Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

September 2, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Time.Graphics” Is A New, Free & Useful Tool For Creating Online Timelines

 

Time.Graphics looks like an easy (and free) online tool for creating timelines.

It takes seconds to register, and it has a sophisticated, yet simple, interface, and you can easily add multi-media features.

I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Making Online Timelines.

August 30, 2017
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 Twenty-Five Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

Author Path is a free tool to help university students write theses or journal articles. I had my daughter check it out (she just completed her Masters Thesis), and she says it would have been very helpful to her. Unfortunately, I can’t remember who told me about it on Twitter.

Obtaining Permission to Blog With Students is from The Edublogger. I’m adding it to The Best Teacher Resources For Online Student Safety & Legal Issues.

Silk lets you create “data visualizations.”  I’m adding it to  The Best Resources For Creating Infographics.

Stockio has photos and videos that are free to use.  I’m adding it to The Best Online Sources For Images, but it doesn’t make The “All-Time” Best Sources Of Online Images list.  Thanks to Richard Byrne for the tip.

FlipGrid: A Platform to Crowdsource Reflection, Metacognition and Perspective is from Langwitches. I’m adding it to A Potpourri Of The Best & Most Useful Video Sites. That list contains several other links related to FlipGrid.

August 25, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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“Playbuzz” Has Become A Remarkably Versatile Free Tool For Creating Online Games & Presentations

Playbuzz appeared in 2015 as a tool for creating online games, and I praised it at that time – along with sharing some concerns (see “Playbuzz” Is A Great Place For Creating Learning Games – If It Doesn’t Blocked By Your District’s Content Filters).

They have added tons of new features, including being able to easily create some nice-looking presentations and sharing snippets of videos.

In fact, if it isn’t blocked by District content filters, it could join Adobe Spark and Classtools as the most versatile – and easy to use – tools for students to create online content.

I’m looking forward to trying to log-on next week at school to see if it’s usable.

August 25, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Quizlet Gets Even Better – You Can Now Create “Interactive Diagrams”

Quizlet, the amazing site that’s already on The Best Tools To Make Online Flashcards, has just unveiled the ability for users to create and study “interactive diagrams.”

Basically, these are annotated images that can be used for study that also include audio.

They are easy to make, and English Language Learners could use them to label images. There are quite a few other tools that let you do this (see The Best Online Tools For Using Photos In Lessons ).  However, none of the others include the features of being able to record audio and use them as a studying tool.  Students could create them as “games” that their classmates can “play.”

Here’s an example of a simple one on the site.  Below it you can view a short video from Quizlet about this new feature.

August 5, 2017
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 Twenty-Five Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

DogoBooks lets students write book reviews. I’m adding it to The Best Places Where Students Can Post Book Reviews For Authentic Audiences, which I just revised and updated.

JQBX lets users listen to the same Spotify music and chat about it. I’m not sure how useful it can be in the classroom, but there are some possibilities. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration.

Storyboard Generator looks like it has potential.  It’s like a create-a-storyboard tool with lots of bells and whistles.  I’m not sure if it’s too complicated.

Tozzil is like a collaborative Pinterest Board where you can collaborate with others. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools For Collaboration — NOT In Real Time.

July 29, 2017
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 Twenty-Five Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

3D Avatar Chat is an Android app that has potential as a tool for encouraging ELLs to practice speaking. I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.

Flipanim lets users easily create short animations. I’m adding it to The Best Ways For Students To Create Online Animations.

I hadn’t even heard of chat stories until earlier this week when I read some TechCrunch posts about them (Amazon’s chat fiction app Rapids ties up with Amazon Studios with launch of ‘Signature Stories’ and Wattpad takes ‘chat fiction’ beyond text with launch of Tap Originals). Then, I saw this tweet from Shelly Terrell. I’m adding it to The Best Places Where Students Can Write Online.

July 21, 2017
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 Twenty-Five Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

#BookSnaps – How-To-Videos and Examples is by Tara Martin. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them.

Late last month, I posted Popular “Book Creator” App Can Now Be Used On The Web.  I guess they’re still waiting until August to provide lots of new features, but they also just sent out an email saying that “Students can now sign in with their Google account and join a teacher’s library.”

The Keep Calm-O-Matic is another site that lets you create visually engaging quotations to share online. I’m adding it to The Best Tools For Creating Visually Attractive Quotations For Online Sharing.

Mozilla sponsors its own free, online collaborative whiteboard space. I’m adding it to The Best Online Tools For Real-Time Collaboration

July 14, 2017
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 Twenty-Five Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2017 – So Far). I also sometimes include tech tools or articles about them that might not exactly fit the definition of Web 2.0:

Richard Byrne shared a good example of how to use YouTube Live.  I’m adding it to A Potpourri Of The Best & Most Useful Video Sites.

FotoStars is an online photo-editing tool. I’m adding it to The Best Sites For Online Photo-Editing & Photo Effects.

I’m adding this tweet to Best Posts On Books: Why They’re Important & How To Help Students Select, Read, Write & Discuss Them:

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