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…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

January 1, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Great Clip From “Lady Bird” On A Growth Mindset

My daughter, granddaughter and I went to see the movie, “Lady Bird,” this afternoon.

It’s a great movie, and I say that not because it’s very Sacramento-centric.

There’s also a great clip in it about a growth mindset.

Here’s the quote itself in text form, followed by the video clip itself (I’ve embedded the trailer, and it should be set to start at the 2:17 mark when the growth mindset piece takes place):

 

I’m adding this to:

The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A “Growth Mindset” – Help Me Find More

The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math

December 24, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Apps, Online Tools & Other Resources For Math

I haven’t created many “Best” lists for math, since I don’t teach it, but thought it would be worth bringing together what I have shared about that subject into this post.

Please feel free to let me know if you think I’m off-base on some, or if I’m missing others:

All my Education Week Teacher posts on Math Instruction.

The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress

The Best Multilingual & Bilingual Sites For Math, Social Studies, & Science

The Best Resources For Teaching Common Core Math To English Language Learners

The Best Places To Find Theatrical Movies On Science, Math & History

The Best Resources For Writing In Math Class

The Best Posts About The Khan Academy

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Numbers

Three Apps That Solve Math Problems Through a Picture is from Richard Byrne.

With both Jo Boaler and Dan Meyer endorsing Super Math World, I can only assume it’s a great math learning game.

You Can Now Create Your Own Activities With Amazing Math App Desmos

New “Volley” App Looks Like A “PhotoMath” For…Everything

PhotoMath Is Now Available For Android

PhotoMath & Reactions To It From Around The Web

“Mathpix” Solves Handwritten Math Problems

Visual Math Learning Pre-Algebra Lessons offers audio with text support and illustrations on a variety of math topics.  The audio is clear and at an accessible pace.  It has links to many good interactive math activities but, unfortunately, they don’t have audio.

Harcourt’s That’s A Fact game  reinforces elementary lessons, provides audio support to its text, and students like playing it.

Villainy Mission One and Villainy Mission Two teach geometry and algebra through a story “game” about bad people taking over the world.  Players have to stop them.  Besides it being a fun way to learn math, a lot, if not all, of what the characters speak is shown in text as well as heard.  It’s been developed by Thinkport in Maryland.

The Learn Alberta organization has three math sites called Math Under The SeaMath 5 Live, and Spy Guys Math.  Instead of explaining each one, I’m going to suggest that they’re definitely worth the time to just go and check them out.

SAS Curriculum Pathways, one of my favorite online sites, offers a free Math 1 course. You can read more about it here.

“Equations That Changed The World”

10 Tweaks That Can Deepen Math Tasks is from Middleweb.

Students Must ‘Engage in Math Problem-Solving’ & not Just ‘Follow Procedures’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns.

Great Clip From “Lady Bird” On A Growth Mindset

Using Jilk’s (2016) “It was smart when…” statement to name and notice students’ mathematical strengths is from Embracing Life With Major Revisions.

Finding the Beauty of Math Outside of Class is from Edutopia.

Author Interview: ‘Motivated – Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want to Join In’ is the headline of one of my Education Week Teacher columns. In it, Ilana Horn, author of “Motivated: Designing Math Classrooms Where Students Want To Join In,” agreed to answer a few questions about her book.

Five Ways To Shift Teaching Practice So Students Feel Less Math Anxious is from MindShift.

The MTBoS Search site is a search engine for posts from Math teachers.  It’s pretty impressive.

September 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New TED-Ed Video: “A brief history of banned numbers”

A brief history of banned numbers is a new lesson and video from TED-Ed.

Its content reminded me of when the then-military dictatorship governing Argentina banned the use of Venn Diagrams in school. You can read more about that story at The Best Multimedia Resources For Introducing Students To The Advantages Of Charts, Graphs & Infographics.

September 26, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Numbers

 

As I shared a few months ago (see Beginning A New “Best” Series Of Interest To ELL Teachers), I’m beginning to create an updated series of “Best” lists for Beginning English Language Learners. They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.

I’ve done quite a few so far, and you can find them all at All My Thematic “Best” Lists For Beginning ELLs – In One Place!

I’ve got several more to go, however, and here’s the latest one – on numbers:

Numbers

Number Exercises

Numbers 1 to 10 ESL Vocabulary Interactive Board Game

Numbers 10 to 100 ESL Vocabulary Interactive Board Game

Months and Ordinal Numbers ESL Vocabulary Game Activity Online

Numbers From The British Council

Numbers 1 to 10 Vocabulary – Listening Memory Game

Numbers 10 to 20 Vocabulary – Listening Memory Game

Numbers Game

August 9, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Good Short Growth Mindset Video

Here’s a nice video from Jo Boaler on a growth mindset and its impact on the brain. It specifically talks about math, but would be useful in any subject.

I’m adding it to:

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”

The Best Resources For Showing Students That They Make Their Brain Stronger By Learning

June 20, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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With Endorsements Like These, “Super Math World” Has Got To Be A Winner

With both Jo Boaler and Dan Meyer endorsing Super Math World, I can only assume it’s a great math learning game.

Here’s a video about it, followed by the tweets Jo and Dan sent out about the game:

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