In recent years, a growing number of mobile and digital Apps have been developed to help students prepare for SAT and ACT tests. These include Apps that play like games, Apps for online tutoring, and Apps that allow students to answer practice questions and compare scores with other users. The many options vary in content, price, and availability for iPhone, iPad, Android, and computer. The following breakdown may help students decide what Apps to try out first.
|Flash of Genius: SAT Vocab||SAT||Android, iPhone||Tests student vocabulary with hundreds of words and audio pronunciation||Free for iPhone; $1 for Android|
|Easel||SAT||iPad||Uses a “digital whiteboard” technology to allow students to solve for x by swiping their finger on the screen||Free|
|Kaplan SAT Flashcubes||SAT||iPhone||Uses a game format to test vocab; students spin 3D cubes that contain words, definitions, synonyms, and context sentences on its sides||$4.99, free for ACTQuizBank|
|SAT Remix||SAT||iPhone||Tests the vocab of students by setting lessons to music||$24.99/3 months|
|Watermelon Express SAT Connect||SAT||iPhone, iPad, Computer||Prepares students with practice questions, tests, and review material; eases tension with humorous and “edgy” YouTube videos during lessons breaks||$9.99 for iPhone; $14.99 for iPad|
|ACT/SAT Math Booster||ACT, SAT||Android||Helps students use graphing calculators to solve complex equations||Free|
|ACTStudent||ACT||iPhone||Tests students with practice questions and provides explanations for answers||Free|
|eTextPrep||ACT, SAT||All cellphones||Tests student vocabulary by texting them three words every day||$7.99/month|
|ACT Practice for Dummies||ACT||iPhone, iPad||Tests math, reading, and writing with questions and practice exams||$9.99|
|Tutor.com To Go||ACT, SAT||Service for all devices with mobile access; App for Android and iPhone||Students interact with a tutor in real time to understand difficult questions||$39.99/1 hour/1 month|
Which Apps look the best to you?
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