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August 8, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Most Popular Posts Of The Year From My Ed Week Blog

I’ve just posted a list of the ten most popular posts of the year from my Education Week Teacher blog, if you’d like to check them out….

On Friday, I begin the “second season” for that blog, taking and answering questions (or, at least, trying to) from educators…

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March 24, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Most Popular Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months

February 19, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Fifth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

I began this blog five years ago.

Writing it has made me a better teacher for my students, and I hope it’s been helpful to others. It’s been an incredible gift to be able to connect with so many talented educators around the world.

Feedburner, though sometimes erratic, consistently says about 25,000 people subscribe to this blog daily. There’s bound to be overlap, but there are also 2,000 people who receive my monthly newsletter, and fifteen thousand who read it via Twitter, along with others who read it on Facebook and on Google+.

Since I began writing this blog, I’ve published over 9,000 posts (including over 850 “The Best…” lists), not to mention seventy articles and three books (with two more upcoming). I have also begun writing two other blogs — my teacher advice column at Education Week Teacher and the Engaging Parents In School blog.

I appreciate the people I have met — online or in person — through this blog, and everything I have learned from you.

Thanks, and forward to another year!

In addition to the above few words, I thought people might find it interesting to see what have been the most popular posts since this blog began.

Here are they are:

1. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

2. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2007

3. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009

4. The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects

5. The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”

6. The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

7. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

8. The Best Online Learning Games — 2007

9. The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day

10. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL

11. The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects

12. The Best Online Sources For Images

13. The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English

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

15. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011 — So Far

16. The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween

17. The Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners — 2007

18. The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa

19. The Best Music Websites For Learning English

20. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2010

Though “The Best…” lists are clearly extremely popular, some of my non-”The Best…” posts have also rung a chord with readers. Here are some of those most popular ones:

1. Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

2. Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges

3. Excerpt From My Book On Teaching English Language Learners

4. When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)

5. “I Like This Lesson Because It Make Me Have a Longer Temper” (Part One)

6. ESL Carnival

7. What Do You Do To Keep Students (And You!) Focused Near The End Of The Year?

8. Reading Logs — Part Two (or “How Students Can Grow Their Brains”)

9. “let some of the players with lower batting averages go”

10. Maintaining A “Good” Class

11. Jon Stewart & Diane Ravitch Knock It Out Of The Park!

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December 19, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Most Popular Posts Of The Year — 2011

It’s time for the annual list of my most popular blog posts of the year — determined by the number of times they’ve been visited.

You might also be interested in these previous lists:

My Most Popular Posts Of The Year — 2010

Most Popular Posts Over The First Three Years Of This Blog

The Most Popular Posts Of The Year — 2009

The Most Popular Posts Of 2008

As usual, I’m dividing the list into two sections — “The Best….” lists and other posts.

Here are My Most Popular Blog Posts Of The Year – 2010:

MOST POPULAR “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

2. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2011

3. The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”

4. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL

5. The Best Sites For Cooperative Learning Ideas

6. The Best Sites To Help Teach About 9/11

7. Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Music Sites

8. The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects

9. The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

10. The Best Online Sources For Images

THE TOP POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges

2. Excerpt From My Book On Teaching English Language Learners

3. Neat! Create A Fake iPhone Text Conversation

4. Jon Stewart & Diane Ravitch Knock It Out Of The Park!

5. Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

6. First Chapter of My Book, Hand-Outs & Links Are Now Online For Free

7. Two More Video Sites Like TED Talks

8. “Draw A Stickman” & Make Him Come To Life

9. Yale Makes 260,000 Images Available Online — With No Limitations On Their Usage

10. Why Is It Important For Students To Learn About Bloom’s Taxonomy?

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December 11, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Most Popular Blog Posts Of The Year — 2010

It’s time for the annual list of my most popular blog posts of the year — determined by the number of times they’ve been visited.

You might also be interested in these previous lists:

Most Popular Posts Over The First Three Years Of This Blog

The Most Popular Posts Of The Year — 2009

The Most Popular Posts Of 2008

As usual, I’m dividing the list into two sections — “The Best….” lists and other posts.

