Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 13, 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:

The Histories of Personalized Learning is by Audrey Watters. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

As More Schools Look to Personalized Learning, Teaching May Be About to Change is from NEA Today.  I think it’s a pretty good article, but others apparently disagree (Teachers’ Union Faces Backlash Over Publication on Personalized Learning is from Ed Week). I’m adding them both to the same list.

Facebook has now rolled out a feature that lets all videos be automatically subtitled.

June 4, 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:

I’ve got to start off with the announcement that the Delicious bookmarking site is being shut-down. Read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog. Good thing I’ve been “double-saving” my bookmarks at diigo!

Rheo is a new site that is supposed to determine the right videos for your taste. I had hopes for it at first, but I’m not so sure it’s as good as I had hoped. So I’m not adding it to The “All-Time” Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators.

Should high school teachers text their students? is from The Sacramento Bee. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Teacher/Student Use Of Social Media.

May 30, 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:

Study Finds Classroom-Response ‘Clickers’ Can ‘Impede Conceptual Understanding’ is from Ed Surge. I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.

Breitbart, but not Huffington Post? Fresno students want more access to news is from The Fresno Bee and is an interesting commentary on district content filters.

As ed reformers urge a ‘big bet’ on personalized learning, research points to potential rewards — and risks is by Matt Barnum. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

Digital Portfolios: The Whole Child, The Whole Story. is the title of this video and you can find supporting resources here. Thanks to Middleweb for the tip.  I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Developing Student Portfolios.

May 19, 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:

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
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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
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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
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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
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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

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