Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

July 28, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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July’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly“Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

My New Monthly NY Times Column: “Ideas For English Language Learners”

My New Piece In The Washington Post

“If you only have a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail” — Economists Go After Schools Again

Even More Criticism For “The Dancing Guy” TED Talk

1200 Categorized IB Theory Of Knowledge Links

“FlockDraw” Is One Of The Best Online Drawing Tools Around

Anthony Bryk Compares Summative Teacher “Evaluation” With Teacher “Improvement” — A Very Smart Video

Brilliant! Nelson Mandela’s Life Story If Social Media Had Been Around

“much of what seems real to us is governed by our own perceptions”

L.A. Times Writes Shockingly Good Editorial On Schools — With Convenient Amnesia

Toilet-Training, Incentives & Merit Pay

I’ve Got A Bad Feeling About This: “Next Up in Teacher Evaluations: Student Surveys”

You Can Now “Search Inside” My New Book On ELL’s Over At Amazon

Powtoon Looks Like An Easy Way To Create Cool-Looking Presentations

All My Ed Week Columns On Instructional Strategies In One Place…

Prof. James Heckman Says Adolescence Is Key Time To Teach (& Learn About) Self-Control & Perseverance

I wonder if Arne Duncan read this Dilbert strip today?

My Social Studies Curriculum Is Freely Available Online

 

Bloom’s Taxonomy According To “Finding Nemo”

 

“If You Can’t Govern With Authority, Do It With Comedy”

Bloom’s Taxonomy (Revised) According to Homer Simpson”

Everything You Wanted To Know About Classroom Management But Were Afraid To Ask…

Next ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival Is August 1st!

” How Google is teaching computers to see” — Inductively

 

 

 

 

 

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June 27, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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June’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly“Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

No, The Dancing Guy Does Not Teach The Best Leadership Lessons

Part Two Of “Can’t Economists Stay Away From Schools?” — My Worst Fears Realized

Video Of Yong Zhao’s Keynote Speech At ISTE

Variations On “The Benjamin Franklin Effect”

“First Year Highlights: Helping Our Students Become Better Readers”

Guest Post: Here’s What Was Missing From The Wall Street Journal’s Column On Teacher Evaluation

Wow, MarQueed Could Be One Of The Best New Web 2.0 Tools Of The Year

Collaborate On An Essay With Nietzsche, Poe, & All Your Favorite Dead Writers

Being Reminded Of The Consequences Of Losing Self-Control Doesn’t Help; Asking About Goals Does

What Are The Best Sites For Smartboard Resources (& For Other IWB’s)?

“21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity”

Can’t Economists Stay Away From Schools? Don’t They Have Enough Other Things To Do?

“ImageSpike” Seems — Almost — Just Like “Thinglink”

This Sure Is One Impressive Interactive Infographic On The Civil War

Teachers’ Union Unveils Site To Share Lessons

“First Year Highlights: Student Motivation”

Yet Another Reason Why We Need To Be Positive With Our Students

“BeeClip.Edu” Looks Great

Subject Matter Knowledge Versus Pedagogy?

On The Importance Of Being Positive In Class

“Stories are about 22 times more memorable than facts alone”

How Students Evaluated Me This Year

“Check This” Is Another Super-Easy Way To Create A Webpage

This Is Really An Extraordinary Video…

An Even MORE Useful Infographic On “Smart Teaching”

“Response: Several Ways We Can Help Students Develop Their Creativity”

“‘What Money Can’t Buy’ and What it Shouldn’t Buy”

“Test Scores vs. Entrepreneurship”

“Did You Ever Grow Anything In The Garden Of Your Mind?” — Great PBS Remix Of Mister Rogers

This Post By John Thompson On Gates Is Candidate For Best Ed Policy Commentary Of The Year

“What If?” Slideshows From My English Language Learner Students

Qwiki Is Back! (Though It Never Really Went Away)

“Part Two Of Several Ways We Can Help Students Develop Good Habits”

“Tank Man of Tiananmen”

“You Cannot Make A Plant Grow — You Can Provide The Conditions For Growth”

