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”:
Turning Down the Volume on Assumptions: Lessons about Close Reading is from Burkins & Yaris. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Close Reading.”
101 Objects That Made America is from The Smithsonian. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History.
History of Halloween traditions timeline is very accessible. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween.
Do You Believe In Ghosts? is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to the same list.
Twitter Illiterate? Mastering the @BC’s is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About.
Gliding High: Designing Paper Airplanes Based on the Physics of Flight is a lesson plan from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Flight.
Airships is a photo gallery from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to the same list.
Newting, Plutoed, and Heaven-O: 20 Years of Dumb New Words is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best “Words Of The Year” Features For 2012.
I’m adding this video to The Best Sites For Learning About “Cool” Cars (& Designing Your Own!):