Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

July 5, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For June 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.”

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 June:

How Students Evaluated Me This Year — Part One

The Best Tools For Cutting-Out & Saving Portions Of Online Videos

What Will You Do Differently Next School Year?

Teachers, Put That Red Pencil Away!

My Guest Post On NY Times Website

Slimber Is A Good Drawing Tool

The Best Ways To Use Photos In Lessons

Avoiding Goal-Setting Problems — In The Classroom & In Education Policy

The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology

Zoho Challenge

The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part Two)

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May 31, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Tops Posts For May 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.”

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 May:

Versions of Etherpad Are Raining From The Sky…

Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration

Very Important Study On Learning & The Brain

My Best Posts On “Motivating” Students

My Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them

Guzzle

The Best Sites For Learning About Immigration In The United States

“Will we succeed? The science of self-motivation”

“More Simple Ways To Introduce Reluctant Colleagues To Technology”

Here’s What I’m Doing For My Class Final Exam

Zoofs

This Is Why We Have To Be Very Careful With Error Correction

Fotobabble Gets Even Better!

MovieClips Gets Even Better!

Two Weeks Left To Contribute To The ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival!

“How Americans See Europe”

Zonkk

My Concerns About Charters

The Best Sites For Learning About The Mount St. Helens Eruption

Updated “The Best…” List On Different Religions

Here We Go Again: Private Foundations Have A Place (And Have To Be Kept In Their Place)

Will Doodling Help Students Learn Better?

Some Great New “TED Talks” Resources

Resume Companion

Literati Game

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April 30, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Tops Posts For April 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.”

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 April (for some reason, it didn’t include posts from the first ten days of April in its rankings, so this list is probably missing some popular posts from that time):

The Problem With “Bribing Students”

Nominations Open For “Top 100 Language Blogs”

The Best Sites For Creating Personalized “Newspapers” Online

The Best Sites To Learn About The Gulf Oil Spill

What Can Teachers Learn From Terrorists?

Best Technology Sites

“Finishing The Dream” Is Impressive

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March 31, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For March

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.”

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 March:

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

The Best Sites For Learning About Animals

What Snacks Do You Give Students On Test-Taking Days?

Why I Oppose Teach For America Coming To Sacramento

“Are You Going To Have A Good Day Or Bad Day Today?”

March’s Best “Tweets” — Part One

“The Best…” Lists I’ve Updated In March

The Best Sites For Gaining A Basic Understanding Of Adjectives

Nominate A Blogger For “Blog Of The Month” & A Twitterer For “Twitterer Of The Month”

More On The Census

One Way To Help Students Who “Shut Down”?

Crocodoc Gets Even Better!

The Best Online Resources For Learning About Health Care Reform

Grants For Education

Only One More Week To Contribute A Post To ESL Carnival…

Very Interesting NY Times Magazine Article On Teaching

Giving Students “Reflection Cards”

The Best Sites To Learn About The Internet

Earth Album

Firing Teachers In Rhode Island

“Building Bridges Of Hope”

Fotobabble Video Tutorial

The Best Sites For Learning About Daylight Savings Time

“On The Importance Of Being Unprincipled”

Earth Pulse: State Of The Earth 2010

The Best Resources For Learning About “Word Clouds”

“Gotta’ Keep Reading” Is A Not-To-Be-Missed Video

Two Ways I’m Using Our School Library

Nice CBS Video On Census

The Best Images Of Spectacular Bridges (& How Students Can Make Their Own)

“Can The Brookings Institution Really Be That Clueless?”

Helping Students Who Are Grieving

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February 27, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For February

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.”

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. Unfortunately, for some reason, PostRank seemed to have stopped ranking posts from my blog earlier this week, so I’m not sure how accurate these rankings are…

Here are their rankings for the month of February:

The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development

Useful Writing Exercise For Helping Students Develop Self-Esteem

I’ve Never “Motivated” A Student

A Really Nice Online Writing Exercise

My Most Popular Posts On Parent Engagement (Over The Past Six Months)

Story Jumper Looks Good

Students Annotating Text

February’s Best “Tweets”

TIME Magazine Can Do Better Than This…

Neat Chat

The Best Sites To Learn About Canada

“Will Sleeping More Make Me Smarter?” — A Lesson I’m Trying This Week

Interview Of The Month: Marvin Marshall On Positive Classroom Management

The Saddest School-Related Statistic I’ve Heard In Awhile….

On Rewards & Classroom Management

Today Is Twentieth Anniversary Of Mandela’s Release

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January 31, 2010
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For January

December 30, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For December

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.”

