Larry Ferlazzo: The Best Online Learning Games – 2022 (Part One). “It continues to be time for mid-year ‘Best’ lists. You can see all my previous Online Learning Games ‘Best’ lists (and there are a lot since I’ve doing this since 2007) here. Note that they’re also continually revised and updated. Here are my picks from the first part of 2022.”
Larry Ferlazzo: New Resources On Race & Racism. “I’m adding these new resources to various ‘Best’ lists. You can find links to all of those many lists that relate to race and racism at ‘Best’ Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism.”
Mashable: The 21 best binge-worthy podcasts that tell one hell of a story. “With definitive beginnings, middles, and ends, the limited-series podcast as we define it is a contained story told over five or more episodes. Many of those on our list have other seasons tackling different subject matters. But we’re highlighting the best of the best.”
If you haven’t had a good swim around Larry Ferlazzo’s site you’re missing out. The man himself: Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists. “As regular readers know, I have about 2,200 categorized and regularly updated ‘Best’ lists. You can find all of them in broad categories here. The link to that page can also be found at the top right of my blog: My Best Of Series I also have them all on another page where they are listed in the chronological order in which I originally posted them.”
KnowTechie: Redditors reveal the most useful websites nobody seems to know about. “Redditor u/SauloJr requested the hive mind’s help a few months back, asking, ‘What useful unknown website do you wish more people knew about?’ We dove into the replies to surface the lesser-known gems that you really should know about. Here’s hoping that they can weather all the additional traffic they’re about to receive.” Interesting list; several I hadn’t heard of.
MakeUseOf: Mozilla Lists the Most Innovative Firefox Extensions of 2021. “Extensions are popular in the world of web browsers, and for a good reason. They are often a handy way to port over extra functionality into your browser. But not all extensions are the same, and Mozilla has revealed what it considers the most innovative ones of 2021.”
Flickr Blog: NOW OPEN – Your Best Shot 2021. “It’s that time of year again! We’ve just opened the Your Best Shot 2021 group to submissions and will be accepting submissions through January 4. Submit your single best shot of the year for a chance to win one of seven prizes.”
Mass Live: Merriam-Webster names ‘vaccine’ as Word of the Year for 2021; ‘Insurrection,’ ‘woke’ and ‘cicada’ follows as top lookups
Mass Live: Merriam-Webster names ‘vaccine’ as Word of the Year for 2021; ‘Insurrection,’ ‘woke’ and ‘cicada’ follows as top lookups. “Merriam-Webster has named “vaccine” as its Word of the Year for 2021, a tribute to scientific advancements that aimed to end the COVID-19 pandemic and the heated arguments over inoculation mandates that the shots brought on.”
CNET: Google Play unveils its list of top apps and games for 2021. “Google Play announced the winners of its Best of 2021 list on Monday, with a breakdown of its best apps and games for tablets, Wear OS and Google TV.”
Lifehacker: 15 Sci-Fi Podcasts to Listen to When You Need a Break From This Reality. “What follows are 15 of the best and most interesting sci-fi podcasts in this reality, representing a wide array of styles and sub-genres: from full-cast productions to stories told by a single narrator, from cyberpunk to adventures with aliens, they’re all the products of talented creators shooting their freaky, whacked-out, forward-looking ideas directly into our brains—via our ears.” Slideshow, but well-annotated.
Flickr Blog, and let me post this in January so it’s not too horribly out of date: Meet the winners of Your Best Shot 2020!. “This year, 18,000 Flickr members took the effort to join and submit an entry to our Your Best Shot 2020 group, making the contest a huge success. Thank you to everyone who engaged in the group in one way or another.”
Poynter: A year-end list of year-end lists: version 2k19. “Good news, folks. It appears news outlets are still eagerly curating ‘best of’ year-end lists. And luckily for you (I guess?) I’m still aggregating them all. Last year, I solicited input from my colleagues on what they thought were the best shows, movies and other facets of pop culture. But in 2019, I really leaned into the self-important misanthrope thing and am instead offering just my own scalding takes.” It’s ridiculous how extensive this is.
Lifehacker: How to Get Your Instagram ‘Top 9’ This Year. “It’s that time of year where everyone starts posting their ‘top’ lists for the year. While most sites will provide that information to you directly in a form you can share with the masses, Instagram doesn’t offer a ‘Top’ list directly. If you want your Instagram list, you’ll need to go to a third-party site.”