Every month I’ve begun to make a short list highlighting my choices of the best resources I shared through Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog.
I’ve already shared in earlier posts this month several new resources I found on Twitter — and where I gave credit to those from whom I learned about them. Those are not included again in this post.
Here are my picks for May’s Best Tweets (not listed in any order):
The High Cost Of Being Poor is a good Washington Post article on how the “poor pay more in time, exhaustion & hassle”
A very good infographic showing the impact of inflation over the past forty years
An Intriguing Alternative To No Child Left Behind is a good Washington Post column on Richard Rothstein, one of my favorite education writers.
“TV Review: Glee” is an interesting blog post about a new television show on schools.
“Voices From The Great Depression” is good audio slideshow interviewing those who went through that time.
Testing: Stereotype Thread and the Perversion of Incentives, Part III is a not-to-be missed post by Alice Mercer.
A sign in an English classroom: “Follow your dreams – except for that one where you fly. That never ends well.” (thanks to MagistraM for the tip)
“Health Visualizer” is a great infographic on health issues facing Americans.
“Wonders Of The World” is a good multimedia overview from Channel One on both ancient and modern “wonders.”
Odyssey Online is an extremely well-done & accessible interactive on ancient Greece.
“Our Impoverished View of Educational Reform” is an exhaustive report on poverty & school achievement.
Signitific Lab has got to be one of the most fascinating online multi-player games out there & the most educational, but it’s hard to explain and I’m not even going to try….
New Study – Merit Pay does NOT work
The Importance of Teaching Critical Thinking
“Teachley’s Amazing Talking Brain” is an interactive with practical ideas on brain-based education
“Poverty and Brain Development,or, I Worry: If Poor People are Stupid, Why Bother?” is an important commentary on a recent study.
Instructions for how to “jigsaw” a lesson in ten easy steps (thanks to Suzanne Whisler for the tip)