Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

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 25, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Oscars Are Awarded This Sunday – Here Are All My “Best” Lists Related To Movies

With the Oscars happening tomorrow night, I thought it might be timely to bring links to all my movie-related “Best” lists together in one post:

The Best Places To Learn About (And View Video Clips Of) Teachers In The Movies

The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL

The Best Funny Movie/TV Clips Of Bad Teachers

The Best Video Clips & Full-Length Movies For Helping To Teach Persuasive Techniques (Help Me Find More)

The Best Movies For IB Theory Of Knowledge Classes – What Are Your Suggestions?

The Best Tools For Creating “Word Frequency Charts” For Books, Articles & Movies

The Best Places To Find Theatrical Movies On Science, Math & History

The Best Movie Scenes To Use For English-Language Development

The Best Places To Create Funny Subtitles For Silent Movies

The Best Movie Scenes, Stories, & Quotations About “Transfer Of Learning” – Help Me Find More!

The Best Movie Scenes For Halloween

The Best Sites That Use Movie Trailers To Teach English

The Best Movie/TV Scenes Demonstrating Metacognition – Help Me Find More

The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A “Growth Mindset” – Help Me Find More

The Best TV/Movie Scenes Showing Good & Bad Classroom Discussions

The Best Videos Showing “Thinking Outside The Box” — Help Me Find More

The Best Video Clips On The Benefits Of Writing Well — Help Me Find More




February 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

TED Video: “Weird, or just different?”

Though I’ve not been a fan of all of Derek Sivers’ videos (see my article, Dancing Guy Doesn’t Teach Good Leadership Lessons), I like this short one that Jen Adkins, my talented colleague at school, showed today.

It was made in 2009, but I don’t remember seeing it before.  I think it would be useful in many situations, including IB Theory of Knowledge classes:

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