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” TED Talks (Well, Really, The Ones I Use With My Classes)

The Best “The Best…” Lists Of 2009

The Best Social Studies Websites — 2009

What Was The Best Education-Related Book You Read In 2009?

“Movieclips” Is A Real Find!

The Best Science & Math Sites — 2009

Interview Of The Month: John Norton From The Teacher Leaders Network

Best “Tweets” Of 2009

The Importance Of Saying “I’m Sorry” To Students

Students’ Personal Space

Walking In Someone Else’s Shoes

The Best Sites To See “Photos That Changed The World”

My Ten Most Memorable Teaching Moments — 2009 (What Were Yours?)

The Best Places To Find The Most Popular (& Useful) Resources For Educators — 2009

December’s Best “Tweets”

What Did You Learn In 2009?

The Best Interactive Infographics — 2009

The Best Spelling Sites

Student Goal-Setting Lesson I’m Trying Out On Monday

Improvisation In The ESL/EFL Classroom — At Least In Mine

A Bunch Of New Christmas Resources

Evaluating Teachers In Order To Fire Them?

Additions To “The Best…” List on AIDS Resources

The Best “Decade In Review” Sites

The Best Articles (And Blog Posts) Offering Practical Advice To Teachers — 2009

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November 25, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For November

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.”

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:

The Best Reflective Posts I’ve Written About My Teaching Practice — 2009

The Best Sites For Teachers Of English Language Learners — 2009

The Best Piece Of Classroom Management Advice I’ve Ever Read

An Interesting Thing In Obama’s Speech This Week

The Best Websites For English Language Learner Students — 2009

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

So This Is What Obama Was Talking About…

Another Oxford University Press Site

More Sites For Copyright or Royalty-Free Photos

The Best Online Resources For Helping Students Learn To Write Persuasive Essays

Now This Sounds Like An Essential Quality A Teacher Should Have…

A Few Simple Ways To Introduce Reluctant Colleagues To Technology

The Difference Between Praise & Acknowledgment

The Best Ways ESL/EFL/ELL Teachers Can Develop Personal Learning Networks

The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us

The Best Online Resources For Teaching & Learning About World War II (Part One)

Neat Lincoln Memorial Interactive

The Best Resources To Learn About The Convention On The Rights Of The Child

Submit A Post To The Next ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival

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October 30, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For October

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.”

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:

The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009

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

Do Your Presentation Slides Pass The “Glance Test?”

“I Made My Agreement With Mr. Ferlazzo And Kept It…”

“I Was Disappointed With What Happened Yesterday…”

Getting Our Students & Their Families Thinking About College

The Best Sites For Students To Create & Participate In Online Debates

“Building A Professional Learning Community At Work”

The Best Sites To Learn About Robots

When Are Teenagers In The “Flow”?

Part Forty Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

The Best Online Personality, Career, Political & Just Plain Fun Quizzes

The Best Sites For Images Of Fall Foliage (& For Teaching About The Season)

October’s “The Best…” Lists

“How Rewards Can Backfire and Reduce Motivation”

The Best Resources To Learn About The Loma Prieta Earthquake

What Does The Wall Street Journal’s “Perfect Panel” On Changing Schools Have To Say?

October’s Best “Tweets”

The Best Ways To Back-Up Your Computer & Online Work

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September 29, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For September

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.”

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 September(actually, all of these posts tied for the highest rank — once a post reaches a “10″ in Post Rank, it can’t go any higher):

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

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

The Twenty Blogs I Read First…

Concerns About Book “Leveling”

The Best Part Of The President’s Speech & How I’ll Use It

The Best Online Interactive Exercises For Writing That Are Not Related To Literary Analysis

Great New Website From The BBC For Math, English & Science

Part Thirty-Nine Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

Finding The Most Popular “Search” Terms

The Best Resources For Learning Research & Citation Skills

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

The Best Online Resources To Teach About Plagiarism

Helping Students Develop Self-Control

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August 30, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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PostRank’s Top Posts For August

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.”

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 August:

The Best Resources To Learn About Copyright Issues

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

The Best Sites For Learning Online Safety

Not “The Best,” But “A List” Of Ways To Convert PDF & Word Documents

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

The Best Sites For Students To Record Audio By Phone

BookRix

“Fifty Stimulating Classroom Starters”

The Best News/Current Events Websites For English Language Learners — 2009

The “Wizard English Grid” Is A Nifty Teaching & Learning Tool

Toobla Is A Winner!

The League Of Scientists

The Best Resources For Learning About The Atomic Bombings Of Japan

There Are Now 300 “The Best…” Lists

Storytlr Is Fantastic!

