At our November 29, 2007 meeting, Art Skerker mentioned the Intel Education Initiative. The site has a some excellent free resources for educators.

One tool we tried was the Visual Ranking Tool. This tool allows teams or individuals to rank order a list and compare their ranking to others. If you want to try a sample, go to the student login and use pskelly as the Teacher ID, Team01 as the Team ID (or any number through 12), and Team01 as the password. If the topics seem familiar, they are the Applied Skills listed on the reverse of the copy of the cover of "Are They Really Ready to Work?" (one of Art's handouts).

You will find other tools and information on the site available to educators for free.