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I have a huge backlog of resources that I’ve been planning to post about in 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 about them.

Here are Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”:

The Vocabulary of Test Directions is from Vocabulary.com, and provides links to help students learn the academic vocabulary list that Jim Burke has developed. I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary.

Lex for EFL has created some interactive academic vocabulary activities that are useful. I’m adding them to the same list.

The World History Project has a nice “What Happened On” site. I’m adding it to The Best “Today In History” Sites.

Can 10,000 hours of practice make you an expert? is from The BBC. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The 10,000 Hour Rule & Deliberate Practice.

Mount Everest security guards to stop fights is from Breaking News English. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Mount Everest.

A Life Well-Lived is a short, and good, video on the first American who reached the Everest summit. I’m adding it to the same list.

I’m adding this video to The Best Resources For Lessons On Trayvon Martin:

Comcast Indefinitely Extends Low-Cost Broadband for Poor Families is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Schools Providing Home Computers & Internet Access To Students.

Unexpected Africa: Investigating New Ways to Think About the Continent is from The New York Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Geography Sites For Learning About Africa.

Picturing hunger in America is from the PBS News Hour. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About World Food Day.

If You Need More Power, This Backup Battery Can Survive Even When Your Phone Can’t
is from TechCrunch. I’m adding it to The Best Ideas On How To Stay Electronically Connected When The Power’s Out.