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”:
The Art of Listening is a very interesting New York Times column. Here are a few lines that particularly struck me:
“That’s not a good way to die — before you’ve told the end of your story.”
It struck me as I listened to those two men that a truer nomination for our species than Homo sapiens might be Homo narrans, the storytelling person. What differentiates us from animals is the fact that we can listen to other people’s dreams, fears, joys, sorrows, desires and defeats — and they in turn can listen to ours.
Many people make the mistake of confusing information with knowledge. They are not the same thing. Knowledge involves the interpretation of information. Knowledge involves listening.
I have a number of links related to storytelling in general at The Best Digital Storytelling Resources, and I’m going to add this article there.
The 1 Percent Club’s Misguided Protectors is a NY Times column that includes some good charts. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality.
What Would You Put in Your Emergency ‘Go-Bag’? is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Natural Disasters.
Which nations are really responsible for climate change – interactive map is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.
Intermediate English – Occupy Wall Street is from ESOL Courses. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Help Students Learn About Occupy Wall Street.
Here are a couple of new additions to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa:
Merry Quizmas is from ELT Digital Play.
Horror For The Holidays: Meet The Anti-Santa is from NPR.
The aggregator’s dilemma: How do you fairly serve your readers & the sources you rely on? is from Poynter. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Curation.
5 things audiences hate about presentations is a useful Slideshare presentation. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations. Thanks to Donna Baumbach for the tip.
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which now number 691)
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