Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

March 2, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Most Popular Posts Of The Month

I regularly share my picks for the most useful posts of each month. I also have tried publish a list of the month’s most popular posts, based on the number of times they are “clicked-on.” I’m very behind on that one, though.

I also share a list of Post Rank’s analysis of each month’s top posts. Post Rank uses a variety of ways to measure level of “engagement” that readers have with specific blog posts. I have a constantly updated “widget” on my blog’s sidebar that lists these posts, but I thought a monthly post would be helpful/interesting to subscribers who don’t regularly visit the blog itself.

Here are their rankings for the month of February:

  1. The Best Resources For Learning The Advantages To Being Bilingual
  2. The Best Resources For Learning About Attacks On Teachers & Other Public Sector Workers In Wisconsin
  3. The Best Resources To See Who Might Fall Next After Mubarak…
  4. Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Problems
  5. The Best Tools For Creating Fake “Stuff” For Learning
  6. The Best Sites For Learning About Protests In History
  7. The Best Places To Find Research On Technology & Language Teaching/Learning
  8. The Best Sites To Learn About The Christchurch Earthquake
  9. You Can Now “Pre-Order” My New Book On Helping Students Motivate Themselves
  10. Very Important Post On The Effect Of Teachers Unions On Student Achievement
  11. The Best Places To Get Reliable, Valid, Accessible & Useful Education Data
  12. The Best Posts About Michelle Rhee’s Exaggerated Test Scores
  13. The Best Posts & Articles Raising Concerns About Teach For America
  14. “Two Steps Back” Is A This American Life Episode Everybody Should Listen to — Especially Superintendents & Principals
  15. “Edge” Is Somewhat Like TED Talks
  16. Nice Collection of Web 2.0 Tools
  17. Why Teachers Shouldn’t Blog….And Why I Do
  18. Google Makes It Easier To Import Delicious Bookmarks
  19. Contribute To The Next ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival!
  20. Today, A Reporter Asked Me What I Thought Of Michelle Rhee. This Is What I Told Him…
  21. Dilbert’s Commentary Might Relate To Teachers & Schools, Too
  22. The Best Sites For Learning About China
  23. Today’s Wisconsin Update — It’s Not About Money, It’s About Power
  24. Talking To Students About Their Reading (& Their Data)
  25. Exchange That Highlights What’s Going On In Wisconsin
  26. On Storytelling…
  27. “Little Bird Tales”
  28. “TED Conversations” Looks Like It Has Potential
  29. The Best “World Press Photo” Winners
  30. The Best Resources For Learning Why The Parent Trigger Isn’t Good For Parents, Kids Or Schools
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January 29, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Most Popular Posts Of The Month

I regularly share my picks for the most useful posts of each month. I also have tried publish a list of the month’s most popular posts, based on the number of times they are “clicked-on.” I’m very behind on that one, though.

I also share a list of Post Rank’s analysis of each month’s top posts. Post Rank uses a variety of ways to measure level of “engagement” that readers have with specific blog posts. I have a constantly updated “widget” on my blog’s sidebar that lists these posts, but I thought a monthly post would be helpful/interesting to subscribers who don’t regularly visit the blog itself.

Here are their rankings for the month of January:

  1. “Voki For Education” Launches Today
  2. The Best Resources For Maximizing The Use Of Dropbox
  3. Spelling City Becomes Even Better
  4. The Best Resources For Learning Why Teacher Merit Pay Is A Bad Idea
  5. “Calvin and Hobbes” Treasure Chest!
  6. How I Milked A Lesson For Every Last Ounce Of Learning And Why I’m An Idiot For Not Thinking Of It Earlier
  7. The Best Sites For Learning About The Protests In Egypt
  8. The Best Education-Related Books Visitors To This Blog Read In 2010
  9. “Mom, This Is How Twitter Works”
  10. The Best Sites For Learning About Earthquakes
  11. The Best Sites For Learning About The One-Year Anniversary Of The Haiti Earthquake
  12. Individualized Computer Support For Students Facing Challenges
  13. Thirty-Seven “Best Of 2010″ Lists
  14. Twitter “Chats” For ESL/EFL Teachers (& How To Participate In Them)
  15. The Best Resources For Learning About Handwriting & Learning
  16. The Best Places For Students To Learn About…Their Names
  17. Special Extra “Interview Of The Month” With Diane Ravitch
  18. Great CNN Interview On Class Size Reduction
  19. Two More Video Sites Like TED Talks
  20. Has Sandra Day O’Connor’s Site Just Added A Weird & Insulting Game On Immigration? Or Am I Being Too Sensitive?
  21. The Best Posts & Articles Explaining Why Schools Should Not Be Run Like Businesses
  22. The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy
  23. Amazing Collection Of Interactives Showing World Data
  24. Alternatives To Collective Punishment
  25. The Best Resources For Teaching About The Arizona Shooting
  26. Popplet Looks Like A Winner — It’s Wallwisher On Steroids
  27. “Projeqt” Looks Like It Could Good For Creating Interactive Slideshows
  28. The Best Sites For Learning About The Vote In Southern Sudan
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January 22, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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My Most Popular Posts On Parent Engagement This Quarter

I use PostRank to determine the most popular posts from my blog, Engaging Parents In School, and post a list every quarter. This quarter, PostRank is acting a little strange, so I’m just going to use the number of “hits” on posts to determine this quarter’s ranking.

