Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

January 18, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New TED-Talk: “See how the rest of the world lives, organized by income”

I’ve previously posted about the great Dollar Street site (see “Dollar Street” Is Clearly One Of The Best Online Educational Resources Of The Year).

Now, Anna Rosling Rönnlund has given this TED-Talk about it:

 

You might also be interested in The Best Hans Rosling Videos.

January 18, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Ideas About How To Use Classroom Walls – Please Recommend More Resources

This is definitely not a comprehensive list of ideas and resources – yet.

I hope readers will make more suggestions.

You might also be interested in The Best Posts On The Study Suggesting That Bare Classroom Walls Are Best For Learning.

Here’s what I have so far:

Treating Your Classroom Like “Prime Real Estate” is by Regie Routman at Middleweb.

Is Your Word Wall Really Supporting The Learners In Your Classroom? is by Valentina Gonzalez.

Here’s a tweet from Valentina:

Using Classroom Walls to Create a Thinking-Rich Environment is by Eoin Lenihan.

Teach From the Walls is a video at The Teaching Channel.

January 18, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Great Student Video Vocabulary Contest At NY Times Learning Network

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Each year, The New York Times Learning Network invites students to create a fifteen second video using one of the 1,600 words the Network has featured in their posts.

They’ve just announced the opening of their 2018 contest. The deadline is February 23rd.

I think it’s an excellent learning activity, particularly for English Language Learners. In fact, the Network used a video created by one of my students as a model when they began the first year of the contest.

You can see many examples at The Best Resources For Learning To Use The Video Apps “Vine” & Instagram.

January 18, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

You might also be interested in The Best Articles (& Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice & Resources To Teachers In 2016 – Part Two and The Best Resources On Class Instruction In 2017 – Part Two.

Here are this week’s picks:

Everyday Equity in the Classroom: A Start is by Josh Parker and appears in Ed Week. I’m adding it to New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work.

Social Justice: Poems for Kids is from Poets.org. I’m adding it to The Best World Poetry Day Resources – Help Me Find More.

Inviting Controversy Into Our Classrooms appeared in Cult of Pedagogy. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On How To Teach “Controversial” Topics.

Treating Your Classroom Like “Prime Real Estate” is by Regie Routman and appeared in Middleweb.

Fast Talkers: Are Kids Getting the Right Message About Good Reading? is from Teach Learn Grow. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Reading Fluency (Including How To Measure It).

I’m adding this tweet to the same list. It’s importance evidence backing up the value of fluency:

Seven Characteristics (and Six Tools) That Support Meaningful Feedback is from ASCD. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students.

Here are some excellent resources on One-Word New Year’s Resolutions. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Help Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Succeed.

January 18, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Author Interview: ‘Motivated – Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In'”

Author Interview: ‘Motivated – Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Ilana Horn, author of “Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want To Join In,” agreed to answer a few questions about her book.

Here are some excerpts:

 

I’m adding it to Best Posts On “Motivating” Students and to The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math.

January 18, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Pins Of The Week

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I’m fairly active on Pinterest and, in fact, have curated over 12,000 resources there that I haven’t shared on this blog.

I thought readers might find it useful if I began sharing a handful of my most recent “pins” each week (I’m not sure if you can see them through an RSS Reader – you might have to click through to the original post):

January 18, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Muhammad Ali Was Born On This Day – Here Are Related Resources

 

This would have been Muhammad Ali’s birthday.

You might be interested in Muhammad Ali, R.I.P. – Useful Resources To Teach About His Life.

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