Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 14, 2008
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly & Painlessly

As promised, I’m following up my previous list, The Best Ways For Students (And Anyone Else!) To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly & Painlessly, with a “Part Two.”

I’m not going to repeat the background I shared as an introduction to the last one, but I hope you will review it before you read this one.  I used the same criteria in determining which sites I should include in Part Two, including the one that no registration is required to use these sites.  And, as in the previous list, these sites either include an email function within the site itself (meaning that you don’t need to have your own email to send the link to a friend or a teacher for posting elsewhere) or it provides a unique url address and/or an embed code that you can post on a blog or a website like Jottit.

Just because the site appears in Part Two doesn’t necessarily mean I think it’s not as good as the ones that I included in Part One.  I was just running out of space in that first post.  And, as in the first list, I’m not listing them in any kind of ranked order, unlike my other The Best… lists.

Here they are:

BAKE A BIRTHDAY CAKE: Who needs to send a birthday card when, instead,  you can send a virtual Birthday Cake that includes a message of your choice on top of it?

CREATE A GROUP OF PHOTOS THAT FIT A CATEGORY:  The site that lets you do this, oSkope, is a candidate to be on next year’s list of Best Web 2.0 Applications for Education (see last year’s list).  It allows you search for images, drag them into a virtual “folder,” and then email the link.  It’s a great website for students to develop and use categorization skills.

DESIGN A 1930’s ENGLISH VILLAGE: You can easily create a 3D Virtual Village of a 1930’s English village and describe what you’ve put where and why you put it there.

SEND A NOISY PAINTING: Choose a masterpiece from the National Gallery, decide what sounds go with it, and then email a Noisy Painting.

CREATE A RACE-CAR DRIVER: In yet another bizarre example of viral marketing, users can create their own Race-Car Driver and have him/her “say” a message using the site’s text-to-speech feature.

INVENT A GADGET: Go to the Gadget Maker, come up with an invention, describe what it does, and email it to a friend or teacher.

CREATE A SURREAL PAINTING: The introduction to the Surreal Painter says it all: Ever look at a Picasso painting and think, “I can do better than that”?   Now’s your chance….

SEND A VOICE MESSAGE: For this one, you need a microphone.  If you have one, Daft Doggy Voice Recording is the easiest way to record a very, very long message and email the link to a teacher, yourself, or a friend.

SEND A MONKEY EMAIL: In one of the more famous examples of viral marketing, you can pick a chimp, dress him/her up, and have him/her speak your message at Monk-e-Mail.

BUILD A TRAIN: Use The Train Messenger to build a train, car by car, and learn about train history.  When you’re done you can send the train off with a message.  Read it when its received, then click on it to see the train moving in the environment you chose.

SEND A “DOGGIEMAIL”: Place a cat or dog of your choice into a famous painting, add some of the weirdest accessories imaginable, make your animal friend say a message, and send off the link.  Doggiemail is the site that’s proud to bring you this ability.

SEND A TALKING POSTCARD: This Talking Postcard viral marketing site allows you to watch an extremely short video about a variety of places, then choose one to send with a talking message from you.  I think it’s a particularly good site when you’re working on geography.

These next few sites I’m going to share do not have an “internal” email feature.  They provide you with a link and/or embed code which you have to either send using your own email or put directly into your own webpage:

MAKE A SIGN OR FLAG: Sign Generator has many examples of signs, flags, and countless other designs that you can customize with your own words.  They in turn will host it and provide you with its url address and, in some cases, and embed code.  I’ve had students use their Safety Signs and Flags.  If you go to their main site they have a zillion other options, too.  However, I find a few pretty objectionable, which is why I limit the links on my website to just these two sections.

MAKE A SLIDESHOW: I shared a couple of slideshow applications in my previous list.  Gifup is just a little more complicated than those two, but it does allow you to grab any image you want off the Web.  You might want to read more about it in a post I wrote last month.

CREATE A CROSSWORD PUZZLE: You can make online crossword puzzles at Puzzled and Just Crosswords.

MAKE A ZILLION DANCING PEOPLE: This last one is lots of fun.  Pictaps lets you draw a person and then turns your drawing to a bunch of dancing people having a good time.  I’ve had students use it and then describe in writing what their person looks like and what’s going on in the animation.

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Also, you can see more “Best Ways….” at Part Three of this series.

February 20, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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A Look Back…

February 17, 2008
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Part Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

I know I said I was going to stop at part three of my series on The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly and Painlessly , but found I had a few more good ones I had forgotten to include earlier.

The same criteria apply, including no registration is required, the sites are accessible to English Language Learners, content can be created in a few minutes, the completed product is hosted on the site’s server for an indefinite period of time, and there’s an email feature within the site so you can send your creation to a teacher or a friend.

Several of these sites are used as commercial advertisements. Because of that, in addition to using them for language-development activities, I use them as opportunities for lessons with students about the market culture of our society and commercial manipulation. If we are going to use these commercial sites to enhance reading, writing, listening and speaking objectives, I think we also have to assist our students to critically engage the world using higher-order thinking skills.

Here are ten more sites:

DIRECT A WILDLIFE FILM: This is a great one! You can create a film using video clips, sounds, captions, and music at the National Geographic Filmmaker, and then email the link.

MAKE ANOTHER MOVIE: I’ve shared in the previous sections about animated movie-making sites, but JuniorNet is another one. Thanks to David Deubel and EFL Classroom 2.0 for sharing this site.

SING ANOTHER SONG: As in the above movie example, I’ve already shared sites that let you sing your own song. This viral marketing example, called Collisions, lets you choose a genre of music,including disco and mariachi, sing the lyrics of your choosing, and then email your recording. This site requires a microphone, but it also allows you to call-in your song by phone. Trust me, you don’t want see (or more specifically, hear) my example.

SOUND LIKE A CHIPMUNK: In this viral marketing scheme for the new Alvin and The Chipmunks movie, you can design your own chipmunk and then either record yourself or use the text-to-speech feature to write a message. Your chipmunk will then speak your message (it will speak with a chipmunk “accent”). Not ideal, however, for teaching good pronunciation.

SEND A BOUQUET OF VIRTUAL FLOWERS: Create a bouquet of virtual flowers, write a message, and send it to a teacher or friend. You can also send a different version at the Bouquet Maker. A less expensive way to go for Valentine’s Day…

CREATE A PIRATE MESSAGE: Design a pirate, write a message, and have him deliver it in pirate talk.

MAKE A PAPER CRITTER: It’s hard to explain. Go to Paper Critters and check it out. I’m still not quite sure I understand what it is, but it looks cool.

CREATE A LINE-RIDER: Actually, you can create a Free-Rider, the sequel to the famous Line-Rider game. You can save the game you create, but you’re only given the link so you have to copy and paste it in your own email or blog. It’s only a little complicated to save your game — go to my original post to learn how.

WRITE A MESSAGE FOR A FREE-RUNNER: I posted about this one yesterday. Write a message and have an acrobatic free runner “run” over and through the letters of your message.

You can also find these links, along with 8,000 more, on my website. You can also find all my “The Best…” lists here. I’m in the process of putting the lists on a webpage that’s suitable for student self-access.

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February 16, 2008
by Larry Ferlazzo
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One More Site For The Best Ways To Create Online Content

I forgot to include one other site in my three-part series “The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly, & Painlessly.”

This last one is a viral marketing ad from an athletic shoe manufacturer.  You write a message, and a founder of the “free-running” sport runs over the letters of your message.  You can then email the link to a teacher or friend.

You can find it at K Swiss Free Running.  It was a little buggy when I tried it, so you probably want to be patient until it completely loads.

I’ll be placing the link somewhere on my Examples of Student Work page.

February 14, 2008
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Part Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

I’ve decided that there are enough additional good web applications to add a part three to The Best Ways For Students (and Anyone Else!) To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly & Painlessly and More Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly & Painlessly.

The criteria to get on this list remains the same, so I’d encourage you to revisit the previous two lists to get a little more background. I don’t think it’s necessary to repeat it here.

You might also want to explore all my other “The Best….” lists, too, along with the 8,000 categorized links on my website. The links on this list, and more, can specifically be found on my Examples of Student Work page.

Here they are:

DESIGN A SNOWFLAKE: You can virtually cut and design a snowflake, write a message on it, and email the link to a teacher or friend at Snow Days.

CREATE YOUR OWN ART COLLECTION: Choose paintings you like from the Tate Museum in Great Britain, describe your collection, and then email it.

SEND A MYSTERY MESSAGE: Go to the Museum of Science – Ancient Egypt and write a message that the recipient has to excavate from an archaeological dig in order to read.

DESIGN YOUR DREAM ROOM: Create your ideal kitchen, bedroom or living room at Bravo TV.

MAKE YOUR OWN PICTURE DICTIONARY: Splashr is an extraordinary application that students, particularly second-language learners, can use to easily create their own picture dictionary. Write in a word, choose from a ton of different presentation styles, and you get countless images representing that word. Even better, you can email the link and, I wasn’t kidding, create your own picture dictionary.

WRITE A MESSAGE ON A BOAT: Have you ever wanted to write a message that appeared on a side of a boat? Well, neither have I, but that’s what you can do at this Sea France Christmas Card.

COMPOSE A MESSAGE THAT’S WRITTEN BY A PENGUIN SLIDING ON ITS BELLY: Yes, that’s what you can do at Paperboy. It doesn’t have an internal email feature, but you can copy and paste the link to your message.

SEND A NEON MESSAGE: If you’ve ever dreamed of getting your name up in neon lights, you can make it a reality at Sprint Sweets. In fact, you can get anything you want written in neon lights and email it to a teacher or friend.

CREATE & SEND A WEIRD KIND OF CELLPHONE THING: In yet another misguided attempt at effective viral marketing, a cellphone company allows you to create something they call Dudes and, using a text-to-speech feature, have it say what you want.

DESIGN YOUR OWN CUSTOM HANDBAG: A handbag manufacturer lets you design your own handbag and email it to a friend. After you see how much it would cost to get it for real, you’ll definitely want to stick to the virtual version.

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January 21, 2008
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Best of series

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I’ve separated my “The Best…” lists here by topics. A number of the lists, though, can fit into multiple categories, so it still might be useful to scan all of them.

The Websites Of The Year page on this blog, on the other hand, has these lists in the chronological order in which they’ve been written. Please note that I continually update and revise all of the lists.

The Best Websites page on my website shows versions of these same lists that are designed for student self-access.

The best way to search is using “Control + F” on your keyboard.

ART

The Best Art Websites For Learning English
The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations
The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online
The Best New Sites Students Should Use With Supervision
The Best Sites To Learn About Diego Rivera
The Best Ways For Students To Create Their Own Online Art Collections
The Best Images Of Weird, Cool & Neat-Looking Buildings (& Ways To Design Your Own)
The Best Collections Of “The Best” Pieces Of Art Ever Created
The Best Art & Music Sites — 2009
The Best Sites For Learning About Famous Art Thefts
The Best Examples Of “Unusual” Art
The Best Art & Music Sites Of 2011 — So Far

The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education — Help Me Find More

CLASSROOM PRACTICE
When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)
Maintaining A “Good” Class
More About Maintaining A “Good” Class
“Why Do You Let Others Control You?”
Have You Ever Taught A Class That “Got Out Of Control”?
What Do Pit Bulls & Cockroaches Have To Do With Learning & Teaching?
What Do You Do When You’re Having A Bad Day At School?
What Do You Do To Keep Students (And You!) Focused Near The End Of The Year?
Writing Letters To Students
“I’ll Work If You Give Me Candy
What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class (Part Two)?
What Do You Do When You Have A Few Minutes Left In Class? — Part Two
Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”
My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control
My Best Posts On Classroom Management

ECONOMICS & JOBS

The Best Websites For Students Exploring Jobs and Careers
The Best Sites For Learning Economics & Practical Money Skills
The Best Websites To Teach & Learn Life Skills
The Best Sites For Students To Create Budgets
The Best Sites To Learn About The U.S. Financial Crisis
The Best Sites To Learn About The Recession
The Best Places For Students To Write Their Resumes

ELL/ESL — GENERAL

The Best Internet sites for English Language Learners 2007
The Best Web 2.0 Applications for ESL/EFL Learners — 2007
The Best of The Best 2007
The Best Online Video Sites For Learning English
The Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners — 2008
The Best Sites For Encouraging ELL’s To Attend College
The Best Sites For K-12 Beginning English Language Learners
The Best Sections On My Website
The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets
The Best Sites For K-12 Intermediate English Language Learners
The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners
The Best Online “Chatbots” For Practicing English
The Best Sites For Learning How To Tell Time
The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2009
The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl
The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets
The Best “When I Say Jump” Online Sites For Practicing English
A Collection Of The Best Sites For Learning About The Seasons
The Best “The Best…” Lists For English Language Learners — 2010
The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2010
The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners
The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual Or Multilingual — Part One
The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner
The Best Sites (& Videos) For Learning About Jazz Chants
The Best Posts On Students Reading Aloud Individually In ESL Class — But I Need Your Help Finding Research On The Topic
The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2011 — So Far

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2011 — So Far

The Best Sixteen Basic Sites For Beginning English Language Learners (Revised)
The Best Sites To Download Free ESL Board Game Templates
The Best Sites For Helping ELL’s Learn About Completing Forms & Applications
The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners
The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction
The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites
The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes
The Best Resources On Teaching Multilevel ESL/EFL Classes
The Best Online Resources For “Information Gap” Activities
The Best Resources On ELL’s & Standardized Tests
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Sites Where ELL’s Can Create Art
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Online Books Accessible To ELL’s
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Online ELL Video Sites
The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2011 — Part Two
The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2011
The Best Summify & Paper.li’s On ESL/EFL/ELL
A Quasi “The Best” List On TPRS (TPR Storytelling) For Teaching ESL
The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development
The Best Resources On Using Improvisation In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom
The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2012 — So Far

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2012 — So Far
The Best Resources For Learning About “Psychological Effects” Useful To Teachers

The Best Geography Sites For Beginning & Intermediate English Language Learners

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses — Contribute Your Suggestions!

