Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

June 11, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: “Lunar” Is Impressive Film Incorporating Thousands Of Apollo Images

Here’s the description of this video:

Motion Designer Christian worked with his brother and Composer Wolfgang for 18 months on this shortfilm. The foundation were thousands original NASA photographies, taken from the Astronauts during the Apollo Missions, which were released in September 2015. It is an animated collage using different techniques to bring the stills to life.

I’m adding it to The Best Images Taken In Space.

LUNAR from Christian Stangl on Vimeo.

June 4, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

“Today I Learned” Is Great Series Of Short Videos From National Geographic

Thanks to Sara K. Ahmed and Katherine Williams, I learned about a series of short videos from National Geographic called “Today I Learned.”

They all seem to be two minutes or less on a variety of topics.

You can access them all on the National Geographic website or a playlist on its channel on YouTube. I’m not sure, though, if the YouTube channel has all of them.

Here’s an example:

June 2, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

New Resources For Teaching & Learning About The Reality Of Climate Change

Not matter what President Trump says or does, most teachers, of course, will continue to teach the facts of climate change.

Here are some new additions to the massive The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change list:

Stanford has an impressive climate change curriculum.

Climate Change Effects Explained in Maps is from GIS Geography.

Racing to Find Answers in the Ice is a NY Times interactive.

The U.S. Is the Biggest Carbon Polluter in History is another NY Times interactive.

May 22, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

BBC Launches Site To Examine “Today’s Big Problems”

The BBC has just launched Grand Challenges II to examine what they consider the major problems facing the world. It seems like it could be a very useful resource for teachers and students.

You can read their announcement here.

It’s an ongoing series, and they’ll be regularly updating all their new reports here.

As I mentioned, this project is called “Grand Challenges II.” Earlier this year, they published Grand Challenges I, which seems to me to have the same purpose as this second edition. Grand Challenges I has lots of related interactive content.

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