Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

May 23, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

Light PDF lets you convert PDFs to Word documents or the other way around. I’m adding it to Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents.

Personalized Learning: Panel Discussion is from Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

Here are a couple of tweets from a district-sponsored training I attended this week. I’m adding them to The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays:

10 END OF YEAR BLOGGING ACTIVITIES is from The Edublogger.

May 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

How to Add Points of Interest to Virtual Reality Tours in Google’s Tour Creator is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to the post where I have other Tour Creator resources: Now This Is VERY Intriguing: Students & Teachers Can Now Create Their Own Google Virtual Reality “Tours”

Poster: How To Write A Quality Blog Comment is from Kathleen Morris. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging.

Million-Dollar Advice: The High Cost and Limited Return on Personalized Learning Consulting is from Ed Surge. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

May 13, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

Lalilo is designed to teach literacy to students in the K-2 range and could also be used with Beginning ELLs. Teachers can create virtual classrooms for students to access activities. I learned about it from David Kapuler. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress.

Digimix lets you create personalized music playlists, along with writing individual comments about each song.

Fugue is a source of free music for videos.  I’m adding it to The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects.

Copy edit This! No. 12 Quiz is the latest cool NY Times grammar interactive.  I’m adding it to The Best Interactive “Copy-Edit This!” Grammar Quizzes In The New York Times.

Kinemaster is an online editing tool for Android.  I’m adding it to Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors.  Thanks to Nik Peachey for the tip.

UPDATED LIST: CHECK OUT THESE CLASS BLOGS! is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

Lensoo Create – Create Whiteboard Videos on Your Phone or Tablet is from Richard Byrne.

Share This Letter With Students to Show Them the Cost of Copyright Infringement is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Resources To Learn About Copyright Issues.

Capsure – Share Collections of Images With Audio Notes is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools For Using Photos In Lessons.

May 3, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

THE CURRENT STATE OF EDUCATIONAL BLOGGING 2017/2018 is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

THE TOP 10 WAYS BLOGS AND WORDPRESS ARE USED IN SCHOOLS is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to the same list.

Flipped Off About Flipped Learning is from Anthony Teacher. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea.

April 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

Don’t just talk about tech: How ‘personalized learning’ advocates are honing their messaging is from Chalkbeat. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

THE TOP 10 WAYS BLOGS AND WORDPRESS ARE USED IN SCHOOLS is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning Beginning Photography Tips.

OLPC’S $100 LAPTOP WAS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD — THEN IT ALL WENT WRONG is from The Verge.

April 9, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

Laptops, Chromebooks or tablets? Deciding what’s best for the nation’s schools is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Using Chromebooks In The Classroom – Help Me Find More.

I’ve previously posted about the Smithsonian Learning Labs (see Smithsonian Learning Labs Now Lets You Create Free Virtual Classrooms & Assignments). They just shared a great blog post talking about how teachers can create neat online categorization activities for students, and included two different examples. I’m adding this info to The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching.

Pixorize is a new site that is designed to use images to help students learn content knowledge. I’m all for using images and, though their idea is intriguing, I’m not sure how effective it’s going to be. Here’s a video example:

Knowhere is a new site that uses Artificial Intelligence to create three different versions of the same article – “right, left and impartial.” I’m not sure how useful it will be, but it’s probably worth a look. You can read more about it at TechCrunch.

ProfiConf is a new online video conferencing tool.  It looks pretty easy, and it’s free – for now.  Since it’s likely they will charge after they leave their beta period, I won’t be adding it to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.

 

April 1, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

When you get schooled by Apple is a good overview of education-related announcements from Apple this week. The New York Times also has an article: Apple Unveils New iPad to Catch Google in the Classroom. You might be interested in The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users.  That list is a little dated, but you can find more useful and recent info as you scroll down.

Google launches a Chrome OS tablet for schools ahead of Apple’s iPad education event is from TechCrunch. You might be interested in The Best Resources For Using Chromebooks In The Classroom – Help Me Find More.

Richard Byrne reports that Goo.gl Is Being Shut Down. He shares alternatives at his blog post. You might also be interested in The Best Ways To Shorten URL Addresses, which I recently cleaned-up.

Noted is a new and possibly helpful note-taking app. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Effective Note-Taking Strategies – Help Me Find More.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn Typing/Keyboarding:

March 25, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Want to Change The Game? Design one with Google Play is from Google.

CONNECT WITH THE WORLD THROUGH SKYPE IN THE CLASSROOM is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects.

What to expect from Apple’s education event is from The Verge.

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