Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

August 29, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quote Of The Day: When The Mexican Army Fed Katrina Victims

You’ll want to read this article from The Washington Post, titled When Mexicans crossed our border to feed Americans in need.

Here’s an excerpt:

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I’m adding it to The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About New Orleans, where I have vast quantities of resources on Katrina.

Thanks to my friend Craig McGarvey for sharing the article.

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August 29, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Resources On Race & Racism

August 29, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Resources On The World’s Different Cultures

August 28, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The March On Washington Took Place On This Day In 1963 – Here Are Related Resources

The March On Washington took place on this day in 1963.

You might be interested in the many resources at The Best Resources About The March On Washington.

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August 27, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Statistic Of The Day: Employers Want People Who Can “Recognize Patterns”

As regular readers know, I’m a big fan of inductive learning and its focus on seeking patterns (see The Best Resources About Inductive Learning & Teaching). It’s also a big push in the Common Core English Language Arts Standards.

Fortune has published the results of an employer survey that identified five key qualities that they are looking for in new employees. The ability to see patterns was one of them:

One-of-the-essential

If you’re interested, the other four qualities were:

Intellectual Curiosity

Cultural Competence

Empathy

Adaptability

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August 27, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Big History Project” Lets You Create Free Virtual Classrooms

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About a year ago, I blogged about a New York Times article detailing how Bill Gates began his own online history course called The Big History Project (see Teaching History In The News!). Yes, it was as odd as it sounds.

Now, the site has since made a number of updates, including allowing teachers to create free virtual classrooms.

I haven’t changed my basic opinion of it, which was not very enthusiastic. Apart from its Bill Gates origins, the online activities seem to be mainly just quizzes and I think it would be difficult to integrate the entire program into a class, though perhaps portions of it would work.

However, since it has added the virtual classroom piece, I’m still going to add it to The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.

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