I often come across many resources that I find useful, here are three that I’d like to share with you.
Free Technology for Teachers: I love this blog because Richard Byrne offers really cool and useful information. Take the time to browse through the posts. For instance, Become a Google Power Searcher made me aware of an online course that Google is offering for free. After reading Snaggy is a Handy Screen Capture Tool, I used Snaggy and really liked it. I wanted to learn how to create my own infographics and 3 Free Tools for Creating Infographics gave me what I needed.
Brain Pickings Weekly: Each Sunday I receive this newsletter which I really love because it contains information that interests me, such as books to read that I would not usually hear about, awesome articles and cool videos. Looking to get your creative juices flowing? Brain Pickings may be just what you need. Here is a sample, John Cleese on the 5 Factors to Make Your Life More Creative, Einstein, Anne Lamott, and Steve Jobs on Intuition vs. Rationality, and How Intuition and the Imagination Fuel Scientific Discovery and Creativity: A 1957 Guide.
Invitation to World Literature: This is a great site but I wish it had a lot more content. You have videos with a slate of people talking about a particular classic literature. Right now they have videos on only 13 books:
- The Epic of Gilgamesh: An English Verison with an Introduction
- My Name Is Red
- The Odyssey
- The Bhagavad Gita (Classics of Indian Spirituality)
- The Tale of Genji
- The Journey to the West, Revised Edition, Volume 1
- The Popol Vuh (Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya: The Great Classic of Central American Spirituality, Translated from the Original Maya Text)
- Things Fall Apart
- One Hundred Years of Solitude (Oprah’s Book Club)
- The God of Small Things: A Novel
- The Arabian Nights Complete and Unabridged (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics)
I have watched a few of the videos and they gave me great insights and a deeper understanding of the book, and what I really appreciated was the diversity of perspectives. For instance, for Homer’s Odyssey, I was exposed to professors, an actor from Oh Brother Where Art Thou, a comic artist and much more.
What other resources can you add to the list? Please write your thoughts in the comment box below.
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