I have a huge backlog of resources that I’ve been planning to post about in this blog but, just because of time constraints, have not gotten around to doing. Instead of letting that backlog grow bigger, I regularly grab a few and list them here with a minimal description. It forces me to look through these older links, and help me organize them for my own use. I hope others will find them helpful, too. These are resources that I didn’t include in my “Best Tweets” feature because I had planned to post about them, or because I didn’t even get around to sending a tweet sharing them.
Here are This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”:
Movie Segments For Warm-Ups and Follow-Ups is a blog that shares video clips and written activities for English Language Learners. I’m adding it to The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development. Thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip.
My Next Move is an interactive from the U.S. Department of Labor that’s designed to help users identify potential careers. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Students Exploring Jobs & Careers.
Expert Driving Techniques is a useful infographic. I’m adding it to The Best Online Resources For Drivers Education & Car Information.
Here are three new ways to map your friends on Facebook (I’m adding all of them to The Best Ways To Make A Map Showing Your Facebook Friends (& Twitter Followers)): Map My Friends; Social Mine; and Friends Density. Thanks to Google Maps Mania for the tip.
TEDx Global Music Project is a video collection of musical performances at TED-affiliated conferences around the world. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).
Three Teachers’ Answers to Questions on Classroom Microblogging is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging.
If Apple made a toilet, this would be it is a pretty wild video from CBS News. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About World Toilet Day & The Issue Of Public Sanitation In The Third World.
The Other Big Deficit: Many Teens Fall Short On Sleep is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep.
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which are now 675 in number)
The most popular posts on this blog each month
My monthly choices for the best posts on this blog each month
Each month I do an “Interview Of The Month” with a leader in education
Periodically, I post “A Look Back” highlighting older posts that I think are particularly useful
Resources that share various “most popular” lists useful to teachers
Interviews with ESL/EFL teachers in “hot spots” around the world.
Articles I’ve written for other publications.