Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

May 19, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

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:

Student Portfolio Apps and Websites is from Common Sense Education. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Developing Student Portfolios.

Districts Moving Away From Desktop Technology in Favor of Mobile, Report Finds is from Education Week.

No, YouTube’s mobile live streaming is not yet open to all – but it’s very close is from TechCrunch.

$8 Billion a Year on Ed Tech, but Does It Work? Experts Call for Better Research at Unique D.C. Symposium is from The 74.

May 13, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

Ed Tech Digest

Two 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:

Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality – What’s the Difference? is from Voice of America (thanks to Michelle Henry). I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Virtual Reality In Education.

Augmented Reality vs. Virtual Reality is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to the same list.

Microsoft’s Presentation Translator translates presentations in real time is from TechCrunch. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms Of Machine Translation.

Cite It In is a new automatic citation tool. Read about it at Richard Byrne’s blog.  I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning Research & Citation Skills.

What Brands Can Learn From Educational Content on YouTube is a quasi-interesting post from Google, but an accompanying piece, EXPLORING EDU: CREATING ENRICHING CONTENT, is more useful.

I wrote Tech Danger Alert! last week about some ways we should be careful about our digital lives.  Here’s another related piece from The NY Times that I’m adding to it: Protecting Your Digital Life in 8 Easy Steps. In fact, I’ve turned that original post into a “Best” list called The Best Advice On Protecting Our Digital Info.

April 30, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

Ed Tech Digest

Two 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:

Can Technology Change How Teachers Teach? (Part 1) is by Larry Cuban.

Project-Based Learning with Drawp for School Student Tool is from Class Tech Tips. I’m adding it to The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.

Bulb is a somewhat similar tool that might be worth exploring – I’m adding it to the same list.

Here are three new additions to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Virtual Reality In Education:

Embed 360° photos and Virtual Reality (VR) Content is from Edublogs.

IATEFL presentation : Virtual Reality in the EFL Class is from IATEFL.

Using virtual reality to step into others’ shoes is from The Hechinger Report.

April 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

Ed Tech Digest

Two 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:

Have Silicon Valley Teachers Using Technology Daily Altered Their Classroom Practice? (Part 1) is by Larry Cuban.

7 Great Tools for Creating Flipped Lessons from Existing Videos is from Richard Byrne. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea.

The 5 Best Tools for Twitter Chats is from Razor Social. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About, but I really have to cull a lot of older links from that post.

Virtual Reality Could Transform Education as We Know It is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Virtual Reality In Education.

Future Ready: VR, AR, and MR in the classroom beyond the novelty is by Micah Shippee. I’m adding it to the same list.

How Google Chromebooks conquered U.S. schools is from The Associated Press. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Using Chromebooks In The Classroom – Help Me Find More.

April 2, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

Ed Tech Digest

Two 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:

Technology “Disrupting” Teaching (Part 2) is by Larry Cuban.

YouTube has made some changes to the tool that lets you create “Choose Your Own Adventure” videos. Richard Byrne has written two very good posts explaining what you can do instead. I’m adding them to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories.

9 Must-Have Virtual Reality Tools for Teaching with Google Cardboard is from Class Tech Tips. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Virtual Reality In Education.

TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION:COMPUTERS, SOFTWARE, AND THE INTERNET is a recent research paper (Thanks to Carl Hendrick for the tip). I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.

Silicon Valley teacher: Don’t confuse educational technology that helps kids learn — and doesn’t is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.

Google Classroom Is Now Open to All Students and Teachers

January 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

Ed Tech Digest

Two 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:

I’m making some initial attempts at trying out Google Cardboard with my English Language Learner students (I bought a few plastic ones from IMCardboard – the actual cardboard ones are just too flimsy for my high school classroom). 20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard from MakeUseof looks interesting.

In Apple’s backyard, iPads ignite furor in schools is from The East Bay Times.

Is Ed-Tech research nearing its ‘Big Tobacco’ moment?

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

November 7, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

Ed Tech Digest

Two 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:

The U.S. Department of Education offers a new tool to help schools measure ed tech results is from The Hechinger Report.

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction is from NPR.

How to Deal With Digital Distractions is from The New York Times.

Technology can limit student discussion—or encourage it. is from Slate. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Sharing The Best Practices For Fruitful Classroom Discussions.

September 18, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
0 comments

Ed Tech Digest

Two 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:

Laptops, Chromebooks Most Valuable Education Tools, Teachers Say is from The Journal. Thanks to Alexander Russo for the tip.

How Google Is Schooling Apple And Microsoft In The Battle For America’s Classrooms is from Fast Company.

The 8 Edtech Questions Every Parent Should Ask Schools This Year is from Ed Surge.

There’s no app for good teaching is from TED. I’m adding it to The Best Advice On Using Education Technology.

Skip to toolbar