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”:
Supporting English Language Learners, Grades 1 to 8 Video and Print Resources has a number of useful classroom videos. I’m adding it to The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom.
Machu Picchu: The world’s highest resolution image released is from The Telegraph. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Machu Picchu.
Why Gladwell’s 10,000-hour rule is wrong is from The BBC. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.
What’s Worth Investing In? How to Decide What Technology You Need is from The Mind/Shift blog. It doesn’t quite fit, but I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.
Maine’s Decade-Old School Laptop Program Wins Qualified Praise is from The Huffington Post, and I’m adding it to the same list.
NCLR Latino Kids Data Explorer is a really interesting interactive from The National Council of La Raza. You can read more about it at Education Week. It doesn’t quite fit, but I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.
In Pursuit of the Excellent Game is an excellent piece from TESOL on using games with ELL’s. I’m adding it as a “bonus” to A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Learning Games.
Calorie Count is an accessible tool that tells you the number of calories just about every commercially produced food contains, and also shares information on different types of exercises and how much you have to do of them to work off those calories. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety.
Power Is Where You Find It is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas On How To Stay Electronically Connected When The Power’s Out.
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which now number 975)
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