Here are My Most Popular Blog Posts Of The Year – 2010:

MOST POPULAR “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009

2. The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King

3. The Best Sites For Learning About The World Cup

4. The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween

5. The Best Sites To Learn About The Gulf Oil Spill

6. The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects

7. The Best Sites To Learn About The Vancouver Winter Olympics

8. The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Haiti

THE TOP POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. Excerpt From My Book On Teaching English Language Learners

2. Be Prepared To Laugh With Tears Flowing After Watching “Collaborative Planning” Video

3. Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

4. How To Get A Discount When Ordering My Parent Engagement Book

5. When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)

6. A Few Simple Ways To Introduce Reluctant Colleagues To Technology

7. Have You Ever Taught A Class That Got “Out Of Control”?

8. Did You Know That THE Key To Saving American Education Is Firing Bad Teachers?

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July 30, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Most Popular Blog Posts On Parent Engagement (Over The Past Year)

I began my Engaging Parents In School blog about a year ago to support the publication of my book, Building Parent Engagement In Schools. I’ve written many posts on that blog over the past twelve months, and I thought readers might find it useful to see a list of which ones have been “clicked-on” the most:

Here, in order, are My Most Popular Blog Pots On Parent Engagement (Over The Past Year):

1. Worst Idea To Promote Parent Involvement Ever: If You’re Poor, You Get Government Benefits Cut-Off Unless You Go To PTA Meetings

2. School Secretary Fired For Translating For Parents

3. My Best Posts On Parent Engagement So Far This Year

4. How NOT To Communicate With Parents

5. Boy, Did Ruben Navarrete Get Up On The Wrong Side Of The Bed This Morning!

6. A “Must-Read” For Anybody Interested In Parent Engagement In Schools

7. Can The Brookings Institution Really Be That Clueless?

8. “Harlem Program Singled Out as Model”

9. Will Somebody Tell Secretary Duncan’s Staff That There Are “Regular” Public Schools Engaging Parents, Too?

10. October Is “Parent Involvement Month”

11. Some Of These “Parent Academies” Just Don’t Get It….

12. ”The problem is that the teachers don’t have to listen to us”

13. Great Teacher Home Visit Video Clip

14. “You go to the school, you sign up to do a job, they tell you what to do”

15. Conditional Cash Transfers, Parents, And Schools

If you found this post useful, you might want to consider subscribing to the Engaging Parents In School blog. You can subscribe by RSS or by email. If you want to receive posts by email, just type in your email address in the box on the left side-bar of that blog.

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February 27, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Third Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

I began this blog three years ago today.

Writing it has made me a better teacher for my students, and I hope it’s been helpful to others.

My Feedburner statistics, along with the stats of several other edubloggers, went a bit haywire last month. Based on what they were saying prior to that time, I think I have about 8,000 daily subscribers, plus close to a thousand additional people who get my monthly newsletter (Feedburner now says I have 25,000 subscribers, but I’m not that deluded).

I appreciate the people I have met — online or in person — through this blog, and everything I have learned from you.

Thanks, and forward to another year!

In addition to the above few words, I thought people might find it interesting to see what have been the most popular posts since this blog began. As I do usually when I share my most popular posts, I’m providing two separate lists — the most popular “The Best…” lists and the most popular ones that were not “The Best…” lists.

Here are they are:

The Most Popular “The Best…” Lists Over The Past Three Years:

1. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2007

2. The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects

3. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009

4. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

5. The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

6. The Best Online Learning Games — 2007

7. The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day

8. The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King

9. The Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners — 2007

10. The Best Online Learning Games — 2008

11. The Best Ways For Students (And Anyone Else!) To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly & Painlessly

The Most Popular Posts That Weren’t “The Best…” Lists Over The Past Three Years:

1. When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)

2. Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

3. What Do You Do To Keep Students (& You!) Focused Near The End Of The School Year?

4. Have You Ever Taught A Class That Got “Out Of Control”?

5. Tutpup Math & Spelling Games

6. “Order In The Library”

7. Maintaining A “Good” Class

8. How To Get A Discount When Ordering My Book

9. Create a Medieval Tapestry

10. What Do You Do When You’re Having A Bad Day At School?

11. Reading Logs — Part Two (or “How Students Can Grow Their Brains”)

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January 29, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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January’s Most Popular Posts

This post contains a listing of the most popular posts in this blog during January . These are the ones that have been most “clicked-on,” and are different from my Websites Of The Month. Those are the posts that I personally think are the best and most helpful.

Because of the popularity of my “The Best…” lists, it should be pointed out that often the most clicked-on posts are not necessarily ones that I wrote that month. Instead, they might have been written earlier, but then one of these older ones has just been highlighted elsewhere and all of a sudden become popular.