The Best Pink Panther Fight Scenes For English Language Learners

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 – So Far

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2013 – So Far

The Best Three Sites On The Web For ESL/EFL/ELL/ELT Teachers

The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language

The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom

The Best Ways To Modify The Picture Word Inductive Model For ELLs

The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use)

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Mobile Apps For English Language Learners

The “All-Time” Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of English Language Learners

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2014 – So Far

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2014 – So Far

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2014 – Part One

All My NY Times Posts For English Language Learners – Linked With Descriptions

GAMES

The Best online Learning Games– 2007
The Best Online Video Games For Learning Language & Content Knowledge
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too
The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games
The Best Online Learning Games — 2008
The Best Sites For Making Crossword Puzzles & Hangman Games
The Best Fun Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2008
The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual “Rooms”
The Best “Cause-Related” Online Learning Games
The Best “I Spy” (Hidden Object) Games For Vocabulary Development
The Best Collections Of Online Educational Games
The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories
The Best Places To Find Online Video Games For Language-Learning
The Best Online Learning Games — 2009
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009
Part Two Of The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Learning Games
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2010
The Best Online Learning Games — 2010
The Best Learning Games For Intermediate English Language Learners
The Best Learning Games For Advanced ELL’s & Non-ELL’s
The Best Online Learning Games Of 2011 — So Far
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2011 (So Far)
The Best “Fun” Online Video Games For English Language Development
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2011
The Best Online Learning Games Of 2012 — So Far
The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2012 (So Far)

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2012 (Part Two)

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2013 — So Far

The Best Online Geography Games

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2013 – Part Two

The “All-Time” Best Online Learning Games

The Best Online Learning Simulation Games & Interactives — Help Me Find More

HEALTH

The Best Life Expectancy Calculators
The Best health sites for English language learners
The Best Sites For ELL’s To Learn About The Dangers Of Smoking
The Best Resources For Learning About World Malaria Day
The Best Sites For Learning About The Swine Flu Outbreak
The Best Web Resources For Learning About HIV & AIDS
The Best Online Health Assessments For ELL’s
The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety
The Best Online Resources For Learning About Health Care Reform
The Best Health Sites — 2010
The Best Resources For Learning About the Health Care Debate

The Best Resources On Teens & Hearing Loss

The Best Interactives Showing How Obamacare Works

The Best Resources For Learning About The Ebola Virus

The Best Articles Highlighting Parallel Critiques Of Increasing School & Health Care “Efficiency”

The Best Resources On Why Breakfast Is Important For Teenagers

The Best Resources To Help Promote A Physically Healthy Lifestyle For Our Students

 

HOLIDAYS, ANNIVERSARIES, OR CELEBRATIONS

The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween
The Best Online Resources About Christopher Columbus

The Best Resources For Hispanic Heritage Month
The Best Sites To Teach and Learn About Thanksgiving
The Best Websites To Learn About Veterans Day
The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa

The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor
The Best Sites To Help Teach About 9/11

The Best Sites For Learning About New Year Celebrations
The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King
The Best Resources About President’s Day
The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day
The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History
The Best Resources For Chinese New Year
The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl
The Best Resources For Groundhog Day
The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (and April Fool’s Day)
The Best Sites To Learn About Mardi Gras & Carnivals
The Best Sites For Learning About Women’s History
The Best Sites For Learning About Cesar Chavez
The Best Sites For Learning About Easter & Passover
The Best Sites To Learn About The Hindu Festival of Holi
The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About World Water Day
The Best Sites To Learn About “Earth Hour”
The Best Earth Day Sites
The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo
The Best Sites For Learning About Mother’s Day
The Best Resources For Learning About World Malaria Day
The Best Websites For Learning About Memorial Day
The Best Sites For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
The Best Father’s Day Sites
The Best Websites For Learning About The Fourth Of July
The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day
The Best Sites To Teach & Learn About Ramadan
The Best Websites For Learning About Labor Day
The Best Resources For Learning About Mexico’s Independence Day
The Best Websites For Learning About Multiple Holidays & Anniversaries
The Best Sites For Images Of Fall Foliage (& For Teaching About The Season)
The Best Sites To Learn About World Food Day
The Best Sites For Learning About Diwali
The Best Sites To Learn And Teach About The Hajj
The Best Resources To Learn About The Convention On The Rights Of The Child
The Best Resources For Learning About World Toilet Day & The Issue Of Public Sanitation In The Third World
The Best Sites For Learning & Teaching About The Day Of The Virgin Of Guadalupe
The Best Online Resources For Learning About Eid al-Adha
The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day)
The Best Sites For Learning About Flag Day
The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day
The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People
The Best Sites For Learning About The Birth Of Lord Krishna
The Best Sites For Learning About Yom Kippur
The Best Sites For Learning About United Nations Day
The Best Resources For “Bill Of Rights Day”
The Best Resources For World Book Day — March 1st
The Best Resources For Learning About May Day

The Best Resources For International Mother Language Day

The Best Resources For Learning About The Summer Solstice

The Best Resources For World Environment Day

Apparently, Today Is Both “World Book Night” & “UN English Language Day” – Here Are The Best Resources For Both

The Best Resources For World Humanitarian Day

LISTENING

The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners
The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More

MATH

The Best Math Websites For English Language Learners — 2007
The Best Science & Math Sites — 2008

The Best Science & Math Sites — 2009
The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress

All My Math-Related “The Best…” Lists In One Place

MULTILINGUAL

The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Learning English
The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science

MUSIC

The Best Music Websites For Learning English
The Best Online Sites For Creating Music
The Best Online Karaoke Sites For English Language Learners
Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Music Sites
The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects
The Best Places To Find Lyrics On The Web
The Best Sites For Ideas On Making Simple Musical Instruments
The Best Art & Music Sites — 2010
The Best Art & Music Sites Of 2011

The Best Videos Of Tom Lehrer’s Songs

READING

The “All-Time” Best Science Sites

The Best Science Sites Of 2014 – So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About The Rosetta Mission

 

The Best Resources For Learning About The Next Papal Election

The Best Info On Skills Employers Are Looking For In Job-Seekers

The Best Resources On Why Raising The Minimum Wage Is Important

The Best Resources About The New Push For Immigration Reform

The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Europe

The Best Resources For Learning About Flight

The “Best” Multimedia News Content In The World

A Beginning List Of The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Africa

The Best Overviews Of The Boston Terror Attack

A Beginning List Of The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Asia & The Middle East

The Best Multimedia For Learning About The Midwest & Oklahoma Tornadoes

A Beginning List Of The Best Sites For ELLs To Learn About The Pacific Region

The Best Infographics Of 2013 – So Far

The Best Resources On Chemical Weapons

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2013 – So Far

All My 2013 “The Best…” Lists (So Far) Related To Social Studies In One Place

The Best Sites For Learning About The Battle Of Gettysburg

The Best Resources For Learning About The Fire Near Yosemite Valley

The Best Resources About The March On Washington

The Best Resources For Learning About The Birmingham Church Bombing

The Best Resources For Learning About The Fires In Australia

The Best Resources For Learning About Teens In The News

The Best Resources On Malala Yousafzai

The Best Resources For Understanding The Debt Ceiling

The Best Resources To Help Understand The Federal Government Shutdown

The Best Sites For Learning About Brazil

The Best Sites For Learning About Italy

The Best Sites For Learning About France

The Best Online Resources About President John F. Kennedy

The Best Resources For Geography Awareness Week

The Best Resources For Learning About Typhoon Haiyan

The Best Hans Rosling Videos

The Best Online Resources For Learning About The Gettysburg Address

The Best Sites For Learning About The United Kingdom

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Resources Honoring Nelson Mandela At His Passing….

The Best Resources For Learning About Rosa Parks

The Best Year In Review Features — 2013

The Best Infographics Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Sites For Learning About South Africa

The “All-Time” Best Social Studies Sites

The Best Resources On The Protests In Ukraine

The Best Posts, Articles & Lesson Plans On The Jordan Davis Tragedy & Verdict: Our “Classrooms Are Full Of Him”

The Best Resources For Learning About Mudslides

The Best Sites For Learning About Japan

The Best Sites For Learning About India

The Best Sites For Learning About The 2014 World Cup In Brazil

The Best Resources On The Missing Malaysia Airlines Plane

The Best Commentaries On The 60th Anniversary Of Brown vs. Board Of Education

The Best Resources On The Kidnapped School Girls In Nigeria – Help Me Find More

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2014 — So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About Freedom Summer

The Best Resources For Learning About The Children Refugee Crisis At The U.S. Southern Border

The Best Resources For “The International Day Of The Girl”

The Best Resources For Learning About The Hong Kong Protests

The Best Resources For Learning About The Islamic State & The Campaign Against It

The Best Resources For Teaching About Selma

The Best Classroom Resources On The Potential Iran Nuclear Deal

The Best Resources For Learning About World Wildlife Day

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2015 — So Far

TEACHER RESOURCES

The Best blogs for sharing resource links 2007
The best articles about Education 2007

The Best 10 tools for learning
The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary
The Best Books For Teaching & Learning ESL/EFL
The Best Resource Sites For ESL/EFL Teachers
The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current Education Issues
The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress

The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research
The Best Ways To Create Online Tests
The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues
The Best Places To Get Blog, Website, , Book, Movie, & Music Recommendations
The Best Online Sources For Images
The Best Personal Home Page Creators
The “Best” Articles About Education — 2008
The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s
The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School
The Best Posts Of 2008
The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging
The Best Posts From Other Blogs That Made Me “Think” In 2008
The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2008
The Best Collections Of Educational Links
The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL
The Best Sections On My Website
The Best Places To Learn About Education Grants
The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet
The Best ESL/EFL Software
The Best Places To Buy ESL/EFL Books. Software & Multimedia
The Best Educational Web Resources Worth Paying For…
The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests
The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets
The Best Non-Web Resources, Online Tools, & Websites I Use Most Often With My Students

The Best Articles That I’ve Written

The Best Collections Of Web 2.0 Tools For Education
The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners

The Best Digital Storytelling Resources

The Best Places To Find Good Education Blogs
The Best Places To Find New Educational Websites
The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom
The Best Ways To Make Awards & Certificates Online
The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About
The Best Magazine/Newspaper Websites For Useful News & Intellectual Stimulation
The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom
The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations
The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects
The “Best” Blog Carnivals
The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers
The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks”
The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”
The Best ESL/EFL Blogs
The Best (& Most Thoughtful) Blogs On “Big Picture” Education Issues
The Best Guides To ESL/EFL/ELL Terminology
The Best “Practical” Ed Tech Blogs
The Best Twitterers For Sharing Resource Links
The Best Resources To Learn About Copyright Issues
The Best Teacher Resources For Online Student Safety & Legal Issues
The Best Resources For Finding And Creating Virtual Field Trips
The Twenty Blogs I Read First…
The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues
The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day
The Best Resources For Using Puppets In Class
The Best Sites For Teachers Of English Language Learners — 2009
The “Best” Articles (And Blog Posts) About Education Policy — 2009
The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2009
The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks
The Best Sites For Learning Spanish Online
My Best Posts & Articles About Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2009
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2009
The Best “The Best…” Lists Of 2009
My Best Posts In 2009 (That Weren’t “The Best…” Lists)
The Best From “Interviews Of The Month” 2009
The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators — 2009
The “Best” TED Talks (Well, Really, The Ones I Use With My Classes)
The Best Blogs For Sharing Resources/Links — 2009
The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2009
Best “Tweets” Of 2009
The Best Sources For Interactive Infographics
The Best Online Collections Of PowerPoints For Teachers
The Best Resources For Showing Students Why They Should Continue Their Academic Career
The Best Resources For Learning About Multiple Intelligences
Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors
The Best Sites For Walking In Someone Else’s Shoes
The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas
My Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad)
My Best Posts On Parent Engagement So Far This Year
My Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers)
My Best Posts On “Motivating” Students
My Best Posts On Students Setting Goals
The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons
The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation
My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control
The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments
A Beginning “The Best…” List Of Free & Decent Online Practice Sites For State Tests — Help Me Add More!
The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep
My Best Posts On “School Reform”
The Best Posts About The LA Times Article On “Valued-Added” Teacher Ratings
The Best Posts About Getting Our Students To Attend College
The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment
The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers — 2010 (And Earlier)
The Best Sites For Learning About Graphic Recording
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Encouraging Students To Attend College
The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use)
The Best Posts & Articles About The Teacher-Bashing “Waiting For Superman” Movie & Associated Events
A List of Interviews With…Me — September, 2010
My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months The Best Posts About The Appalling Teacher-Bashing Column Superintendents Wrote In The Washington Post
The Best Resources For Learning About How Class Size Does Matter
A Collection Of The Best “Laugh While You Cry” Videos — Contribute More!
The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources — 2010
The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s — 2010
The Best Articles/Blog Posts On What The Election Results Mean For Schools — Contribute More
The Best “The Best…” Lists Offering Practical Classroom Advice To Teachers — 2010
The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students
Part Two Of The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers — 2010
The Best Blog Posts & Articles About Joel Klein’s Departure & The Question Of Who Should Be Leading Our Schools
My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2010
The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons
The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2010
The Best Quotes About Education — Contribute Your Own Favorites
The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools
The Best “The Best…” Lists On School Reform Issues — 2010
The Best From “Interviews Of The Month” — 2010
The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy — 2010
Best “Tweets” Of 2010
The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2010
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2010
The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery — December, 2010
All My “The Best Of 2010″ Lists In One Place!
The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2010
The Ten Best Videos For Educators — 2010
Part Two Of The Best Videos For Educators — 2010
The Best Guides For Helping Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks — December, 2010
The Best Posts To Help Understand Google’s New “Books Ngram Viewer” — December, 2010
The Best Sites For Figuring Out What To Do If Delicious Shuts Down — December, 2010
The Best Posts & Articles About Providing Students With Choices
My Best Posts On Helping Students “Visualize Success”
The Best (& Worst) Education News In 2010
The Best Sites For Learning Beginning Photography Tips
The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System
The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement
The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2010
My Most Memorable Classroom Moments In 2010 — Please Share Your Own
The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2010
The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools
The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy
The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses
The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea
The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Why Teacher Tenure Is Important
The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important
The Best Posts & Articles About Videotaping Teachers In The Classroom
The Best Resources For Learning About Handwriting & Learning
The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards
The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven”
A Collection Of My Most Unusual “The Best…” Lists
The Best Resources For Learning Why The Parent Trigger Isn’t Good For Parents, Kids Or Schools
The Best Posts About Michelle Rhee’s Exaggerated Test Scores
The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America
The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual
The Best Resources For Learning About Attacks On Teachers & Other Public Sector Workers In Wisconsin
The Best Places To Get Reliable, Valid, Accessible & Useful Education Data
The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea
The Best Places To Find Research On Technology & Language Teaching/Learning
The Best Posts Responding To Bill Gates’ Appallingly Clueless Op-Ed Piece
The Best Resources On The Importance Of Building Positive Relationships With Students
The Best — And Easiest — Ways To Use YouTube If, Like Us, Only Teachers Have Access To It
The Best Posts Debunking The Myth Of “Five Great Teachers In A Row”
The Best Resources For Learning About Schools Providing Home Computers & Internet Access To Students
The Best Articles Providing An “Overall” Perspective On Education Policy
The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions
The Best Resources For Learning About The New York Times Paywall
The Best Posts & Articles About “Erase To The Top”
The Best Posts & Articles To Learn About “Fundamental Attribution Error” & Schools
My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months
The Best Posts About The Power Of Light Touches In The Classroom
The Best Resources For Google Earth Beginners Like Me
The Best Resources For Learning About The “Achievement Gap”
The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit”
The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death
A Beginning “The Best…” List On The Dangers Of Privatizing Public Education
The Best Resources For Helping Students See They Might Not Always Be The Best Judges Of Their Behavior
The Best Posts Discussing Arrogance & School Reform
The Five Best Articles I’ve Written About Education
The Best Sites For Using Aesop’s Fables In The Classroom
The Best Posts/Articles On National Research Council Finding That Carrots & Sticks Don’t Work
The Best Posts About Attrition Rates At So-Called “Miracle” Schools
The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning
The Best Resources For Learning About The Four School Improvement Grant Models
The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing
The Best Resources For Learning About Teens & Stress
So, You Want To Write A Book? Here’s The Best Advice…
The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide”
The Best Posts Responding To David Brooks Criticism Of Diane Ravitch (& Many Of The Rest Of Us)
The Best Resources For Learning About Small Learning Communities
The Best Posts For Learning About The NEA’s New Policy Statement on “Teacher Evaluation and Accountability”
The Best Posts & Articles About The Atlanta Testing Scandal
My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2011 (So Far)
The Best Posts About Public Officials (& Non-Elected “Reformers) Sending Their Children To Private Schools
The Best Posts & Articles About Compromise
The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2011 — So Far
The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures
The Best Posts & Articles On The Save Our Schools March
The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice In 2011 — So Far
The Best Posts About Trust & Education
The Best Resources For Planning The First Day Of School
The Best Sites For Finding Folktales To Teach “Life Lessons”
The Best Resources For Helping Students (& The Rest Of Us) Learn The Concept Of Not Blaming Others
The Best Posts & Articles About The New York Court Decision Releasing Teacher Ratings
The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2011 — So Far
The Best Commentaries On Steven Brill’s Book, “Class Warfare”
The Best Online “Countdown” Timers
My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2011 — So Far

