Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

November 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: Grammar & The Search For Knowledge

In my IB Theory of Knowledge classes, we study how language can help – and hinder – our search for knowledge.

Here are a few examples students came up with last week when we were exploring the role of punctuation, using “Let’s eat Grandma” as an example (you can see what students came up with last year at The Best Theory Of Knowledge Resources In 2016 – Part Two):

November 11, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Reading Through History” Looks Like An Excellent YouTube Channel For…History Classes

“Reading Through History” has a large selection of short, well-done videos about U.S. and World History. Importantly, the audio narration is slow (with accurate closed-captions), which makes them accessible to English Language Learners.

Here’s how they describe the educators behind the channel:

Reading Through History was set up by a group of western Oklahoma social studies teachers. Our purpose is to create meaningful content that combines the subjects of reading and history, thus promoting social studies through reading. Here on Youtube, we are slowly adding videos to document the history of the United States.

I’m adding it to:

The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About World History

The Best Websites For Teaching & Learning About U.S. History

Here’s an example from the channel:

November 9, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Useful New TED Video & Lesson On The Dunning-Kruger Effect

I’ve previously written about how I’m applying Dunning-Kruger Effect in my classroom (see New Metacognition Study & How I’m Thinking Of Applying It In My Classes – Feedback Welcome!).

TED-Ed has just released a video and lesson on it.  Unfortunately, its title pretty much excludes me from using it in the classroom (“Why incompetent people think they’re amazing”) – I certainly don’t want to communicate to my students that I think they’re incompetent!

November 7, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: “Ta-Nehisi Coates on words that don’t belong to everyone”

This is a very thought-provoking video on an important issue we should be discussing with our students, though many of us don’t because it could be a scary one to have.

It does include two classroom inappropriate words but, after clearing it with my principal (I assume he would be okay with it), it’s one I would want to show to my IB Theory of Knowledge class.

What do you think?

I’m adding it to A Collection Of Useful Posts, Articles & Videos On Race & Racism – Help Me Find More.

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