Friday 5: Back to School 2007

Hi All –

Here are a few sites to jump start your school year.

Enjoy,

Lucy Gray
elemenous@gmail.com

——–
A few reminders about the Friday 5 list:

A) I try to publish a thematic list of useful web sites each week. Sometimes I
annotate entries, but this depends on how busy I am. To subscribe to the list,
visit
http://groups.google.com/group/friday5.
Archives are browsable, too.

B) You can also read the Friday 5 in my blog:
http://lucygray.org.

C) If you have an idea for a theme,
email your
suggestions to me.

D) If you’d like to be a special mystery guest and submit a list for the group’s
perusal, also email me and we’ll discuss a potential topic and date. Last year,
we enjoyed lists on everything from Google Sketchup and Architecture (Fred
Bartels) to digital scrapbooking (Rae Niles and Marianne Handler). Thanks to
everyone who joined in!

On to this week’s list…..

1) Beloit College’s Annual Mindset List
http://www.beloit.edu/~pubaff/mindset/2011.php

When I was a student at Beloit, this annual tradition was nonexistent. The list
is now 10 years old, and is designed to give faculty of a cultural sense of the
incoming freshman class. You can look at
del.icio.us’s
history
of who has bookmarked this site, and the user notes crack me up.
Nearly all the comments are on how this list makes people feel old. Do you
remember when car windows used to roll down?  ( ADEs who were on the global
awareness trip last summer should note #1 on the list!)

2) Chalkboard Message Generator
http://generatorblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/chalkboard-message-generator.html

This is an entry from the Generator blog, which lists a gazillion types of fun
generators. Here, you can put a custom message on a chalkboard graphic to use in
a blog, web site, or presentation.

3) Classroom Organization and Set Up – Tips for Classroom Organization
http://k6educators.about.com/od/classroomorganization/Classroom_Organization_and_SetUp_Tips_for_Classroom_Organization.htm

4) Librarians’ Picks: Back to School
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfs/publib/school.html

Here’s a good bibliography of school related titles from the Ann Arbor public
library.

5) Free Stuff for Teachers
http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/freestuff.htm

This site is a little heavy on worksheets for my taste, but there’s a ton of
practical stuff to be found here.

6) Proteachers Ideas Back to School Ideas
http://www.proteacher.com/030005.shtml

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Friday 5: Back to School 2007

Hi All –

Here are a few sites to jump start your school year.

Enjoy,

Lucy Gray
elemenous@gmail.com

——–
A few reminders about the Friday 5 list:

A) I try to publish a thematic list of useful web sites each week. Sometimes I
annotate entries, but this depends on how busy I am. To subscribe to the list,
visit
http://groups.google.com/group/friday5.
Archives are browsable, too.

B) You can also read the Friday 5 in my blog:
http://lucygray.org.

C) If you have an idea for a theme,
email your
suggestions to me.

D) If you’d like to be a special mystery guest and submit a list for the group’s
perusal, also email me and we’ll discuss a potential topic and date. Last year,
we enjoyed lists on everything from Google Sketchup and Architecture (Fred
Bartels) to digital scrapbooking (Rae Niles and Marianne Handler). Thanks to
everyone who joined in!

On to this week’s list…..

1) Beloit College’s Annual Mindset List
http://www.beloit.edu/~pubaff/mindset/2011.php

When I was a student at Beloit, this annual tradition was nonexistent. The list
is now 10 years old, and is designed to give faculty of a cultural sense of the
incoming freshman class. You can look at
del.icio.us’s
history
of who has bookmarked this site, and the user notes crack me up.
Nearly all the comments are on how this list makes people feel old. Do you
remember when car windows used to roll down?  ( ADEs who were on the global
awareness trip last summer should note #1 on the list!)

2) Chalkboard Message Generator
http://generatorblog.blogspot.com/2007/08/chalkboard-message-generator.html

This is an entry from the Generator blog, which lists a gazillion types of fun
generators. Here, you can put a custom message on a chalkboard graphic to use in
a blog, web site, or presentation.

3) Classroom Organization and Set Up – Tips for Classroom Organization
http://k6educators.about.com/od/classroomorganization/Classroom_Organization_and_SetUp_Tips_for_Classroom_Organization.htm

4) Librarians’ Picks: Back to School
http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfs/publib/school.html

Here’s a good bibliography of school related titles from the Ann Arbor public
library.

5) Free Stuff for Teachers
http://www.netrover.com/~kingskid/freestuff.htm

This site is a little heavy on worksheets for my taste, but there’s a ton of
practical stuff to be found here.

6) Proteachers Ideas Back to School Ideas
http://www.proteacher.com/030005.shtml

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