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”:
The Evolution Of The Web is a pretty wild interactive showing the history of web browsers. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology.
A History of the Remote Control is from Slate, and I’m adding it to the same list.
An archaeologist believes some cave paintings were really meant to be an early form of animation. He created this video, and you can read more about him here. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Prehistoric Cave Paintings:
ELLs Are Focus in Teacher-Led Project on Common Core is a post from Education Week’s Learning The Language blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.
Healing Histories is a nice interactive about New Orleans recovering from Hurricane Katrina. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About New Orleans.
Sumdog offers lots of online math games, and also lets you create a virtual classroom for your students. I’m adding it to The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.
Trafficked: Sex slaves seduced and sold is a multimedia report from The BBC. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking Today.
Chart Chooser is pretty cool. It shows you different types of charts — categorizing them in which are best for showing what kind of data — and then you can upload your data into them. I’m adding it to The Best Tools To Make Simple Graphs Online.
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which now number 929)
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