U.S. Department Of Education Tries To Put Lipstick On A Pig

“You’re Never Going To Keep Me Down”

Excellent Commencement Address On Failure By Atul Gawande

More Evidence Reinforcing The Importance Of Connecting To Student Prior Knowledge

“Croak.it” Lets You Easily Record a Thirty Second Message

A Very Good Article On Metacognition

Here’s Another “Wow!” Site From Google — The “World Wonders Project”

Part Two Of “How I’m Helping My Students Try To Avoid The “Summer Slide””

How I’m Helping My Students Try To Avoid The “Summer Slide”

“Several Ways To Connect With Disengaged Students”

Free Resources From All My Books

“Film Story” Is A Very Impressive Site

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May 27, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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May’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

How NOT To Prepare A Student For A Standardized Test

Wow! Voice Of America Dramatically Redesigns & Expands Its Learning English Features

Very Helpful Research On Using Photos & Videos In Lessons

Smithsonian Unveils Best Site Out There To Prepare For Citizenship Exam

A Great Example Demonstrating The Pitfalls Of Extrinsic Rewards

Surprising — At Least To Me — NY Times Interview With Bill Gates On Education

Part Two Of “Factors Behind The Success Of Ontario’s Schools”

“Factors Behind The Success Of Ontario’s Schools — Part One”

This Post By Larry Cuban Is A Candidate For The Best Education Policy Commentary Of The Year

Washington Post Ranks Our High School Among Top Ten Percent In U.S.

This Is So Cool! Google Maps For The Ancient Roman World

Texting Becomes New Marshmallow Test

“Fostering Relationships in the Classroom”

“Helping Long-Term ELL’s & Evaluating ELL Teachers Fairly”

Grant Wiggins’ Critique Of Value-Added Measurement To Assess Teachers

Share Your Ideas On How You Have Involved Parents In Classroom Lessons

“Self-Persuasion” — A Good Addition To Lessons On Self-Control & Blame

Finding Google Images For “Reuse”

“The Darn Thing’s Not Working”

Using A Lesson On Cognitive Dissonance To Help Students Learn To Take Responsibility

“Several Classroom Management Ideas For Younger Students”

Hot Off The Press! The Best Piece Yet Published On Teacher Evaluation

How Reading Strategies Can Increase Student Engagement

“Easel.ly” Is Clearly The Easiest Tool For Creating Infographics

This Is A Great Passage For Learning How To Make Change

Here’s The Cover Of My Upcoming Book (Along With Excerpts)

“Assessment & Reflection With ELLs—And All Students”

What Are The Right Things To Measure?

My Final Post In A Three-Part Series On Teaching Social Studies

What Are You Going To Do Differently Next Year?

The 28th Edition Of The ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival Is Up!

“Evaluate Me, Please”

 

 

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April 29, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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April’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

 

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March 31, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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March’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 4, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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February’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

 

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January 28, 2012
by Larry Ferlazzo
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January’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

 

 

 

 

 

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December 20, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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December’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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November 25, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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November’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

 

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October 31, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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October’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

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October 2, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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September’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

 

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September 5, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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August’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see back issues of those newsletters here and my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

 

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August 28, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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How To Find My Best Posts

As regular readers know, I post a list of my choices for the best posts from this blog at the end of each month. Up until a year ago, in addition to making a separate post about them, I manually added them to a page on my blog called Websites Of The Month.

For the past year, though, I’ve been taking a shortcut and just making the monthly posts available in a blog category I call “Top Ten” and not manually moving them over to the Websites of the Month blog page.

For some reason, though, there’s been a problem with some of those monthly compilations over the past year and the links in them may, or may not, work. If you’re searching through them and having some difficulties, the alternative is to look at the archives of my free monthly email newsletter. I also post my “best” choices there, and the links there all work.