You can see previous reports on my Most Popular Posts here.

THE TOP EIGHT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King

2. The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Haiti

3. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009

4. The Best Sites To Learn About The Vancouver Winter Olympics

5. The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects

6. The Best Online Collections Of PowerPoints For Teachers

7. The Best Social Studies Websites — 2009

8. The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day

THE TOP EIGHT POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. How Much “Content” Knowledge Do You Really Need To Be An Effective Teacher?

2. Excellent Clip Art Site

3. An Innovative Way For Students To Hire (& Fire) Tutors

4. What Did Martin Luther King Say About Education?

5. “Point, Quote, Connect”

6. How To Get A Discount When Ordering My Book

7. “I Like This Lesson Because It Make Me Have a Longer Temper” (Part One)

8. TinkrBox

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December 21, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Most Popular Posts Of The Year — 2009

I write a monthly piece sharing the most popular posts that appear in this blog — the ones that are most “clicked-on.” You can see these monthly lists at Most Popular Blog Posts.

I figured it would be interesting to readers, and to me, to see which ones were the most popular during the entire year.

Here are The Most Popular Posts Of The Year — 2009 (divided between “The Best…” lists and non-list posts):

MOST POPULAR “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects

2. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009

3. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

4. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2007

5. The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day

6. The Best Sites For K-12 Beginning English Language Learners

7. The Best Sites For Learning About The Presidential Inauguration

8. The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”

9. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

10. The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween

THE TOP TEN POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

2. What Do You Do To Keep Students (& You!) Focused Near The End Of The School Year?

3. Free Rider 2

4. More Student-Created Resources On The Swine Flu

5. “Order In The Library”

6. The “Most Popular” Blogs That Might Also Be Useful To Educators

7. What Do You Do When You’re Having A Bad Day At School?

8. What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class? (Part Two)

9. What Do You Do When You Have A Few Minutes Left In Class?

10. Reading Logs — Part Two (or “How Students Can Grow Their Brains”)

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November 27, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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October & November’s Most Popular Posts

This post contains a listing of the most popular posts in this blog during the months of October and November (usually I do them for each individual month, but didn’t get around to writing one in October). These are the ones that have been most “clicked-on,” and are different from my Websites Of The Month. Those are the posts that I personally think are the best and most helpful.

Because of the popularity of my “The Best…” lists, it should be pointed out that often the most clicked-on posts are not necessarily ones that I wrote that month. Instead, they might have been written earlier, but then one of these older ones has just been highlighted elsewhere and all of a sudden become popular.

You can see previous reports on my Most Popular Posts here.

THE TOP EIGHT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009

2. The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween

3. The Best Sites To Learn & Teach About Thanksgiving

4. The Best Online Resources About Christopher Columbus

5. The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”

6. The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

7. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

8. The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress

THE TOP EIGHT POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. A Few Simple Ways To Introduce Reluctant Colleagues To Technology

2. How To Get A Discount When Ordering My Book

3. When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)

4. Great Picture Book Maker

5. “I Like This Lesson Because It Make Me Have a Longer Temper” (Part One)

6. Do Teachers REALLY Come From The Bottom Third Of Colleges? Or Is That Statistic A Bunch Of Baloney?

7. “Funniest videos about teaching / learning English”

8. Reading Logs — Part Two (or “How Students Can Grow Their Brains”)

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October 11, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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September’s Most Popular Posts (A Little Late)

This post contains a listing of the most popular posts in this blog during the month of September.  These are the ones that have been most “clicked-on,” and are different from my Websites Of The Month. Those are the posts that I personally think are the best and most helpful.

Because of the popularity of my “The Best…” lists, it should be pointed out that often the most clicked-on posts are not necessarily ones that I wrote that month. Instead, they might have been written earlier, but then one of these older ones has just been highlighted elsewhere and all of a sudden become popular.

You can see previous reports on my Most Popular Posts here.

