(NOTE: I usually publish this kind of post once-a-week. However, even more links than usual accumulated during this last week of school”)
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 is Another Special Edition Of “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”:
What’s the Best Investment: Stocks, Bonds, Homes … or College? is from The Atlantic, and includes some good charts. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Showing Students Why They Should Continue Their Academic Career.
Empire State Building: Made by Hand is a slideshow from LIFE. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About New York City.
The LINCS (Literacy Information And Communication System) Resource Collection — Basic Skills is a good source of research on teaching and learning. It’s not specifically geared towards ELL’s, but much of the research is still relevant to them. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Keep-Up With Current ELL/ESL/EFL News & Research.
Here’s a 1969 video imagining today’s Internet. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet.
I don’t think I recommend the Choose Your Own Adventure video discussed in this blog post titled The zombie apocalypse and its role in the ELT classroom, but it does give some excellent ideas on how to use these kinds of videos with English Language Learners. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories.
Why Is Formative Assessment So Misunderstood? is a good blog post from ASCD In Service, and Formative Assessment—A Process, Not a Test is a useful Ed Week article. I’m adding both to The Best Resources For Learning About Formative Assessment.
Why Summer Learning Deserves a Front-Row Seat in the Education Reform Arena is a good article from the John Hopkins University School of Education. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On The “Summer Slide.”
The Speech Accent Archive is pretty amazing — just check it out. I’m adding it to The Best “Language Maps.”
Thanks for the mention, Larry. I accept that zombies aren’t suitable for every classroom, but there are many other similar ‘choose your own adventure’ videos available.