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January 25, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On “Reporting the News With Images”


My latest NY Times interactive for English Language Learners is on “Reporting the News With Images.” Students first read a passage about reporting the news online and choose the definitions for several academic vocabulary words. Next, they view a number of interactive news presentations, pick the one they like best, and write about why they like it.

You can see all my past seventy NY Times posts at All My NY Times Posts For English Language Learners – Linked With Descriptions.

January 6, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

New York Public Library Makes 180,000 Images Available In Public Domain


Thanks to Daniel Willingham on Twitter, I learned today that the New York Public Library has made 180,000 “digitized items” available in the public domain.

On top of that, they’ve created a number of cool tools to search the images and for using them (for example, users can create a virtual “trip planner”).

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

September 14, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Images Of Refugees Throughout The Years

I’ve been sharing resources about the present refugee crisis and adding them to The Best Sites For Learning About World Refugee Day.

Here are two new interactives that share images of refugees throughout the years:

Refugees in Europe – then and now is from The Guardian.

Great uprootings: Photographs of the world’s most massive migrations is from The Washington Post.

June 21, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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More Good Sources Of Images To Use

Here are some new additions to The Best Online Sources For Images:

Free Stock Photos: 74 Best Sites To Find Awesome Free Images is from Canva.

Unsplash sends you ten free photos every ten days that can be used without restriction.

Download images from Photos For Class and it will automatically include proper attribution.

April 7, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

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

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.