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”:
Reading a Bedtime Story Together from Afar is a NY Times article about a neat iPad app. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users.
Why Are Students Not Finishing School is an interactive infographic from GOOD Magazine.
Data Science of the Facebook World has some pretty cool visualizations. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Facebook.
Mexico Points the Camera at Itself is a nice collection of photos from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Mexico, Central & South America.
In Spite Of Everything is a cartoon representation of a Vincent van Gogh quote. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Importance Of “Grit.”
Speaking activity: Presentation skills is a nice interactive from The BBC. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations. Thanks to Michelle Henry for the tip.
Feelit joins the ever-growing list of Smartphone apps that let you record audio along with your photos. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools For Using Photos In Lessons.
Video Notes is an intriguing note-taking tool. Here’s how Next Web describes it:
It’s as simple as this: sign in with a Google account (VideoNotes uses Google Drive for storage) and then paste in the URL for a YouTube or Coursera video. Then as it plays you can start making notes on the right-hand side of the screen. The clever bit is that as you click on previous notes you’ve made, the video will jump to that point, making this a really useful tool for navigating documentaries, study guides and other long, involved videos.
I’m adding it to A Potpourri Of The Best & Most Useful Video Sites.
Guatemala Genocide Trial is a slideshow from The Wall Street Journal. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Genocide.
I’m adding this infographic to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos About Learning From Mistakes & Failures. The number related to Einstein doesn’t make sense to me, but I think it can be a useful tool.