I’ve posted so many “The Best…” lists this year that I thought it might be useful for readers and for me to review them and identify which ones I thought were the very best. There are almost four hundred of them now, and probably 150 of them were posted this year.

The only criteria I used was my personal preference to determine which ones I thought would be most helpful to educators.

My next “The Best…” list will share what I believe have been my best “non-list” posts of the year.

Here are my picks for The Best “The Best…” Lists of 2009 (not in any order of preference):

The Best Sites To Learn About Street Gangs

The Best Places To Find Free (And Good) Lesson Plans On The Internet

The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests

The Best Collections Of Web 2.0 Tools For Education

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 Digital Storytelling Resources

The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories

The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations

The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks”

The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”

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

The Best Resources For Finding And Creating Virtual Field Trips

The Best Online Learning Games — 2009

The Best Online Interactive Exercises For Writing That Are Not Related To Literary Analysis

The Best Sites Where Students Can Plan Virtual Trips

The Twenty Blogs I Read First…

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

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009

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 Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us
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The Best Search Engines For ESL/EFL Learners — 2009

The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2009

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