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2011 — So Far

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll
The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing — Help Me Find More
The Best Posts On Attracting The “Best Candidates” To Teaching
The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2011 — So Far
My Best Posts On Why It’s Important To Be Positive In Class
The Best Resources On “Instructional Coaching”
The Best Resources For Helping Students Deal With Grief
My Best Posts On The Basics Of Small Groups In The Classroom
The Best Resources For Learning About Grade Retention, Social Promotion & Alternatives To Both
The Best Resources On Parent/Teacher Conferences
The Worst Parent Engagement Ideas
“The Best Examples Of Parent Engagement Through Community Organizing”
The Best Sources Of Parent Engagement Advice For Teachers
The Best Posts & Articles For Learning About Newark’s $100 Million From Facebook
The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits
The Best Resources To Learn About High School ID’s & The Scarlet Letter

The Best Resources To Learn About Alabama’s Awful Immigration Law (& Its Impact On Schools)

The Best Posts & Articles On Recent Study About Student Anxiety
The Best Articles On The New Study Showing That Intelligence Is Not “Fixed”
The Best Posts On The NY Times Ed Tech Article
The Best Resources On “Gratitude”
The Best Posts About The Khan Academy
The Best Resources On “Becoming What We Read”
The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research
The Best Resources On Teaching & Learning Critical Thinking In The Classroom
“The Best Research Available On Parent Engagement”
The Best Reasons Why Parents Should Be Looked At As Allies & Not Targets Of Blame
The Best Overviews Of Parent Engagement
My Best Posts, Articles & Interviews On Parent Engagement
The Best Resources On Parent Engagement In Countries Other Than The U.S.
The Best Ideas On How Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed Academically
The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2011 — Part Two
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On School Reform Issues — 2011
The Best Tweets Of 2011
The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2011
The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2011
The Best Videos For Educators In 2011
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Parent Engagement — 2011
The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2011
The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice In 2011
The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2011
The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning — December, 2011
My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2011
The Best (and Worst) Education News of 2011
The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011
The Best Commentaries On The President’s Proposal For Students To Stay In School Until They’re Eighteen — January, 2012
The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne — January, 2012
The Best Posts On The Gates’ Funded Measures Of Effective Teaching Report — January, 2012
The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources — January, 2012
The Bests Posts & Articles About Why We Like Lists — January, 2012
The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2011
The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction — January, 2012
The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study — January, 2012
The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2011 — January, 2012
All My “Best Of 2011″ Lists In One Place — January, 2012
The Best Resources On Teacher/Student Use Of Social Media
The Best Resource Sites For Scholarship Information
The Best Education Articles From “The Onion”
The Best Posts & Articles On The Education & National Security Report
The Best Resources For Learning About “Flow”
The Best Advice For New Teachers
The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their Classmates — Help Me Find More
The Best Posts About The Most Bizarre Standardized Test Question Ever
The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change
A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On Accelerated Reader
The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays
The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning — Please Contribute Other Resources
The Best Resources On The Idea Of Extending The School Day
The Best Resources For Lessons On Trayvon Martin
The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity
The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More
The Best Tools For Creating Clozes (Gap-Fills)
The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior”
The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons
My Best Posts On Metacognition
The Best Resources On The Importance Of Knowing What You Don’t Know
The Best Resources For Learning About Parent Fundraising & Equity Issues
My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2012 (So Far)
The Best Resources On “Race To The Top”
The Best Posts On The Weirdest School Reform Story Of The Year (So Far, At Least)
The Best Resources For Applying “Fed Ex Days” To Schools
The Best Resources On Bringing Students To Nature (& Nature To Students)
The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate
The Best Places On The Web To Write Lesson Plans — Who Have I Missed?

The Best Posts On “Loss Aversion” & Schools

The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberative Practice

The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core — I Hope You’ll Contribute More

The Best Sites For Smartboard Resources (& For Other IWB’s)

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2012 — So Far
The Best Multimedia Resources For Introducing Students To The Advantages Of Charts, Graphs & Infographics

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — 2012

“The Best Posts & Articles On Parent Trigger Movie “Won’t Back Down””

The Best Funny Movie/TV Clips Of Bad Teachers

The Best Resources On Using Drama In The Classroom

The Best Education Week Posts From My First Year Blogging There…

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2012 — So Far

The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea

The Best Online Videos Showing Teachers In The Classroom

The Best Videos Showing The Importance Of Asking Good Questions
The Best Resources On The Newly-Released California Educator Excellence Task Force Report

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2012 (So Far)

The Best Resources On The Chicago Teachers’ Strike

A Sampling Of The Best Tweets With The #SaidNoTeacherEver Hashtag

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2012 — So Far

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2012 — So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2012 — So Far

The Best Posts On “Gamification” In Education — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On “Brain-Based Learning” — Help Me Find More

The Eight Blogs & Two Email Newsletters I Read First

The Best Multimedia Resources For Learning About Fallacies — Help Me Find More

The Best Online Tools For Using Photos In Lessons

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2012 — So Far

Best Tweets Of 2012

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”

The Best Videos I’ve Shared On Google Plus In 2012

The Best Resources On How Hurricane Sandy Is Affecting Schools

“My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2012 (Part Two)”

”The best — and worst — education news of 2012″

The Fifteen “Twitterers” Whose Tweets I Read First

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2012

The Best Videos To Help Students Visualize Success

My Best “Pins” On Pinterest In 2012

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2012

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2012 — Part Two

All My 2012 “The Best…” Lists On Education Policy In One Place

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Analyses Of Today’s Release Of TIMSS and PIRLS International Student Test Results

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing — Please Suggest More

The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Five

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Four

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Three

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Two

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume One

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The Seattle Standardized Test Boycott

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts On Gates’ Final MET “Effective Teaching” Report

The Best Videos On Parent Engagement

The Best Resources On Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) Programs

The Best Resources On Grading Practices

The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2012

The Best Ways To Help Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Succeed

My Best Posts Of The Year — 2012

The Best Posts & Articles On The “Motivation Trumps IQ” Study

All My “Best Of 2012″ Lists In One Place!

The Best Posts On Student Cellphone Use In Class — Please Contribute More

My Best Posts On Parent “Academies” & “Universities”

The Best Posts On The Annual MetLife Survey Of The American Teacher

The Best Resources On The Value & Practice Of Having Older Students Mentoring Younger Ones

The Best Ways To Deal With Rudeness In Class

The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement

The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures — Suggest More!

The Best Resources For Learning About Ability Grouping & Tracking — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Doing A “One-Sentence Project”

The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s — Help Me Find More

My Choices For The Best Posts From The Shanker Blog

The Best Resources For Learning About The Concept Of “Transfer” — Help Me Find More

The Best Of The Hashtag #SaidNoEducationVendorEver

The Best Evidence For Why Giving Schools “Report Cards” Is Bad — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On The Memo Warning Rhee About Cheating (“It seems to me a responsible executive really ought to have looked further”)

The Best Posts On LA’s Banning Of Suspensions For “Willful Defiance” (Along With Commentary From An LA Teacher)

“The Best Multilingual Resources For Parents”

The Best Sources Of Advice On How To Get A Teaching Job

The Best Of “TED Talks On Education”

The Best Posts & Articles On….School Lunches?

“The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools”

A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More

“A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Using Technology To Help Engage Parents”

The Best Tablet & Smartphone Apps For English Language Learners

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013 — So Far”

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2013 — So Far

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On The Charter School CREDO Study

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement” — Help Me Find More

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2013 – So Far

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2013 – So Far

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2013 – So Far

The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – So Far

The Best “Quotes Of The Day” In 2013 – So Far

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2013 (So Far)

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2013 — So Far

“The Best Resources On Pre-School Parent Engagement”

The Best Video Collections For Educators

The Best Posts & Articles On The New NCLB Reauthorization Bill

The Best Tweets Of 2013 – So Far

My Best Posts On Writing Instruction

The Best Examples Of School Reformer Irony

All My 2013 “The Best…” Lists (So Far) On Education Policy In One Place

The Best Examples Of Turning Problems Into Opportunities — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts & Articles About The Role Of Economists In Education

The Best Resources On Why Improving Education Is Not THE Answer To Poverty & Inequality

Results Of Important Poll Of Parents Released Today

“The Best Resources To Help Engage Parents Of Children With Special Needs – Help Me Find More”

The Best Video Clips Demonstrating “Grit” – Help Me Find More

The Best Advice On Using Education Technology

The Best Videos & Articles Where Athletes Explain How Reading & Writing Well Has Helped Their Career – Help Me Find More

The Best Video Clips On Goal-Setting — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Learning About Scotland’s Schools – Help Me Find More

All My “Best Of 2013 – So Far” Lists In One Place

The Best Posts & Articles About Why High School Exit Exams Might Not Be A Good Idea

My Favorite Posts In 2013 — So Far

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 — So Far

The Best Articles About The Study Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough

All My Education Week Teachers Posts From Past Two Years In One Place

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2013 — So Far

The Best Commentaries On The New IB Theory Of Knowledge Teaching Guide

“The Best Infographics About Parent Involvement In Schools”

A Collection Of “The Best” Lists On Assessment

The Best Posts About The New York Testing Fiasco

The Best Posts & Articles On The NCLB Waiver Given To Eight California School Districts (Including Ours)

The Best Resources On Student & Teacher Reflection

The Best Resources On Being A Teacherpreneur

The Best Posts & Articles On The Tony Bennett Scandal

“The Best Education Blogs For Parents”

Best and Worst Education News of 2013 — So Far

The Best Questions To Use For Class Closing Activities — What Are Yours?

“The Best Resources For Talking To Parents About The Common Core Standards”

“Put The Gun In My Hand” — Stories Of Teacher Bravery

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry”

The Best Resources For Connected Educators Month

A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools

The Best Online Resources For Teaching The Difference Between Correlation & Causation

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013″

The Best Posts On Curiosity

A Collection Of The Best Fun, Yet True, “Said No Teacher Ever” Resources

“The Best Resources For Learning About The ‘Word Gap’”

The Best Videos Showing “Thinking Outside The Box” — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts Interpreting This Year’s NAEP Scores

Here Is Who I Recommend You Follow On Twitter

A Collection Of My “Best” Lists On The Common Core

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2013 — Part Two

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013″

The Best “Quotes Of The Day” In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Resources On The Sandy Hook Tragedy

The Best Tweets Of 2013

The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2013

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2013 (Part Two)

The Best Posts & Articles On 2012 PISA Test Results

All Of My “Best Of 2013″ Lists In One Place!

My Favorite Posts In 2013 — Part Two

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Posts On Teaching TOK “Knowledge Questions”

The Best Posts On Study Finding That Standardized Tests Don’t Measure Cognitive Ability

“The Best Resources — Specifically For Parents — On Bullying”

The Best Posts & Articles On Boredom & How Students & Teachers Can Deal With It

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2013

The Best Sites For Learning About The International Space Station

The Best Sites For Learning About South Africa

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On California’s Drought

The Best Fun Sesame Street Songs — Contribute Your Own!

The Best Resources On California Court Case Attacking Teacher’s Rights

The Best Videos Documenting The History Of The English Language

“My Best Posts On The Harlem Children’s Zone & Other ‘Promise Zones’”

“The Best Articles Questioning The View That Single Parents Are A Problem”

The Best Posts & Videos On “Hope” — Help Me Find More

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2013

The Best Resources For Identifying Qualities Needed In Order To Be “Successful”

The “All-Time” Best Videos For Educators

Help Me Make A List Of Student Projects That Require Parent Engagement

“The Best Posts On The inBloom Data Fiasco”

The Best Resources On “One-To-One” Laptop/Tablet Programs — Please Suggest More!

The “All-Time” Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education

The “All-Time” Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

The Best Ways To Receive Questions Electronically While Leading A Workshop

The Best Resources On Professional Development For Teachers — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts, Articles & Videos On “Teacher Leadership” — Contribute More!

The Best (Or, At Least, The Most Interesting) Posts On Teacher Attire

The Best Resources On The Dangers Of Multitasking

The Best Video Clips & Full-Length Movies For Helping To Teach Persuasive Techniques (Help Me Find More)

The “All-Time” Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators

The Best Posts & Articles On The Florida Teacher Evaluation Fiasco

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Three Months”

It’s Oscar Night! Here’s A Special Collection Of My Movie-Related “Best” Lists

“The Best Posts On Involving Fathers In Schools”

The Best Movies For IB Theory Of Knowledge Classes – What Are Your Suggestions?

The Best Posts On IB Theory Of Knowledge Oral Presentations

“The Best Commentaries On The ‘Broken Compass’ Parent Involvement Book”

The Best Research On Listening To Music When Studying

The Best Financial Aid Resources For Students Planning To Go To College — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts & Videos About Sugata Mitra & His Education Ideas

I Am Tired Of “School Reformers” Using The Civil Rights Movement Legacy To Support Their Agenda

The Best Commencement Speeches

The Best Articles Showing Why Education Reform Is NOT The Best Way To Fight Poverty

A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2014 – So Far

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2014 – So Far”

The Best Tweets Of 2014 — So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2014 – So Far

The Best Research Demonstrating That Lectures Are Not The Best Instructional Strategy

The Best Posts On The Study Suggesting That Bare Classroom Walls Are Best For Learning

The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech

The Best Resources About Maya Angelou

“The Best Posts On The Migration Policy Institute Report On Engaging Immigrant Parents”

The Best Videos For Educators In 2014 – So Far

The Best Music Videos Of “What A Wonderful World”

All Of My “Best Of 2014 – So Far″ Lists In One Place!

The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2014 – So Far

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2014 – So Far

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2014 — So Far

The Best Movie Scenes, Stories, & Quotations About “Transfer Of Learning” – Help Me Find More!

The Best Posts & Articles About OECD’s Survey Of Teacher Working Conditions

The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars”

“The Best Advice On Engaging Parents At The Beginning Of The School Year”

“My Best Posts On ‘Conditional Cash Transfers’”

How Many Of Our Students Feel This Way? (Resources On The Shooting Death Of Michael Brown)

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The “Helper’s High”

The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics

The Best Posts & Articles On The Teacher & Student Protests In Colorado

The Best Movie Scenes For Halloween

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2014

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2014 – Part Two

The Best Resources On Ferguson For Use In The Classroom

The Best Resources For Teaching The Next Generation Science Standards To English Language Learners

The Best “Lists Of Lists” Of Influential People, Events & Ideas

The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners

The Best Resources On President Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration

The Best Places To Get The “Same” Text Written For Different “Levels”

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2014 – Part Two”

The Best Resources On The Idea Of “Wait Time”

The Best Resources For Banned Books Week

The Best Resources Sharing The Best Practices For Fruitful Classroom Discussions

A Beginning “Best” List On Domestic Violence Resources

Fifty “Best” Lists On Parent Engagement — In One Place!

