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”:
Bigger, Better Google Ngrams: Brace Yourself for the Power of Grammar is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Posts To Help Understand Google’s New “Books Ngram Viewer.”
Eurozone crisis: three years of pain is an interactive from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The European Financial Crisis.
Common Curriculum lets you easily write lesson plans online and list the appropriate Common Core Standards. I’m adding it to The Best Places On The Web To Write Lesson Plans. Thanks to Richard Byrne for the tip.
Dispelling the Myths About 1:1 Environments is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users.
For Authentic Learning, Start With Real Problems is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas.
A tipping point in the fight against slavery? is from The BBC. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking Today.
Voyager: a space odyssey – in pictures is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Voyager 1 & Its Departure From Our Solar System.
10 Dropbox Tips for Beginners is from Online Tech Tips. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Maximizing The Use Of Dropbox.
United Classrooms is a site where classes can connect with “sister classes” throughout the world. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects.
The Flip: End of a Love Affair is by Shelley Wright. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea.
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which now number 975)
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