Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 19, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: 60 Minutes Airs Segment On TED Talks

Charlie Rose did a segment on TED Talks tonight on 60 Minutes. I’ve embedded the video below. You can read the transcript at CBS News here and see segments that didn’t make the final cut. I actually think those (including one on criticism it receives) are more interesting then what they showed on television. TED Talks also published a blog post about the show.

I’m adding this post to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

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April 19, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Brainwaves Video Anthology Is A Great Collection Of Short Videos Of & For Educators

Bob Greenberg retired from teaching about two years ago and since then has been interviewing educators from around the word and placing these short videos on his Brainwaves Video Anthology YouTube Channel.

There are about 130 videos there so far — ranging from five-to-ten minutes. And it contains an amazing variety of interviewees. I can’t think of a more useful resource for educator professional development.

I’m honored that he’s coming to our school on Tuesday to interview me.

Here are three examples from the collection:

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April 16, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Vimeo Travel Videos Are Great For Geography Classes

Vimeo has a great collection of videos in their travel category, and many would be great for Geography classes — assuming Vimeo isn’t blocked by your District’s content filter.

Here’s one that I’m adding to The Best Sites For Learning About Mount Everest:

Everest -A time lapse short film from Elia Saikaly on Vimeo.

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April 15, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Could Be Interesting: “Announcing TED-Ed Español”

TED-Ed just published this video announcing a Spanish-language YouTube site:

This video is all the information I could find on it — there was no announcement on TED-Ed’s blog.

This could be a great asset, particularly if they included videos that were not just the same as the English ones, just with dubbed Spanish.

I’m adding this info to The Best Teacher Resources For “TED Talks” (& Similar Presentations).

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April 14, 2015
by Larry Ferlazzo
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TED-Ed Video & Lesson: “How inventions change history (for better and for worse)”

This video and lesson is a couple of years old, but is new to me. Here’s how TED-Ed describes it:

Invented in 1793, the cotton gin changed history for good and bad. By allowing one field hand to do the work of 10, it powered a new industry that brought wealth and power to the American South — but, tragically, it also multiplied and prolonged the use of slave labor. Kenneth C. Davis lauds innovation, while warning us of unintended consequences.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Learn About Inventions.

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