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”:
Linking Prior Knowledge and New Content with Metaphors is by Jason Buell at ASCD In Service Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity.
5 great ways to end a speech is from Ragan’s PR Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations.
Getting Started with Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don’t Go Crazy) is by Andrew Miller and appeared in Edutopia. I think it’s the best single article I’ve read on PBL. I’m adding it The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.
The Moral of the Story appeared in The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Digital (& Non-Digital) Storytelling Resources.
Flocabulary has a video on storytelling elements that’s not accessible to English Language Learners, but they do have a simple graphic organizer that could be useful. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning To Write A Story.
Nine Ways the Common Core Will Change Classroom Practice is from The Harvard Education Letter. I’m adding it to The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core.
The Common Core and Bloom’s Taxonomy is from Reach Common Ground. I’m adding it to the Common Core “The Best” list as well as to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom.
Americans Want to Live in a Much More Equal Country (They Just Don’t Realize It) is by Dan Ariely. I’m adding it to The Best Resources About Wealth & Income Inequality.
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which now number 950)
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