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.


Larry Ferlazzo said...

Thanks for recommending my post!


Nancy Flanagan said...

And thanks for making note of my post at Teacher in a Strange Land. Putting schooling into perspective is not something we do, until the things that matter most come crashing down.

Neat blog!