A neat site that quizzes you on chemical symbols (e.g., Ag for silver), and donates rice for right answers. Hey, if students are going to learn chemical symbols, they may as well do it in a game setting, and many will find it a touch less pointless if they're doing someone else some good at the same time.
A student should become more familiar with the elemental symbols; a deficiency in this skill can trip up students too easily later, when they use the atomic weight of "Ir" in a problem involving "iron(III)oxide".
I plan to provide this to my students as a handy way to study their symbols-I'll tell them I only expect them to know the ones on the basic list. I don't *care* whether they know the symbol for praseodymium.