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 January’s Best Tweets — Part One (not listed in any order):

“Tea Party-Backed School Board Abolishes Diversity Policy” The Atlantic

“Moguls & Movie Stars” interactive on history of movies

Create a cartoon of you – great for class blogs & online communities where Student photos not a good idea” (via Marisa Constantinides)

“A critical shortage of school counselors” Washington Post

“The Saga of Pluto” NY Times slideshow

“A sesame-street style singing introduction to charts

25 most interesting webcams of 2010

“Downturn’s Ugly Trademark: Steep, Lasting Drop in Wages” Wall St Jrnl

“Just Dept. Drops Case Against Hmong Americans” Finally!

MLK Day is this week. Would Dr. King agree with ‘No Child Left Behind’?

What Books Topped Bestseller Lists the Week You Were Born?

“How to be taken seriously as a reformer (don’t be an educator)” Washington Post

Forgotten Technologies, cute video

“The How-To Geek Guide to Audio Editing: The Basics” Nice Audacity intro (via Joe Evans)

“The Top Ten Daily Consequences of Having Evolved” Smithsonian

“Amid E-Book Growth, Students Still Prefer Paper Textbooks”

You might also be interested in seeing a list of favorite tweets at:

Shelly Terrell’s blog

Kalinago English

Eye On Education