Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

May 5, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Great Video For ELLs: Little Girl Shows Off Her New Prosthetic Leg

You’ve probably seen this video on social media already but, if you haven’t, it would be great to show to English Language Learners and have them talk and write about what they saw:

You can read more about it at NPR: ‘Is That Your New Pink Leg?!’: A Girl Is Embraced As She Shows Off Her Prosthesis

May 4, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Six New Videos Teaching Bloom’s Taxonomy In Creative Ways

Over the years, I’ve been collecting and using various “Bloom’s Taxonomy According To…” utilizing popular films and TV shows and have been adding them to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom.

I just realized that several – for some reason – disappeared during one of my recent updates to that blog post. So I’ve added them all back, plus I’ve added several more. The new ones are:

Here are shorter versions of two longer “Bloom’s According To…” videos already on the list:

April 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

New TED-Ed Video: “Why Are Sloths So Slow” (plus Bonus Zootopia Clip)

TED-Ed just posted a new lesson and video on “Why Are Sloths So Slow.”

I couldn’t resist posting it along with the famous Zootopia sloths scene.  And, while I’m at it, you might want to revisit my post, A Look Back: “Zootopia Movies Highlights Importance Of Grit, But Also Its Limitations.”

April 26, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: “The Life-Saving Weaving of Bolivia’s Indigenous Women”

Here’s the description of this video:

In the high-altitude city of La Paz, Bolivia, rates of heart problems dwarf those of cities at sea level. But an unexpected partnership between medicine and art is helping address this problem. Doctor Franz Freudenthal is a pediatric cardiologist who created a device that fixes abnormal openings in the heart through a non-invasive procedure. But these tiny, intricate devices cannot be made by machine, so Freudenthal enlisted help from the country’s indigenous Aymara women. With their traditional weaving skills, they knit these life-saving devices by hand. It’s the perfect blend of technology and artistry.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites For International Day Of The World’s Indigenous People.

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