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 backlog 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”:
A neat Problem-Based Learning Interactive comes from the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas. Thanks to Jackie Gerstein for the tip.
10 Things I Hate About You (As a Blogger) offers important advice to all bloggers. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers. Thanks to Vicki Davis for the tip.
The Man Who Wanted To Know Everything is an extensive video about Leonardo Da Vinci, and is made available by Awesome Stories. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Leonardo Da Vinci.
Awesome Stories has a nice video about Everest climber Edmund Hillary. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Mount Everest. I’m also adding this preview, and the direct link, to Farther Than the Eye Can See, a film about blind climber Eric Weihenmayer’s renowned summit of Mt. Everest:
Libya Rebellion Continues is a series of photos from The Big Picture. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Libya.
Better note-taking through technology is a very interesting post by Ezra Klein in The Washington Post about a fascinating note-taking app called Sound Note for the iPad. I’m planning on getting an iPad this summer and, when I do, I suspect I’ll be adding it to a new “The Best…” list.
A Book in Every Home, and Then Some is a useful article in the New York Times about efforts to get books to low-income families. It contains links to some useful studies.
Present Me lets you upload PowerPoint presentations and easily provide audio/video narration. You can read more about it at David Deubelbeiss’ blog. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows.
Here are several new additions to Useful Updates On Japan Earthquake — Part Two:
Photo Essay: Japan’s Triple Disaster, By the Numbers comes from The PBS News Hour.
Japan earthquake and tsunami – town by town is an interactive from The Guardian.
Town Torn by Tsunami Sees Reopened School as a Therapeutic Step is from The New York Times.
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