Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 27, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: Video Of Our Coming Robot Overlord Scary & Also Great For ELLs

Showing this short video to English Language Learners and then having them write and talk about what occurs in it is guaranteed to be engaging.

You can read more about it at Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot dominates parkour on wheels in new footage.

I’m also adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Robots.

February 18, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: Film On Henrietta Lacks Coming Out In April

I’ve written before about the terrible TED-Ed video and lesson on Henrietta Lacks (see Disappointing New TED-Ed Video & Lesson On Henrietta Lacks) and the wonderful one created by students (see Here’s The Video TED-Ed SHOULD HAVE MADE About Henrietta Lacks – I’ve also embedded it at the end of this post).

HBO has just released a trailer for a movie adaptation they’ve done of the great book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. It stars Oprah Winfrey and Rosie Byrne, and looks like it will a film worthy of Ms. Lacks legacy. Its debut comes on April 22nd.

Here it is:

And here’s the one created by kids:

February 12, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

It’s Darwin Day – Here Are Related Resources

As Wikipedia says:

Darwin Day is a celebration to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Charles Darwin on 12 February 1809. The day is used to highlight Darwin’s contribution to science and to promote science in general. Darwin Day is celebrated around the world.

You might be interested in The Best Online Resources To Learn About Charles Darwin.

February 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

Video: New Bill Nye Show Begins In April

Bill Nye Saves The World is a new show airing on Netflix. Here’s how they describe it:

Bill Nye – science guy, educator, mechanical engineer, and curator of curiosity – returns with a new show. Each episode of Bill Nye Saves the World tackles a specific topic or concept through lively panel discussions, wide-ranging correspondent reports from a crackerjack team, and Bill’s very special blend of lab procedure and sly personality.

January 5, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Space & Planets

As I shared last month (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 They will ultimately replace the resources I have on my outdated website.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 began with The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About Sports & Other Fun Activities and  The Best Resources For Helping ELLs Learn About U.S. Money

I already have The Best Sites For Learning About Planets & Space (which I need to revised and update) but that is a mix of resources for Beginners and for Intermediate ELLs. I wanted to create a more simple list just for Beginners.

Many of the links are the still-active ones I copied-and-pasted from my website. Please let me know if you have additional suggestions of sites to add:

Space Words


More Planets

Space Matching Game

Solar System Memory Game

Solar System Game

The Race Into Space



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