June 5, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
I have a huge backlog of resources that I’ve been planning to post about in this blog but, just because of time constraints, have not gotten around to doing. Instead of letting that backlog grow bigger, I regularly grab a few and list them here with a minimal description. It forces me to look through these older links, and help me organize them for my own use. I hope others will find them helpful, too. These are resources that I didn’t include in my “Best Tweets” feature because I had planned to post about them, or because I didn’t even get around to sending a tweet sharing them.
Here are This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”:
18 Charts Reveal All You Need to Know About Facebook is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Facebook.
Global food crisis – interactive is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About World Food Day.
LinkCloud is a new tool to create homepages. It’s got a lot of excellent features, but it might be a little too complicated for some. I’m tentatively adding it to The Best Personal Home Page Creators.
Trulia has created an impressive interactive crime map showing neighborhoods in different cities around the United States. Unfortunately, Sacramento isn’t one of the cities included in their list yet. It could be helpful to our annual Lesson Highlighting Community Assets — Not Deficits activity — if and when they add our city. You can read more about the tool at Read Write Web.
19 Pencils is a beta site that offers the promise of being able to easily create quizzes, share online content, create class websites, and track student content. However, many of the features are not yet activated. It’s certainly worth a look, but I’m not ready to place it on any “The Best…” lists yet. Maybe soon, though. I learned about the site from David Kapuler and Kelly Tenkely.
Freedom Riders remember is a slideshow from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Freedom Riders.”
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which now number 691)
Best Tweets of The Month
The most popular posts on this blog each month
My monthly choices for the best posts on this blog each month
Each month I do an “Interview Of The Month” with a leader in education
Periodically, I post “A Look Back” highlighting older posts that I think are particularly useful
The ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival
Resources that share various “most popular” lists useful to teachers
Interviews with ESL/EFL teachers in “hot spots” around the world.
Articles I’ve written for other publications.
Photo Galleries Of The Week
Research Studies Of The Week
Regular “round-ups” of good posts and articles about school reform