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.
I usually bring these together weekly but, because my blacklog is so big right now, I decided to publish this second “special edition.”
Here are the resources in this special edition of “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”:
Free Music Directory comes from Socialbrite, and lists a number of sources of royalty-free…music. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects.
The British Council has a very simple, and useful, vocabulary game related to Spring. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The Spring Season.
HOW TO: Master Smartphone Photography [PICS] comes from Mashable. I’m adding it to both The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me and to The Best Sites For Learning Beginning Photography Tips.
Resistance to test-based school reform is growing is by Valerie Strauss at The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad).
The words that could unlock your child comes from the BBC. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students.
Here are several new additions to The Best Resources Documenting The Effectiveness of Free Voluntary Reading:
The Language Learning Benefits Of Extensive Reading by Paul Nation
What Is Extensive Reading? (some of the links are dead, but for those you can easily find the articles listed with a web search)
Another article titled “What Is Extensive Reading?”
36 Tools to Digitise Coursebook Activities is a slideshow presentation by Nik Peachey. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners.
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which are now 650 in number)
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
Resources that share various “most popular” lists useful to teachers