THE TOP EIGHT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Sites To Help Teach About 9/11

2. The Best Twitterers For Sharing Resource Links

3. The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

4. The Twenty Blogs I Read First…

5. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

6. The Best “Fun” Sites You Can Use For Learning, Too — 2009

7. The Best Online Learning Games — 2009

8. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

THE TOP EIGHT POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

2. Reading Logs — Part Two (or “How Students Can Grow Their Brains”)

3. When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)

4. “Now I Know My Brain Is Growing When I Read Every Night”

5. How To Get A Discount When Ordering My Book

6. “10 Interesting Ways To Use A Wiki In The Classroom”

7. “The Ten Worst Teaching Mistakes”

8. Helping Students Develop Self-Control

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August 31, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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August’s Most Popular Posts

This post contains a listing of the most popular posts in this blog during the month of August.  These are the ones that have been most “clicked-on,” and are different from my Websites Of The Month. Those are the posts that I personally think are the best and most helpful.

Because of the popularity of my “The Best…” lists, it should be pointed out that often the most clicked-on posts are not necessarily ones that I wrote that month. Instead, they might have been written earlier, but then one of these older ones has just been highlighted elsewhere and all of a sudden become popular.

You can see previous reports on my Most Popular Posts here.

THE TOP TEN “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Twitterers For Sharing Resource Links

2. The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”

3. The Best Collections Of Online Educational Games

4. The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience”

5. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

6. The Best Collections Of Web 2.0 Tools For Education

7. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

8. The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

9. The Best Sources For Advice On Using Flip Video Cameras

10. The Best Resources To Learn About Copyright Issues

THE TOP TEN POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. Answers To “What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?”

2. What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?

3. What Do You Do When You Have A Few Minutes Left In Class?

4. “Fifty Stimulating Classroom Starters”

5. What Do You To Make Sure Small Groups Work Well In Class?

6. Have You Ever Taught A Class That “Got Out Of Control”?

7. The Differentiator

8. “Top 15 Most Popular Web 2.0 Websites”

9. Storytlr Is Fantastic!

10. Good Intro & Overview Of New Web 2.0 Tools

TOP TRAFFIC SOURCES TO THIS BLOG (not including sources like Stumbleupon, Delicious, Twitter, etc):

1. Teacher Magazine

2. Free Technology For Teachers

3. Lexiophiles

4. TEFL.net

5. Classtools.net

6. Middleweb

7. Classroom 2.0

8. TechCrunch

9. EFL Classroom 2.0

10. The Edublogger

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July 29, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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July’s Most Popular Posts

This post contains a listing of the most popular posts in this blog during the month of July.  These are the ones that have been most “clicked-on,” and are different from my Websites Of The Month. Those are the posts that I personally think are the best and most helpful.

Because of the popularity of my “The Best…” lists, it should be pointed out that often the most clicked-on posts are not necessarily ones that I wrote that month. Instead, they might have been written earlier, but then one of these older ones has just been highlighted elsewhere and all of a sudden become popular.

You can see previous reports on my Most Popular Posts here.

THE TOP TEN “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Listening Sites For English Language Learners

2. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

3. The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”

4. The Best Web 2.0 applications for Education 2007

5. The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects

6. The Best Sites To Learn About The U.S. Financial Crisis

7. The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

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

9. The Best Collections Of Web 2.0 Tools For Education

10. The Best Twitterers For Sharing Resource Links

THE TOP TEN POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?

2. What Do You Do When You Have A Few Minutes Left In Class?

3. What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class? (Part Two)

4. Where To Find The Most Popular News Stories On The Web

5. “Interesting Ways” Series On Using Web 2.0 Apps In Schools

6. Michael Jackson’s Death & English Language Learners

7. PostRank’s Ten “Most Engaged” Education Blogs

8. “Newsy” Is Neat!

9. The Most Popular “Bookmarks” On The Web

10. June’s Best “Tweets”

TOP TRAFFIC SOURCES TO THIS BLOG (not including sources like Stumbleupon, Delicious, Twitter, etc):

1. Free Technology For Teachers

2. Classroom 2.0

3. Colorin Colorado

4. EFL Classroom 2.0

5. Interesting Pile

6. Lexiophiles

7. TechCrunch

8. The Edublogger

9. Mashable

10. Ressources Pour Le College

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June 29, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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June’s Most Popular Posts

This post contains a listing of the most popular posts in this blog during the month of June.  These are the ones that have been most “clicked-on,” and are different from my Websites Of The Month. Those are the posts that I personally think are the best and most helpful.

Because of the popularity of my “The Best…” lists, it should be pointed out that often the most clicked-on posts are not necessarily ones that I wrote that month. Instead, they might have been written earlier, but then one of these older ones has just been highlighted elsewhere and all of a sudden become popular.

