Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

September 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New TED-Ed Video: “A brief history of banned numbers”

A brief history of banned numbers is a new lesson and video from TED-Ed.

Its content reminded me of when the then-military dictatorship governing Argentina banned the use of Venn Diagrams in school. You can read more about that story at The Best Multimedia Resources For Introducing Students To The Advantages Of Charts, Graphs & Infographics.

September 26, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Numbers

 

As I shared a few months ago (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I’ve done quite a few so far, and you can find them all at All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!

I’ve got several more to go, however, and here’s the latest one – on numbers:

Numbers

Number Exercises

Numbers 1 to 10 ESL Vocabulary Interactive Board Game

Numbers 10 to 100 ESL Vocabulary Interactive Board Game

Months and Ordinal Numbers ESL Vocabulary Game Activity Online

Numbers From The British Council

Numbers 1 to 10 Vocabulary – Listening Memory Game

Numbers 10 to 20 Vocabulary – Listening Memory Game

Numbers Game

August 9, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Good Short Growth Mindset Video

Here’s a nice video from Jo Boaler on a growth mindset and its impact on the brain. It specifically talks about math, but would be useful in any subject.

I’m adding it to:

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”

The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning

June 20, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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With Endorsements Like These, “Super Math World” Has Got To Be A Winner

With both Jo Boaler and Dan Meyer endorsing Super Math World, I can only assume it’s a great math learning game.

Here’s a video about it, followed by the tweets Jo and Dan sent out about the game:

February 3, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Videos: “Maps” Of Math & Physics

I thought these videos, though a bit long, were intriguing. I can’t comment on their accuracy, but the got me wondering if the concept of these kinds of “maps” might have some relevance for IB Theory of Knowledge – and other – classes.

What would “maps” of history, logic, emotion, art, etc. look like?

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