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2014

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2014 – Part Two

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2014 – Part Two”

The Best Videos For Educators In 2014 – Part Two

The Best Tweets Of 2014 — Part Two

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2014 — Part Two

The Best Science Sites Of 2014 – Part Two

The Best Year In Review Features — 2014

My Most Popular Posts In 2014

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2014

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2014

The Best Articles I’ve Written About Education In 2014

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2014 – Part Two

The Best Articles, Posts & Videos On Education Policy In 2014 – Part Two

The Best Education “Year-In-Review” Round-Ups For 2014

“The Ten Best Classroom Q & A Posts Of 2014″

A Collection Of The Best Education-Related “Most Popular” Lists For 2014

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2014 – Part Two

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2014 – Part Two

The Best Collections Of Infographics, Charts & Maps – 2014

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2014 – Part Two

The Best Education Predictions For 2015

Best and worst education news of 2014 — a teacher’s list.

My Favorite Posts In 2014 — Part Two

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2014 – Part Two


The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2014

The Best Mobile Apps For The Classroom: An Open-Ended Crowdsourced List

The Best Research On Why Some Students Ask For More Or Less Help Than Others

The Best Tools For Creating “Word Frequency Charts” For Books, Articles & Movies

The Best Resources For International Migrants Day

The Best Christmas Videos For English Language Learners – Help Me Find More

The Best Articles On The New E-Rate Increase

The Best Posts, Articles & Videos Explaining Why Punishment Is Often Not The Best Classroom Strategy

Useful Resources For Teaching About Eric Garner’s Death


The Best Fun Videos To Teach Language Conventions — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On The No Child Left Behind Reauthorization Process

The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching

The Best Ways To Teach About The Paris Massacre – Please Contribute More

The Best Resources For Learning About The Dangers Of The New GED Exam

DONE! All 28 Annual “Best” Lists For 2014 In One Place

It’s Oscar Night! Here’s An Updated Collection Of All My Movie-Related “Best” Lists

The Best Resources For The World Day Of Social Justice

The Best Sites For Learning About Susan B. Anthony

The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!

Digital Learning Day Is On March 13th – Here Are My “Best” Lists On Ed Tech In One Place!

It’s “Question Week” – Here Are All My Related “Best” Lists In One Place

The Best Resources On The Educational Value Of Doodling

The Best & Most Useful Free Student Hand-Outs Available Online – Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On “The Dress”

The Best Advice On Creating Materials For ELLs (& Other Students) – Help Me Find More

The Best Ways To Finish The School Year Strong

All Of My Theory Of Knowledge “Best” Lists In One Place!

All Of My “All-Time” Best Lists In One Place!

The Best Videos For Teaching & Learning About Figurative Language

The Best Resources On – & Advice For Using – Donors Choose (Please Share Your Experiences!)

The Best Commentaries On “Teach Like A Champion” – Help Me Find More

The Best Commentaries On The Atlanta Test-Cheating Verdict

The Best Videos About The Famous “Trolley Problem”

In ASCD Education Leadership: Read My Choices For The Best Eleven Mobile-Learning Apps

The Best “Sound Maps” & Webcams For Teaching Geography

The Best Resources For Learning About Restorative Practices – Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Learning About Juneteenth

The Best Resources On Effective Note-Taking Strategies – Help Me Find More

The Best Movie/TV Scenes Demonstrating Metacognition – Help Me Find More

The Best Summaries/Reviews Of Research On Social Emotional Learning – Let Me Know What I’ve Missed

All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2015 – So Far

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2015 – So Far

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2015 – So Far

The Best Tweets Of 2015 – So Far

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2015 – So Far

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2015 – So Far

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2015 — So Far

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2015 – So Far

The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2015 – So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2015 – So Far

The Best Videos For Educators In 2015 – So Far

The Best Resources For Developing Student Portfolios

All My 2015 Mid-Year “Best” Lists In One Place!

TECHNOLOGY

The Best Eleven Websites For Students To Learn About Computers
The Best Ways To Create Simple Screenshots
The Best Ways To Shorten URL Addresses
The Best Places To Learn Computer Basics & How To Fix Tech Problems
The Best ESL/EFL Software
The Best Sites For Learning Which Consumers Electronics To Buy
The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners
The Best Sources For Advice On Using Flip Video Cameras
The Best “Practical” Ed Tech Blogs
The Best Sites For Learning Online Safety
Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents
The Best Ways To Back-Up Your Computer & Online Work
The Best Tools For Keeping Your Own Website Or Blog “Healthy”
The Best “Tech” Blogs For Learning About New Web Applications
The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet
Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors
The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology
A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Facebook
My Best Posts For Tech Novices (Plus One From Somebody Else)
The Best Third-Party Twitter Apps That Don’t Require Your Password
My Best Posts Related To Twitter
The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me
The Best Applications For Creating Free Email Newsletters
The Best “The Best…” Lists On Technology — 2010
The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Quora Is All About…
The Best Resources For Maximizing The Use Of Dropbox
The Best Tools For Printing Out Webpages
The Best Ways To Make A Map Showing Your Facebook Friends (& Twitter Followers)
The Best Posts & Articles About Curation
The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About
The Best Ways To Upload A Video To The Web — And A Question
The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools
Best “Tweets” Of 2011 — So Far
A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Technology — 2011
The Best Good, Inexpensive & Simple Classroom Technology Tools
The Best Guides To Figuring Out Pinterest — January, 2012
The Best — And Easiest –Tools To Use For Embedding A Document
The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users
The Best Tools For Displaying Instagram Photos On The Web

The Best Screenshare Tools To Help Others With Computer Problems

The Best Ideas On How To Stay Electronically Connected When The Power’s Out

The Best Alternatives To Google Reader Now That It’s Being Shut Down

The Best “Mind-Blowing” Videos About Technology That I’ve Seen — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On “One-To-One” Laptop/Tablet Programs — Please Suggest More!

The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

The Best Resources For Using Chromebooks In The Classroom – Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive

 

VIDEO

The Best Online Instructional Video Sites
The Best Online Video Sites For Learning English
The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Videos (Using Someone Else’s Content)
The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School
The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL
The Best Sites That Use Movie Trailers To Teach English
The Best Sites For News & History Videos That Won’t Be Blocked By Content Filter (At Least, Not By Ours!)
The Best Places To Find Theatrical Movies On Science, Math & History
The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom
The Best Ways To Find Fun (& Somewhat Useful) Videos On The Web
The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies
The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development
Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors
The Best Tools For Cutting-Out & Saving Portions Of Online Videos
The Best Applications For Sending Online Video Messages
The Best Ways To Create Online Video Playlists
The Best Sources For Advice On Using Flip Video Cameras
The Best (& Easiest) Ways To Record Online Video Interviews
The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English
The Best Videos For Educators In 2011 — So Far

The Best Places On The Web To Find Documentaries (Non-YouTube)

The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — So Far

The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More

A Potpourri Of The Best & Most Useful Video Sites

The Best Sports Videos To Use With English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Learning To Use The Video App “Vine”

The Best Scenes From (& Spoofs Of) “It’s A Wonderful Life”

WRITING

The Best Websites For K-12 Writing Instruction/Reinforcement
The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online
The Best Sites For Grammar Practice
Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers
The Best Resources For Researching & Writing Biographies
The Best Resources For Learning How To Write Response To Literature Essays
The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience”
The Best Places Where Students Can Create Online Learning/Teaching Objects For An “Authentic Audience”
The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories
The Best Sites To Learn About Advertising
The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary
The Best Online Interactive Exercises For Writing That Are Not Related To Literary Analysis
The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism
The Best Resources For Learning Research & Citation Skills
The Best Sites For Students To Create & Participate In Online Debates
The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays
The Best Spelling Sites
The Best Sites For Gaining A Basic Understanding Of Adjectives
The “Best” Sites For Helping Students Write Autobiographical Incident Essays
The Best Sites To Learn “Feelings” Words
The Best Sites For ELL’s To Learn About Punctuation
The Best Resources To Help Students Write Research Essays
The Best Sites For Learning To Write A Story
The Best Writing Advice From Famous Authors
The Best Resources On Punctuation

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Writing

The Best Ways To Use Mistakes When Teaching Writing

The Best Funny Videos To Help Teach Grammar – Help Me Find More

The Best Video Clips On The Benefits Of Writing Well — Help Me Find More

WEB 2.0

December 23, 2007
by Sue Waters
21 Comments

Websites Of The Year

These “The Best…” lists highlight what I think are the best educational websites.

This page provides a chronological list based on the date I posted them. Please note, though, that I continually update and revise them. The My Best Of page on this blog separates these posts by category (Social Studies, Science, etc.). All these sites can also be found on my website, along with thousands of other categorized links.

You can also visit The Best Websites page on my website to see the growing number of student self-access versions that are available now.

I also go back during the year to update each list with new sites I find that I think deserve to be on them. So even though the date on the original post might be several months or several years old, I might very well have added new sites to them much more recently.

So far, I’ve compiled:

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2007

The Best Web 2.0 Applications for ESL/EFL Learners — 2007

The Best Online Learning Games — 2007

The Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners — 2007

The Best Social Studies Websites — 2007

The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners — 2007

The Best Science Websites For Students & Teachers — 2007

The Best Math Websites For English Language Learners — 2007

The Best Blogs For Sharing Resources/Links — 2007

The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners — 2007

The “Best” Articles About Education — 2007

The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners — 2007

The Best Places To Learn Web 2.0 Basics — 2007

The Best Of The Best — 2007/08

These are my own Top Ten Tools For Learning.

The Best Health Sites For English Language Learners – January, 2008

The Best Websites For K-12 Writing Instruction/Reinforcement — January, 2008

The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship — January, 2008

The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers – January, 2008

The Best Websites For Beginning Older Readers – January, 2008

The Best Websites For Intermediate Readers – January, 2008

The Best Music Websites For Learning English – January, 2008

The Best Art Websites For Learning English – February, 2008

The Best Online Video Games For Learning Language & Content Knowledge – February, 2008

The Best Ways For Students (And Anyone Else!) To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly, and Painlessly — February, 2008

More Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly and Painlessly — February, 2008

Part Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2008

Part Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2008

Part Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Seven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Eight Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Nine Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Ten Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2008

Part Eleven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2008

Part Twelve Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2008

Part Thirteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2008

Part Fourteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2008

Part Fifteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2008

Part Sixteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – May, 2008

Part Seventeen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — May, 2008

Part Eighteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — June, 2008

Part Nineteen Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — June, 2008

Part Twenty Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — June, 2008

Part Twenty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — July, 2008

Part Twenty-Two Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2008

Part Twenty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2008

Part Twenty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — October, 2008

Part Twenty-Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – October, 2008

Part Twenty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — October, 2008

Part Twenty-Seven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — October, 2008

Part Twenty-Eight Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — December, 2008

Part Twenty-Nine Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — January, 2009

Part Thirty Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2009

Part Thirty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2009

Part Thirty-Two Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2009

Part Thirty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2009

Part Thirty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2009

Part Thirty-Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2009

Part Thirty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — May, 2009

Part Thirty-Seven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – June, 2009

Part Thirty-Eight Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2009

Part Thirty-Nine Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — September, 2009

Part Forty Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — October, 2009

Part Forty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — November, 2009

Part Forty-Two Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – November, 2009

You can access all parts of the “create online content easily” series at one link here.

The Best Websites For Students Exploring Jobs and Careers — February, 2008

The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration — March, 2008

The Best Websites For Learning & Teaching Geography — March, 2008

The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English — March, 2008

The Best Websites For Learning English Pronunciation — March, 2008

The Best Sites For Developing English Conversational Skills — April, 2008

The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary — April, 2008

The Best Eleven Websites For Students To Learn About Computers — April, 2008

The Best Online Tools For Collaboration — NOT In Real Time — April, 2008

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — April, 2008

The Best Social Bookmarking Applications For English Language Learners & Other Students — April, 2008

The Best Books For Teaching & Learning ESL/EFL — April, 2008

These next four are a little different from the previous “The Best…” lists. They include my favorite thirty-five positive actions I take for effective classroom management:

When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!) — April, 2008

Maintaining A “Good” Class — April, 2008

More About Maintaining a “Good” Class — May, 2008

“Why Do You Let Others Control You?” — September, 2008

The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games — April, 2008

The Best Sites For Students To Easily Create & Display Online Projects – April, 2008

Part Two Of The Best Sites For Students To Easily Create & Display Online Projects — May, 2008

The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL — April, 2008

The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidential Elections — April, 2008

The Best Resource Sites For ESL/EFL Teachers – April, 2008

The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current Education Issues — May, 2008

The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research — May, 2008

The Best Sites For Learning Economics & Practical Money Skills — May, 2008

The Best Websites To Teach & Learn Life Skills — May, 2008

The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows — May, 2008

The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations — May, 2008

The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Videos (Using Someone Else’s Content) — May, 2008

The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About World History — May, 2008

The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress – May, 2008

The Best Ways To Create Online Tests — May, 2008

The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Learning English — May, 2008

The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners — May, 2008

The Best Online Video Sites For Learning English — June, 2008

The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online — June, 2008

The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History — June, 2008

The Best “Today In History” Sites — June, 2008

The Best Websites To Learn About California — June, 2008

The Best Sites For Creating Online Polls & Surveys — June, 2008

The Best Ways To Create Simple Screenshots — June, 2008

The Best Teacher Resource Sites For Social Justice Issues — July, 2008

The Best Websites To Learn About Various Religions & English — July, 2008

The Best Online Learning Games — 2008

The Best Websites For Learning About Natural Disasters — July, 2008

The Best Sites To Teach & Learn About The Olympics — July, 2008

The Best Sites To Introduce Environmental Issues Into The Classroom — July, 2008

The Best Ways To Shorten URL Addresses – July, 2008

The Best Places To Get Blog, Website, , Book, Movie, & Music Recommendations – July, 2008

The Best Online Instructional Video Sites — July, 2008

The Best Visually Engaging News Sites — July, 2008

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — 2008

The Best Tools For Making Online Timelines — August, 2008

The Best Sites To Help Teach About 9/11 — August, 2008

The Best Sites For Students To Create Budgets — August, 2008

The Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners — 2008

The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About New Orleans — September, 2008

The Best Resources For Hispanic Heritage Month — September, 2008

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

The Best Places To Learn Computer Basics & How To Fix Tech Problems — September, 2008