You can see previous reports on my Most Popular Posts here.

THE TOP TEN “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Collections Of Online Educational Games

2. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

3. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

4. The Best Resources For Beginning To Learn What Twitter Is All About

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

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

7. The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress

8. The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks”

9. The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects

10. The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom

THE TOP TEN POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class (Part Two)?

2. What Do You Do To Keep Students (And You!) Focused Near The End Of The Year?

3. The “Most Popular” Blogs That Might Also Be Useful To Educators

4. What Do You Do When You Have A Few Minutes Left In Class?

5. “Interesting Ways” Series On Using Web 2.0 Apps In Schools

6. Free Rider 2

7. “New” Color Photos Of Hitler

8. Reflections On The School Year — Share Your Own!

9. My Verdict On Twitter

10. When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)

TOP TRAFFIC SOURCES TO THIS BLOG (not including sources like Stumbleupon, Delicious, Twitter, etc):

1. Ressources Pour Le College

2. Teacher Magazine

3. BuzzFlash

4. Classroom 2.0

5. Making Teachers Nerdy

6. Free Technology For Teachers

7. The Education Wonks

8. I Want To Teach Forever

9. EFL Classroom 2.0

10. Colorin Colorado

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May 29, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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May’s Most Popular Posts

This post contains a listing of the most popular posts in this blog during the month of May.  These are the ones that have been most “clicked-on,” and are different from my Websites Of The Month. Those are the posts that I personally think are the best and most helpful.

Because of the popularity of my “The Best…” lists, it should be pointed out that often the most clicked-on posts are not necessarily ones that I wrote that month. Instead, they might have been written earlier, but then one of these older ones has just been highlighted elsewhere and all of a sudden become popular.

You can see previous reports on my Most Popular Posts here.

THE TOP TEN “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Sites For Learning About The Swine Flu Outbreak

2. The Best Online Videos Showing ESL/EFL Teachers In The Classroom

3. The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects

4. The Best Sites For Teaching & Learning About Cinco de Mayo

5. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

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

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

8. The Best Web 2.0 applications for Education 2007

9. The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress

10. The Best Digital Storytelling Resources

THE TOP TEN POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. What Do You Do To Keep Students (And You!) Focused Near The End Of The Year?

2. “Order In The Library”

3. More Student-Created Resources On The Swine Flu

4. What Do You Do When You Have A Few Minutes Left In Class?

5. My “Verdict” On Twitter

6. What’s The Link Between Health & Education?

7. What Do You Do On The Last Day Of Class?

8. Free Rider 2

9. Blerp Is A Winner

10. Wallwisher Is A Winner — Big Time!

TOP TRAFFIC SOURCES TO THIS BLOG (not including sources like Stumbleupon, Delicious, Twitter, etc):

1. Free Technology For Teachers

2. Classroom 2.0

3. Making Teachers Nerdy

4. Teacher Magazine

5. Learning The Language

6. EFL Classroom 2.0

7. TechCrunch

8. Interesting Pile

9. English Companion Ning

10. Teacher Training Videos

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April 30, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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April’s Most Popular Posts

This post contains a listing of the most popular posts in this blog during the month of March.  These are the ones that have been most “clicked-on,” and are different from my Websites Of The Month. Those are the posts that I personally think are the best and most helpful.

Because of the popularity of my “The Best…” lists, it should be pointed out that often the most clicked-on posts are not necessarily ones that I wrote that month. Instead, they might have been written earlier, but then one of these older ones has just been highlighted elsewhere and all of a sudden become popular.

You can see previous reports on my Most Popular Posts here.

THE TOP TEN “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Sources For Ideas On How To Use Technology With English Language Learners

2. The Best Earth Day Sites

3. The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects

4. The Best Sites For Learning About Easter & Passover

5. The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience”

6. The Best Websites For Learning About Modern & Historical Pirates

7. The Best Digital Storytelling Resources

8. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

9. The Best Web 2.0 applications for Education 2007

10. The Best Sites For K-12 Intermediate English Language Learners

11. The Best Sites For Learning About The Swine Flu Outbreak

THE TOP TEN POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. Post Rank’s Ranking Of The Top Education Blogs

