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Another Special Edition Of “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”

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(NOTE: I usually publish this kind of post once-a-week. However, even more links than usual have accumulated during our annual field trip where we take one hundred students to San Francisco, and then during my subsequent recovery time. So, here’s a collection to get them “out of the way.”)

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”:

BloomsApps is an intriguing, regularly changing collection of iPhone applications correlated to each level of Bloom’s Taxonomy. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom. Thanks to Andrew P. Marcinek for the tip.

Create A Better Life Index lets you, without having to register, create an infographic emphasizing the qualities that you believe are key for a “better life” and showing how different countries in the world are doing in those areas. You can then share your infographic with others. It’s from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). I’m adding it to both The Best Resources For Creating Infographics and to The Best Sites To Learn About…Happiness?

Last week, I posted about a great piece by David Pogue from The New York Times sharing excellent tech tips. Here are two others he wrote: 25 More Tech Tips and Tricks and Tech Tips for the Basic Computer User. I’m adding them both to My Best Posts For Tech Novices (Plus A Few From Other People).

The Facts (and Fiction) of Tornadoes comes from The New York Times and includes multimedia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Tornadoes.

Three Great Interview Series is a post from Barbara Hoskins Sakamoto, and shares three places where you can read or hear interviews with ESL/EFL teachers from around the world (including my “hot spot” series). I’m adding it to The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks.

U.S. official cites misconduct in Japanese American internment cases is a fascinating article in The Los Angeles Times discussing how the present United States Solicitor General is apologizing for the misconduct of one of his predecessors for his role in defending Japanese-American internment camps during World War II. During the war, he chose not to reveal a government study concluding that Japanese-Americans were not a risk to U.S. security. I’m adding it to both The Best Sites For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month and to The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part One).

Messages For Japan lets you easily send a message of support to survivors of the Japanese earthquake, and it translates what you write into Japanese. I’m adding it to Useful Updates On Japan Earthquake — Part Two.

Three Months of Civil War in Libya is a series of photos from The Atlantic. I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Libya.

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

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