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”:
Learn British Kids is the British Council’s YouTube Channel. I’m adding it to The Best YouTube Channels For Learning English.
The Glass Ceiling is a movie about the first woman Sherpa to climb Mt. Everest. I’m adding this trailer to The Best Sites For Learning About Mount Everest.
All About Twitter Hashtags is a useful post. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.
Storytelling to help your career is a useful article from CNN that would require modification to be made accessible to ELL’s. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Students Exploring Jobs & Careers.
Tempest In The Crescent City is an online game about Katrina that I had posted about, but then it was taken off-line for awhile. It’s back working, and I’m adding it again to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About New Orleans.
The Power of Stories comes from Psychology Today. I’m adding it to The Best Digital Storytelling Resources.
We Debate It is a new online debating site. It looks intriguing, but doesn’t appear to moderate comments, which could be a problem for the classroom. Nevertheless, I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Students To Create & Participate In Online Debates.
Put the Story in History is by William Dietrich
Mexico’s Ongoing Drug Violence is a TIME Magazine slideshow. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Mexico’s Drug War.
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which now number 700)
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.
Regular “round-ups” of good posts and articles about school reform