edshelf Weekly - Google Chrome Apps for Educators

One of the most fascinating things about running a service like edshelf is seeing trends in search behaviors. Searches for iPad and iPhone apps continue to dominate, though searches for Google Chromebook apps are rising faster than any other platform. Here are some notable Google Chrome apps used by fellow educators.

  • YCOMBINATOR FELLOW ALUMNI Socrative Teacher - A classroom tool for visualizing and measuring student understanding in real time.
  • Multi-highlight - Highlight multiple words and color-code similar words all on the same page.
  • Extensity - Enable, disable, and launch Google Chrome apps right from your browser’s toolbar.
  • Chrome Remote Desktop - Control another computer through the Google Chrome browser by using your computer or mobile device.

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Strengths Test

Free Strengths Test. Find Your Talents and Potential. - Free Strengths Test - Find Your Talents and Potential

The test is really long, but also pretty good and I think it’s worth the time.

My reseluts:

Top 5 Strenghts:
1. Recognition: Get Recognition and be in front of others. Recognition talent can seek to have influence and to be important. This talent can generate the necessary drive to try to make a difference in the world. - score: 100
2. Solutions Finder: Ideate new ways to solve problems. Individuals with the Solutions Finder talent love concepts and ideas. This talent can help them to see underlying concepts that unite disparate ideas. - socre: 96
3. Thinker: Intellect and thinking to filter information. Individuals with the Thinker talent can have deepness in their thoughts and are introspective. This talent can help to simplify complex information, concepts or ideas. score: 91
4. Visionary: Envision a better Future. Individuals with the Visionary talent are inspired by the future and its endless possibilities. This talent can help to inspire people to create new projects and initiatives. score: 89
5. Historian: Contextualize situations in order to not repeat the same mistakes. Individuals with the Historian talent need to know and look into the past. This talent can be used to look into the past to make better decisions in the present. score: 82

My Top 5 Weaknesses from the lowest to the highest score:
34. Stucturer Be Disciplined and create routines to avoid rework. score: 18
33. Prudent. Deliberate carefully to find a safe solution. score: 27
32. Commitment. Be Responsible in order to complete activities. score: 33
31. Confidence. Self-Confidence to lead or create new ways.
30. Planner. Strategize; plan and identify relevant obstacles (to avoid them). score: 36

ok what really gets me about western canadian history is how the buffalo twins are basically like ‘we are super right wing lol socialism is bad lmao we never do that sort of thing’ while like hiding all their ccf/socred paraphernalia under the bed and in the closet, and then bc is like ‘lol dont lump me in with these losers i am left wing B)’ even though the bc liberals are completely divorced from the federal party and get more corporate funding than the alberta pcs if i remember correctly lol 

meanwhile manitoba is like ballet en pointe tiptoeing along a fence and sometimes he wobbles left and sometimes right 

but yeah basically i will fight you if you’re like ~bert is a right wing nut job and bc is a left wing hippie~ because the truth is somewhere in between ok i am gonna fight you about my two home provinces 5ever