Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 22, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Statistic Of The Day: The Economic & Moral Cost Of Arming Teachers

The economics of arming America’s schools provides a good overview of what Jeffrey Toobin (and many others of us) call the “insane” idea of arming teachers as a response to the Parkland shooting. It appeared in this morning’s Washington Post and reviews the proposal’s economic and moral cost.

Here’s an excerpt:

You might also be interested in The Best Articles & Videos Showing How Parkland’s Teens Are Responding To Tragedy.

February 22, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Create And/Or Translate Online Books For An Authentic Audience With StoryWeaver

StoryWeaver looks like an amazing site that is designed to create and translate children’s books into a ton of different languages and make them accessible online for free.

Users can translate books that are already there into different languages or easily create there own books. It’s a great site for students to write for an authentic audience.

ELL teachers and their students could get a lot out of the site, and it seems to me that other language teachers could have their students use it, too.

Google wrote a blog post about it today, and here’s a video:

 

I’m adding this info to The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience”

February 22, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Three New & Useful Resources About Information Literacy

 

Here are three new additions to my very lengthy The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More:

Fake videos are on the rise. As they become more realistic, seeing shouldn’t always be believing is from The Los Angeles Times.

Here are the tools that could be used to create the fake news of the future is from The Washington Post.

Photography and Image Manipulation is from The Smithsonian Learning Labs.

February 21, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Malcolm X Was Assassinated On This Day In 1965 – Here Are Related Resources

Malcolm X was assassinated on this day in 1965.

You might be interested in The Best Resources For Learning & Teaching About Malcolm X.

February 21, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Teaching About The Black Panther Movie

The Black Panther movie offers some great teaching opportunities.

Here are some useful resources:

The 4 Things Teachers Should Know about the 2018 Black Panther Movie is from Donors Choose.

The Black Panther Challenge has teaching resources. Here’s an article about it.

Black Panther co-star Winston Duke gives a ‘shout out’ to his Brighton High School foreign language teacher

Teaching Activities for: “With $218 Million Haul, ‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records” is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 (Black Panther (1998-2003)) is free on Kindle and Amazon.

February 21, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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February’s (2018) Best Tweets – Part Four

'Twitter' photo (c) 2010, West McGowan - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Every month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog.

I’ve already shared in earlier posts several new resources I found on Twitter — and where I gave credit to those from whom I learned about them. Those are not included again in post.

If you don’t use Twitter, you can also check-out all of my “tweets” on Twitter profile page.

You might also be interested in New & Updated: Recommendations For Who To Follow On Twitter In 2018.

For the past several years, I have used Storify to collect these tweets. Unfortunately, the site is shutting down in May, 2018, so my older collections won’t be accessible after that date. But I’ve recently begun using TweetDeck instead, so these more recently posts will be available.

February 21, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New PBS NewsHour Video Segment: “Attempts to rein in climate change education draw backlash”

There have been attacks on climate change education in our schools.

I’ve written about it in the past: Lots Of Lessons In These Two Articles About How To Teach – & How Not To Teach – About Controversial Issues

And The NY Times had a piece on it: New Mexico Wavered on Evolution and Climate Change in Science Education

The PBS NewsHour aired this segment last night:

I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

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