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This is how they describe it:
There are 10,077,696 possible combinations in this set of nine dice. Roll and tell a story based on the images displayed.
What a great idea! I’ve ordered it and am looking forward to trying it out. It should be a fun speaking activity in the classroom.
ZooBorns is a website and a book of the most incredibly cute photos of baby animals.
In addition to the website, several sites have published slideshows of the the best ZooBorn photos. They include:
ZooBorns: cute exotic baby animals born at zoos around the world from The Telegraph
Zoo Borns Book Showcases The Cutest Baby Animals from The Huffington Post.
I’m adding these links to The Best Sites For Learning About Animals.
Here are some new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About Possible Life On Other Planets:
National Geographic appears to have the most accessible article on the recent announcement of arsenic-based life and its implications for possible life on other planets.
On a less-serious note, The Telegraph has a slideshow on how aliens might look.
UFOs and Other Phenomena is a slideshow from The News in Australia.
Minority Teachers: Hard to Get and Hard to Keep is the title of an article from Miller-McCune. It highlights recent statistics that show that even though more members of ethnic minorities are becoming teachers, an increasing percentage of them are leaving the profession.
“The new research from Penn and UC Santa Cruz suggests that teachers of color are leaving because of poor working conditions in the high-poverty, high-minority urban schools where they are concentrated. They want more influence over school direction and more autonomy in the classroom to teach what works.”
Of course, the issue of school working conditions is the focus of the report released last week that fourteen teachers (including me) have worked on for the past year. I’ve written an article for Teacher Magazine about it that should appear next week.
Voting has just begun for this year’s Edublog Awards. Voting ends on December 14th.
Thanks to many who nominated me in five categories:
I’d also encourage you to consider voting for the people I nominated:
Best individual blog: Bill Ferriter’s “The Tempered Radical”
Best individual tweeter: Shelly Terrell
Best group blog: TLN Teacher Voices
Best new blog: InterACT from Accomplished California Teachers
Best resource sharing blog: David Kapuler’s Technology Tidbits
Best teacher blog: David Deubelbeiss
Best school administrator blog: Connected Principals
Best educational tech support blog: The Edublogger
Best educational use of audio: Sean Banville’s Breaking News English
Best educational use of video / visual: Russell Stannard’s Teacher Training Videos
Best educational use of a social network: EFL Classroom 2.0
Lifetime achievement: Sue Waters
No matter who you vote for, though, please take the time to explore the nominations in all categories. It’s a great way to learn about new great blogs and other resources that are out there!
Every month I make a short list highlighting my choices of the best resources I shared through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog.
I thought it might be useful for both readers of this blog and for me to review those monthly lists and pick a few that I think are the very best “tweets” of the year.
You might also be interested in last year’s edition:
Here are my choices for The Best “Tweets” Of 2010:
McDonald’s Insists Happy Meals Can Grow Mold, The Atlantic
Some fascinating historical photos from Newsweek
Cosmic accidents: 10 lucky breaks for humanity, New Scientist
People Who Became Nouns, Fun LIFE slideshow
PHOTOS: 15 Most Eye-Popping Places on Earth, ABC News slideshow
How Soft Drinks Impact Your Health infographic
Infographic(s) of the Day: How We’ve Mapped Time Through the Ages
“Life without language” is a fascinating read
Sinkholes in History, Wash Post slideshow
Teenage Mutant Ninja Brontës is a very funny video
Curious Collections: Offbeat Museums Around the World, TIME Mag slideshow
Jobs That No Longer Exist interactive from NPR
World’s Weirdest Hotels, LIFE slideshow
See how the number of crayon colors have expanded over the years in this infographic
How much data do Americans consume each day? Check out this visual breakdown
Fascinating “This Is Your Brain on Metaphors” NY Times
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