The South Australian Spelling Test

The South Australian Spelling Test has been around for a number of years and is a staple of nearly all Australian primary and early secondary teachers assessment schedule. 

The test consists of 70 words and when completed allows the teacher to generate a spelling age for that student based upon their score.

It is a great tool for quickly identifying students who need assistance with their spelling skills.

The test and it's complete instructions can be downloaded here.

It takes around 15 minutes to administer to a class.

Feed the World while your students learn with Free Rice

Free Rice is a simple test site for teachers and students that has an ethical bonus built into it.  For every question students answer correctly Freerice will donate 10 grains of rice to third world nations.  There are a range of useful tests for all ages and subject areas and would be a great thing for your students and those in need around the world.  Access FreeRice here.

Test your students geography knowledge with this online quiz tool

The world quiz is a very simple graphical quiz that students of nearly any age will understand with ease.  It doesn't give back a great deal of information to inform you where you went right or wrong, but if you simply want your students to know where countries are in the world then this will do the trick.

You can select specific regions and different aspects of geography to suit your needs.  Access the world quiz here.

Education in the 1960's vs 2010

I think this cartoon really sums up the shift in parental approach to teaching over the last half a decade.  Thanks to Daryl Cagle for his cartoon.

I'd love to hear your thoughts on it.

How Fast are your Fingers - Great Touch Typing Test for Students

Your Students will love this one..With the speed test you can test your typing speed. You will not get a real feel of how fast you are. Try the typing test again and again, and with time you will get faster. By the way the words that you need to type, are the most frequently used words of the English language. The faster you can type these words, the faster you will also type ordinary texts. After the evaluation you can include your results in your blog or whereever you want, so your friends can see how fast you type. Access the test here

Teaching Children to Skim Read with BBC Skillwise

 Thanks to Scott @ www.mytopten.com.au

Teaching children to skim read is a fantastic skill. This site will assist them in skimming to find key information from various texts. With leveled readings and different text types, this site will offer something to everyone of your students. It is great to interact with and has easy to read worksheets attached to all of the readings.

Visit the site here atBBC Skillwise

Great Online Multiple Intelligence Test

It has been claimed by some researchers that our intelligence or ability to understand the world around us is complex. Some people are better at understanding some things than others.

For some of us it is relatively easy to understand how a flower grows but it is immensely difficult for us to understand and use a musical instrument. For others music might be easy but playing football is difficult.

Instead of having one intelligence it is claimed that we have several different intelligences.
These are listed below:

  • Body Smart
  • Word Smart
  • Number Smart
  • Intrapersonal
  • Visual / Spatial
  • Interpersonal
  • Musical
  • Nature Smart

What special intelligences do you have? You can find out by answering a few simple questions

The Birmingham Grid for Learning Multiple Intelligence Test is quite simply the best online test of its type I have seen it caters to multiple languages is very easy to understand and produces a very simple to read radar outlining your strengths and weaknesses in each of the intelligence areas.

This is a brilliant task to do as a class to identify your learners at both a whole group and individual level not to mention it is totally free.

How can I use this in the classroom? I always get my students to get a screen grab of their final radar and make notes regarding whether or not they agree or disagree with their radar and justify why?

Check it out Here

Brilliant Online Multiple Intelligence Test

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It has been claimed by some researchers that our intelligence or ability to understand the world around us is complex. Some people are better at understanding some things than others.

For some of us it is relatively easy to understand how a flower grows but it is immensely difficult for us to understand and use a musical instrument. For others music might be easy but playing football is difficult.

Instead of having one intelligence it is claimed that we have several different intelligences.

These are listed below:

  • Body Smart

  • Word Smart

  • Number Smart

  • Intrapersonal

  • Visual / Spatial

  • Interpersonal

  • Musical

  • Nature Smart

What special intelligences do you have? You can find out by answering a few simple questions

The Edutopia Multiple Intelligence Test is quite simply the best online test of its type I have seen it caters to multiple languages is very easy to understand and produces a very simple to read radar outlining your strengths and weaknesses in each of the intelligence areas.

This is a brilliant task to do as a class to identify your learners at both a whole group and individual level not to mention it is totally free.

How can I use this in the classroom?  I always get my students to get a screen grab of their final radar and make notes regarding whether or not they agree or disagree with their radar and justify why?

Check it out Here