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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”:

Varsity Tutors has quite an extensive collection of online practice tests. I’m adding it to A Beginning “The Best…” List Of Free & Decent Online Practice Sites For State Tests.

The Historic Scale of Syria’s Refugee Crisis is an impressive interactive from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day.

The Wider Image looks like a great Ipad app for viewing slideshows about current events. You can read more about it at Richard Bryne’s blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users.

What does the US citizenship exam actually test? is from PRI. It shares an interesting perspective, and also includes an interactive quiz. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Civic Participation & Citizenship.

Bullying Is Bad, But Do We Know How To Stop It? is by Paul Bruno. I’m adding it to A Very, Very Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Bullying.

Text to Text | ‘Enrique’s Journey’ and ‘In Trek North, First Lure Is Mexico’s Other Line’ is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.

Teach With Movies has been a very helpful site for years sharing lesson plans and student hand-outs to use with popular movies. Happily, it is now free to use (it used to cost an annual fee), and I think can be helpful to teachers — especially for substitute teacher plans!

Classic Discovery Videos has a number of good earthquake-related videos. I’m adding the site to The Best Sites For Learning About Earthquakes.

What One of the World’s Great Novelists Learned About Writing from David Ogilvy is from CopyBlogger, and shares some thoughts from Salman Rushdie. I’m adding it to The Best Writing Advice From Famous Authors.

10 reasons for Genius Hour; 10 signs it will fail is by Sylvia Martinez. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Applying “Fed Ex Days” To Schools.