Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 7, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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You Can Now Embed Images From Imgur With Automatic Attribution

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Imgur, the wildly-popular photo and GIF-sharing site, has now made it easy to embed the resources they have on blogs and websites, and the embed coded includes automatic attribution.

You can read more about it at this TechCrunch post.

Look forward to seeing more GIFs on this blog like the one above, which is perfect to show to English Language Learners and then have them describe what’s going on….

I’m adding this info to The Best Online Sources For Images.

February 12, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: NASA’s Best Images Of The Sun

This is from NASA’s YouTube description of this video:

February 11, 2015 marks five years in space for NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which provides incredibly detailed images of the whole sun 24 hours a day. Capturing an image more than once per second, SDO has provided an unprecedentedly clear picture of how massive explosions on the sun grow and erupt ever since its launch on Feb. 11, 2010. The imagery is also captivating, allowing one to watch the constant ballet of solar material through the sun’s atmosphere, the corona.

In honor of SDO’s fifth anniversary, NASA has released a video showcasing highlights from the last five years of sun watching. Watch the movie to see giant clouds of solar material hurled out into space, the dance of giant loops hovering in the corona, and huge sunspots growing and shrinking on the sun’s surface.

I’m adding it to The Best Images Taken In Space.

February 5, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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No Surprise In This Study: Language Learners Retain Vocabulary Better When Connected To Gestures & Images

A new study has come to a conclusion that will be no surprise to just about every ESL and second-language teacher in, let’s say, the world: Incorporating physical movement and/or the use of images helps in learning new vocabulary.

Here’s an excerpt:

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I’m adding this info to:

The Best Resources On Students Using Gestures & Physical Movement To Help With Learning

The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary

January 21, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New “Public Domain Project” Offers Thousands Of Free Clips & Images

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Open Culture reports on the new Public Domain Project, which offers a growing number of tens of thousands of images and clips that can be used freely.

You can read more about it at their post and also see the video I’ve embedded below.

I’m adding this post to The Best Online Sources For Images.

September 4, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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170,000 Library Of Congress Images Put Online At Unique Interactive Site

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Yale has just unveiled a unique interactive site of 170,000 images from The Library of Congress taken during the Great Depression, and it includes over 3,000 photos taken by the legendary Dorthea Lange, including the famous one at the top of this post.

The Library of Congress states:

Most photographs in this collection are considered to be in the public domain; however, labels on a few images indicate that they may be restricted.

The photos have been available at The Library Of Congress for quite awhile, but Yale has done something really special with their Photogrammar site, which has organized them in some very intriguing ways.

One of the most useful features is a map coded by counties in the United States — click on a county and you can see all the photos taken there. It also have a very effective “Search” function, and a super-duper categorized “Tree Map” of all their photos that I’m trying to figure out how to use for history and language development with my English Language Learners.

I’m adding it to The Best Online Sources For Images.

Thanks to Open Culture for the tip.

August 31, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“12 million historic copyright-free images” Now Available For Free Online

I’m just going to quote from this new BBC article, Millions of historic images posted to Flickr:

An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images.

Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.

The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation.

I’m adding this post to The Best Online Sources For Images.

April 23, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Getty Museum Adds 77,000 Images To Public Domain

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Last August, I published a post titled Getty Museum Makes Nearly 5,000 Public Domain Images Available Online — Will Increase In Future.

Well, they did just that this week, adding 77,000 more images to the public domain. They can be used for any purpose by anyone, as long as they give proper attribution.

You can read more about it at Open Culture and at The Getty.

I’m adding this info to The Best Online Sources For Images.