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June 11, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Reminder: Google Reader Shuts Down Soon & You Can Subscribe To This Blog By Many Other Ways

Many readers subscribe to this blog using Google Reader, which is being shut-down on July 1st.

There are plenty of alternatives to Google Reader if you still want to subscribe using an RSS Reader (see The Best Alternatives To Google Reader Now That It’s Being Shut Down).

In addition, you can always subscribe for free by email. You can quickly sign-up here. If there are multiple posts in one day you will still only receive one email containing all of them.

Of course, I also publish links to post on Twitter, Google Plus and Facebook (and sometimes Pinterest), so those are other ways to access this blog’s content, too.

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May 22, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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If You’re A Blogger, Participate In The “State of Educational Use of Blogs 2013 Survey”

Sue Waters over at Edublogs is doing their annual State of Educational Use of Blogs 2013 Survey.

It’s a simple survey that can be completed quickly, and the results are always interesting!

Here’s how Sue introduces it:

How educators use blogs is constantly changing and evolving so we’ve decided each year we would pull together a comprehensive resource on the State of Educational blogging to document these changes.

We’re hoping that you can help us!

We’re looking for replies no matter what blogging platform you may be using.

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April 29, 2013
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:

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

New York Times Learning Network
Periodic Posts at Edutopia:

Edutopia
All My Class Blogs:

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March 5, 2013
by Larry Ferlazzo
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What A Excellent Resource Guide!

I’ve often posted about Middleweb and it’s on more “Best” lists than you can shake a stick at. It’s a constant treasure trove of resources.

They’ve just put together a great guide to online educational resources called Our Favorite Middle Grades Sites, and they’ll be continually updating it.

In order to get it, they ask that you subscribe to their free twice-a-week “Smartbrief” email newsletter, which is a must-read anyway. You can subscribe at that resource link. They have an honor system at the site so that present subscribers can also download it. But, really, there’s no reason not to subscribe…..

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December 10, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Edublog Awards Winners To Be Announced On December 12th

I usually “virtually” attend the Edublogs Awards ceremony each year — it’s a lot of fun to connect in the chat window with bloggers and twitterers from around the world, and to hear actual voices!

I’m probably going to miss it this year, though, because of school and basketball commitments, but I’m still going to try to make at least part of it.

Here’s the info on the event:

We will (virtually) meet in Blackboard Collaborate to announce the winners and celebrate together.

Winners that are present will have a chance to say a few words as well, so be prepared!

When: Wednesday, December 12th at 7pm EST (see in your timezone here)

Where: Click on this link here and you will be taken there. We’ll arrive around 30 minutes early to get  setup.

And stick around for the after-party to meet up with your favorite bloggers and celebrate another exciting year!

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December 3, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Voting is open for the Edublog Awards! Check out the 2012 nominees!

The finalists have been announced for the 2012 Edublog Awards! You can see who they are and vote for them here. Voting ends on December 12th.

I am a finalist in several categories, and I thank those of you who nominated me.

However, I would prefer that, instead of voting for me, you vote for those who I nominated.  Just as a reminder, here they are again:

Best individual blog — The Tempered Radical

Best group blog –TransformEd

Best new blog — Diane Ravitch

Best ed tech / resource sharing blog — Middleweb

Best teacher blog — Alice Mercer

Best administrator blog — Chris Wejr

Most influential blog post — A Significant Error That Policymakers Commit by Larry Cuban

Best individual tweeter — NYTimesLearning

Best twitter hashtag — #PTchat

Best free web tool — Marqueed

Best educational use of a social network — EFL Classroom 2.0

Best mobile app — Skqueak

Lifetime achievement — Sue Waters

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November 13, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Here Are My Nominations For This Year’s Edublogs Awards!

I posted earlier today that nominations for this year’s Edublogs Awards are now open. Here are mine:

Best individual blog — The Tempered Radical

Best group blog –TransformEd

Best new blog — Diane Ravitch

Best ed tech / resource sharing blog — Middleweb

Best teacher blog — Alice Mercer

Best administrator blog — Chris Wejr

Most influential blog post — A Significant Error That Policymakers Commit by Larry Cuban

Best individual tweeter — NYTimesLearning

Best twitter hashtag — #PTchat

Best free web tool — Marqueed

Best educational use of a social network — EFL Classroom 2.0

Best mobile app — Skqueak

Lifetime achievement — Sue Waters

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November 13, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Nominations Open – The 2012 Edublog Awards are here!”

It’s that time of year again….to nominate your favorite education-related blogs or social media sites for the Edublog Awards.

This is an annual event that’s a great way to discover new bloggers and social media sites that are worth reading/using.

You have until November 26th to make your nominations, and can learn about the process here.

I’ll be posting my own nominations soon…

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November 7, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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All My Class Blogs

I have had quite a few class blogs over the years, and have now updated them on the Blogroll over on my sidebar.

Here are the most recent ones (one or two might be a little old, but are still useful examples):

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October 18, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Eight Blogs & Four Email Newsletters I Read First

Three years ago, I posted The Twenty Blogs I Read First…

You still might find it useful, but I was prompted by Richard Byrne’s doing an update of his original list of recommended bloggers. He called his new one, Ten Bloggers I Read First.

Here’s my updated list, not necessarily in order of priority:

Free Technology For Teachers

This Week In Education

The Answer Sheet

Shanker Blog

The Tempered Radical

Learning The Language

The Edublogger

The New York Times Learning Network

And four email newsletters:

ASCD Smart Brief

Middleweb Smart Brief

Education Week has a number of email newsletters, and I have two of them in my “must-read” list. You can subscribe to both of them here:

Edweek Update (Daily)

Teacher Update (Weekly)

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September 11, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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All My Other Blogs

In addition to writing this blog, I have some others where I wrote regularly:

At “Engaging Parents In School,” I write about…parent engagement in schools….

Larry Ferlazzo's Engaging Parents in School Site
Larry Ferlazzo, Teacher

“Classroom Q&A’s” is my teacher advice column at Education Week Teacher….





My posts for Classroom Q & A with Larry Ferlazzo at Education Week Teacher.

And I write a monthly post for The New York Times Learning Network on teaching English Language Learners….

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September 3, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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People Made 100,000 Visits To This Blog In August

I might be wrong, but I think August was the first month since I began writing this blog when 100,000 visits were made here. It may have happened at some other times when I didn’t notice, but I don’t think so….

Those visits are in addition to the 15,000 – 25,000 people who subscribe to this blog (Feedburner’s numbers change every day) daily and read its content via RSS Reader or email.

I’m glad people are finding it helpful….

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August 29, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Sacramento Bee Newspaper Starts Education Blog

The Sacramento Bee has just announced their new education blog, Report Card.

Reporters Diana Lambert and Melody Gutierrez, longtime writers on education issues, will be the primary authors. Since we’re the state capitol, there’s always lots of news to report in addition to local issues. And, of course, we’re home to Michelle Rhee’s and her organization, StudentsFirst, along with her husband, Sacramento Mayor and charter school founder Kevin Johnson.

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July 30, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Happy Seventh Birthday, Edublogs!

Edublogs, the platform hosting this blog and two million others, is celebrating its seventh birthday today!

It’s been hosting this blog since I began writing it five-and-a-half years ago. I think it’s the best place for any teacher or student to write a blog.

I hope Edublogs has many more years ahead of it….

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