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Repinly Shows What’s Popular On Pinterest

Repinly shows you what boards, “pinners,” and categories are most popular on Pinterest. They don’t seem to have an Education category — not yet, at least. It does seem somewhat interesting, though. Boy, some of the most popular boards have over three million followers.

I’m adding it to The Best Guides To Figuring Out Pinterest.




“Monkey See, Monkey Read”

I’ve previously posted about the recent study that demonstrated baboons could distinguish between genuine English words and fake ones (see Does Intensive Phonics Instruction Treat Students Like Baboons?).

Here is a short and very interesting video describing how scientists did the experiment:



“Several Kinds Of Grading Systems”

Several Kinds Of Grading Systems is my newest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, I describe the grading system I use in my classes, which is primarily based on student self-assessment, and several other authors and educators describing standards-based grading and grading for “mastery.”




What Can We Learn About Parent Engagement Today From What Happened In West Virginia 100 Years Ago?

If you want to know the answer to that question, you’ll have to read my post over at Education Week titled ‘Back To The Future’ For Parent Engagement.

It’s part of a series of posts Ed Week is publishing this week and next on parent engagement under the theme: Is Parent Involvement The Missing Link in School Reform?



“Seven Tips for Building Positive Relationships with English Language Learners”

Seven Tips for Building Positive Relationships with English Language Learners is another excerpt from my upcoming book, written with co-author Katie Hull Sypnieski.

It just appeared over at Edutopia.




This Week’s “Links I Should Have Posted About, But Didn’t”

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

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

Express Yourself is a good game from The Museum of Natural History. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn “Feelings” Words.

Changing Planet is a series of closed-captioned videos from NBC Learn. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

Slavery’s last stronghold is a slideshow from CNN and Slave master becomes an abolitionist is an accompanying article. I’m adding both to The Best Resources For Learning About Human Trafficking Today.

A Replacement Bridge Rises on the Bay is an interactive from the New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About San Francisco.

Uptime Fu will monitor your site and let you know when it’s down. I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Keeping Your Own Website Or Blog “Healthy”.

Snaggy is yet another online photo-editing tool. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects.

Here are some other regular features I post in this blog:

“The Best…” series (which now number 691)

Best Tweets of The Month

The most popular posts on this blog each month

My monthly choices for the best posts on this blog each month

Each month I do an “Interview Of The Month” with a leader in education

Periodically, I post “A Look Back” highlighting older posts that I think are particularly useful

The ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival

Resources that share various “most popular” lists useful to teachers

Interviews with ESL/EFL teachers in “hot spots” around the world.

Articles I’ve written for other publications.

Photo Galleries Of The Week

Research Studies Of The Week

Regular “round-ups” of good posts and articles about school reform

This Week In Web 2.0

Around the Web In ESL/EFL/ELL



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