The Best Sites To Learn About The U.S. Financial Crisis — September, 2008

The Best Sites For Encouraging ELL’s To Attend College — September, 2008

The Best Online Sites For Creating Music — October, 2008

The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science — October, 2008

The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween — October, 2008

The Best Online Resources About Christopher Columbus — October, 2008

The Best “Unusual” Sites To Create Online Presentations — October, 2008

The Best Sites For Making Crossword Puzzles & Hangman Games — October, 2008

The Best Online Sources For Images — October, 2008

The Best Web Resources On The Iraq War — October, 2008

The Best Online Karaoke Sites For English Language Learners — October, 2008

The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online — October, 2008

The Best Web Resources On Darfur — October, 2008

The Best New Sites Students Should Use With Supervision — October, 2008

The Best Sites To Teach and Learn About Thanksgiving — October, 2008

The Best Social Studies WebSites — 2008

The Best Science & Math Sites — 2008

The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners — 2008

The Best Websites To Learn About Veterans Day — November, 2008

The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners — 2008

The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa — November, 2008

The Best Personal Home Page Creators — November, 2008

The Best Tools To Make Simple Graphs Online — November, 2008

The Best Resources To Teach & Learn About The Terrorist Attacks In India — November, 2008

The “Best” Articles About Education — 2008 – December, 2008

The Best Sites For Learning About New Year Celebrations — December, 2008

The Best Map-Making Sites On The Web — December, 2008

The Best Sites For Learning About Pearl Harbor — December, 2008

The Best Online Resources For Teachers of Pre-Literate ELL’s — December, 2008

The Best Sites For Grammar Practice — December, 2008

The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects — December, 2008

The Best Life Expectancy Calculators — December, 2008

The Best Fun Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — December, 2008

The Best Ways For Students Or Teachers To Create A Website — December, 2008

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Social Network Sites — December, 2008

The Best Applications For Annotating Websites — December, 2008

The Best Ways To Access Educational YouTube Videos At School — December, 2008

The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King — December, 2008

The Best Posts Of 2008 The Best Sites For Learning About The Presidential Inauguration — December, 2008

The Best Temporary Email Address Sites For Students (Or Anyone) — December, 2008

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2008

The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging — December, 2008

The Best Posts From Other Blogs That Made Me “Think” In 2008

The “Best” Resources For Learning About The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict — December, 2008

The Best “Year-In-Review” Features That Aren’t Photo Collections 2008

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2008

The Best Collections Of Educational Links — January, 2009

The Best Sites That Use Movie Trailers To Teach English — January, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Street Gangs — January, 2009

The Best Resources About President’s Day — January, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day — January, 2009

The Best Sites For News & History Videos That Won’t Be Blocked By Content Filter (At Least, Not By Ours!) — January, 2009

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Music Sites — January, 2009

The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History — January, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About U.S. Presidents — January, 2009

The Best Sites For K-12 Beginning English Language Learners — January, 2009

The Best Places To Learn About President Obama’s Life — January, 2009

The Best Sections On My Website — January, 2009

The Best Places To Learn About Education Grants — January, 2009

The Best Resources For Chinese New Year — January, 2009

The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn About The Super Bowl — January, 2009

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Search Engines For Social Media — February, 2009

The Best Sites For ELL’s To Learn About The Dangers Of Smoking — February, 2009

The Best Resources For Groundhog Day — February, 2009

The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet – February, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About San Francisco — February, 2009

The Best ESL/EFL Software — February, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Hudson River Plane Crash — February, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Fires In Australia — February, 2009

The Best Places To Buy ESL/EFL Books. Software & Multimedia — February, 2009

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers — February, 2009

The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual “Rooms” — February, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Recession — February, 2009

The Best Educational Web Resources Worth Paying For… — February, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (and April Fool’s Day) — February, 2009

The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests — February, 2009

The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets — February, 2009

The Best Non-Web Resources, Online Tools, & Websites I Use Most Often With My Students — February, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Mardi Gras & Carnivals — February, 2009

The Best Tools To Make Online Flashcards — February, 2009

The Bests Places To Find Good Education Blogs — February, 2009

Have You Ever Taught A Class That “Got Out Of Control”? — February, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Women’s History — February, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Diego Rivera — February, 2009

The Best Articles That I’ve Written — February, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Cesar Chavez – March, 2009

The Best Online Slideshows About Current Events — March, 2009

The Best Online Science, Nature, & History Slideshows — March, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Easter & Passover — March, 2009

The Best Places To Find Theatrical Movies On Science, Math & History — March, 2009

The Best Tools To Help Develop Global Media Literacy — March, 2009

The Best Sites For K-12 Intermediate English Language Learners — March, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Hindu Festival of Holi — March, 2009

The Best “Cause-Related” Online Learning Games — March, 2009

The Best Collections Of Web 2.0 Tools For Education — March, 2009

The Best Resources For Researching & Writing Biographies — March, 2009

The Best Places For Students To Write Their Resumes — March, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning How To Write Response To Literature Essays — March, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Tongan Volcano & Earthquake — March, 2009

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About World Water Day — March, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning Which Consumers Electronics To Buy — March, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About “Earth Hour” — March, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Yosemite & Other U.S. National Parks — March, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About North Dakota Flooding — March, 2009

The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience” — April, 2009

The Best Earth Day Sites — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space — April, 2009

The Best Places Where Students Can Create Online Learning/Teaching Objects For An “Authentic Audience” — April, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Italy — April, 2009

The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Panoramas — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Volcanoes & Mount Redoubt — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo — April, 2009

The Best Websites For Learning About Modern & Historical Pirates — April, 2009

The Best Sites To Teach ELL’s About Libraries — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Mother’s Day — April, 2009

The Best Digital Storytelling Resources — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Afghanistan War — April, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Mexico’s Drug War — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Holocaust — April, 2009

The Best Sites Sites For Discussing The Morality of Torture — April, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About World Malaria Day — April, 2009

The Best Online Examples of My Students’ Work — April, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Swine Flu Outbreak — April, 2009

The Best Places To Find New Educational Websites — May, 2009

The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories — May, 2009

The Best Websites For Learning About Memorial Day — May, 2009

The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom — May, 2009

The Best Online “Chatbots” For Practicing English — May, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The California Wildfires — May, 2009

The Best “I Spy” (Hidden Object) Games For Vocabulary Development — May, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About New York City — May, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Hubble Telescope — May, 2009

The Best “Week In Review” Sites For English Language Learners — May, 2009

The Best Ways For Students To Create Their Own Online Art Collections — May, 2009

The Best Images Taken In Space — Mary, 2009

The Best Ways To Make Awards & Certificates Online — May, 2009

The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About — May, 2009

The Best Sites For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month — May, 2009

The Best Collections Of Online Educational Games — May, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Statue Of Liberty — May, 2009

The Best Magazine/Newspaper Websites For Useful News & Intellectual Stimulation — May, 2009

The Best Father’s Day Sites — May, 2009

The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom — May, 2009

The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations — May, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The U.S. Supreme Court — May, 2009

The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects — May, 2009

The Best Sources Of Ideas For Simple Classroom Science Experiments — May, 2009

The Best Places To Find Online Video Games For Language-Learning — May, 2009

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Facebook — June, 2009

The “Best” Blog Carnivals — June, 2009

The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers — June, 2009

The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” — June, 2009

The Best Websites For Learning About The Fourth Of July — June, 2009

The Best Sources For Advice On Using Flip Video Cameras — June, 2009

The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables” — June, 2009

The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn About Inventions — June, 2009

The Best ESL/EFL Blogs — June, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Protests In Iran — June, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day — June, 2009

The Best Sites To Help ELL’s Learn Idioms & Slang — July, 2009

The Best Images Of Weird, Cool & Neat-Looking Buildings (& Ways To Design Your Own) — July, 2009

The Best (& Most Thoughtful) Blogs On “Big Picture” Education Issues — July, 2009

The Best Guides To ESL/EFL/ELL Terminology — July, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Apollo 11 Moon Landing — July, 2009

The Best “Language Maps” — July, 2009

The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary — July, 2009

The Best “Practical” Ed Tech Blogs — July, 2009

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Advertising — July, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Nelson Mandela — July, 2009

The Best Twitterers For Sharing Resource Links — July, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning How To Tell Time — July, 2009

The Best Sources For Free & Accessible Printable Books — August, 2009

The Best Sites To Teach & Learn About Ramadan — August, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning Online Safety — August, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About The Warsaw Uprising — August, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About The Atomic Bombings Of Japan — August, 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About Copyright Issues — August, 2009

The Best Teacher Resources For Online Student Safety & Legal Issues — August, 2009

The Best Resources For Finding And Creating Virtual Field Trips — August, 2009

The Best Websites For Learning About Labor Day — August, 2009

The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners — 2009

The Best Sites For Students To Record Audio By Phone — August, 2009

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents — August, 2009

The Best Online Learning Games — 2009

The Best Online Carbon Calculators — September, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The September 2009 California Wildfires — September, 2009

The Best Online Interactive Exercises For Writing That Are Not Related To Literary Analysis — September, 2009

The Best Sites Where Students Can Plan Virtual Trips — September, 2009

The Twenty Blogs I Read First… — September, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About Homework Issues — September, 2009

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009 — September, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About Mexico’s Independence Day — September, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Georgia’s Floods — September, 2009

The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism — September, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning Research & Citation Skills — September, 2009

The Best Web Resources For Learning About HIV & AIDS — September, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Tsunami In American Samoa — September, 2009

The Best Websites For Learning About Multiple Holidays & Anniversaries — October, 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About World Teachers Day — October, 2009

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009 — October, 2009

The Best Online Resources For Drivers Education & Car Information — October, 2009

The Best Websites To Learn About The Hmong — October, 2009

The Best Resources For Using Puppets In Class — October, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About The Nobel Peace Prize — October, 2009

The Best Sites For Images Of Fall Foliage (& For Teaching About The Season) — October, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About World Food Day — October, 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About The Loma Prieta Earthquake — October, 2009

The Best Online Personality, Career, Political & Just Plain Fun Quizzes — October, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Robots — October, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About Diwali — October, 2009

The Best Sites For Students To Create & Participate In Online Debates — October, 2009

The Best Ways To Back-Up Your Computer & Online Work — October, 2009

The Best Sites For Teachers Of English Language Learners — 2009

The Best Sites To Learn And Teach About The Hajj — November, 2009

The “Best” Articles (And Blog Posts) About Education Policy — 2009

The Best Tools For Making Screencasts — November, 2009

The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2009

Part Forty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — November, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us — November, 2009

The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks — November, 2009

The Best Tools For Keeping Your Own Website Or Blog “Healthy” — November, 2009

The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part One) — November, 2009

The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners — 2009

The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays — November, 2009

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About The Convention On The Rights Of The Child — November, 2009

The Best Lists Of “Best Places To Live” — November, 2009

The Best Resources For Learning About World Toilet Day & The Issue Of Public Sanitation In The Third World — November, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning & Teaching About The Day Of The Virgin Of Guadalupe — November, 2009

The Best Places To Find Lyrics On The Web — November, 2009

The Best Online Resources To Learn About Charles Darwin — November, 2009

The Best Sites For Teaching About Latitude & Longitude — November, 2009

The Best Sites For Learning Spanish Online — November, 2009

The Best Places To Find Quotations On The Web — November, 2009

The Best Online Resources For Learning About Eid al-Adha — November, 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change — December, 2009

My Best Posts & Articles About Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2009

The Best Collections Of “The Best” Pieces Of Art Ever Created — December, 2009

The Best Spelling Sites — December, 2009

The Best Online Health Assessments For ELL’s — December, 2009

The Best Social Studies Websites — 2009

The Best Science & Math Sites — 2009

The Best Interactive Infographics — 2009

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2009

The Best “The Best…” Lists Of 2009

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2009

My Best Posts In 2009 (That Weren’t “The Best…” Lists)

Part Forty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — December, 2009

The Best From “Interviews Of The Month” 2009

The Best “Decade In Review” Sites

The Best Sites To See “Photos That Changed The World” — December, 2009

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators — 2009

The “Best” TED Talks (Well, Really, The Ones I Use With My Classes) — December, 2009

Part Two Of The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009

The Best Ways To Find Fun (& Somewhat Useful) Videos On The Web — December, 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About The Indian Ocean Tsunami (On Its Five-Year Anniversary) — December, 2009

The Best “Year In Review” Features That Aren’t Photo Collections — 2009

The Best Blogs For Sharing Resources/Links — 2009

The Best Resources To Learn About The Forced Return Of 4,000 Hmong Refugees By Thailand — December, 2009

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2009

Best “Tweets” Of 2009

The Best Sites For Learning About The Winter Season — December, 2009

The Best Art & Music Sites — 2009

The Best Sites To Learn About Los Angeles — January, 2010

The Best Sources For Interactive Infographics — January, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The World’s Tallest Buildings — January, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Weird-Looking Creatures (And For Making Your Own!) — January, 2010

The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects — January, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Vancouver Winter Olympics — January, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking Today — January, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Haiti — January, 2010

Part Forty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – January, 2010

The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies — January, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Nutrition & Food Safety — January, 2010

The Best Online Collections Of PowerPoints For Teachers — January, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Australia — January, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Greensboro Sit-Ins (It’s The Fiftieth Anniversary) — January, 2010

The Best “Tech” Blogs For Learning About New Web Applications — January, 2010

The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development — February, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About “Cool” Cars (& Designing Your Own!) – February, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Pandas — February, 2010

Part Forty-Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – February, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Canada — February, 2010

The Best Online Resources To Learn About King Tut — February, 2010

The Best Resources For Showing Students Why They Should Continue Their Academic Career — February, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Chile (& Possible Tsunami) — February, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Multiple Intelligences — March, 2010

The Best Resources To Learn About The U.S. Census — March, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About “Word Clouds” — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Gaining A Basic Understanding Of Adjectives — March, 2010

The Best Images Of Spectacular Bridges (& How Students Can Make Their Own) — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Animals — March, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Prehistoric Cave Paintings — March, 2010

A Compilation Of “The Best…” Lists About Natural Disasters — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Human Evolution — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Daylight Savings Time — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The War In The Pacific — March, 2010

The Best Online Resources For Learning About Health Care Reform — March, 2010

The Best Images Of Scary Views — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Creating Sentence Scrambles — March, 2010

Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors — March, 2010

The Best Sites For Walking In Someone Else’s Shoes — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas — April, 2010

My Best Posts On How To Prepare For Standardized Tests (And Why They’re Bad) — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Spring Season — April, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About…Happiness? — April, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Genocide In Rwanda — April, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Anne Frank — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The American Civil War — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Nuclear Weapons — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Creating Personalized “Newspapers” Online — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Possible Life On Other Planets — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Volcano In Iceland — April, 2010

The Best Online Applications For Creating Panoramas — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Penguins — April, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The World Cup — April, 2010

The Best Sites That Show Statistics By Reducing The World & The U.S. To 100 People — April, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Arizona’s New Immigration Law — April, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Gulf Oil Spill — April, 2010

Part Forty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — April, 2010

My Best Posts On Parent Engagement So Far This Year — May, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About The Times Square Car Bomb — May, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn About Trees — May, 2010

The Best Resources To Learn About The Vietnam War — May, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Flooding In Tennessee — May, 2010

My Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers) — May, 2010

The Best Collections Of Funny Signs (For Use In English Classes) — May, 2010

My Best Posts On “Motivating” Students — May, 2010

My Best Posts On Students Setting Goals — May, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Mount St. Helens Eruption — May, 2010

The Best Sites For Ideas On Making Simple Musical Instruments — May, 2010

The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day) — May, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States — May, 2010

