Every month I make a short list highlighting my choices of the best resources I shared through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog. Now and then, in order to make it a bit easier for me, I may try to break it up into mid-month and end-of-month lists.

I’ve already shared in earlier posts 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.

If you don’t use Twitter, you can also check-out all of my “tweets” on Twitter profile page or subscribe to their RSS feed.

Here are my picks for August’s Best Tweets — Part One (not listed in any order):

Michelle Rhee from Washington, D.C. (and our mayor’s future wife) declares that schools need “radical change” in….Sacramento. Uh oh…

Speaking of Rhee, she confesses to taping her students’ mouths shut during her first year of school. (Thanks to Alice Mercer for the tip).

“The Power Trip” is a Wall St Jrnl essay on the nature of power

Unlocking the debate on immigration in America

Benjamin Franklin and deliberate practice

“when to use i.e in a sentence” infographic

Teaching philosophy with Spider-Man, BBC

Video of “Words,” a story about a world without words

US school road marking spelt wrongly, BBC

Infographic(s) of the Day: How We’ve Mapped Time Through the Ages

Thoreau reminds us to use technology well, The Atlantic

“In silhouette,” amazing photos from The Boston Globe’s Big Picture

Color Photos from The Depression

“People are generally good and will do the right thing when given the chance” interesting Sacramento Bee article

Poligraft gives you a visualization of political influences affecting any news article, limited but useful

New World Heritage sites, BBC slideshow

You might also be interested in seeing a list of favorite tweets at Shelly Terrell’s blog.