The Year of Literacy

One of my favourite things about this time of year are the “best of” lists that come out.  I love reviewing the year’s most interesting people, biggest news stories, biggest scandals, and the best of pop culture.  2012 was a year of joy, laughter, worry, challenges, tears, tragedy and loss.

Educators also like to wrap up the year with the best from the world of education and I would like to share some of these lists with you.  Over the holidays, you might want to take a look at some of these lists to get some fresh new ideas and resources for the new year.

Chicken Spaghetti (what a great title for a blog) has created a list of lists of the best children’s books of 2012.  This is a great place to start your reading list for 2013.

Nerdy Book Club (another great title) will announce the winners of their Nerdy Book Club Awards starting on December 26th.  Click on the link to check out the list of this year’s nominees.

Connect to this year’s best educational blogs.  Winners were chosen in categories such as best individual blog, best classroom blog, best student blog, etc.  This is a great place to begin to build up a list of blogs you follow.

The American Library Association (ASA) always creates excellent list of literature for children and young adults.  Take a look at their list of the best Young Adult Literature of 2012.

Here is a list of 100 Best Video Sites for Educators from Edudemic (Runner up for the Best Group Blog from EduBlogs.  See link above).

What’s on your “best of” list from the year in the world of education?

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