My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them — May, 2010

My Best Posts About Helping Students Develop Their Capacity For Self-Control — June, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Flag Day — June, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Korean War — June, 2010

The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part Two) — June, 2010

“Part Forty-Seven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly” — June, 2010

The Best Tools For Cutting-Out & Saving Portions Of Online Videos — June, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology — June, 2010

The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons — June, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation — June, 2010

My Best Posts For Tech Novices (Plus One From Somebody Else) — June, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Spies — June, 2010

The Best “When I Say Jump” Online Sites For Practicing English — July, 2010

“Part Forty-Eight Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly” — July, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Summer — July, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Effective Student & Teacher Assessments — July, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Famous Buildings — July, 2010

Part Forty-Nine Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — July, 2010

My Best Posts On Classroom Management — July, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Genocide — July, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The London 2012 Olympics — July, 2010

The Best Applications For Sending Online Video Messages — July, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Flooding In Pakistan — July, 2010

A Beginning “The Best…” List Of Free & Decent Online Practice Sites For State Tests — Help Me Add More! — August, 2010

The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Russian Fires – August, 2010

Part Fifty Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2010

The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Northern Lights — August, 2010

My Best Posts On “School Reform” – August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Constitution Of The United States — August, 2010

The Best Web Applications That Lets Multiple People Upload Their Photos To One Place — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Meteor Showers — August, 2010

Part Fifty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2010

The Best Posts About The LA Times Article On “Valued-Added” Teacher Ratings — August, 2010

The Best Third-Party Twitter Apps That Don’t Require Your Password — August, 2010

The Best Posts About Getting Our Students To Attend College — August, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment — August, 2010

My Best Posts Related To Twitter — August, 2010

The Best Ways To Create Online Video Playlists — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Trapped Miners In Chile — August, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About Women’s Suffrage — August, 2010

A Collection Of The Best Sites For Learning About The Seasons — August, 2010

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Learning Games — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Hurricanes — August, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Polar Bears — September, 2010

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers — 2010 (And Earlier) — September, 2010

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2010 – September, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Graphic Recording — September, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Birth Of Lord Krishna — September, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Famous Art Thefts — September, 2010

The Best Online Learning Games — 2010 — September, 2010

Part Fifty-Two Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — September, 2010

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Encouraging Students To Attend College — September, 2010

The Best Rubric Sites (And A Beginning Discussion About Their Use) — September, 2010

The “Best” Sites For Helping Students Write Autobiographical Incident Essays — September, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Yom Kippur – September, 2010

The Best Science Websites — 2010 — September, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Dinosaurs — September, 2010

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Space — September, 2010

The Best Posts & Articles About The Teacher-Bashing “Waiting For Superman” Movie & Associated Events — September, 2010

A List of Interviews With…Me — September, 2010

The Best Sites To Learn “Feelings” Words — September, 2010

The Best Infographics — 2010 — October, 2010

My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months — October, 2010

The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me — October, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Oceans — October, 2010

The Best Social Studies Websites — 2010 — October, 2010

The Best Posts About The Appalling Teacher-Bashing Column Superintendents Wrote In The Washington Post — October, 2010

The Best Examples Of “Unusual” Art — October, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Historic Maps — October, 2010

The Best Sites Showing The Most Popular Tourist Destinations In The World — October, 2010

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — 2010

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Blogs & Blogging — October, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About United Nations Day — October, 2010

Part Fifty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — October, 2010

The Best Sites Where Students Can Upload PowerPoint Presentations To The Web — October, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About The Volcano & Tsunami In Indonesia — October, 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About How Class Size Does Matter — October, 2010

A Collection Of The Best “Laugh While You Cry” Videos — Contribute More! — October, 2010

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources — 2010 — November, 2010

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s — 2010

The Best Articles/Blog Posts On What The Election Results Mean For Schools — Contribute More — November, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About Various “Seven Wonders” — November, 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists Related To Social Studies — 2010

Part Two Of The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers — 2010

The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality — Help Me Create A Simple Lesson Plan Using Them
— November, 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists Offering Practical Classroom Advice To Teachers — 2010

The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students –November, 2010

The Best Applications For Creating Free Email Newsletters — November, 2010

The Best Blog Posts & Articles About Joel Klein’s Departure & The Question Of Who Should Be Leading Our Schools — November, 2010

My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2010

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists On Technology — 2010

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2010

The Best Quotes About Education — Contribute Your Own Favorites

The Best Posts & Articles Analyzing Charter Schools — November, 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists On School Reform Issues — 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists For English Language Learners — 2010

Part Fifty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — November, 2010

The Best From “Interviews Of The Month” — 2010

The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy — 2010

Best “Tweets” Of 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists Related To Science — 2010

The Best Health Sites — 2010

The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2010

The Best “The Best…” Lists About Disasters — 2010

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2010

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2010

The Best Sites For Getting Some Perspective On International Test Comparison Demagoguery — December, 2010

All My “The Best Of 2010″ Lists In One Place!

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2010

The Ten Best Videos For Educators — 2010

Part Two Of The Best Videos For Educators — 2010

The Best “Year In Review” Features That Aren’t Photo Collections — 2010

The Best Resources For “Bill Of Rights Day” — December, 2010

The Best Posts To Help Understand Google’s New “Books Ngram Viewer” — December, 2010

The Best Sites For Figuring Out What To Do If Delicious Shuts Down — December, 2010

Part Fifty-Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — December, 2010

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2010

The Best Guides For Helping Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks — December, 2010

The Best Sites For Learning About A Lunar Eclipse — December, 2010

The Best Posts & Articles About Providing Students With Choices — December, 2010

Part Fifty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly (Holiday Edition!) — December, 2010

The Best Art & Music Sites — 2010

My Best Posts On Helping Students “Visualize Success”

The Best (& Worst) Education News In 2010

The Best Sites For Learning Beginning Photography Tips — December, 2010

Part Fifty-Seven Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — December, 2010

The Best Resources To Learn About Finland’s Education System — December, 2010

The Best Places To Learn What Impact A Teacher (& Outside Factors) Have On Student Achievement — December, 2010

The Best Sites For Collaborative Storytelling — December, 2010

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2010

My Most Memorable Classroom Moments In 2010 — Please Share Your Own

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2010

Part Fifty-Eight Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Australian Floods — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning That Money Does Matter For Schools– January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Cartograms — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Vote In Southern Sudan — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The One-Year Anniversary Of The Haiti Earthquake — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Earthquakes — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Teaching About The Arizona Shooting — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Brazilian Mudslides — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy — January, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Quora Is All About… — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Creating Infographics — January, 2011

The Best Articles For Helping To Understand Why Teacher Tenure Is Important — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning Why Teachers Unions Are Important — January, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About Videotaping Teachers In The Classroom — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Maximizing The Use Of Dropbox — January, 2011

The Best Places For Students To Learn About…Their Names — January, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Handwriting & Learning — January, 2011

The Best Articles Sharing Concerns About Common Core Standards — January, 2011

The Best Resources Showing Why We Need To Be “Data-Informed” & Not “Data-Driven” — January, 2011

The Best (& Most Intriguing) Resources For Learning About The State Of The Union Message — January, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Protests In Egypt — January, 2011

The Best Tools For Creating Fake “Stuff” For Learning — February, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About China — February, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The “Blizzard Of Oz” — February, 2011

A Collection Of My Most Unusual “The Best…” Lists — February, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Protests In History — February, 2011

The Best Multimedia Celebrating Mubarak’s Downfall — February, 2011

The Best Resources To See Who Might Fall Next After Mubarak… – February, 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Egypt & Beyond — February, 2011

The Best “World Press Photo” Winners — February, 2011

Part Fifty-Nine Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — February, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning Why The Parent Trigger Isn’t Good For Parents, Kids Or Schools — February, 2011

The Best Posts About Michelle Rhee’s Exaggerated Test Scores — February, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America — February, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual — February, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Attacks On Teachers & Other Public Sector Workers In Wisconsin — February, 2011

The Best Places To Get Reliable, Valid, Accessible & Useful Education Data — February, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Volcanoes — February, 2011

The Best Tools For Printing Out Webpages — February, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning Why School Vouchers Are A Bad Idea — February, 2011

The Best Places To Find Research On Technology & Language Teaching/Learning — February, 2011

The Best Sites To Learn About The Christchurch Earthquake — February, 2011

The Best Sites For Seeing “Pictures Of The Year International” Winners — March, 2011

The Best Resources Documenting The Effectiveness of Free Voluntary Reading — March, 2011

The Best Articles & Sites For Teachers & Students To Learn About Phonics — March, 2011

The Best Posts Responding To Bill Gates’ Appallingly Clueless Op-Ed Piece — March, 2011

The Best Ways For English Language Learners To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2011

The Best Learning Games For Intermediate English Language Learners — March, 2011

The Best Ways For Advanced ELL’s & Non-ELL’s To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly (For Their Classmates & Teacher To See) – March, 2011

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Building Positive Relationships With Students — March, 2011

Part Sixty Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — March, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Japan Earthquake & Tsunami — March, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Japan Earthquake & Tsunami, Part Two — March, 2011

The Best Sites To Learn About Tsunamis — March, 2011

The Best Websites For Learning About Bob Marley — March, 2011

The Best Learning Games For Advanced ELL’s & Non-ELL’s — March, 2011

The Best — And Easiest — Ways To Use YouTube If, Like Us, Only Teachers Have Access To It — March, 2011

The Best Posts Debunking The Myth Of “Five Great Teachers In A Row” — March, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Schools Providing Home Computers & Internet Access To Students — March, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Libya — March, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire — March, 2011

The Best Articles Providing An “Overall” Perspective On Education Policy — March, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About The Importance Of Teacher (& Student) Working Conditions — March, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The New York Times Paywall — March, 2011

The Best Ways To Make A Map Showing Your Facebook Friends (& Twitter Followers) — March, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About “Erase To The Top” — March, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles To Learn About “Fundamental Attribution Error” & Schools — March, 2011

The Best (& Easiest) Ways To Record Online Video Interviews — March, 2011

The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”) — March, 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics — April, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The International Day For Street Children — April, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Mount Everest — April, 2011

My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months — April, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning How To Use The Dictogloss Strategy With English Language Learners — April, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Leonardo Da Vinci — April, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About Taxes — April, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Texas Fires & Forest Fires In General — April, 2011

The Best Posts About The Power Of Light Touches In The Classroom — April, 2011

The Best Resources For Google Earth Beginners Like Me — April, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Achievement Gap” — April, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Tornadoes That Hit The South (& Tornadoes In General) — April, 2011

The Best Of The Sony World Photography Awards — April, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Osama bin Laden — May, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Freedom Riders” — May, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Mississippi River Flooding — May, 2011

The Best Photos From The White House News Photographers Association — May, 2011

The Best Travel Photographs Of The Year — May, 2011

The Best Sites Remembering Bob Marley Thirty Years After His Death — May, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit” — May, 2011

The Best Resources For Adapting Your Textbook So It Doesn’t Bore Students To Death — May, 2011

A Beginning “The Best…” List On The Dangers Of Privatizing Public Education — May, 2011

The Best Resources For Helping Students See They Might Not Always Be The Best Judges Of Their Behavior — May, 2011

The Best Posts Discussing Arrogance & School Reform — May, 2011

The Five Best Articles I’ve Written About Education — May, 2011

The Best Sites For Using Aesop’s Fables In The Classroom — May, 2011

Part Sixty-One Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — May, 2011

The Best Sites About The Latest Volcano In Iceland To Erupt — May, 2011

The Best Posts/Articles On National Research Council Finding That Carrots & Sticks Don’t Work — June, 2011

The Best Posts About Attrition Rates At So-Called “Miracle” Schools — June, 2011

The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning — June, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Four School Improvement Grant Models — June, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Next Generation” Of State Testing — June, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Puyehue Volcano Eruption in Chile — June, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Arizona Fire — June, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Teens & Stress — June, 2011

So, You Want To Write A Book? Here’s The Best Advice… — June, 2011

The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide” — June, 2011

The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English — June, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About Curation — June, 2011

The Best Sites For Showing Sacramento Destroyed By Floods — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Phoenix Dust Storm — July, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About South Sudan’s Independence — July, 2011

The Best Infographics Of 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Machu Picchu — July, 2011

The Best Posts Responding To David Brooks Criticism Of Diane Ravitch (& Many Of The Rest Of Us) — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Small Learning Communities — July, 2011

The Best Posts For Learning About The NEA’s New Policy Statement on “Teacher Evaluation and Accountability” — July, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About The Atlanta Testing Scandal — July, 2011

My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2011 (So Far) — July, 2011

The Best Posts About Public Officials (& Non-Elected “Reformers) Sending Their Children To Private Schools — July, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About Compromise – July, 2011

The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures — July, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles On The Save Our Schools March — July, 2011

Part Sixty-Two Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly – July, 2011

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Online Teleprompters — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About The Space Shuttle — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Rube Goldberg Machines — July, 2011

The Best Science Sites Of 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About — July, 2011

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2011 — So Far — July, 2011

The Best Funny Videos Showing The Importance Of Being Bilingual Or Multilingual — Part One — July, 2011

The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner — July, 2011

The Best Sites (& Videos) For Learning About Jazz Chants — July, 2011

The Best Posts On Students Reading Aloud Individually In ESL Class — But I Need Your Help Finding Research On The Topic — July, 2011

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2011 (So Far) — August, 2011

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2011 — So Far
— August, 2011

The Best Sixteen Basic Sites For Beginning English Language Learners (Revised) — August, 2011

The Best Sites To Download Free ESL Board Game Templates — August, 2011

The Best Sites For Helping ELL’s Learn About Completing Forms & Applications — August, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners — August, 2011

The Best Art & Music Sites Of 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

A Beginning List Of The Best Folklore & Myth Sites — August, 2011

The Best Tools For Analyzing Census Data — August, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Martin Luther King Memorial — August, 2011

The Best Web Resources About Somalia’s Drought & Famine — August, 2011

The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

The Best Posts About Trust & Education — August, 2011

The Best Resources For Planning The First Day Of School — August, 2011

The Best Sites For Finding Folktales To Teach “Life Lessons” — August, 2011

The Best Resources For Helping Students (& The Rest Of Us) Learn The Concept Of Not Blaming Others — August, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles About The New York Court Decision Releasing Teacher Ratings — August, 2011

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

The Best Commentaries On Steven Brill’s Book, “Class Warfare” — August, 2011

The Best Online “Countdown” Timers — August, 2011

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011


The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2011 — So Far
— August, 2011

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — August, 2011

The Best Articles Describing Alternatives To High-Stakes Testing — Help Me Find More — August, 2011

The Best Posts On Attracting The “Best Candidates” To Teaching — August, 2011

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

The Best Ways To Upload A Video To The Web — And A Question — August, 2011

The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools — August, 2011

The Best Videos For Educators In 2011 — So Far — August, 2011

Part Sixty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — August, 2011

Best “Tweets” Of 2011 — So Far — September, 2011

The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction — September, 2011

The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress — September, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Alphabet — September, 2011

My Best Posts On Why It’s Important To Be Positive In Class — September, 2011

The Best Resources On “Instructional Coaching” — September, 2011

The Best Resources For Helping Students Deal With Grief — September, 2011

My Best Posts On The Basics Of Small Groups In The Classroom — September, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Grade Retention, Social Promotion & Alternatives To Both — September, 2011

