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”:
Moments of daily life around the world is a a photo gallery from The Sacramento Bee. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.
Who Are the 99%? Ways to Teach About Occupy Wall Street is a lesson plan from The New York Times Learning Network. It has some good ideas on teaching about any kind of protest. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Protests In History.
I’m also adding this TIME slideshow, Top 10 American Protest Movements, to the same list.
The Washington Post has a multi-part interactive timeline on the American Civil War and they’ve just added a third edition. I joins its previous sections at The Best Sites For Learning About The American Civil War.
Google+ Lets You Search in Real Time — and Supports Hashtags is from Mashable. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning What Google+ Is All About.
Connecting Classrooms with Skype comes from Peter Pappas’ blog. It offers good advice. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects.
UFeud is a new online resource for debating. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Students To Create & Participate In Online Debates.
Compare Skeletons is an interactive from PBS. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Human Evolution.
Voisse is a relatively simple audio recording site. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.
I’m adding this film to The Best Sites For Walking In Someone Else’s Shoes. Thanks to Russel Tarr for the tip.
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which now number 691)
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