Obviously, photos can be great educational tools with English Language Learners and with any students (see The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons). I post about many photo galleries, also called slideshows. To do it in a little more organized way, though, I recently began this weekly feature called “Photo Galleries Of The Week.” This post is a “round-up” of online slideshows I’m adding to various “The Best…” lists:

These first four are additions to The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2011:

2011 defining moments is from The Washington Post.

Photos Of The Year comes from The Wall Street Journal.

The Year In Pictures Part 1 comes from The Boston Globe.

TIME’s Best Photojournalism of 2011

Penguins Round the World is a photo gallery from LIFE. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Penguins.

The Ashaninka, A Threatened Way of Life is a slideshow from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People.

Best Photos From Space 2011 comes from TIME. I’m adding it to The Best Images Taken In Space.

50 best photos from The Natural World comes from The Boston Globe.