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November 12, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Top 10 most popular TED-Ed lessons!”

TED-ED is the K-12 video “arm” for the famous TED Talks, and they’ve recently published a list of their “Top 10 most popular TED-Ed lessons!”

Thanks to Amy Erin Borovoy for the tip.

I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

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November 7, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Version Of Delicious Unveiled

Delicious, the popular social bookmarking site that is also one of The Web 2.0/Social Media Tools I Use Everyday, has just unveiled a new version (though you can still use the old version).

It seems to me like a “Back to the Future” kind of look — at least to me, it seems to be the layout that had for years. I think it will primarily be useful by making it more clear what the most popular bookmarks on the web are at any given moment. That feature will make it very handy.

You can read more about it at TechCrunch.

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September 19, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators – 2012 (So Far)

I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

I’ve made quite a few posts that fit into this category, and thought I’d highlight which ones I thought were the best and most useful for educators.

You might also be interested in previous editions:

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011

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

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

Here are my choices for The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators — 2012 (So Far):

The Internet Map shows you the most popular websites in the world, and in each country.

Yahoo News has a page that regularly updates their list of most popular articles.

I’d like to share a page from one of the biggest newspapers in the United Kingdom, The Guardian, that is regularly updated andshares a ranked list of their most popular stories.

This is from Smithsonian Magazine: Our Most Popular Videos of All Time.

Repinly shows you what boards, “pinners,” and categories are most popular on Pinterest. They don’t seem to have an Education category — not yet, at least. It does seem somewhat interesting, though. Boy, some of the most popular boards have over three million followers.

Here is how  MSN.now describes itself:

We scour the most interesting trends from real-time sources like Twitter, Facebook, Bing, YouTube and BreakingNews.com, so you’ll always know what’s happening with the hottest social trends and stories on the Web. Then our expert editors add key insights on why a story is trending, if it’s true and where to find out more…. We summarize trends in 100 words or less…

The Guardian’s “Viral Video Chart” posts a list of the most popular ten videos on the Web each week.

I often find articles on the Fast Company magazine website useful and interesting, and just discovered that they have a weekly list of their top ten most popular stories.

Here’s  the page where you can find a constantly updated list of the most popular articles from one of my favorite magazines, The Smithsonian.

The Huffington Post’s “Most Popular” page shares the stories, videos and slideshows that readers of the Huffington Post, one of the most visited sites on the Web, have shared or visited the most.

The Huffington Post has just begun “Huff Post Highlights,” which…highlights the most popular sentences in The Huffington Post:

there are two ways a reader can “vote” for a sentence: either by selecting the text and clicking the new “Highlight” button that will start appearing on Huffing Post today, or by simply copying the selection.

Feedback is always welcome.

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You might also want to explore the 900 other “The Best…” lists I’ve compiled.

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August 29, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Huff Post Highlights” Looks Interesting

The Huffington Post has just begun “Huff Post Highlights,” which…highlights the most popular sentences in The Huffington Post:

there are two ways a reader can “vote” for a sentence: either by selecting the text and clicking the new “Highlight” button that will start appearing on Huffing Post today, or by simply copying the selection.

It could be useful/interesting. Thanks to TechCrunch for the tip.

I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

You might be interested in The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011.

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July 10, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Most Popular Articles On “Yahoo News”

I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

You might be interested in The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011.

Today, I’d like to share a site I recently found — Yahoo News has a page that regularly updates their list of most popular articles.

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May 15, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Most Popular Articles In The Guardian Newspaper

I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

You might be interested in The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011.

Today, I’d like to share a page from one of the biggest newspapers in the United Kingdom, The Guardian, that is regularly updated and shares a ranked list of their most popular stories.

I really like The Guardian, and I’d encourage you to check them out if you don’t already.

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April 25, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Smithsonian Magazine’s Most Popular Videos Of All Time

I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

You might be interested in The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011.

Today, I’d like to share a post from Smithsonian Magazine: Our Most Popular Videos of All Time.

It has eleven very interesting short videos.

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April 17, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Repinly Shows What’s Popular On Pinterest

Repinly shows you what boards, “pinners,” and categories are most popular on Pinterest. They don’t seem to have an Education category — not yet, at least. It does seem somewhat interesting, though. Boy, some of the most popular boards have over three million followers.

I’m adding it to The Best Guides To Figuring Out Pinterest.

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