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  1. MeeGenius!
  2. The Best Sites For Learning About The Korean War
  3. YouTube Video Editor Tutorial
  4. “Peace Lines” In Belfast
  5. Today’s World Cup Links
  6. Today’s Oil Spill Links
  7. “The Fall Of The Wall”
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MeeGenius!

MeeGenius is a new site that provides audio support for the text of books for early readers. In addition, you’re given the option to “personalize” each story.

They only have about thirty stories now, but it could turn into a very nice site if and when they expand their selection.

I’m tentatively adding it to The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers.

Thanks to Go2Web20 for the tip.


The Best Sites For Learning About The Korean War

Next week is the 60th anniversary of the beginning of the Korean War.

Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About The Korean War (and are accessible to English Language Learners):

On War: Korean War 60th Anniversary is a series of photos from The Denver Post.

Pearson has an “audio guided tour”
to the Korean War.

The Voice of America Special English has a program on the war — click on “MP3″ to get audio support for the text.

PBS has an interactive map and timeline on the war.

Korea Conflict In Pictures comes from MSNBC.

Sixty Years, A War On Hold is an Associated Press interactive.

CNN has a number of related videos.

Suggestions are welcome.

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You might also want to explore the 450 other “The Best…” lists I’ve compiled.



YouTube Video Editor Tutorial

Yesterday, I posted about YouTube’s new online video editor.

Richard Byrne has created a nice and simple tutorial on how to use it.

I’m adding that link to Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors.


“Peace Lines” In Belfast

Walls that separate Catholic and Protestant neighborhoods in Belfast are called Peace Lines.

Here are some multimedia features about them:

Still Divided is an audio slideshow from The Guardian.

Peace Walls of Belfast is another slideshow from The Guardian.

Here’s another slideshow.

Thanks to Ira Socol for writing about them. I had never heard of these walls before.

I’m adding these links to The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us.


Today’s World Cup Links

Here are the newest additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The World Cup:

The World Cup 2010 – Links to Free Online Games, Quizzes and More comes from ESOL Courses.

World Cup 2010: vuvuzela humour – the best of the web is a slideshow from The Telegraph.

Opening Weekend: 2010 World Cup is a series of photos from The Big Picture.

World Cup 2010: Holland v Denmark. Dutch fans turn Soccer City into a sea of orange is a slideshow from The Telegraph.

For The Love of Soccer is a TIME Magazine slideshow.

The Goals That Got Away is a Wall Street Journal Slideshow.


Today’s Oil Spill Links

Here are today’s additions to The Best Sites To Learn About The Gulf Oil Spill:

Obama Visits Gulf Again is a Wall Street Journal slideshow.

The Largest Oil Spills in History, 1901 to Present is an interactive map.

Battered By Oil is a New York Times slideshow on the tragic oil pollution in Nigeria.

The Wall Street Journal has an interactive rating the response to the spill.

The Associated Press has an interactive detailing the economic impact of the spill.

Here’s another AP interactive showing poll results on people’s reaction to the spill.


“The Fall Of The Wall”

“The Fall Of The Wall” is an interactive on The Berlin Wall.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us.

Thanks to Innovative Interactivity for the tip.


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