The Best Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced English Language Learner Sites — September, 2011

The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes — September, 2011

The Best Resources On Teaching Multilevel ESL/EFL Classes — September, 2011

The Best Online Resources For “Information Gap” Activities — September, 2011

The Best Resources On ELL’s & Standardized Tests — October, 2011

The Best Resources On Parent/Teacher Conferences — October, 2011

The Worst Parent Engagement Ideas — October, 2011

“The Best Examples Of Parent Engagement Through Community Organizing” — October, 2011

The Best Sources Of Parent Engagement Advice For Teachers — October, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles For Learning About Newark’s $100 Million From Facebook — October, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Teacher Home Visits — October, 2011

The Best Resources To Learn About High School ID’s & The Scarlet Letter — October, 2011

The Best Resources To Learn About Alabama’s Awful Immigration Law (& Its Impact On Schools)
— October, 2011

The Best Posts & Articles On Recent Study About Student Anxiety — October, 2011

The Best Articles On The New Study Showing That Intelligence Is Not “Fixed” — October, 2011

The Best Posts On The NY Times Ed Tech Article — October, 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Our World’s Population Of 7 Billion — October, 2011

The Best Resources To Help Students Learn About Occupy Wall Street — October, 2011

The Best Historical Photo + Video Map-Based Sites — October, 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Sites Where ELL’s Can Create Art — November, 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Online Books Accessible To ELL’s — November, 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists For Online ELL Video Sites — November, 2011

The Best Visualizations Of Poverty In The U.S. & Around The World — November, 2011

The Best Resources On “Gratitude” — November, 2011

The Best Posts About The Khan Academy — November, 2011

The Best Resources On “Becoming What We Read” — November, 2011

The Best Resources For Understanding How To Interpret Education Research — November, 2011

The Best Resources On Teaching & Learning Critical Thinking In The Classroom — November, 2011

“The Best Research Available On Parent Engagement” — November, 2011

The Best Reasons Why Parents Should Be Looked At As Allies & Not Targets Of Blame — November, 2011

The Best Overviews Of Parent Engagement — November, 2011

My Best Posts, Articles & Interviews On Parent Engagement — November, 2011

The Best Resources On Parent Engagement In Countries Other Than The U.S. — November, 2011

The Best Ideas On How Parents Can Help Their Kids Succeed Academically — November, 2011

The Best Sites For ELL’s To Learn About Punctuation — November, 2011

The Best “Fun” Online Video Games For English Language Development — November, 2011

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2011 — Part Two

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2011

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2011

The Best Art & Music Sites Of 2011

The Best Resources For Learning About Higgs Boson, The “God Particle” — December,2011

The Best Science Sites Of 2011

The Best Sites For Learning About The Mars Rover Curiosity — December, 2011

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2011

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2011

The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy In 2011 — Part Two

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On School Reform Issues — 2011

The Best Tweets Of 2011

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2011

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2011

The Best Videos For Educators In 2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Parent Engagement — 2011

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2011

The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice In 2011

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2011

The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning — December, 2011

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2011

The Best (and Worst) Education News of 2011

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Technology — 2011

The Best Good, Inexpensive & Simple Classroom Technology Tools — December, 2011

The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Holiday Content Quickly & Easily — December, 2011

The Best Summify & Paper.li’s On ESL/EFL/ELL — January, 2012

The Best Online “Explainer” Tools For Current Events — January, 2012

The Best Resources For Learning About Protests In Russia — January, 2012

The Best Commentaries On The President’s Proposal For Students To Stay In School Until They’re Eighteen — January, 2012

The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne — January, 2012

The Best Posts On The Gates’ Funded Measures Of Effective Teaching Report — January, 2012

The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources — January, 2012

The Bests Posts & Articles About Why We Like Lists — January, 2012

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2011

The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction — January, 2012

The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study — January, 2012

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2011 — January, 2012

All My “Best Of 2011″ Lists In One Place — January, 2012

The Best Resources On Teacher/Student Use Of Social Media — January, 2012

The Best Guides To Figuring Out Pinterest — January, 2012

The Best — And Easiest –Tools To Use For Embedding A Document — January, 2012

The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users — January, 2012

Part Sixty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — January, 2012

The Best Resources For World Book Day — March 1st — February, 2012

The Best Photos — In The World? — March, 2012

The Best Resources For Learning About Leap Year — February, 2012

The Best Resources For Learning About What’s Happening In Syria — February, 2012

The Best Resources On Japanese Internment In World War II — February, 2012

The Best Sites For Keeping An Eye On The Future (Help Me Identify More) — February, 2012

The Best Sites To Learn About Saul Alinsky — February, 2012

The Best Resource Sites For Scholarship Information — February, 2012

The Best Resources To Help Students Write Research Essays — February, 2012

The Best Education Articles From “The Onion” — February, 2012

The Best Resources For Learning About the Health Care Debate — March, 2012

The Best Fun Videos About Books & Reading — March, 2012

The Best Resources For World Read Aloud Day — March, 2012

The Best Sites To Learn About James Cameron’s Record-Setting Dive — March, 2012

The Best Sites For Learning About Solar Storms — March, 2012

The Best Posts & Articles On The Education & National Security Report — March, 2012

The Best Wildlife Photographs Of The Year — March, 2012

The Best Sites For Learning About The Titanic — March, 2012

The Best Resources On The One Year Anniversay Of Japan’s Earthquake & Tsunami — March, 2012

The Web 2.0/Social Media Tools I Use Everyday & How I Use Them – March, 2012

The Best Photos & Videos Of The Space Shuttles’ Final Flights

The Best Displays Of Just-Released New York City Historical Photos

The Best Resources For Learning About The Great Depression

The Best Resources For Learning About “Flow”

The Best Resources For Learning About World War I

The Best Advice For New Teachers

The Best Posts On Helping Students Teach Their Classmates — Help Me Find More

Part Sixty-Four Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

A Quasi “The Best” List On TPRS (TPR Storytelling) For Teaching ESL

The Best Posts About The Most Bizarre Standardized Test Question Ever

The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On Accelerated Reader

The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays

The Best Resources On How Exercise Helps Learning — Please Contribute Other Resources

The Best Resources On The Idea Of Extending The School Day

The Best Of Military Photography

The Best Resources To Remember Dr. Martin Luther King’s Death (& Life)

The Best Resources For Lessons On Trayvon Martin

The Best Resources For Learning About May Day

The Best Images Of The Ring Of Fire Eclipse

The Best Nature Photographs Of The Year

The Best Web Tools That Show You Objects To Scale

The Best Sites For Learning About The Golden Gate Bridge

The Best Resources For Learning About The Maya

The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity

The Best Posts & Articles About Asking Good Questions — Help Me Find More

The Best Tools For Creating Clozes (Gap-Fills)

The Best Posts Questioning If Direct Instruction Is “Clearly Superior”

The Best Resources For Teaching “What If?” History Lessons

My Best Posts On Metacognition

The Best Tools For Displaying Instagram Photos On The Web

The Best Sites For Learning To Write A Story

The Best Writing Advice From Famous Authors

The Best Places For ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers To Get Online Professional Development

The Best Sites For Learning About The Colorado Wildfires

The Best Resources For Learning About The 2012 U.S. Presidential Election

The Best Resources For Learning About The European Financial Crisis

The Best Resources For The World Day Against Child Labor

The Best Resources To See Connections (or Disconnections) In The World Before & After The Internet

The Best Resources On The Obama Administration’s Plan To Partially Implement The DREAM Act

The Best Sites For Learning About Voyager 1 & Its Departure From Our Solar System

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Venus Transit”

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Knowing What You Don’t Know

The Best Resources For Learning About Parent Fundraising & Equity Issues

My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2012 (So Far)

The Best Resources On “Race To The Top”

The Best Posts On The Weirdest School Reform Story Of The Year (So Far, At Least)

The Best Resources For Applying “Fed Ex Days” To Schools

The Best Resources On Bringing Students To Nature (& Nature To Students)

The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate

The Best Resources On Using Improvisation In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom

The Best Ideas To Help Students Become Better Listeners — Contribute More

The Best Resources For Learning About The Drought Of 2012 (& Beyond)

The Best Interactives Showing How Long Our Non-Renewables Will Last

The Best Places On The Web To Write Lesson Plans — Who Have I Missed?

The Best Posts On “Loss Aversion” & Schools

The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberative Practice

The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core — I Hope You’ll Contribute More

The Best Sites For Smartboard Resources (& For Other IWB’s)

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012 — So Far

Part Sixty-Five Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2012 — So Far

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2012 — So Far

The Best English-Language News Sites With An “Ethnic” Focus — Help Me Identify More

The Best Science Sites Of 2012 — So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About Neil Armstrong

The Best Visualizations Of How People Spend Their Days

The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games

The Best Infographics Of 2012 — So Far

The Best Video Collages Of Natural Disasters

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2012 — So Far

The Best Sites For Learning About Oscar Pistorius

The Best Sites For Learning About The War Of 1812

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers In 2012 — So Far

The Best Multimedia Resources For Introducing Students To The Advantages Of Charts, Graphs & Infographics

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — 2012

“The Best Posts & Articles On Parent Trigger Movie “Won’t Back Down””

The Best Funny Movie/TV Clips Of Bad Teachers

The Best Resources On Using Drama In The Classroom

The Best Education Week Posts From My First Year Blogging There…

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2012 — So Far

The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea

The Best Online Videos Showing Teachers In The Classroom

The Best Places On The Web To Find Documentaries (Non-YouTube)

The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — So Far

The Best Video Clips Of Sneaky Critters — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On Punctuation

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2012 — So Far

The Best Resources On GIFs — Please Contribute More

The Best Places Where Students Can Post Book Reviews For Authentic Audiences

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2012 (So Far)

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2012 — So Far

The Best Resources For Learning About “Psychological Effects” Useful To Teachers

The Best Geography Sites For Beginning & Intermediate English Language Learners

The Best Resources On The Newly-Released California Educator Excellence Task Force Report

The Best Resources On The Chicago Teachers’ Strike

The Best Resources For World Literacy Day

All My “The Best….” Lists Related To Science

A Sampling Of The Best Tweets With The #SaidNoTeacherEver Hashtag

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2012 — So Far

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2012 — So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2012 — So Far

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2012 (So Far)

The Best Posts & Articles About Why Book “Leveling” Is A Bad Idea

The Best Resources For Learning About Felix Baumgartner’s Jump From The Edge Of Space

A Beginning List Of The Best Online Resources About Hurricane Sandy

The Best Geography Sites For Learning About The United States & Canada

The Best Sites For Introducing English Language Learners To Geography

The Best Online Activities For Learning About Time Zones

The Best Sites For Introducing Maps To English Language Learners

The Best Posts On “Gamification” In Education — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On “Brain-Based Learning” — Help Me Find More

The Eight Blogs & Two Email Newsletters I Read First

The Best Multimedia Resources For Learning About Fallacies — Help Me Find More

The Best Online Tools For Using Photos In Lessons

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2012 — So Far

Best Tweets Of 2012

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”

The Best Ways For Advanced ELL’s & Non-ELL’s To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — REVISED

All My “The Best…” Geography Lists In One Place!

The Best Reports On Education-Related 2012 Election Results

The Best Videos I’ve Shared On Google Plus In 2012

The Best Resources On How Hurricane Sandy Is Affecting Schools

“My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2012 (Part Two)”

”The best — and worst — education news of 2012″

The Fifteen “Twitterers” Whose Tweets I Read First

The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2012

The Best Videos To Help Students Visualize Success

My Best “Pins” On Pinterest In 2012

The Best Screenshare Tools To Help Others With Computer Problems

The Best Ideas On How To Stay Electronically Connected When The Power’s Out

A Potpourri Of The Best & Most Useful Video Sites

A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Writing

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses — Contribute Your Suggestions!

The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2012 (Part Two)

The Best Science Sites Of 2012 — Part Two

A Collection Of Resources On The Sandy Hook Shooting (Including Video Of President Obama’s Speech)

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2012 — Part Two

The Best Resources On Learning About “Right To Work” Laws

The Best “Year In Review” Features That Aren’t Photo Collections — 2012

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2012

The Best Short Video Clips About Hurricane Katrina

The Best Sites For Learning About Mexico, Central & South America

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2012

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2012 — Part Two

All My 2012 “The Best…” Lists On Education Policy In One Place

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Analyses Of Today’s Release Of TIMSS and PIRLS International Student Test Results

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Articles Pointing Out That Our Schools Are Not Failing — Please Suggest More

The Best Videos For Educators In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Five

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Four

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Three

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume Two

My Best Posts Over The Years — Volume One

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2012 — Part Two

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012

All My Math-Related “The Best…” Lists In One Place

A Collection Of “Best…” Lists On Vocabulary Development

The Best Sites To Learning About This Month’s Fires In Australia

The Best Resources On President Obama’s Gun Control Proposals

The Best Sites For Learning About President Obama’s Second Inauguration

A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The Seattle Standardized Test Boycott

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts On Gates’ Final MET “Effective Teaching” Report

The Best Videos On Parent Engagement

The Best Resources On Peer Assistance & Review (PAR) Programs

The Best Resources On Grading Practices

The Best Resources For Learning About Performance Assessment

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2012

The Best Ways To Help Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Succeed

My Best Posts Of The Year — 2012

The Best Posts & Articles On The “Motivation Trumps IQ” Study

All My “Best Of 2012″ Lists In One Place!

The Best Posts On Student Cellphone Use In Class — Please Contribute More

The Best Resources For International Mother Language Day

The Best Multimedia On The Russian Meteor

The Best Resources For Learning About The Next Papal Election

The Best Info On Skills Employers Are Looking For In Job-Seekers

The Best Resources On Why Raising The Minimum Wage Is Important

The Best Resources About The New Push For Immigration Reform

The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Europe

The Best Resources For Learning About Flight

The “Best” Multimedia News Content In The World

My Best Posts On Parent “Academies” & “Universities”

The Best Posts On The Annual MetLife Survey Of The American Teacher

The Best Resources On The Value & Practice Of Having Older Students Mentoring Younger Ones

The Best Ways To Deal With Rudeness In Class

The Best Sports Videos To Use With English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Learning To Use The Video App “Twine”

The Best Tools For Creating Visually Attractive Quotations For Online Sharing

The Best Resources On Teens & Hearing Loss

The Best Resources For Images From The Planck Satellite

A Beginning List Of The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Africa

The Best Posts & Articles On Student Engagement

The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures — Suggest More!

The Best Resources For Learning About Ability Grouping & Tracking — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Doing A “One-Sentence Project”

The Best Posts & Articles On MOOC’s — Help Me Find More

My Choices For The Best Posts From The Shanker Blog

The Best Resources For Learning About The Concept Of “Transfer” — Help Me Find More

The Best Alternatives To Google Reader Now That It’s Being Shut Down

The Best Places To Create Funny Subtitles For Silent Movies

The Best Pink Panther Fight Scenes For English Language Learners

The Best Overviews Of The Boston Terror Attack

A Beginning List Of The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Asia & The Middle East

The Best Of The Hashtag #SaidNoEducationVendorEver

The Best Evidence For Why Giving Schools “Report Cards” Is Bad — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On The Memo Warning Rhee About Cheating (“It seems to me a responsible executive really ought to have looked further”)

Part Sixty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More

The Best Multimedia For Learning About The Midwest & Oklahoma Tornadoes

A Beginning List Of The Best Sites For ELLs To Learn About The Pacific Region

The Best Posts On LA’s Banning Of Suspensions For “Willful Defiance” (Along With Commentary From An LA Teacher)

“The Best Multilingual Resources For Parents”

The Best Sources Of Advice On How To Get A Teaching Job

The Best Of “TED Talks On Education”

The Best Posts & Articles On….School Lunches?

