Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

December 18, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Let The “Online Star Register” Take You On A Trip To The…Stars


The Online Star Register takes you a virtual tour of outer space.

It’s pretty impressive, especially if you click “Take A Tour” at the top. I like it better than Google’s Sky site.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space.

Thanks to Flowing Data for the tip.

December 6, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

NASA Video: “New Horizons’ Best View of Pluto’s Craters, Mountains and Icy Plains”

NASA has just released high-resolution photos of Pluto taken by the New Horizons spacecraft. You can read more about, and find links to, them at this NBC News story.

I’m adding this video to The Best Resources For Learning About NASA’s “New Horizons” Spacecraft:

November 30, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo

Everything You Want To Know About Climate Change But Were Afraid To Ask – In Map, Narrative & Video Formats


With the Paris climate change conference occurring, climate change “explainers” are coming along at a fast and furious pace.

Here are three new ones that came online today that I’m adding to The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change:

Esri has created a number of interactive maps that, in my humble opinion, have almost too much data to be useful to the average teacher or student. But it is impressive, indeed. Here’s an embeddable version of their Atlas For A Changing Planet, but I’d recommend you go directly to their site:

The New York Times has published a much more accessible Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change.

The Economist has published Videographic: climate change and the state of carbon consumption: