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May’s Best “Tweets”

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Every month I’ve begun to make a short list highlighting my choices of the best resources I shared through Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog.

I’ve already shared in earlier posts this month several new resources I found on Twitter — and where I gave credit to those from whom I learned about them.  Those are not included again in this post.

Here are my picks for May’s Best Tweets (not listed in any order):

The High Cost Of Being Poor
is a good Washington Post article on how the “poor pay more in time, exhaustion & hassle”

A very good infographic showing the impact of inflation over the past forty years

An Intriguing Alternative To No Child Left Behind is a good Washington Post column on Richard Rothstein, one of my favorite education writers.

“TV Review: Glee” is an interesting blog post about a new television show on schools.

“Voices From The Great Depression” is good audio slideshow interviewing those who went through that time.

Testing: Stereotype Thread and the Perversion of Incentives, Part III is a not-to-be missed post by Alice Mercer.

A sign in an English classroom: “Follow your dreams – except for that one where you fly. That never ends well.” (thanks to MagistraM for the tip)

“Health Visualizer” is a great infographic on health issues facing Americans.

“Wonders Of The World” is a good multimedia overview from Channel One on both ancient and modern “wonders.”

Odyssey Online is an extremely well-done & accessible interactive on ancient Greece.

“Our Impoverished View of Educational Reform”
is an exhaustive report on poverty & school achievement.

Signitific Lab has got to be one of the most fascinating online multi-player games out there & the most educational, but it’s hard to explain and I’m not even going to try….

New Study – Merit Pay does NOT work

The Importance of Teaching Critical Thinking

“Teachley’s Amazing Talking Brain” is an interactive with practical ideas on brain-based education

“Poverty and Brain Development,or, I Worry: If Poor People are Stupid, Why Bother?” is an important commentary on a recent study.

Instructions for how to “jigsaw” a lesson in ten easy steps (thanks to Suzanne Whisler for the tip)

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