Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

July 9, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week In Web 2.0

'Web 2.0 paljastaa' photo (c) 2011, Janne Ansaharju - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

 

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you might also be interested in The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

Ryeboard is a new Padlet-like tool without any bells-and-whistles. I’m adding it to The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”).

Tiny Thoughts provides a prompt each day for a journal where you just write a sentence or so.

3 WAYS YOU CAN USE VIDEO IN YOUR BLOG POSTS is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to A Potpourri Of The Best & Most Useful Video Sites.

Try Cereals is like a mini-website builder. I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Students Or Teachers To Create A Website. Here’s a video about it:

July 1, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week In Web 2.0

'Web 2.0 paljastaa' photo (c) 2011, Janne Ansaharju - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

 

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you might also be interested in The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

BrushNinja lets you easily make an animated GIF. You have to download it in order to save and share, though. I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations.

Mural lets you make very simple websites.  I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Students Or Teachers To Create A Website.

Knowbly lets you make “interactive learning objects.”  You still have to request an invite, and I received mine quickly.  I’m adding it to The Best Places Where Students Can Create Online Learning/Teaching Objects For An “Authentic Audience”

Presentious lets your create audio-narrated slideshows.  I’m adding it to The Best Ways To Create Online Slideshows.

MetaMeme is a phone app that lets you make Internet Memes. I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Making Internet ” Memes”

June 30, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2018 – So Far.

Here are this week’s choices:

A Google Classroom Cheat Sheet is from Tech Tips 411. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources For Learning About Google Classroom.

This video shares important info about student access to tech outside of school:

A Web Tool That Lets People Choose Their Own ‘Sources of Truth’ is from The Atlantic. I’m adding it to The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More.

How to Use SeeSaw’s New Activity Library is from Richard Byrne.

More States Opting To ‘Robo-Grade’ Student Essays By Computer is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays.

HOW THE STARTUP MENTALITY FAILED KIDS IN SAN FRANCISCO is from Wired. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.

How (and Why) Ed-Tech Companies Are Tracking Students’ Feelings is from Ed Week.

June 24, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week In Web 2.0

'Web 2.0 paljastaa' photo (c) 2011, Janne Ansaharju - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

 

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you might also be interested in The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

DraftSend and Stllr are two new online presentation tools that are free and look interesting, but I haven’t had time to fully check them out yet.

Three free essay-writing tools from ClassTools.net is from Russel Tarr. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools That Can Help Students Write An Essay.

I’m adding this tweet to Now This Is VERY Intriguing: Students & Teachers Can Now Create Their Own Google Virtual Reality “Tours”:

This looks interesting – I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Creating Infographics:

June 24, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Teacher & Student Podcasting

 

I’ve had a bunch of podcasting resources at The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English, and thought it would be useful to move them over to their own “Best” list, as well as add new resources (please suggest more):

Winners of Our First-Ever Student Podcast Contest is from The NY Times Learning Network.

PodOmatic looks like an extraordinarily easy way to create a podcast. Sign-up and your class has your own channel — all you need is a computer microphone.

A teacher’s guide to using audio and podcasting in the classroom is a nice overview of applications to use in the classroom, including videos. It was created by Kit Hard.

SoundCloud lets you very easily record an audio message and then you can post the link or embed it where you like.

Spreaker seems like a pretty easy way to have your own Internet radio show.

Anchor is an easy tool for creating podcasts.  You can read more about it at Richard Byrne’s blog.

Anchor Launches A Neat & Easy Way To Create Videos Highlighting Text

THE EDUBLOGGER’S GUIDE TO PODCASTING is a great post from The Edublogger.

Project Audio: Teaching Students How to Produce Their Own Podcasts is from The NY Times Learning Network.

June 18, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week In Web 2.0

'Web 2.0 paljastaa' photo (c) 2011, Janne Ansaharju - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

 

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you might also be interested in The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

Today’s big news in Web 2.0 is that Microsoft bought FlipGrid.

And they made this announcement:

Vynchronize lets you easily create a private “virtual room” where you can watch videos with others and shared comments on a chatboard. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.

Instagram is starting to let users create and share much longer videos.

June 10, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Four years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech.

You might also be interested in The Best Ed Tech Resources Of 2017.

Here are this week’s choices:

Not Going to ISTE? – Join the “Not at ISTE” IGNITE is from Richard Byrne.

Now Comment lets you annotate documents online. I’m adding it to The Best Applications For Annotating Websites.

Digital Portfolios and Content is from Langwitches. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Developing Student Portfolios.

Edcamps: The ‘Unconferences,’ Where Teachers Teach Themselves is from The NY Times.

The Theranos Story and Education Technology appeared in Inside Higher Ed. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.

June 7, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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This Week In Web 2.0

'Web 2.0 paljastaa' photo (c) 2011, Janne Ansaharju - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/

 

In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth blogging about, I post a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you might also be interested in The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

Crayon is a collaborative whiteboard for drawing.  I’m adding it to The Best Art Websites For Learning English and to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.

Botnik is an intriguing writing tool. It has created separate Artificial Intelligence word banks from various sources (Carl Sagan, pancake recipes). You choose one, and begin to pick words from that particular “bank.” Its artificial intelligence then provides a list of likely ones to use next. You can then publish your finished product. In some ways, it’s a different version of a Sentence Navigator. I’m adding it to The Best Tools That “Automatically” Create Presentations.

ClipChamp is an online video editor.  I’m adding it to Not The “Best,” But A List… Of Online Video Editors.

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