Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 13, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

Another Delightful Playing For Change Music Video: “Love Train”

Here’s how Playing For Change introduces their newest video:

We are proud to share this video, produced by Playing For Change in partnership with Turnaround Arts, to share the message that the arts have the power to improve our schools and build more compassionate, connected communities.

Turnaround Arts infuses struggling schools with the arts as a strategy to bolster reform efforts and is a national program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. The program is in 73 schools in 37 districts across 17 states and the District of Columbia.

“Love Train” features Turnaround Arts students performing alongside their Turnaround Artists…

March 1, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

With Google’s New “Songmaker,” You Can Easily Create…Songs

Google unveiled a new and cool Songmaker tool (you need to use Chrome to access it).

Just click on a few boxes and your song is born!

I use tools like this one (see The Best Online Sites For Creating Music) for English-language development activities (see The Best Music Websites For Learning English).  For example, students will create music and have their classmates describe what it makes them see when they close their eyes.

Here’s a video about it:

And here’s a tune I created in ten seconds. Don’t worry, I won’t leave my day job yet:

February 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

“One Met. Many Worlds” Is A Cool Multilingual Art Gallery From The Met


One Met. Many Worlds is a cool online interactive gallery from The Metropolitan Museum Of Art.

You can explore how certain words/themes have been illustrated in different works of arts across many cultures, and also “pair-up” your own preferred images to share online.

I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Students To Create Their Own Online Art Collections.

February 8, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

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

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

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

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

Here my “Best” Best lists sharing Tools For Learning About Art & Creating It:

The Best Art Websites For Learning English

The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations

The Best Ways To Make Comic Strips Online

The Best Sites To Learn About Diego Rivera

The Best Ways For Students To Create Their Own Online Art Collections

The Best Collections Of “The Best” Pieces Of Art Ever Created

The Best Sites For Learning About Famous Art Thefts

The Best Examples Of “Unusual” Art

The Best Resources Discussing The Importance Of Art In Education — Help Me Find More

January 20, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Draw.Chat” Looks Like A Nice New Collaborative Tool looks like a nice new collaborative drawing too. And it’s free.

Here’s how they describe it:

Draw.Chat is anonymous, online drawing board. You can create your paint chat in one click – without any registration. Every whiteboard has a unique, randomly generated URL which you can send to other people to start a real-time collaboration.

Get your personal chat room with the whiteboard where you can drop and paste Screenshots, Images and PDF’s. Use your camera to start a secure P2P video conference. You can also drag and drop images from your camera directly to the canvas. Use the bell for offline notification – when someone else open or write in the chat room. Draw.Chat delivers tools for annotating PDF’s, Maps, and Screenshots.


I’m adding it to:

The Best Art Websites For Learning English

The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration

January 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Check Out The Number One Song In 3,000 Locations Around The World


The Pudding created an interactive map – with audio – where you can see and listen to the number one song (in December, 2017) in 3,000 locations around the world.

It’s pretty cool.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures.

At that same list, you can find related worldwide music sites, including:

Radiooooo is one of the coolest music sites around. You can click a country on a world map and then click a decade from the past 120 years, and it will then play music from that area and from that time period.

Radio Garden is an online interactive map of radio stations that you can listen to from around the world. It’s pretty nifty, and you can read more about it at The Atlantic’s article, The Map That Lets You Listen to the Radio Everywhere.

Check Out “The Global Jukebox” For Folk Music From Around The World

You can learn about different musical instruments at the Glossary of Folk Musical Instruments & Styles from Around the World and the World Instrument Gallery.

Rare Early Photographs of Musicians Around the World is from Brain Pickings. The post has links to even more great photos.

Musical Map: Cities of the World is from Spotify.

World Music Composer is a nice tool from the National Museums of Scotland to learn about musical instruments and how they sound from around the world. You can mix-and-match them to create your own collection but, unfortunately, you can save it.

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