Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

March 29, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Though I’m Not A Big Fan, It’s Important For ELLs To Understand April Fool’s Day – Here Are Resources

I believe that April Fool’s Day can often be “celebrated” in a way that can seem somewhat cruel. However, I think it’s important that English Language Learners be aware of it and also learn how to participate in a fun and respectful way.

You might be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (& April Fools Day).

March 29, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Nice Article On Metacognition

I’ve written and shared many articles on metacognition and its use in the classroom (see Best Posts On Metacognition).

Cognitive Machine Learning (2): Uncertain Thoughts is a post at The Spectator which talks about, and defines, metacognition in slightly different ways than I’ve seen in other places.

I think you’ll find it interesting. Here’s an excerpt:

March 28, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“New Education Ideas Must not be ‘Just for the Sake of Change'”

New Education Ideas Must not be ‘Just for the Sake of Change’ is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column.

In it, Linda Denstaedt, Elise Foster, Alyssa Gallagher, Vicky Giouroukakis, Maureen Connolly, Kirke Olson, and Nancy Sulla discuss how to bridge gaps between new ideas and their implementation.

Here are some excerpts:

 

I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles On Building Influence & Creating Change.

March 28, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Loopy” Lets You Create Interactive Simulations That Look Cool But I Don’t Really Understand Them

Loopy lets you create interactive simulations like the one below – just by drawing.

This is how they describe themselves:

It’s the ancient, time-honored way of learning: messing around and seeing what happens. Play with simulations to ask “what if” questions, and get an intuition for how the system works!

Raw code is too inaccessible. Also drag-and-drop is too mainstream. But with LOOPY, you can model systems by simply drawing circles & arrows, like a wee baby

I don’t quite get it, but I suspect some readers might find it useful. Thanks to Flowing Data for the tip.

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