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”:
Want To Make Your iPhone’s PIN More Secure? Repeat A Digit is from TechCrunch. I’m adding it to the same list.
Storytelling lessons from Bill Cosby is from Presentation Zen. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations. Thanks to Karen Dietz for the tip.
Five Tips for Creating PowerPoint Slides that WON’T Bore Your Audience is from Bill Ferriter. I’m adding it to the same list.
Q&A: Publishing Your Own E-Book is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to So, You Want To Write A Book? Here’s The Best Advice….
The Texas Independence Convention Comic Maker is obviously pretty narrow in scope, but it’s great if you’re teaching U.S. History (the site has a nice movie, too, on Texas independence.) I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online.
I recently discovered that Tweetdeck now has a Web version. It seems very comparable to the deskstop app. However, there is one important difference. When you retweet in the desktop app, you retweet in the “old” way — it shows your name as part of the tweet. The Web version retweets are in the “new” Twitter style. I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.
Anatomy of an Effective Blog Post is by Michael Hyatt. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.
Fifteen-Year-Old Tackles Slavery is a video from ABC News:
Students Freeing Modern Slaves is a related website. I’m adding both the video and website to The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking Today.
Common Assessments: More Details Emerge is from Education Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which now number 835)
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