Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

November 20, 2017
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:

Three versions of personalized learning, three challenges is by Dan Willingham. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

Three Options for Adding Voice Comments in Google Docs is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive.

Removing digital devices from the bedroom can improve sleep for children, teens is from Science Daily. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teens Learn About The Importance Of Sleep.

11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios is by Vicki Davis. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Developing Student Portfolios.

How to Use Social Media in Your Career is from The NY Times and is a great introduction to social media for anyone new to it. I’m adding it to My Best Posts For Tech Novices (Plus A Few From Other People).

November 13, 2017
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:

Teaching Students to Legally Use Images Online is a great post by Jennifer Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The “All-Time” Best Sources Of Online Images.

The Case(s) Against Personalized Learning appeared in Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

Understanding what doesn’t work in personalized learning is from Brookings. I’m adding it to the same list.

ORGANIZE AND SPRING CLEAN YOUR BLOG IN 10 STEPS is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

YouTube Playlists: Why You Need Them and How to Make Them is a useful blog post by Richard Byrne.

Seven Tips for Getting More Out of Google Slides is another useful post by Richard Byrne.

November 5, 2017
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:

How Silicon Valley Plans to Conquer the Classroom is from The New York Times.

Inside Silicon Valley’s Big-Money Push to Remake American Education is from Mother Jones.

Silicon Valley Tried to Reinvent Schools. Now It’s Rebooting is from Bloomberg.

How To Embed Pinterest Boards And Pins On Your Blog is from Edublogger.  I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

October 29, 2017
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:

Delta Math is an online math site that lets teachers create free virtual classrooms.  You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog.  I’m adding it to The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.

50 Blog Topics And Prompts For Teachers is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

Is Homework Compatible With Personalized Learning is from Larry Cuban’s blog. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

Teacher Advisor With Watson is from IBM (yes, the Watson on all the TV ads) and provides K-5 math resources.

Hyperdocs: Create Interactive Google Docs is intriguing and is a post at Richard Byrne’s blog.

DIFFERENT APPROACHES TO USING STUDENT BLOGS AND DIGITAL PORTFOLIOS is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Developing Student Portfolios.

October 11, 2017
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:

Where to Find Free Images for Students and Teachers is from Kathleen Morris (via Edublogs). I’m adding it to The Best Online Sources For Images.

How to Protect Your Information Online is from The New York Times. I’m adding it to The Best Advice On Protecting Our Digital Info.

The Answer Pad is yet another site that lets teachers create free virtual classrooms and have students do online work.  I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress.

100+ Ideas And Prompts For Student Blogging is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging.

How to Help High Schoolers Without Home Internet Access is from U.S. News. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Schools Providing Home Computers & Internet Access To Students. Thanks to Alexander Russo for the tip.

Typito – Simple, But Not Too Simple, Video Editing is a blog post by Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors.

September 30, 2017
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:

C3Teachers lets you access teacher-created “inquiries” and says it provides you the ability to create your own “inquiries” and have students complete them online. I wasn’t able to figure out how to do the latter, but I assume it’s because of my lack of understanding of how the site works. So I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress. Thanks to Bill Ferriter for the tip.

Personalized learning: The importance of teachers in a technology-driven world is from Brookings. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

Three lessons from rigorous research on education technology is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.

Learn About Blogging with our Free Courses for Teachers and Students is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

Six Strategies for Virtual Field Trips is from The School Library Journal. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Finding And Creating Virtual Field Trips.

September 25, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Three 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:

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For Online Student Safety & Legal Issues.

All That We’ve Learned: Five Years Working on Personalized Learning is from Silicon Schools. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

I’m adding this first tweet to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive:

Here’s a trailer for a film showing on Tuesday night on The National Geographic Channel. Here’s how they describe it:

Directed by Academy Award-Nominee, Rory Kennedy, this film exposes the digital divide in America and how access to technology can help provide opportunities for underserved communities and prepare all students for the digital world.

September 16, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Three 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:

Teachers: Finding Time to Blog is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers.

5 Tutorials on Mapping Stories is from Richard Byrne.

Insert Learning looks intriguing. It’s “a Chrome extension that lets you turn websites into interactive lessons.”

TEACHERS: HOW TO USE GOOGLE DRIVE is from The Tech Edvocate. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Advice On Using Education Technology:

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