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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”:

Lords of the Rings: Oldest Tree Species on Earth is a slideshow from Wired. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Trees.

The Tallest, Strongest and Most Iconic Trees in the World is from The Smithsonian. I’m adding it to the same list.

Google Translate Adds Example Sentences To Put Words Into Context is from TechCrunch. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate.

Best time-lapse travel videos is a great collection from The Guardian. Even better, they invited more suggestions from readers, so you definitely want to look there for links to more excellent ones.

Facing The Truth is the name of a Bill Moyers documentary on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission begun in South Africa after the end of apartheid. We spend some time on the Commission in our ninth-grade unit on Nelson Mandela, so I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Nelson Mandela. Here’s a short clip from it:

Through Richard Byrne’s blog, I learned about Redefine Possible and Spencer West’s success in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro — even though he has no legs. Here’s a short video:

In our ninth-grade unit on Mount Everest, we also look at other mountains and their climbers, so I’m adding this info and video to The Best Sites For Learning About Mount Everest.

101 Questions is a site created by Dan Meyer which is designed to get people to…ask questions. Check it out.

The Myth of Rags to Riches and Downward Spiral are both from The American Prospect. I’m adding them to The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality.

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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