The Best Sites To Teach & Learn About Ramadan

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July 30, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Post Rank’s Top Posts For July

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.”

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 July (actually, all of these posts tied for the highest rank — once a post reaches a “10″ in Post Rank, it can’t go any higher).

The Best “Practical” Ed Tech Blogs

Google Voice & English Language Learners

What Do You Do On The First Day Of School?

The Best Sites Where ELL’s Can Learn Vocabulary

The Best Sites To Learn About The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The Best (& Most Thoughtful) Blogs On “Big Picture” Education Issues

Yack All

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

The Best Sites To Learn About Advertising

The Best Twitterers For Sharing Resource Links

The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly — 2009

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June 30, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Post Rank’s Top Posts For June

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.”

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 June (actually, all of these posts tied for the highest rank — once a post reaches a “10″ in Post Rank, it can’t go any higher.  There are a lot of “10′s” this month.):

1. The Best Sites For Learning About The Protests In Iran

2. Learning Clip For Math

3. Room Escape Game

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

5. Trulia Snapshot

6. Great American Flag Graphic

7. Unemployment & Education Level Graph

8. PhotoPeach Gets Even Better

9. Flowgram Is Ending On June 30th

10. The Best ESL/EFL Blogs

11. Interactive Stories

12. Reflections On The School Year (Part Two)

13. Results From Student Evaluation Of My Class And Me (Part Two)

14. The 200 Most Popular Museum Websites

15. Wordnik

16. K12 Online Conference 2009

17. “Welcome To The Web” Is An Exceptional Site

18. The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”

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

20. The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks”

21. Ophan Is An Engaging Way To Read The News

22. Hypercities

23. The Best Sources Of Advice For Teachers (And Others!) On How To Be Better Bloggers

24. This Year’s ThinkQuest Winners Just Announced

25. A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Facebook

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

27. The Best Sources Of Ideas For Simple Classroom Science Experiments

28. Colorin Colorado Interview

29. The Best Ways To Find Other Classes For Joint Online Projects

30. Part Thirty-Six Of The Best Ways To Create Online Content Easily & Quickly

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May 27, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Post Rank’s Top Posts For May

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.”

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 April (actually, all of these posts tied for the highest rank — once a post reaches a “10″ in Post Rank, it can’t go any higher):

1. The Best Collections Of Online Educational Games

2. National Geographic History Videos

3. Last Call For Submissions To ESL Blog Carnival

4. How Educators Can Use Facebook Effectively — Mark The Date!

5. Article on “Engaging Parents” Is Back Online

6. The Best Images Taken In Space

7. More Videos Of ESL Teachers & Students In Action

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

9. My “Verdict” On Twitter

10. Blerp Is A Winner

11. Sketchcast Is Back!

12. Great Presentation Tips!

13. What Is Going On With David Brooks?

14. The Best “Week In Review” Sites For English Language Learners

15. “Order In The Library”

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

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

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

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April 27, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Post Rank’s Top Postings For April

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.”

I also share a list of Post Ranks’ 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 ranks for the month of April:

1. The Best Earth Day Sites

2. The Best Places Where Students Can Create Online Learning/Teaching Objects For An “Authentic Audience”

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

4. The Best Digital Storytelling Resources

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

6. The Best Sites To Teach ELL’s About Libraries

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

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

9. The Best Sites To Learn About The Earthquake In Italy

10. Wallwisher Is A Winner — Big Time!

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March 31, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Post Rank’s Top Postings For March

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.”

I also share a list of Post Ranks’ 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.

I’m not quite sure, though, if it’s possible to rank posts over a month-long period — at least, I’m not sure how to do it.  But these regular posts highlight what appears to me to be the ones they rank the highest during that period.

Here are their rankings:

1. The Best Places To Find Theatrical Movies On Science, Math & History

2. The Best Sites For Learning About Easter & Passover

3. “Metaphors We Teach By”

4. Google Voice

5. The Best Tools To Help Develop Global Media Literacy

6. Personalized Online Newspapers

7. Excellent Immigration Graphic

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February 28, 2009
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Post Rank’s Top Postings For February

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.”

I’m also going to start sharing a list of Post Ranks’ 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.

I’m not quite sure, though, if it’s possible to rank posts over a month-long period — at least, I’m not sure how to do it.  But these regular posts will highlight what appears to me to be the ones they rank the highest during that period.

Here are their rankings:

1. The Best Places To Create (And Find) Internet Scavenger Hunts & Webquests

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

3. The Best Educational Web Resources Worth Paying For…

4. Virtual Grammar Lab

5. The Best Sites To Learn About The Recession

6. Awesome Stories Has Just Gotten More “Awesome”

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