Friday, August 7, 2009

Five for Friday: Back To School Edition #1

All of this month's links will be geared towards getting ready to go back to school. Here's the first batch:
  1. CONTEST: Free Drawing for $250 in Teacher Supplies - Jim Deeds of American Classroom Supply emailed me this great opportunity to win some much-needed funding for your classroom. No purchase necessary--just sign up for their email list. The drawing is on 8/20, so hurry!
  2. Most lucrative college majors [@CNNMoney via Consumerist] - Post this on your math (or science) classroom wall before day one, and make reference to it as soon as school starts!
  3. Myth-Busting: What's Gender Got to Do with It? [@Math Mama Writes] - Fighting gender stereotypes about math (and science) are one of the battles you'll need to fight. Read this for help debunking these ideas when they come up this year.
  4. The Best Sources For Advice On Using Flip Video Cameras [@Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day] - The Flip, if you haven't heard about it, is exactly the kind of technology we should be getting into students' hands as soon as possible. This should help you either plan for using it or introduce it to those of you that are wondering what all the fuss is about.
  5. If You Make Only One Change This Year... RELAX!!!!!! [@So You Want to Teach?] - Joel may have written this last year, but some of us need annual reminders (if not more)!