Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

March 11, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

NY Times Publishes Presidential Debate Word Cloud That’s Perfect For ELLs & Others


The New York Times has just published a great word cloud-like visual highlighting the words most used in the Democratic and Republican presidential debates – so far.

It’s perfect to use with English Language Learners – and other students – to initiate a discussion of the election and to also teach new vocabulary.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections.

February 13, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Infographic: “U.S. Health Care vs. The World [2016]”

A few years ago I published the 2013 version of this infographic at The Best Online Resources For Learning About Health Care Reform.

Here’s the 2016 version. It might be a useful learning activity to compare the two…

Brought to you by MHA@GW, the online master of health administration offered through the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University

Original source

December 22, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

More End-Of-Year Collections Of Great Infographics


Here are new additions to The Best Collections Of Infographics, Charts & Maps – 2015:

The SF Chronicle’s Interactive Projects

The 18 Best Infographics of 2015 is from Visually.

2015: The Year in Visual Stories and Graphics is from The New York Times.

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015 is from Flowing Data.

‘On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me’ … a bunch of econ charts! appeared in the Washington Post.

December 18, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Three New Visualizations Showing How Americans Spend Their Time


I regularly collect visualizations of data showing how Americans spend their time. You can see them all at The Best Visualizations Of How People Spend Their Days (which also includes some describing how we spend our money, too).

Students find them interesting, and they create great opportunities for compare/contrast analysis, especially when the visualizations differentiate between gender, age, ethnicity, etc.

Flowing Data has just developed three new visualizations of the most recent data, all of which are pretty neat.

Instead of describing the details of how they’re different, I’ll just list their titles with live links. They’re all worth a visit:

Most Common Use of Time, By Age and Sex

Counting The Hours.

A Day In The Life of Americans

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