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Many major news organizations have set-up webpages on the quake that are updated regularly with multimedia reports:
TIME Magazine has a special page for quake coverage.
The Wall Street Journal has their coverage here.
Disaster In The Pacific comes from ABC News.
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami shows the Guardian’s complete coverage.
Japan coverage from The Telegraph.
I’ve added them to Part Two of my “The Best…” list on the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (you can see Part One here
David Deubelbeiss at EFL Classroom 2.0 will be hosting the April 1st edition of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival. Any posts related to teaching or learning English, including examples of student work, are welcome. You can contribute a post to it by using this easy submission form. If the form does not work for some reason, you can send the link to me via my Contact Form.
Alice Mercer hosted the Twenty-First Edition of the ESL/EFL/ELD Blog Carnival, and it was a fabulous one.
There will be a special May 1st edition focusing on Young Learners and hosted by Shelly Terrell. The following edition will be published by Eva Buyuksimkesyan on September 1st. Let me know if you might be interested in hosting future editions.
You can see all the previous editions of the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival here.
Your field guide to alien invaders is a fun slideshow from Slate examining how alien life has been portrayed in movies.
I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Possible Life On Other Planets.
Here are the newest additions to Part Two of my “The Best…” list on the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami (you can see Part One here):
Here’s more footage of the tsunami actually going through a town:
Earthquake Shakes Japan comes from TIME for Kids.
The Sacramento Bee has a good collection of photos.
Japan Earthquake: Rescue, Recovery, and Reaction is a series of photos from The Atlantic.
Second Explosion at Japan Nuclear Plant is a lesson for ELL’s from Breaking News English.
The Los Angele Times has an animated timeline of the first quake and after-shocks.
MSNBC has a similar animation
Japan tsunami – before and after pictures comes from The Guardian.
The BBC has a Q & A on the nuclear meltdowns.
The Tale of the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
Japan – Vast Devastation is from The Big Picture.
CNN Student News has a report on the disaster:
The Weekly Reader has free materials on the disaster.
Several good school reform pieces have appeared over the last couple of days (or they’re older and I’ve just discovered them). They include:
A List Of Education And Related Data Resources from The Shanker Blog. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Reliable, Valid, Accessible & Useful Education Data.
The Folly of Merit Pay is by Alfie Kohn. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea.
Merit Pay Is Not Merited is by Walt Gardner at Ed Week. I’m adding it to “The Best…” list on merit pay, too.
Student Test Score Based Measures of Teacher Effectiveness Won’t Improve NJ Schools is an excellent article on the problems of Value Added Assessment. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.
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. Now and then, in order to make it a bit easier for me, I may try to break it up into mid-month and end-of-month lists (and sometimes I’m a bit late).
I’ve already shared in earlier posts several new resources I found on Twitter — and where I gave credit to those from whom I learned about them. Those are not included again in this post.
Here are my picks for March’s Best Tweets — Part Two (not listed in any order):
“Schools Feeling New Immigration Pressure” NY Times feature
Bhoogolvidya is a simple online geography game
List of sites providing free animated e-cards
Samantha Bee of Daily Show highlights the extravagant lifestyle of teachers
Miccam is a strange/interesting site where you record/write words & people use them to make sentences
New TED Talk “The Birth of a Word”
In 1931, The NY Times published lots of predictions for 2011. Read them here
“Flailing After Muslims” by Bob Herbert, NY Times
“Bodies in motion: Dancing around the world” Great photos from Boston Globe
You might also be interested in seeing a list of favorite tweets at:
MailVU is a super-easy way to send a free video message by email, and no registration is required.
I’m adding it to The Best Applications For Sending Online Video Messages.
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