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This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”

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I have a huge backlog of resources that I’ve been planning to post about in this blog but, just because of time constraints, have not gotten around to doing. Instead of letting that backlog grow bigger, I regularly grab a few and list them here with a minimal description. It forces me to look through these older links, and help me organize them for my own use. I hope others will find them helpful, too. These are resources that I didn’t include in my “Best Tweets” feature because I had planned to post about them, or because I didn’t even get around to sending a tweet sharing them.

Here are This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”:

Dance Writer 2 lets you type in a word (or more), and then a person “dances” the letters in the word. You can save,send and post the sequence. Thanks to Nik Peachey for the tip.

Vidque is a new site that lets you collect videos from several online video sites. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Create Online Video Playlists.

Patricia Ryan: Don’t insist on English! is a new TED Talk.

Here are two new additions to The Best Sites To Learn About Pandas:

Panda’s Debut At Tokyo Zoo is a Wall Street Journal slideshow.

Scientists Don Panda Costumes is a TIME Magazine slideshow.

Free Tools Challenge #10: Word clouds with Wordle comes from Edublogs. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About “Word Clouds.”

Page Speed Online is from Google and will measure how fast your webpages are loading, in addition to offering suggestions on how to improve its performance. You can read more about it at TechCrunch. I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Keeping Your Own Website Or Blog “Healthy.

Here are three new additions to The Best Digital Storytelling Resources:

On the Go- Mobile Storytelling is from Langwitches.

Storyboarding: Pre-Writing Activity is also from Langwitches.

The Narrative in the Neurons is by Wray Herbert.

Key events in the history of space exploration is a slideshow from The Telegraph. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space.

Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:

“The Best…” series (which are now 650 in number)

Best Tweets of The Month

The most popular posts on this blog each month

My monthly choices for the best posts on this blog each month

Each month I do an “Interview Of The Month” with a leader in education

Periodically, I post “A Look Back” highlighting older posts that I think are particularly useful

The ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival

Resources that share various “most popular” lists useful to teachers

Interviews with ESL/EFL teachers in “hot spots” around the world.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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  1. Thanks for posting such great links! I am taking a class, which has allowed me to discover your blog. I must admit, I have caught the blog bug because of it.
    One of my favorite links that you have suggested is the Dance Writer 2. With so many students being visual and kinesthetic learners, this is a great way to interact with themselves as well as words. I have also used Wordle for students to develop word clouds and both my middle school and high school student enjoyed the assignment.
    Lastly, in your previous blog posting about the fluency activity, I got extremely excited to try such an activity in my speech class. Thank you so much for such great ideas and to spark a little life into me as testing can take it out of a teacher.

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