Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

January 5, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Space & Planets

As I shared last month (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I began with The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About Sports & Other Fun Activities and  The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About U.S. Money

I already have The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space (which I need to revised and update) but that is a mix of resources for Beginners and for Intermediate ELLs. I wanted to create a more simple list just for Beginners.

Many of the links are the still-active ones I copied-and-pasted from my website. Please let me know if you have additional suggestions of sites to add:

Space Words

Planets

More Planets

Space Matching Game

Solar System Memory Game

Solar System Game

The Race Into Space

 

 

November 25, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Science Sites Of 2016 – Part Two

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Here’s my latest end-of-the-year list.

You might also be interested in:

The Best Science Sites Of 2016 – So Far

The Best Science Sites Of 2015

The Best Science Sites Of 2014 – Part Two

The “All-Time” Best Science Sites

The Best Science Sites Of 2014 – So Far

The Best Science Sites Of 2013 – Part Two

The Best Science Sites Of 2013 – So Far

The Best Science Sites Of 2012 — Part Two

The Best Science Sites Of 2012 — Part One

The Best Science Sites Of 2011

The Best Science Sites Of 2011 — So Far

The Best Science Websites — 2010

The Best Science & Math Sites — 2009

The Best Science & Math Websites — 2008

The Best Science Websites For Students & Teachers — 2007

Here are my choices for The Best Science Sites Of 2016 – Part Two (not in any order of preference):

The Best Resources For Learning & Teaching About The Juno Spacecraft.

What Is Missing? is an interactive & multimedia map and timeline of extinct and endangered species. It’s quite ambitious, though perhaps slightly confusing in its navigation tools. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day).

Zooniverse is an amazing site where scholars put up projects that require “people-powered research” – for example, attempting to decode formerly secret Civil War telegrams. It has many projects in multiple subject areas (including science), along with very cool online tools for students to use when doing the research. The site also has lesson plans for teachers to use when introducing students to the site.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has created The Climate Explorer. Here’s how they describe it:

Explore maps and graphs of historical and projected climate trends in your local area. View data by topics to see how climate change will impact things you care about.

Type in your zip code and you get lots of info, along with accessible explanations for how to interpret it. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change.

Pioneers of Flight has several interactives, and comes from the Smithsonian. I’m adding them to The Best Resources For Learning About Flight, and I took the opportunity to completely revise and update that list.

Chris Wejr shared this cool video of a school-wide Rube Goldberg Machine. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Rube Goldberg Machines:

The embedded video might not be viewable on an RSS Reader. You can click through to see it or you can also see it on YouTube.

I’m adding this new Business Insider video to The Best Sites For Learning About Voyager 1 & Its Departure From Our Solar System, which I’ve also just updated and revised.

I’m adding this video from NPR to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About World History:

TED-Ed released this lesson and video. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Possible Life On Other Planets.

TED-Ed published a new lesson and video titled “Rosalind Franklin: DNA’s unsung hero.”

It looks like they did a far better job here than on their last video and lesson about an important woman in science: Disappointing New TED-Ed Video & Lesson On Henrietta Lacks.

November 14, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“What Is Missing?” Is Useful Multimedia Map On Extinct & Endangered Species

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What Is Missing? is an interactive & multimedia map and timeline of extinct and endangered species.

It’s quite ambitious, though perhaps slightly confusing in its navigation tools.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For World Biodiversity Day (& Endangered Species Day).

Thanks to Google Maps Mania for the tip.

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