Friday, May 22, 2009

Five for Friday: Memorial Day Edition

Most of us have a long holiday weekend coming up, and I hope you enjoy it fully. I urge you to also take a few moments to honor the brave men and women who died serving their country. Consider donating to a charity--visit Charity Navigator to find one that you're interested in.
  1. Taking the $ATs [via Freakonomics] - It continues to disturb and anger me how certain people at "nonprofit" testing services (like the College Board) are cleaning up.
  2. See Amazing Kids and their Mind-Blowing Projects at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair, 2009 [from Wired: GeekDad] - Be inspired!
  3. Use Windows Live Search to do your Algebra! [via Lifehacker] - Great, now our kids will never know how to solve equations on their own!
  4. The Best Places to Find Good Education Blogs [from Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day]
  5. LearningZen - I learned about this new e-learning community via email, and the concept is pretty interesting: basically anyone can design and teach a course, or take one offered by someone else for free. I haven't had a chance to fully explore it yet, so if you do, please email me or leave a comment.
On a side note, I am always seeking more submissions for the 52 Teachers, 52 Lessons community project! There are many areas of the education world that haven't been explored yet, so don't hestitate to contribute. Read more about the project, write your brilliant entry, then email me at teachforever AT gmail DOT com.