“The Best Resources For Learning About Community Schools”

A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying — Please Suggest More

“A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Using Technology To Help Engage Parents”

The Best Tablet & Smartphone Apps For English Language Learners

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013 — So Far”

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 – So Far

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2013 – So Far

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2013 — So Far

The Best Online Geography Games

The Best Resources For Learning About The Summer Solstice

The Best Resources For World Environment Day

The Best Resources About The “Supermoon”

The Best Science Sites Of 2013 – So Far

The Best Infographics Of 2013 – So Far

The Best Resources On Chemical Weapons

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2013 – So Far

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2013 — So Far

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On The Charter School CREDO Study

The Best Resources For Learning About The “Maker Movement” — Help Me Find More

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2013 – So Far

The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2013 – So Far

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2013 – So Far

The Best Videos For Educators In 2013 – So Far

The Best “Quotes Of The Day” In 2013 – So Far

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2013 (So Far)

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2013 — So Far

“The Best Resources On Pre-School Parent Engagement”

The Best Video Collections For Educators

The Best Posts & Articles On The New NCLB Reauthorization Bill

The Best Tweets Of 2013 – So Far

My Best Posts On Writing Instruction

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly In 2013 – So Far

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013 – So Far

The Best Resources For “Moon Day”

All My 2013 “The Best…” Lists (So Far) Related To Social Studies In One Place

The Best Sites For Learning About The Battle Of Gettysburg

The Best Examples Of School Reformer Irony

All My 2013 “The Best…” Lists (So Far) On Education Policy In One Place

The Best Examples Of Turning Problems Into Opportunities — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts & Articles About The Role Of Economists In Education

The Best Resources On Why Improving Education Is Not THE Answer To Poverty & Inequality

Results Of Important Poll Of Parents Released Today

“The Best Resources To Help Engage Parents Of Children With Special Needs – Help Me Find More”

The Best Video Clips Demonstrating “Grit” – Help Me Find More

The Best Advice On Using Education Technology

The Best Videos & Articles Where Athletes Explain How Reading & Writing Well Has Helped Their Career – Help Me Find More

The Best Video Clips On Goal-Setting — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Learning About Scotland’s Schools – Help Me Find More

All My “Best Of 2013 – So Far” Lists In One Place

The Best Posts & Articles About Why High School Exit Exams Might Not Be A Good Idea

My Favorite Posts In 2013 — So Far

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 — So Far

All My 2013 “The Best…” Lists (So Far) Related To Web 2.0 In One Place

The Best Tools For Making Internet ” Memes”

The Best Resources For Learning About The Fire Near Yosemite Valley

The Best Resources About The March On Washington

The Best Articles About The Study Showing Social Emotional Learning Isn’t Enough

All My Education Week Teachers Posts From Past Two Years In One Place

The Best Comic Strips For Students & Teachers In 2013 — So Far

The Best Commentaries On The New IB Theory Of Knowledge Teaching Guide

“The Best Infographics About Parent Involvement In Schools”

A Collection Of “The Best” Lists On Assessment

The Best Posts About The New York Testing Fiasco

The Best Posts & Articles On The NCLB Waiver Given To Eight California School Districts (Including Ours)

The Best Resources On Student & Teacher Reflection

The Best Resources On Being A Teacherpreneur

The Best Posts & Articles On The Tony Bennett Scandal

“The Best Education Blogs For Parents”

Best and Worst Education News of 2013 — So Far

The Best Three Sites On The Web For ESL/EFL/ELL/ELT Teachers

The Best Infographics About Teaching & Learning English As A Second (or Third!) Language

The Best Resources For Learning About The Birmingham Church Bombing

The Best Questions To Use For Class Closing Activities — What Are Yours?

“The Best Resources For Talking To Parents About The Common Core Standards”

 

The Best Ideas For Using Games In The ESL/EFL/ELL Classroom

 

The Best Interactives Showing How Obamacare Works

 

The Best Resources For Learning About The Fires In Australia

 

The Best Resources For Learning About Teens In The News

 

The Best Resources On Malala Yousafzai

 

The Best Resources For Understanding The Debt Ceiling

 

The Best Resources To Help Understand The Federal Government Shutdown

 

The Best Sites For Learning About Brazil

 

“Put The Gun In My Hand” — Stories Of Teacher Bravery

 

The Best Resources On The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry”

 

The Best Resources For Connected Educators Month

 

A Very Beginning List Of The Best Articles On The iPad Debacle In Los Angeles Schools

 

The Best Online Resources For Teaching The Difference Between Correlation & Causation

The Best Ways To Modify The Picture Word Inductive Model For ELLs

The Best Videos Of Tom Lehrer’s Songs

The Best Sites For Learning About Italy

The Best Sites For Learning About France

The Best Online Resources About President John F. Kennedy

The Best Resources For Geography Awareness Week

The Best Resources For Learning About Typhoon Haiyan

The Best Hans Rosling Videos

The Best Online Resources For Learning About The Gettysburg Address

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013″

The Best Posts On Curiosity

A Collection Of The Best Fun, Yet True, “Said No Teacher Ever” Resources

“The Best Resources For Learning About The ‘Word Gap’”

The Best Videos Showing “Thinking Outside The Box” — Help Me Find More

The Best Posts Interpreting This Year’s NAEP Scores

Here Is Who I Recommend You Follow On Twitter

The Best “Mind-Blowing” Videos About Technology That I’ve Seen — Help Me Find More

The Best Ways To Use Mistakes When Teaching Writing

The Best Web Tools For English Language Learners (In Other Words, The Ones My Students Regularly Use)

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Fun Videos For English Language Learners In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELLs In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Online Learning Games Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Science Sites Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Sites For Learning About The United Kingdom

The Best Social Studies Sites Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Resources Honoring Nelson Mandela At His Passing….

The Best Resources For Learning About Rosa Parks

The Best Year In Review Features — 2013

The Best Infographics Of 2013 – Part Two

A Collection Of My “Best” Lists On The Common Core

My Best Posts On New Research Studies In 2013 – Part Two

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2013 — Part Two

“My Best Posts On Parent Engagement In 2013″

The Best “Quotes Of The Day” In 2013 – Part Two

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The “All-Time” Best Videos For Educators

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The “All-Time” Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education

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The Best Research On Listening To Music When Studying

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June 3, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2015 – So Far

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As regular readers know, it’s time for me to begin posting my mid-year “The Best….” lists. There are over 1,400 regularly updated lists now.  You can see them all here.

As usual, in order to make this list, a site had to be:

* accessible to English Language Learners and non-tech savvy users.

* free-of-charge.

* appropriate for classroom use.

* completely browser-based with no download required (however, I’ve begun to make exceptions for special mobile apps).

Some sites I’m including this year are primarily geared towards teachers creating content for classroom use, but could also easily be used by students.

It’s possible that a few of these sites began earlier than this year, but, if so, I’m including them in this list because they were “new to me” in 2015.

You might want to visit previous editions, as well as The “All-Time” Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education; The “All-Time” Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly and The “All-Time” Best 2.0 Tools For Beginning English Language Learners.

You might also want to see my recent ASCD Educational Leadership article, Apps, Apps Everywhere: Are Any Good, You Think?

The Best Tools For Creating “Word Frequency Charts” For Books, Articles & Movies is a new Web 2.0-related “Best” list I published this year.

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2014

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2012

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2010

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2007

I don’t rank my mid-year lists, but do place them in order of preference in my end-of-year lists (though I did add three of them to my All-Time Best list – Quizizz, Edueto, and the StoryCorps app). Just because a tool is on this mid-year list does not mean it will make the cut for the year-end version.

Feel free to let me know if you think I’m leaving any tools out.

Here are my twenty-sixt  choices for The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2015- So Far (not ranked in any order):

I’ve written about Russel Tarr’s site ClassTools many times, including featuring it in a post titled This Is The Best Web 2.0 Site For ELLs & May Be The Best One For All Students. He recently released another tool to join the many he has already. It’s called the Breaking News Generator!. Students can create a screenshot of a newscast with a news crawler at the bottom. Like his other tools, it’s free and simple to use.

Quizizz, which is free, lets you access tons of previously-created learning “quizzes” and also lets you create your own. Once you as the teacher joins, which takes seconds, you pick a quiz; are given a code for a virtual room; then give the code to your students, who just log in with the code and a nickname (they don’t have to register with the site). When all your students are set, you click “start game.” You see the leader board as do the students as they’re progressing through the quiz. In a number of ways, it’s similar to Kahoot. However, the key advantage that Quizizz seems to have over Kahoot is that with Quizizz, students see the questions, answers, and their leaderboard on their devise. With Kahoot (and please correct me if I’m wrong), students’ devices only show the answers and they have to look at an overhead to see the questions. In antiquated computer labs like the ones at our school (and, I suspect, at many others), we don’t have the capability of projecting a screen for students to see it.  I’ve added Quizizz to my All-Time Best list.

Deekit is a new tool for collaboratively creating online whiteboards.It’s similar to other whiteboard tools on The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration list, though it does appear to have more bells and whistles. It’s free — at least, for now — and you can read more about it atTechCrunch.

Parapara Animation is a cool new Mozilla tool.  It’s a super-easy way to draw animations. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog.

Edueto has got to be one of the best Web 2.0 sites of the year, and perhaps the most useful one for teachers and students. And it’s free. Teachers can create exercises in any of the forms listed in the above screenshot and assign them to a virtual class they create. Students can do the activity and teachers can track their progress. You can also access a library of exercises created by other teachers that you can assign “as is” to students or edit. The exercises are very easy to create, and each has a short instructional video (I have to say that I wish the videos didn’t move quite so fast, though). One of the particularly important features it has, unlike some quasi-similar automatic activity creators out there is that, for example, teachers can strategically place the blanks to be filled in the “gap-fill” exercise, instead of just having an algorithm choose them. I’ve added Edueto to my All-Time Best list.

Hypothes.is is a neat-looking online tool to annotate webpages.

Imgur, the wildly-popular photo and GIF-sharing site, has now made it easy to embed the resources they have on blogs and websites, and the embed coded includes automatic attribution. You can read more about it at this TechCrunch post.

Classmint is like a super Flashcard site.

Render Forest is an online video-maker. You can learn more about it from The ASIDE Blog.

Meeting Words is online tool for creating documents collaboratively. You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog.

Russel Tarr unveiled yet another new feature at his ClassTools site that lets users create a “3D Gallery” with captions.

Anyone who’s every listened to NPR is probably familiar with StoryCorps, and I’ve published several posts sharing their resources. They recently unveiled a new free mobile app at the TED Conference that allows anyone to record an interview with anyone and upload it their new site, StoryCorps.me. They have both iPhone and Android versions, and they’re great! The app provides multiple suggestions for questions, depending on who you are interviewing (you can also add your own). It’s a perfect tool for having students interview their parents, grandparents or other older family members (which also makes it easy to ensure students have parental consent — by the way, their policy states users must be over 13). It’s super-simple to use. Of course, classmates could also interview others, as long as teachers had parental permission. I’ve added this app to my All-Time Best list.

I have a lengthy list of free tools at The Best Tools For Creating Visually Attractive Quotations For Online Sharing. Here’s a new addition to that list: Live Luv Create .You can use many of their stock images or use your own, and then add text. The two negatives to the site are, one, even though it’s free, you do have to register with it. Most of the other tools on my list let you create quotes without requiring registration. The other problem is that though it provides an embed code when you first create your image, unless you grab it then there doesn’t appear to be any way to find it again.

Five Thirty Eight wrote an extensive article  about a new free Google Chrome Extension called Draftback. It allows you to see the entire writing process unfold for any Google Doc. In other words, every mistake, correction, revision, etc. — either in the “realtime” it took or in a “speeded-up” time. You can then easily embed the created “Draftback.” I’m not sure if it’s just a cool toy that people will use once to try it out, or a tool that could be very effective in teaching writing to students.

Firefox has unveiled “Hello,” a video-calling system that is built into its browser. No registration is necessary. All you have to do is easily “create a conversation,” name it, and send the url link to the person with whom you want to talk. You can also create a contact list. They can use other browsers, like Chrome, and still use the link to the video call. Unfortunately, it appears to me that you can’t have group video chatrooms — in other words, it appears that you can just have two computers using the url address.

Trello is another free tool that teachers and students can use to create online corkboards/bulletin boards (like Padlet and other sites on The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”)list).

Prezi, the incredibly popular (though, to me, still rather discomforting to look at) presentation tool, has unveiled an iPhone app called Nutshell.

Presentate is a new tool for creating online presentations. It looks nice, but you have to register for its beta. I received my invitation fairly quickly. I’m not convinced the world needs yet another online presentation site, but I’ll still add it to The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows.

Thematic is another tool for creating slideshows. I like it a little better than Presentate, and it’s now open to the public. You can learn more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog. I’m adding it to that same “Best” list.

Speaking of online slideshow tool, here are two more:

One is Bunkr. Last May they unveiled a “new” Bunkr, which was a big improvement. Recently, they supposedly unveiled a new Bunkr which has been completely redesigned. You can read a wayover-the-top review of it at TechCrunch. It is worth a look, though.

Sway is Microsoft’s new online slideshow tool.

Here’s another new online game from Russel Tarr’s ClassTools site: It’s called Connect Fours and is based on a BBC game show that I’ve posted about previously in “Only Connect” Is A Great Game For The Classroom. As I wrote then, the concept of the game was great was for English Language Learners, but the online BBC game itself was too advanced for them. I had suggested, though, that it would be easy for students and teachers to create their own versions with paper and pencil, and I’ve done that numerous times in my classes. Thankfully, though, Russel has now created a super-easy version that teachers and students can use to make their own online without having to register. In the game, there are sixteen squares with words on each one. The player needs to use the words to create four categories of four words each. It’s a great game that helps develop the higher-order thinking skill of categorization.

Russel Tarr has yet another new online game called Dustbin. Students can very easily create a game — without registering — that requires players to categorize words. Categorization is a higher-ordering thinking skill, and I’m always on the look-out for interactives that have that requirement.

I’ve previously posted several times about how much I love the Shadow Puppet app — there isn’t anything out there that’s an easier tool for creating a quick audio-narrated slideshow. It’s perfect for English Language Learners. Today, the company behind Shadow Puppet has just released another new and free educational app that looks like it could be very useful. It’s called Seesaw, and basically lets students easily create digital portfolios that can be shared with teachers and parents. It’s free for teachers and students, and has a free and paid version for parents.

There’s the the new Public Domain Project, which offers a growing number of tens of thousands of images and clips that can be used freely.

Hstry is a nice new online too for creating timelines. Richard Byrne wrote a post about it, and I’d suggest just you visit his blog to learn more. As he points out, one of the particularly nice features of this free tool is that teachers can create virtual classrooms for their students.

Let me know what you think!