You might also be interested in these collections:

My Best Parent Engagement Posts

My Most Popular Parent Engagement Posts

I also have these links on the sidebar of my engaging parents blog.

Here are My Most Popular Posts On Parent Engagement This Quarter:

1. What Parent Engagement Posts Did Readers Find Most “Engaging” This Quarter?

2. The Power Of A Positive Phone Call Home

3. Parent Trigger Supporters Attack PTA, Compare Schools To Batterers

4. What Do Parents Want?

5. Teachers Have Got To Stop Blaming Parents

6. My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2010

7. “Adults blame parents for education problems” (Interesting Poll, But Can We Stop The Blame Game?)

8. Bill Proposed To Grade Parents — What’s In Florida’s Drinking Water?

9. Parent “Trigger” Is Parent “Involvement” At Its Worst

10. What Is With All These Proposed Punitive Measures Against Parents?

Hope you find them useful!

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December 29, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Most Popular Posts Of The Month

I regularly share my picks for the most useful posts of each month. I also have tried publish a list of the month’s most popular posts, based on the number of times they are “clicked-on.” I’m very behind on that one, though.

I also share a list of Post Rank’s analysis of each month’s top posts. Post Rank uses a variety of ways to measure level of “engagement” that readers have with specific blog posts. I have a constantly updated “widget” on my blog’s sidebar that lists these posts, but I thought a monthly post would be helpful/interesting to subscribers who don’t regularly visit the blog itself.

Here are their rankings for the month of December:

The Best Articles & Posts On Education Policy — 2010

The Best Guides For Helping Teachers Develop Personal Learning Networks

My Most Popular Blog Posts Of The Year — 2010

My Book On Teaching English Language Learners Is Now Available For The Kindle

Make A Cool-Looking Message With “Message Hop”

“Speak Truth To Power” Curriculum

The Best Year-End Collections Of Images — 2010

Michelle Rhee Ups Her Arrogance Level

The Best Sites For Learning Beginning Photography Tips

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2010

Being Present

“Meltinpop” Could Be A Gold Mine For ESL/EFL Teachers

There Are Some Right Ways & Some Wrong Ways To Videotape Teachers — And This Is A Wrong Way

More iPhone Apps

Bitly News

New Study On “The Influence of Positive Framing”

Who Doesn’t Love Pictures Of Baby Animals?

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November 30, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For November From This Blog

I regularly share my picks for the most useful posts of each month. I also publish a list of the month’s most popular posts, based on the number of times they are “clicked-on” (though I’m a bit behind on that one).

I also share a list of Post Rank’s analysis of each month’s top posts. Post Rank uses a variety of ways to measure level of “engagement” that readers have with specific blog posts. I have a constantly updated “widget” on my blog’s sidebar that lists these posts, but I thought a monthly post would be helpful/interesting to subscribers who don’t regularly visit the blog itself.

Here are their rankings for the month of November:

  1. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2010
  2. The Best “The Best…” Lists For English Language Learners — 2010
  3. The Best Quotes About Education — Contribute Your Own Favorites
  4. What Was The Best Education-Related Book You Read In 2010?
  5. Wow! Wylio Is An Amazing Photo Site
  6. “My twitter challenge: Ten people I follow on twitter and why”
  7. “ookaboo” Is A New Site For Free Images
  8. The Best “The Best…” Lists On School Reform Issues — 2010
  9. My Post-Thanksgiving Letters To Students
  10. My Best Posts On Building Parent Engagement In Schools — 2010
  11. The Best Resources, Articles & Blog Posts For Teachers Of ELL’s — 2010
  12. Student Metacognition & Instructional Strategies
  13. The Best Articles/Blog Posts On What The Election Results Mean For Schools — Contribute More
  14. The Best Applications For Creating Free Email Newsletters
  15. The Best “The Best…” Lists Related To Social Studies — 2010
  16. There Are Now 550 “The Best…” Lists
  17. “25 Important Twitter Guides and Apps For Teachers”
  18. The Best “The Best…” Lists Offering Practical Classroom Advice To Teachers — 2010
  19. Storytelling Apps For The iPhone
  20. The Best Resources For Learning How To Best Give Feedback To Students
  21. “Webcam Research Helps Kids Improve Reading Fluency”
  22. The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators –2010
  23. “The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language”
  24. My Nominees For The 2010 Edublog Awards
  25. Snip.ly Is Interesting
  26. “ESL TED Talks”
  27. Important Research For Writing Persuasive Essays
  28. Tips For Setting-Up A Class Blog With Edublogs
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November 8, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“What Parent Engagement Posts Did Readers Find Most “Engaging” This Past Quarter?

