Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

December 13, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo
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If You Subscribe To Richard Byrne’s Blog By RSS, Double-Check It’s Still Working….


Free Technology For Teachers, written by Richard Byrne, is just about everybody’s favorite ed tech blog.

You can read it through many different avenues, but if you subscribe to it with an RSS Reader, there might be a problem that requires you to re-subscribe (there’s not a problem if you read it a different way).

You can read about the technical snafu and how to easily get back on track at Richard’s post, RSS Subscribers – I Need Your Help. You can easily fix it and not miss a post. And, trust me, you don’t want to miss a single post he publishes!

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December 3, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

Check Out These Finalists For The 2014 Edublog Awards!


The 2014 Finalists for the 2014 Edublog Awards have just been announced and voting has begun.

It’s a wonderful opportunity to check them out and learn about tech tools, blogs and other resources that you might have missed during the year. I know I always learn a lot from taking time to browse through them.

And one category you definitely don’t want to miss is the Most Influential Post one.

I’m a finalist in a number of categories, and I thank those who nominated me. I receive plenty of recognition, so I’d encourage you to vote for others.

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November 12, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

Nominations Now Open For The 2014 Edublog Awards


Nominations for the eleventh annual Edublog Awards are now open. You can learn about the Awards and the nominations process here. The deadline is November 24th.

Its purpose is to recognize effective uses of social media for educational purposes.

I view them, as I view all of these types of awards, as great opportunities to learn about new resources out there, and that’s been the case for the past eight years of my following the Awards.

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August 3, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

How Useful Is The LinkedIn Publishing Platform & LinkedIn Generally?

LinkedIn has now opened up its publishing platform to 15 million people. In other words, if you’re a LinkedIn member, you can now blog with it.

I have no idea how important or useful that is, and hope that readers will enlighten me.

In fact, though I’m a LinkedIn member and connect back to anyone who requests one — as long as they have some relationship to education — I’m still not clear what LinkedIn “does.”

The only thing that I have found useful on it is David Deubelbeiss’ ELT Professionals Around The World group, which seems to have some useful conversations (I’m just a lurker there).

Tell me what I’m missing, if anything. Should I share posts from this blog there? Should I write some original articles on their platform? Are the people on LinkedIn really different from those on Twitter, Google Plus, or Facebook?

Is the advice in this piece, LinkedIn’s Publishing Platform: Pros, Cons and Generating more Content, good or bad?

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July 21, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

Contribute A Post To The Next ELT Carnival — It’s On Humor In Language Teaching

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The next ELT Blog Carnival, formerly known as the ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival, will be hosted by Carissa Peck at her blog.

She writes:

I am a teacher who strongly believes that humor makes classrooms better! This Blog Carnival is designed to let other teachers share how they use humor in the class, so that other teachers may be inspired from them!

To submit your blog you have three options:

1. Tweet it to Carissa Peck (@eslcarissa)
2. Use the general ELT Blog Carnival submission form.
3. Leave your link in the comments of her post on the Carnival

You can see all the previous Blog Carnivals here.

And you can express your interest in hosting a future edition of one here.

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June 2, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

What A Great Idea! – “Use #edublogs to Share Your Best Posts”


Edublogs, my favorite blogging platform, has just made an announcement encouraging Edublogs users to tweet their favorite posts using the #edublogs hashtag on Twitter and they’ll share a number of them on Twitter.

It’s a great way to get exposure for your posts (since, at this writing, Edublogs has over 31,000 followers).

You can read all about it here

It’s somewhat similar to how the Teaching English – British Council Facebook page works with ESL/EFL bloggers.

Just another reason why I think so highly of Edublogs!

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

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March 17, 2014
by Larry Ferlazzo

My Parent Engagement Blog Has Been Growing In Popularity — You Might Want To Check It Out

Larry Ferlazzo's Engaging Parents in School Site

I publish one new post everyday at my Engaging Parents In School blog, and it’s been rapidly-growing in popularity.

In comparison to this blog, of course, it’s tiny, but I do think that blog is a one-of-kind resource on the Web.

You might want to check it out if you get a chance…

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