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This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”

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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”:

I’ve previously posted about “Ology,” the children’s website of the American Museum of Natural History. I’m adding some of their specific sections to various “The Best…” lists, including:

Ology — Zoology to The Best Sites For Learning About Animals.

Ology — Astronomy to The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space.

Ology — Climate Change to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

I’m also adding these sites to the Climate Change list:

Climate Science Info Zone is from The British Science Museum.

Global climate talks timeline is from The Guardian.

An insider’s look at the operation that killed bin Laden is a well-done interactive from the CBC. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Osama bin Laden.

Brazil Indigenous compete in weeklong sports event is a series of photos from The Sacramento Bee. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People.

Below The Line: Portraits of American Poverty is a photo gallery from TIME. I’m adding it to The Best Visualizations Of Poverty In The U.S. & Around The World.

Questions Arise Over Grants for ELL Tests is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

Feeding Asia is a Wall Street Journal interactive. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About World Food Day.

7 early videos of now-everyday technology is from The Mother Nature Network. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology.

Sesame Street International: 9 Notable Muppets From Around the World is from Mental Floss. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

What we talked about in 2011 is from The Boston Globe. I’m adding it to The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2011.

Explainer: understanding Sopa is a very good animation from The Guardian explaining the Stop Online Piracy Act (Sopa).

Best iPhone Apps of 2011 is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me.

Quora Launches Visual Boards That Look Like Delicious’ Stacks is from Read Write Web. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Quora Is All About….

Tweaks Coming to Google+ Before the End of the Year is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About.

10 Tips on Using Twitter Wisely is from Read Write Web. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.

I’m also adding The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags to the same list. Thanks to WBasinger for the tip.

Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:

“The Best…” series (which now number 835)

Best Tweets of The Month

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

The ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival

Resources that share various “most popular” lists useful to teachers

Interviews with ESL/EFL teachers in “hot spots” around the world.

Articles I’ve written for other publications.

Photo Galleries Of The Week

Research Studies Of The Week

Regular “round-ups” of good posts and articles about school reform

The Week In Web 2.0

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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