A few months ago, I began to have PostRank index posts from my other blog, Engaging Parents In School. Post Rank uses a variety of ways to measure level of “engagement” that readers have with specific blog posts. I have a constantly updated “widget” on my blog’s sidebar that lists these posts, but I thought a quarterly post would be helpful/interesting to subscribers who don’t regularly visit the blog itself.

Here’s a listing of the “most engaged” posts from the previous quarter.

Here are their rankings for this past quarter:

  1. Good Parent Engagement Video
  2. My Book On Parent Engagement Is Now Available On The Kindle
  3. Wow! What A Study On School Leadership…
  4. “Have parents been shut out of education reform?”
  5. What A Terrible Video About Parents & Schools With A Terrible Message
  6. Obama’s Blueprint For Reform Is Very Weak On Parent Engagement/Involvement
  7. Unusual — And Important — Parent Engagement Study Validated
  8. “How to Strengthen Parent Involvement and Communication”
  9. Another Example Of What “Parent Involvement” Should Not Look Like…
  10. “Teaching Secrets: The Parent Meet and Greet”
  11. Edutopia Offers Free “Home-to-School Connections Guide”
  12. More States Recognizing October As “Parent Involvement Month”
  13. My Best Posts On Parent Engagement Over The Past Six Months
  14. “Too often, students’ parents get lost in the equation”
  15. Good Collection Of Parent Involvement Research
  16. Parents & The Controversy Over The LA Times Story On Evaluating Teachers
  17. “As Parents Protest, Chancellor and Panel Leave”
  18. What Do Latino Parents Say About Schools?
  19. Student Mental Health Needs & Parent Engagement
  20. Another Bad Parent Engagement Strategy: Delaware District Wants To Pay Parents To Come To School Events
  21. “Community Organizing for Stronger Schools”
  22. Public Says More Involved Parents Is Number One Schools Need
  23. “Student-led conferences benefit parents, kids”

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October 30, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For October From This Blog

I regularly share my picks for the most useful posts of each month. I also publish a list of the month’s most popular posts, based on the number of times they are “clicked-on” (though I’m a bit behind on that one).

I also share a list of Post Rank’s analysis of each month’s top posts. Post Rank uses a variety of ways to measure level of “engagement” that readers have with specific blog posts. I have a constantly updated “widget” on my blog’s sidebar that lists these posts, but I thought a monthly post would be helpful/interesting to subscribers who don’t regularly visit the blog itself.

Here are their rankings for the month of October:

  1. The Best Social Studies Websites — 2010
  2. Be Prepared To Laugh With Tears Flowing After Watching “Collaborative Planning” Video
  3. QuizBreak!
  4. “Simple Booklet” Is A New Tool Many Teachers Will Want To Use
  5. What Our Superintendent Says About “Waiting For ‘Superman’”
  6. Results Of My Survey On Tech Use In Schools
  7. What Are These Superintendents Thinking?
  8. The Best Infographics — 2010
  9. Interview Of The Month: Washington Post Journalist Valerie Strauss
  10. Now, This Is What A Useful & Effective Teacher Assessment Might Look Like
  11. Google Search Has Just Gotten Better For English Language Learners
  12. Screentoaster Is Back!
  13. The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me
  14. Slideshow On Bloom’s Taxonomy Using Digital Tools
  15. Keeping Our Eyes On The Wrong Prize
  16. The Ethics of “Priming” The Brain (& A Question)
  17. October’s Best Tweets — Part One
  18. The Best Sites Where Students Can Upload PowerPoint Presentations To The Web
  19. “The Visual History Of Halloween”
  20. The Best Sites For Learning About The Volcano & Tsunami In Indonesia
  21. Two Infographics On Technology In The Classroom
  22. The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Oceans
  23. Being Bilingual Builds “a More Resilient Brain”
  24. Teaching ELL’s The “Unplugged” Way
  25. “Some Awesome Free Tools To Make Infographics”
  26. “School Librarians And English Language Learners”
  27. Emphasizing What Students Can Do, Instead Of What They “Can’t”
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September 27, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For September From This Blog