Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 5, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Newest Listing Of The “Most Engaging” Education Blogs

As regular readers know, I periodically publish posts sharing what some organizations list as the “most popular” sites or services. I find them interesting and sometimes useful (see The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011).

Every six months or so, I also publish Postrank’s listing of their determination of the “most engaging” education blogs (it changes weekly). I take all these lists with a grain of salt, but it can’t hurt to see a list of who might have important roles in the online discussion about education. Obviously, the usefulness of Postrank’s criteria is very debatable. At the very least, it’s a source of potential new blogs to read.

You can see the entire PostRank list here. And here are the “top ten”:

1. Teacher Lingo

2. EduDemic

3. Free Technology For Teachers

4. New York Times Education

5. MindShift

6. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of The Day

7. Joanne Jacobs

8. Angela Maiers Educational Services

9. Leading Blog: A Leadership Blog @ LeadershipNow

10. Big Education Ape

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April 3, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“MSN.now”

I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

You might be interested in The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011.

Today, I’d like to share about MSN.now.

Here is how it describes itself:

We scour the most interesting trends from real-time sources like Twitter, Facebook, Bing, YouTube and BreakingNews.com, so you’ll always know what’s happening with the hottest social trends and stories on the Web. Then our expert editors add key insights on why a story is trending, if it’s true and where to find out more…. We summarize trends in 100 words or less…

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March 20, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Viral Videos

I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

You might be interested in The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011.

Today, I’d like to share about The Guardian’s “Viral Video Chart.” Each week, they post a list of the most popular ten videos on the Web.

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March 15, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Most Popular “Fast Company” Articles

I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

You might be interested in The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011.

Today, I’d like to share a magazine website.  I often find articles on the Fast Company magazine website useful and interesting, and just discovered that they have a weekly list of their top ten most popular stories.

I think it’s worth checking-out periodically.

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March 7, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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How To Find The Most Popular Smithsonian Magazine Articles

I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

You might be interested in The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011.

Today, I’d like to share the page where you can find a constantly updated list of the most popular articles from one of my favorite magazines, The Smithsonian.

I hope you find it useful.

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January 15, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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How To Find Popular Stories On The Huffington Post

I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

You might be interested in The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011.

Today, I’d like to share a new related resource I recently found — The Huffington Post’s “Most Popular” page. There you’ll find the stories, videos and slideshows that readers of the Huffington Post, one of the most visited sites on the Web, have shared or visited the most.

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December 31, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Show Me Trend”

I periodically post “most popular” lists of websites (and books) that I think educators might find useful. Of course, there are a number of ways to gauge “popularity.” I just view these lists as opportunities to check-out some new sites, and find it interesting to see which ones might be particularly “popular.”

You might be interested in The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2010.

Today, I’m posting about Show Me Trend. It lists the different “trending” topics on Twitter divided by country. There are actually several other applications that do the same thing. Show Me Trend, though, stands out because the topics are links to newspaper articles and other sources giving background on the topic.

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December 18, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Listing Of The “Most Engaging” Education Blogs

As regular readers know, I periodically publish posts sharing what some organizations list as the “most popular” sites or services. I find them interesting and sometimes useful (see The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2011).

Every six months or so, I also publish Postrank’s listing of their determination of the “most engaging” education blogs (it changes weekly). I take all these lists with a grain of salt, but it can’t hurt to see a list of who might  have important roles in the online discussion about education. Obviously, the usefulness of Postrank’s criteria is very debatable.  At the very least, it’s a source of potential new blogs to read.

You can see the entire PostRank list here. And here are the “top ten”:

1. Free Technology For Teachers

2. Mindshift

3. New York Times Education

4. Teacher Lingo

5. Voice of San Diego

6. Angela Maiers

7. Big Education Ape

8. Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day

9. Joanne Jacobs

10. Cool Cat Teacher

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