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January’s “The Best” Lists — There Are Now 853 Of Them

Here’s my monthly round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted in late December and January (you can see all 853 of them categorized here):

The Best Summify & Paper.li’s On ESL/EFL/ELL — January, 2012

The Best Online “Explainer” Tools For Current Events — January, 2012

The Best Resources For Learning About Protests In Russia — January, 2012

The Best Commentaries On The President’s Proposal For Students To Stay In School Until They’re Eighteen — January, 2012

The Best Critiques Of Ruby Payne — January, 2012

The Best Posts On The Gates’ Funded Measures Of Effective Teaching Report — January, 2012

The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources — January, 2012

The Bests Posts & Articles About Why We Like Lists — January, 2012

The Best Articles I’ve Written In 2011

The Best Resources On Differentiating Instruction — January, 2012

The Best Posts On The NY Times-Featured Teacher Effectiveness Study — January, 2012

The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2011 — January, 2012

All My “Best Of 2011″ Lists In One Place — January, 2012

The Best Resources On Teacher/Student Use Of Social Media — January, 2012

The Best Guides To Figuring Out Pinterest — January, 2012

The Best — And Easiest –Tools To Use For Embedding A Document — January, 2012

The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users — January, 2012

Part Sixty-Three Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — January, 2012

 


Not Related To Schools, But Too Cute Not To Share….

How could I not share this video of a snoring mouse?

 

New Online U.S. History Game Goes Online Today

Flight To Freedom is a new online game about the Underground Railroad that came online today. You have to register to play (it’s easy to do so), and it’s designed in the “choose your own adventure” genre.

It’s part of Mission US, which is funded by the Corporation For Public Broadcasting and the National Endowment For The Humanities.

It’s first game, For Crown Or Colony, is also a very well designed “choose your own adventure” game. That game was on The Best Online Learning Games Of 2011 list, and I’m sure this new one will be on this year’s list.

I’ll also be adding this new game to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories.

This new game joins a long list of “choose your own adventure” games where players take the role of an escaped slave on the Underground Railroad. Others include:

Following The Footsteps from Thinkport.

The Underground Railroad from National Geographic.

Addy’s Escape To Freedom from American Girl (which does not work sometimes).

 


Even More On The Northern Lights

Photo Galleries Of The Week

Obviously, photos can be great educational tools with English Language Learners and with any students (see The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons). I post about many photo galleries, also called slideshows. To do it in a little more organized way, though, I recently began this weekly feature called “Photo Galleries Of The Week.” This post is a “round-up” of online slideshows I’m adding to various “The Best…” lists:

Famous animals throughout history is a slideshow from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Animals.

10 Images That Changed the Course of Science (And One That Is About To) is a pretty interesting slideshow. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To See “Photos That Changed The World.”

World’s Ugliest Public Art is a slideshow from Travel and Leisure. I’m adding it to The Best Examples Of “Unusual” Art.

The Great Barrier Reef – in pictures is a slideshow from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Australia.

Kwanzaa celebrations across the country is a Washington Post slideshow. I’m adding it to The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa.

2011 in Global development – in pictures is a slideshow from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2011.

 


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