Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

August 30, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

The Best Posts/Articles On This Year’s Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup Education Poll — 2016

pkd2016

Every year for the past 48 years, Phi Delta Kappa and Gallup have done a Poll On Education issues (you can see my posts from previous years here). This year’s poll results were just released, though I haven’t had time to thoroughly review them yet.

One finding that clearly stands-out is that respondents overwhelming feel that schools should not be closed (see The Best Posts & Articles On The Impact Of School Closures — Suggest More!).

Here are what seem to me to be the most thoughtful reflections on the survey by those who have had a chance to review it (I’ll add more as they come in):

Of course, you’ll want to start off by visiting the PDK site itself and, at least, review its summary.

Vast Majority of Americans Want Failing Schools Fixed, Not Closed, Poll Finds is from Education Week.

Four charts reveal what Americans think about the biggest education fights, including school closures and opt out is from New York Chalkbeat.

What’s the Purpose of Education? Public Doesn’t Agree on the Answer is from NEA Today.

August 30, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

National Park Service Makes 100,000 Public Domain Photos Available

yosemite

The Open Parks Network has made tens of thousands of images available to the public in a searchable database. Almost all are in the public domain, but there may be a few that don’t have a “Public Domain Mark.”

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

Thanks to Open Culture for the tip.

August 30, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

“eMargin” Lets You Annotate Text & Website – & Share Those Annotations

emargin

eMargin is a free tool developed by Birmingham City University in the United Kingdom.

You can upload any text and have students annotate it, and the same text can be annotated by a closed group. In addition, you can “upload” a web address and annotate it, as well. The lay-out can be a bit funky with websites, but it’s still workable.

I’m adding it to Best Applications For Annotating Websites.

August 29, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

Today Is The Eleventh Anniversary Of Hurricane Katrina Making Landfall – Here Are Related Resources

6218613935

Today is the eleventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall.

I’ve just completely revised and updated two “Best” lists with related resources:

The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About New Orleans

The Best Short Video Clips About Hurricane Katrina

August 29, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

“Q & A Collections: Teacher Leadership”

Q & A Collections: Teacher Leadership is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

It contains links to all the Ed Week posts on teacher leadership that I’ve published over the last five years – in one place!

Here’s an excerpt from one of them:

Given-a-way-to-pilot-new111rrgggg

I’m adding it to The Best Posts, Articles & Videos On “Teacher Leadership” — Contribute More!

August 29, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

A Milestone – There Are Now Exactly 1,600 “Best” Lists!

4389738706

With the posting of my most recent “Best” list, the total number of them has hit 1,600!

You can see them all categorized here: My Best of Series!

You can see them all in chronological order of posting here: My Websites Of The Year

As regular readers know, I am continually adding new links to many of the lists.  Over the years, I’ve also haphazardly been periodically revising them completely and cleaning out dead links.

However, a few months ago I began a more systematic revision, and have done full revisions on two-hundred of them so far.

I hope you’ve found them as useful to your teaching as I’ve found them to mine!

August 29, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

Video: “Navigating the Common Core with English Language Learners”

I did this interview/presentation on English Language Learners and the Common Core (based on my latest book) with the Learning First Alliance earlier this summer. Unfortunately, they used the Blab platform to record the interview, and Blab just closed down.

Fortunately, they were able to migrate the video to YouTube, so here it is (I have since installed a much better webcam on my computer :) ).

I’m adding this video to The Best Resources For Learning About Common Core Standards & English Language Learners.

Skip to toolbar