Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

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July 27, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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As This Blog Approaches Its Tenth Anniversary, Here’s One Way I’ll Be Celebrating It!

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In about six months, this blog will be celebrating its ten-year anniversary!

Leading up to it, I’m re-starting a series I tried to do in the past called “A Look Back.”

Each week, I’ll be reposting a few of my favorite posts from the past ten years. I’ve published over 20,000 of them, so I’ve got a lot to choose from :)

Look for the first “reposts” later this week.

I’m open to commemorating the event in other ways, too, and am open to hearing ideas from readers. Let me know if you have any suggestions…

January 15, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Report: “The Current State Of Educational Blogging”

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Sue Waters’ annual report, The Current State Of Educational Blogging, is out!

Anybody who writes a blog, has their students blog, or pretty much uses any kind of tech in the classroom will find it interesting reading.

One of the more intriguing findings is that one-on-one laptop programs appear to be on the way up, while one-on-one tablet efforts appear going down in the classroom. If true, it certainly mirrors recent reports of Chromebooks outpacing iPads for schools (see The Best Resources For Using Chromebooks In The Classroom – Help Me Find More).

I’m adding this info to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

December 7, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Finalists For The Edublog Awards Announced

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The finalists for this year’s Edublog Awards have just been announced, and it’s definitely worth looking through them to identify new regular reading sources. You can see them all here, and vote here.

My favorite category every year is “Most Influential Blog Post,” and this year’s nominees don’t disappoint…

This blog is a finalist for “Best Individual Blog.” It’s an honor to be named a finalist. However, I’ve received more than enough recognition, and encourage you to vote for one of the other nominees.

November 26, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Oops! A Note To Email Subscribers

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Feedblitz does a great job sending out daily emails to subscribers, but sometimes they “mess-up.”

That happened in yesterday’s email, when they neglected to include three posts. Here are links to the three not included in that email:

The Best Articles, Videos & Posts On Education Policy In 2015 – Part Two

Quote Of The Day: “Rethinking the Way We Teach Thanksgiving”

Fun Video: Jimmy, Adele & The Roots Sing “Hello” (w/Classroom Instruments)

November 26, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Statistics On How Visitors Find This Blog

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Earlier this year, I posted I Thought These Statistics Were Somewhat Interesting: How Do Visitors Find This Blog?

I thought some readers might find an up-to-date post interesting….

About 12,000 readers subscribe by either RSS Reader or daily email (these folks don’t have to visit the blog to access all the content found in posts), and another 3,000 subscribe to a monthly email newsletter.

In addition, this blog receives about 6,000 visitors each day.

Here is a breakdown on how these 6,000 find their way here:

Sixty percent come from just three sources:

25% come from Twitter

19% from Facebook

16% from Pinterest

Eleven percent come from four sources:

Edutopia (which often publishes excerpts from my books), Feedly (the RSS Reader) and Education Week (where I write a teacher advice column) are all tied at about 3% each.

Then comes Flipboard at about 2%

The rest come from a broad mix, including my British Council Teach English blog, Scoop.it, Michelle Henry’s great site, and Colorin Colorado.

It’s roughly similar to the results in my earlier post, except for a big drop-off from Google Plus.

I think the lesson from these stats is the same one I wrote about the last time: it pays to blog elsewhere and it’s important to share have a social media presence in multiple platforms to share posts. It’s not like the old days when you could blog and everyone read your posts either through an RSS Reader or through email.

Any other lessons you see that I’ve missed?

November 24, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Nominations Are Open For This Year’s Edublogs Awards

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Nominations are now open for the twelfth annual Edublogs Awards. You can make nominations until December 2nd in these categories:

  • Best new blog
  • Best group blog
  • Best class blog
  • Best student blog
  • Best ed tech / resource sharing blog
  • Best teacher blog
  • Best library / librarian blog
  • Best administrator blog
  • Most influential blog post of the year
  • Best individual tweeter
  • Best individual blog

You can see who I’ve nominated in previous years here.

I love the opportunity to learn about educators and resources that are new to me!

November 2, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Participate In The Annual “Educational Use of Blogs Survey”

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Every year, Sue Waters at Edublogs does a “Educational Use of Blogs Survey” and provides a very helpful report on its results (you can see last year’s report here).

She just began requesting educators to complete this year’s survey, and you can access it here. It’s very short.

You might also be interested in:

The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging

The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers

October 4, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Resources From All My Blogs

In addition to this blog, I regularly post at several other sites:

Engaging Parents In School:

Larry Ferlazzo's Engaging Parents in School Site

Weekly Posts At Classroom Q & A With Larry Ferlazzo:

Weekly Posts At The New York Times Learning Network on Teaching English Language Learners:

New York Times Learning Network

Periodic Posts at Edutopia:

Edutopia

Monthly Posts At The British Council – Teaching English

MY CLASS BLOGS (the World History, U.S. History and Beginner & Intermediate ones are very current)

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