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May 28, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
I am constantly adding new resources to my over 1,500 categorized “Best Lists.
I also regularly “cull” through the lists to weed-out dead links, but haven’t been very systematic about doing that task.
So, I’ve started to go through them and highlight the ones that I’ve gotten around to completely cleaning-up and revising.
Here are a list of them from this month (you can see previous compilations here):
Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,559 of them categorized here).
There aren’t many new ones this month. However, I’ll be publishing all the mid-year “Best of 2016” lists in June.
I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here).
You can also see my all-time favorites here.
Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference). There are a lot of them this month:
May 27, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
Here’s a pretty useful new video from Business Insider:
I’ve posted many videos from the nonprofit community development organization Playing For Change.
Their new one is great!
Here’s what they write about it:
Turnaround Arts is proud to present “Everyday People,” produced by Playing For Change.
Thousands of Turnaround Arts students from across the country perform alongside Turnaround Artist mentors including Jack Johnson, Chad Smith, Jason Mraz, Elizabeth Banks, Tim Robbins, Yo-Yo Ma, Keb’ Mo’, Josh Groban, Bernie Williams, Misty Copeland, Paula Abdul, Trombone Shorty, Alfre Woodard, Citizen Cope, Doc Shaw, Frank Gehry, John Lloyd Young, Carla Dirlikov and more. In the video, produced by Playing For Change, students and their artist mentors sing, play and dance to Sly and the Family Stone’s “Everyday People,” making the case that all people deserve to experience the power of arts and music in school.
Turnaround Arts, the signature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities empowers high-need, low performing schools with innovative arts, dance, theater and music programs, arts integration across subject areas, arts resources, musical instruments, and high-profile artist mentors, as a proven strategy to help address broader school challenges and close the achievement gap.
Learn more: http://turnaroundarts.pcah.gov
What History Teaches Us About Walls is a good New York Times photo gallery.
However, it doesn’t quite deliver what its headline promises. The photo selection is excellent, but the commentary is far more limited than I would liked to have seen.
Nevertheless, I’m still adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us.
Here are new additions to The Best Resources For Learning About The Atomic Bombings Of Japan:
Pres. Obama visits Hiroshima is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.
At Hiroshima Memorial, Obama Says Nuclear Arms Require ‘Moral Revolution’ is from The New York Times.
Hiroshima Survivor Cries, and Obama Gives Him a Hug is from The NY Times.
Obama Becomes 1st Sitting U.S. President to Visit Hiroshima is from NBC News.
Here is the transcript of his speech.
And here’s an excerpt from it: