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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”:

If Math Is Basketball, Let Students Play The Game is by Dan Meyer, and is just a very thoughtful commentary on teaching and applicable to all subjects. His comments can be applied to some recent additions I’ve made to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom questioning whether students have to start at lower levels of thinking in order to “build-up” to the higher ones, so I’m adding it to that list.

12 Essential Social Media Cheat Sheets is from Mashable. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn Web 2.0 Basics.

California Works on New English-Language Development Standards is from The Learning The Language blog at Ed Week. It includes some important information about the next generation of language testing, so I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing.

New online tests hold promise, perils is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to the same list.

The Story Behind the First Photograph Ever Posted on the Web is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology.

Stephanie Cook has a good Pinterest Board for iPads. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users.

Five Key TED Talks is from The New Yorker. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

Back to knowledge: The Ironic Path of Teaching Thinking is by Dr. Yoram Harpaz. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Teaching & Learning Critical Thinking In The Classroom.

Three Steps for Improving Teacher Questions is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions.

Study: For-profit college degrees don’t help grads earn more is from The Washington Post. It includes some important information, so I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Showing Students Why They Should Continue Their Academic Career.

The Tallest Building in the World is an interactive from The Wall Street Journal. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About The World’s Tallest Buildings.

Celebrate Summer: 10 Ways to Teach the Season is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The Summer.

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

“The Best…” series (which now number over 900)

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

This Week In Web 2.0

Around the Web In ESL/EFL/ELL

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

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

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