I hope this post is not as confusing as I fear…

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August 4, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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July’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see back issues of those newsletters here and my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

 

 

 

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June 30, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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June’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see back issues of those newsletters here and my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

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May 31, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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May’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see back issues of those newsletters here and my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

  1. Videos On Making Good PowerPoint Presentations

  2. What I’m Teaching Next School Year

  3. Extraordinary “What If?” Student Project

  4. What Does Learning From Mistakes Do To Your Brain?

  5. “Many great innovators asked better questions than everyone else…”

  6. What A Great Way To Get Comments On Student Blogs!

  7. Might Some School Reformers Have Anything In Common With The Bahraini Monarchy?

  8. “Turn-O-Phrase” Is A Fun Word Game For ELL’s

  9. David Pogue’s “Big Book of Basic Technology Knowledge”

  10. Wow, This Is A “Must-Read” Article On The Brain & Learning!

  11. “Democracy Kids” Looks Very Accessible

  12. Interesting “Take” On Why We Need Immigrants

  13. Do Students Think Learning About Bloom’s Taxonomy Is Useful?

  14. New Study Says Homework Has No Impact…Except In Math

  15. Yale Makes 260,000 Images Available Online — With No Limitations On Their Usage

  16. Surprise, Surprise! Study Says Cooperative Learning Is More Effective Than Lectures

  17. “Relevance” & Student Learning

  18. “Science On The Simpsons”

  19. Wow! Web Doc Looks Really Neat!

  20. Now, This Video Could Be A Fun Way To Introduce Personification

  21. “Write About A Success That One Of Your Ancestors Had”

  22. Why Is It Important For Students To Learn About Bloom’s Taxonomy?

  23. “Print Friendly” Is A Good Tool For Printing Out Webpages

  24. AOL Starts Super-Simple Video Chat Rooms

  25. Interview Of The Month: James Farmer, Founder Of Edublogs

  26. Wow! These Are Wild Visualizations Of Colors Across Cultures

  27. “Lyrics Gaps” Is A Good Tool For ELL’s

  28. My New Ed Week Article: “Finishing The Year Strong”

  29. The Most Effective Thing I’ve Done To Prepare Students For Standardized Tests

  30. “Involvement or Engagement?”

  31. “What Can You Do To Stay Positive During The Last Seven Weeks Of School?”

  32. Twenty-Third Edition Of The ESL/EFL/ELL Blog Carnival Posted!

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May 2, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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April’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see back issues of those newsletters here and my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

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April 1, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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March’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see back issues of those newsletters here and my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

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March 4, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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February’s Best Posts

I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see back issues of those newsletters here and my previous Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month.

These posts are different from the ones I list under the monthly “Most Popular Blog Posts.” Those are the posts the largest numbers of readers “clicked-on” to read. I have to admit, I’ve been a bit lax about writing those posts, though.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference):

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February 27, 2011
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Fourth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

I began this blog four years ago today.

Writing it has made me a better teacher for my students, and I hope it’s been helpful to others.

Feedburner, though sometimes erratic, consistently says almost 25,000 people subscribe to this blog daily. There’s bound to be overlap, but there are also 1,000 people who receive my monthly newsletter, and many thousands of others who read it through Facebook and Twitter.

I appreciate the people I have met — online or in person — through this blog, and everything I have learned from you.

Thanks, and forward to another year!

In addition to the above few words, I thought people might find it interesting to see what have been the most popular posts since this blog began.

Here are they are:

  1. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2007
  2. The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects
  3. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2009
  4. The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education — 2008
  5. The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers
  6. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom
  7. The Best Online Learning Games — 2007
  8. The Best Sites To Learn About Valentine’s Day
  9. The Best Internet Sites For English Language Learners — 2007
  10. The Best Teacher Resources For “Foldables”
  11. The Best Websites For Learning About Martin Luther King
  12. The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween
  13. The Best Sites For Learning About The World Cup
  14. The Best Places To Learn About Christmas, Hanukkah, & Kwanzaa
  15. The Best Online Learning Games — 2008
  16. The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English
  17. The Best Music Websites For Learning English
  18. The Best Online Sources For Images
  19. The Best Ways For Students (And Anyone Else!) To Create Online Content Easily, Quickly & Painlessly
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