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”:
Fiscal cliff negotiations show how not to make a deal is from CNN. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles About Compromise.
Why Read-Alouds Matter More in the Age of the Common Core Standards is from ASCD Educational Leadership. I’m adding it to The Most Useful Resources For Implementing Common Core.
7 Actions that Teachers Can Take Right Now: Text Complexity is from The Text Project. I’m adding it to the same list.
A Simple Way to Create Suspense offers great writing advice from author Lee Child. I’m adding it to The Best Writing Advice From Famous Authors.
Classroom Portraits Give a Glimpse of Students’ Lives Around the World is from Slate. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.
How people in various countries describe themselves on LinkedIn is an interesting map. I’m adding it to the same list.
I’m adding this infographic to The Best Web Resources For Learning About HIV & AIDS:
Giant Sequoias is from National Geographic. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Trees.
SuperLame has an unfortunate name, but is an easy online photo editing application. I’m adding it to
The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects.
I’m adding Photo Zoe to the same list.
30 Things You Can Do To Promote Creativity in Your Classroom is from InformED. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice On Helping Students Strengthen & Develop Their Creativity.
Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:
“The Best…” series (which now number 985)
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