to hear your thoughts. :)  
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Google + …. Are You Cool Enough?

This is the main aspect that sets Google + apart from Facebook and other social networking sites, as well as the vocab word of the day: Exclusivity - limiting or limited to possession, control, or use by a single individual or group. 

So tell us what you think. Does Google + stand a chance against Facebook? Have you used it yet? We want to hear your thoughts. :)  

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We at VocabSushi are looking forward to Social Media Day tomorrow! How will you be celebrating?

We at VocabSushi are looking forward to Social Media Day tomorrow! How will you be celebrating?

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Vocabulary With a Scarlet Drawl
Few bands have achieved the lyrical madness  of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. From Apache Rose Peacock to  Californication, the Chili Peppers made it their mission to contort the minds of  listeners with a medley of advanced grammar and invented terminology.
There  are far too many Lyrics from the Chili Peppers for us to list them  here. Why dont you tell us what you favorite lyrics are, or for that matter the most interesting/weird  lyrics you have heard from the band.
They also have another album coming out in August, so be on the lookout for some new Chili Peppers terminology!

Vocabulary With a Scarlet Drawl

Few bands have achieved the lyrical madness of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. From Apache Rose Peacock to Californication, the Chili Peppers made it their mission to contort the minds of listeners with a medley of advanced grammar and invented terminology.

There are far too many Lyrics from the Chili Peppers for us to list them here. Why dont you tell us what you favorite lyrics are, or for that matter the most interesting/weird lyrics you have heard from the band.

They also have another album coming out in August, so be on the lookout for some new Chili Peppers terminology!

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NYT shows off its vocab skills

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I owe a lot of credit to the NYT for the genesis of VocabSushi.  A few years ago, when I was tutoring some students for the SAT and the ISEE, I would tell them “go and read a few NYT articles for homework and circle the vocab words you don’t know and I’ll test you on them when I see you next week.”  And that’s basically how VocabSushi started.

So it’s great to see the Times showing off what their momma gave them - the fact that they are an incredible resource for learning vocab in a variety of engaging ways (fill ins, dictionary look ups, podcasts, etc).

Check out the thorough list of methods they outline.  How does VocabSushi compare?  Are there any features you think VocabSushi should add?

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A sneak peak at the upcoming VocabSushi iphone app

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Literally the day we launched over a year and half ago we’ve been asked “do you have an iPhone app?”  We wanted to do the app right, and make sure it offered a lot of the awesome stuff you’d expect from VocabSushi.  So we took our time, and we thought real hard about it.

What we came up with is a lot better than just “the VocabSushi website but in an app.”  It’s a totally new product and approach to learning vocab.

It starts with the classic novels you’ve been assigned to read, you’ve already read, or you’ve heard about, like Pride and Prejudice, Frankenstein and Sherlock Holmes.

From there you can dive into a book and see what vocab words are in each chapter.  Then you can learn those words through bitesize examples: sentences taken directly from the book.  Finally, you can quiz yourself with sentence completion questions.

Everything revolves around your library of books and the vocabulary and sentences from whatever book you select to work with.

Check out this sneak preview of the app in action.  Tell your friends and start thinking about which books you’ll want to check out - there will be more than 200 to choose from when the app launches!

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