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April 2, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Vocabulary Instruction

This is the tenth post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years.

The previous posts in this series have been:

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Learning About Art & Creating It

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Teaching About Economics & Jobs

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching About Health

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Useful Multilingual Resources

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Online Learning Games

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Writing Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Reading Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources On The Environment

These will be lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised,  so they are up-to-date.

You can find all my nearly 2,000 continually updated “Best” lists here.

 

Here are the lists I’ve revised and updated that share resources on teaching and learning about vocabulary instruction:

The Best “I Spy” (Hidden Object) Games For Vocabulary Development

The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary

The Best Websites For Developing Academic English Skills & Vocabulary

The Best Spelling Sites

The Best Tools To Make Online Flashcards

The Best Sites For Making Crossword Puzzles & Hangman Games

The Best Sites To Help ELL’s Learn Idioms & Slang

April 2, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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April 7th Is “International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda” – Here Are Related Resources

 

The United Nations has declared April 7th to be “International Day of Reflection on the Genocide in Rwanda.”

You might be interested in The Best Sites To Learn About Genocide In Rwanda.

You might also be interested in:

The Best Resources For Learning About Genocide

The Best Web Resources On Darfur

The Best Sites For Learning About The Holocaust

The Best Resources For Learning About The Rohingya Refugee Crisis

April 1, 2018
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.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

When you get schooled by Apple is a good overview of education-related announcements from Apple this week. The New York Times also has an article: Apple Unveils New iPad to Catch Google in the Classroom. You might be interested in The Best Resources For Beginning iPad Users.  That list is a little dated, but you can find more useful and recent info as you scroll down.

Google launches a Chrome OS tablet for schools ahead of Apple’s iPad education event is from TechCrunch. You might be interested in The Best Resources For Using Chromebooks In The Classroom – Help Me Find More.

Richard Byrne reports that Goo.gl Is Being Shut Down. He shares alternatives at his blog post. You might also be interested in The Best Ways To Shorten URL Addresses, which I recently cleaned-up.

Noted is a new and possibly helpful note-taking app. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Effective Note-Taking Strategies – Help Me Find More.

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn Typing/Keyboarding:

March 30, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources On The Environment

 

This is the ninth post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years.

The previous posts in this series have been:

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Learning About Art & Creating It

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Teaching About Economics & Jobs

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching About Health

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Useful Multilingual Resources

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Online Learning Games

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Writing Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Reading Instruction

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism

These will be lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised,  so they are up-to-date.

You can find all my nearly 2,000 continually updated “Best” lists here.

 

Here are the lists I’ve revised and updated that share resources on teaching and learning about the environment:

The Best Earth Day Sites

The Best Sites To Introduce Environmental Issues Into The Classroom

The Best Online Carbon Calculators

The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change

The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day)

The Best Sites To Learn About “Earth Hour”

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About World Water Day

The Best Interactives Showing How Long Our Non-Renewables Will Last

The Best Wildlife Photographs Of The Year

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About The Standing Rock Protests

March 28, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Infographics Galore!

Quite a few infographics have been shared recently, and this is an irregular feature I’m calling “Infographics Galore!”

Here they are (you might also be interested in A Collection Of “The Best…” Lists On Infographics):

The U.S. Census has a great collection of Infographics & Visualizations. I’m adding it to The Best Sources For Interactive Infographics.

How Different Income Groups Spend Money is from Flowing Data. I’m adding it to The Best Visualizations Of How People Spend Their Days.

Misconceptions:Some Common Geographic Mental Misplacements… is a good interactive. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Different Types Of Map Projections.

Most Common Occupation by Age is from Flowing Data. Teacher is one of the most common from the ages of 26 to 45.

Why do people come to the US? is from USA Facts. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States.

March 18, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Reading Instruction

 

This is the seventh post in a weekly series I’m creating that will highlight the Best “Best” lists in a particular topic I have posted over the years.

The previous posts in this series have been:

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Learning About Art & Creating It

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Tools For Teaching About Economics & Jobs

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching About Health

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Useful Multilingual Resources

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Online Learning Games

“Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Writing Instruction

These will be lists I’ve also recently reviewed and revised so they are up-to-date.

You can find all my nearly 2,000 continually updated “Best” lists here.

 

Here are the lists I’ve revised and updated that share resources on reading instruction (I’ll be publishing a separate collection on vocabulary instruction):

 

The Best Posts On Students Reading Aloud Individually In ESL Class — But I Need Your Help Finding Research On The Topic

The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

The Best Websites For Beginning Older Readers

The Best Websites For Intermediate Readers

The Best Sites To Teach ELL’s About Libraries

The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories

The Best Sources For Free & Accessible Printable Books

The Best Sites For Creating Sentence Scrambles

The Best Resources On The Study Finding That Reading Books Makes You Live Longer

The Best Resources On Which Is Best – Reading Digitally Or Reading Paper?

Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them

The Best Collections Of Funny Signs (For Use In English Classes)

The Best Resources Documenting The Effectiveness of Free Voluntary Reading

The Best Articles & Sites For Teachers & Students To Learn About Phonics

The Best Fun Videos About Books & Reading

A Beginning List Of The Best Folklore & Myth Sites

The Best Resources For World Read Aloud Day

The Best Resources For World Literacy Day

The Best Posts & Articles About Why Book “Leveling” Is A Bad Idea

The Best Resources On “Close Reading” — Help Me Find More

The Best Resources On Close Reading Paintings, Photos & Videos

The Best Resources For Banned Books Week

The Best Sites For Learning About The Alphabet

A Beginning List Of The Best Posts & Articles On Accelerated Reader

The Best Videos & Articles Where Athletes Explain How Reading & Writing Well Has Helped Their Career – Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Learning About Balanced Literacy & The “Reading Wars”

The Best Posts On Reading Strategies & Comprehension – Help Me Find More!

The Best Resources On Reading Fluency (Including How To Measure It)

 

 

 

 

March 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week In Web 2.0

'Web 2.0 paljastaa' photo (c) 2011, Janne Ansaharju - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

 

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you might also be interested in The 50 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

Scratchwork is an online collaborative whiteboard that seems to be designed with using it for math in mind. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.

Diveo is an app designed to have multiple people upload video from the same event to one place, where it can all be edited. It’s obviously ideal for field trips.  I’m adding it to The Best Web Applications That Lets Multiple People Upload Their Photos To One Place, which I just revised and updated.

Zanifesto is a new tool for creating infographics. I learned about it from Richard Byrne.  I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Creating Infographics.

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