Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 22, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New StoryCorps Video For Black History Month: “Silvia’s Legacy”

I’ve shared many of the great StoryCorps animated videos over the years.

They just released a new one this morning. Here’s how they describe it:

Ellaraino experienced a common teenage reaction when she learned she’d have to leave Los Angeles to spend the summer in Louisiana with her great-grandmother, Silvia. Less common was Ellaraino’s realization that Silvia had lived through the Civil War, and had a lot to teach her great-granddaughter about the true meaning of freedom.

I’m adding it The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History

February 22, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Statistic Of The Day: The Economic & Moral Cost Of Arming Teachers

The economics of arming America’s schools provides a good overview of what Jeffrey Toobin (and many others of us) call the “insane” idea of arming teachers as a response to the Parkland shooting. It appeared in this morning’s Washington Post and reviews the proposal’s economic and moral cost.

Here’s an excerpt:

You might also be interested in The Best Articles & Videos Showing How Parkland’s Teens Are Responding To Tragedy.

February 22, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Create And/Or Translate Online Books For An Authentic Audience With StoryWeaver

StoryWeaver looks like an amazing site that is designed to create and translate children’s books into a ton of different languages and make them accessible online for free.

Users can translate books that are already there into different languages or easily create there own books. It’s a great site for students to write for an authentic audience.

ELL teachers and their students could get a lot out of the site, and it seems to me that other language teachers could have their students use it, too.

Google wrote a blog post about it today, and here’s a video:

 

I’m adding this info to The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience”

February 22, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Three New & Useful Resources About Information Literacy

 

Here are three new additions to my very lengthy The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More:

Fake videos are on the rise. As they become more realistic, seeing shouldn’t always be believing is from The Los Angeles Times.

Here are the tools that could be used to create the fake news of the future is from The Washington Post.

Photography and Image Manipulation is from The Smithsonian Learning Labs.

February 21, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Malcolm X Was Assassinated On This Day In 1965 – Here Are Related Resources

Malcolm X was assassinated on this day in 1965.

You might be interested in The Best Resources For Learning & Teaching About Malcolm X.

February 21, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Teaching About The Black Panther Movie

The Black Panther movie offers some great teaching opportunities.

Here are some useful resources:

The 4 Things Teachers Should Know about the 2018 Black Panther Movie is from Donors Choose.

The Black Panther Challenge has teaching resources. Here’s an article about it.

Black Panther co-star Winston Duke gives a ‘shout out’ to his Brighton High School foreign language teacher

Teaching Activities for: “With $218 Million Haul, ‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records” is from The New York Times Learning Network.

Black Panther by Christopher Priest: The Complete Collection Vol. 1 (Black Panther (1998-2003)) is free on Kindle and Amazon.

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