Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 13, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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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
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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
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“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
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“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
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“Draw.Chat” Looks Like A Nice New Collaborative Tool

Draw.chat 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

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