Friday, July 17, 2009

Five for Friday: Still A Lot of Summer Left Edition

I hope you are enjoying Big Idea Week! I also hope you are already reading Hope and Despair in the American City: Why There Are No Bad Schools in Raleigh if you are a part of our July book club (if not, the book is short and you still have a week to catch up). Either way, here's this week's must-read links, focused on getting ready for the fall (for those of you that can't break away) and surviving the rest of the summer without going broke (pun intended):
  1. Leveled Library - This new resource allows you to quickly look up the reading level of books (their lists are based on what's available at It's still in beta, and requires free registration, but it's worth a look for anyone building a classroom library.
  2. Top 3 Student College Review Websites [@Connect With Your Teens Through Pop Culture and Technology] - A perfect primer for those of us preparing for high school students in the fall!
  3. Summer Freebies and Bargains for Kids [@Wise Bread]
  4. Plan the Best Staycation Ever [via Lifehacker]
  5. How to Steal Jobs From Teenagers [via Consumerist] - In case you need some extra cash to make it through until September.
As always, share your thoughts and links in the comments.