2. What Do You Do When You’re Having A Bad Day At School?

3. Wallwisher Is A Winner — Big Time!

4. When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!)

5. Virtual Grammar Lab

6. ESL Carnival

7. Another Good Collection of Web 2.0 Tools

8. Have You Ever Taught A Class That “Got Out Of Control”?

9. Free Rider 2

10. Excellent Immigration Graphic

TOP TRAFFIC SOURCES TO THIS BLOG (not including sources like Stumbleupon, Delicious, Twitter, etc):

1. Learning The Language

2. Making Teachers Nerdy

3. Interesting Pile

4. EFL Classroom 2.0

5. English Companion Ning

6. Free Technology For Teachers

7. TechCrunch

8. Classroom 2.0

9. Bloomingdale School District 13

10. The Edublogger

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March 29, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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March’s Most Popular Posts

This post contains a listing of the most popular posts in this blog during the month of March,  These are the ones that have been most “clicked-on,” and are different from my Websites Of The Month. Those are the posts that I personally think are the best and most helpful.

Because of the popularity of my “The Best…” lists, it should be pointed out that often the most clicked-on posts are not necessarily ones that I wrote that month. Instead, they might have been written earlier, but then one of these older ones has just been highlighted elsewhere and all of a sudden become popular.

You can see previous reports on my Most Popular Posts here.

THE TOP TEN “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects

2. The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (and April Fool’s Day)

3. The Best Sites For Learning About Easter & Passover

4. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

5. The Best Sites For Learning About Cesar Chavez

6. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2007

7. The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

8. The Best Sites For Free ESL/EFL Hand-Outs & Worksheets

9. The Best Online Learning Games — 2008

10. The Best “Cause-Related” Online Learning Games

THE TOP TEN POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. Have You Ever Taught A Class That “Got Out Of Control”?

2. Virtual Grammar Lab

3. Free Rider 2

4. Accessible Multiple Intelligence Test

5. Awesome Stories Has Just Gotten More “Awesome”

6. 100 English Lessons

7. Two Excellent Sites For Beginning Readers

8. Excellent Immigration Graphic

9. How Do You Find The Right Camera, Camcorder, Computer, Etc.?

10. Superb English Site Back Online

TOP TRAFFIC SOURCES TO THIS BLOG (not including sources like Stumbleupon, Delicious, Twitter, etc):

1. Making Teachers Nerdy

2. JimmyR

3. Core Knowledge

4. EFL Classroom 2.0

5. I Want To Teach Forever

6. Interesting Pile

7. Ressources Pour Le College

8. TechCrunch

9. Classroom 2.0

10. The Edublogger

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February 27, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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February’s Most Popular Blog Posts

January 29, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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January’s Most Popular Posts

December 29, 2008
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Most Popular Posts Of 2008

I thought people might be interested in seeing a listing of the most popular posts of the year — the ones that have been “clicked-on” the most during 2008:

THE TOP “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2007

2. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008

3. The Best Online Learning Games — 2007

4. The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers

5. The Best Online Learning Games — 2008

6. The Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners — 2007

7. The Best Ways For Students (And Anyone Else!) To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly, and Painlessly

8. The Best Websites For Beginning Older Readers

9. The Best Music Websites For Learning English

10. The Best Websites For K-12 Writing Instruction/Reinforcement

11. The Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners — 2008

12. The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English

13. The Best Web 2.0 Applications for ESL/EFL Learners — 2007

THE TOP POSTS THAT WERE NOT “THE BEST…” LISTS:

1. Poptropica

2. Free Rider 2

3. Tutpup Math and Spelling Games

4. When A “Good” Class Goes “Bad” (And Back To “Good” Again!) (this is “sort of” a “The Best…” list, but not really)

5. The List of “Top 50 Education Blogs”

6. Make a Face

7. Free Brainpop Election Movies

8. Maintaining A “Good” Class

9. Spelling City

10. ESL/EFL Sister Classes Project

11. Excellent Online Language Program

12. Academic Language

13. Listen & Read

TOP TRAFFIC SOURCES TO THIS BLOG:

1. Edublogs

2. Classroom 2.0

3. The Edublogger

4. EFL Classroom 2.0

5. Ressources Pour Le College

6. Learning The Language

7. TechCrunch

8. The Edublog Awards

9. Langwitches

10. Creating Lifelong Learners

11. Live Mocha

12. Teacher Training Videos

13. eLearning Post

You can see the most popular posts for each month at Most Popular Blog Posts.

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