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December’s Best “Tweets”

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Every month I make a short list highlighting my choices of the best resources I shared through (and learned from) 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.

I’m posting December’s list a bit early — over the holidays I need to focus more on writing my third book, so will be spending less time on the Web for the next couple of weeks.

If you don’t use Twitter, you can also check-out all of my “tweets” on my Twitter profile page or subscribe to their RSS feed.

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

Vokle lets you host your own live video events

Ninja cat & Golden retriever video

13 Unhappy Dogs in Reindeer Costumes

Poor Children Likelier to Get Antipsychotics, NY Times

Center on Education Policy study of turnaround schools casts doubt on federal turnaround strategies (thanks to Claus von Zastrow)

The New York Times Magazine Annual Year In Ideas 2009

“Illegal” Immigrant Students Publicly Take Up a Cause
, NY Times

Helping ELLs Acquire Academic Content

6 Billion Others (Thanks to Bill Ferriter)

Six Wonderful Things About Games (Thanks to Marisa Constantinides)

Volcanoes: Dangerous Beauty, LIFE slideshow

Sherman Dorn criticizes journalists who uncritically swallow claims that achieve. gaps have been closed (thanks to Claus von Zastrow)

12 Awe Inspiring Snow Sculpture Themes

Living Stories is new collaboration between Google, NY TImes & Wash Post

Sputtik is a new search engine just for Web 2.0 apps

The Top 10 Everything of 2009, TIME Magazine

100 Best Last Lines from Novels (Thanks to Alexander Russo)

Four Flawed Assumptions of School Reform

15 Amazing Party Balloon Sculptures (Thanks to Interesting Pile)

MentionMap is a cool visualization of who you are connecting with on Twitter

35 Powerful Photos That Tell A Story

The Difference Between An Amateur, A Scientist, And A Genius

How We Overvalue Education, Newsweek

New slideshows, including ones on spelling and reading comprehension, from Tom Barrett

Seven Answers to Climate Contrarian Nonsense, Scientific American

“7 tales of cities lost or found” interactive

Track My T Shirt

The 50 best protest signs of 2009

“10 Unique Gifts You Can Make with Help from the Web”

Average Consumer Spending Breakdowns1984-2008 infographic

You might also be interested in seeing a list of favorite tweets at Shelly Terrell’s blog.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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