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May’s Best Posts

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I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see back issues of those newsletters here and my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

  1. Videos On Making Good PowerPoint Presentations

  2. What I’m Teaching Next School Year

  3. Extraordinary “What If?” Student Project

  4. What Does Learning From Mistakes Do To Your Brain?

  5. “Many great innovators asked better questions than everyone else…”

  6. What A Great Way To Get Comments On Student Blogs!

  7. Might Some School Reformers Have Anything In Common With The Bahraini Monarchy?

  8. “Turn-O-Phrase” Is A Fun Word Game For ELL’s

  9. David Pogue’s “Big Book of Basic Technology Knowledge”

  10. Wow, This Is A “Must-Read” Article On The Brain & Learning!

  11. “Democracy Kids” Looks Very Accessible

  12. Interesting “Take” On Why We Need Immigrants

  13. Do Students Think Learning About Bloom’s Taxonomy Is Useful?

  14. New Study Says Homework Has No Impact…Except In Math

  15. Yale Makes 260,000 Images Available Online — With No Limitations On Their Usage

  16. Surprise, Surprise! Study Says Cooperative Learning Is More Effective Than Lectures

  17. “Relevance” & Student Learning

  18. “Science On The Simpsons”

  19. Wow! Web Doc Looks Really Neat!

  20. Now, This Video Could Be A Fun Way To Introduce Personification

  21. “Write About A Success That One Of Your Ancestors Had”

  22. Why Is It Important For Students To Learn About Bloom’s Taxonomy?

  23. “Print Friendly” Is A Good Tool For Printing Out Webpages

  24. AOL Starts Super-Simple Video Chat Rooms

  25. Interview Of The Month: James Farmer, Founder Of Edublogs

  26. Wow! These Are Wild Visualizations Of Colors Across Cultures

  27. “Lyrics Gaps” Is A Good Tool For ELL’s

  28. My New Ed Week Article: “Finishing The Year Strong”

  29. The Most Effective Thing I’ve Done To Prepare Students For Standardized Tests

  30. “Involvement or Engagement?”

  31. “What Can You Do To Stay Positive During The Last Seven Weeks Of School?”

  32. Twenty-Third Edition Of The ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival Posted!

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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