Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

March 21, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Natural History Museum Video: “Climate Change in the Marshall Islands”

We have a fair number of Marshallese students at our school, and I have previously posted The Best Sites For Learning About The Marshall Islands.

That list includes lessons I’ve done related to climate change in the Marshall Islands.  The American Museum of Natural History just posted this video that I’m adding to the list:

March 10, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Videos For Learning About The Scientific Method

We learn about the scientific method in IB Theory of Knowledge classes, and especially talk about its application in all areas of life – not just science. I’ve previously posted about this topic, and thought readers might find it useful to see some of the videos I use, depending on the time available. Feel free to suggest more!

Here’s another version:

February 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: Video Of Our Coming Robot Overlord Scary & Also Great For ELLs

Showing this short video to English Language Learners and then having them write and talk about what occurs in it is guaranteed to be engaging.

You can read more about it at Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot dominates parkour on wheels in new footage.

I’m also adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Robots.

February 18, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: Film On Henrietta Lacks Coming Out In April

I’ve written before about the terrible TED-Ed video and lesson on Henrietta Lacks (see Disappointing New TED-Ed Video & Lesson On Henrietta Lacks) and the wonderful one created by students (see Here’s The Video TED-Ed SHOULD HAVE MADE About Henrietta Lacks – I’ve also embedded it at the end of this post).

HBO has just released a trailer for a movie adaptation they’ve done of the great book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It stars Oprah Winfrey and Rosie Byrne, and looks like it will a film worthy of Ms. Lacks legacy. Its debut comes on April 22nd.

Here it is:

And here’s the one created by kids:

February 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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It’s Darwin Day – Here Are Related Resources

As Wikipedia says:

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809. The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and to promote science in general. Darwin Day is celebrated around the world.

You might be interested in The Best Online Resources To Learn About Charles Darwin.

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