Friday, August 14, 2009

Five for Friday: Back to School Edition #2

I hope you're getting a lot out of this month's back to school-focused articles. Here are five more resources you should find helpful:
  1. The Best Ways to Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects [@Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day] - This a great way to get your kids invested in just about any topic.
  2. Climate Change Action Projects Database - Non-profit organization Facing the Future has created a database of service learning projects (focused on sustainability issues) that complement their free curriculum resources. I'm a big proponent of trying to work service learning into the classroom, and I think this would be an interesting project for an enterprising teacher to try out.
  3. WNBA's Fast Break to Reading Program - I just got an email about this interesting summer reading program. There's still time to get involved, and if your kids are interested in the WNBA, it's a great way to get them reading (which is a great way to get them back into "school mode"). There's more information and resources on the FBTR wiki.
  4. Six Ways to Save on Back to School Shopping [@Consumerist]
  5. What Matters Most [@Teacher in a Strange Land] - Something to think about before you get caught up in all the minutae of back to school.