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…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

May 27, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

“What History Teaches Us About Walls” Is Good NY Times Photo Gallery


What History Teaches Us About Walls is a good New York Times photo gallery.

However, it doesn’t quite deliver what its headline promises. The photo selection is excellent, but the commentary is far more limited than I would liked to have seen.

Nevertheless, I’m still adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us.

May 27, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Resources On President Obama’s Visit To Hiroshima


Here are new additions to The Best Resources For Learning About The Atomic Bombings Of Japan:

Pres. Obama visits Hiroshima is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.

At Hiroshima Memorial, Obama Says Nuclear Arms Require ‘Moral Revolution’ is from The New York Times.

Hiroshima Survivor Cries, and Obama Gives Him a Hug is from The NY Times.

Obama Becomes 1st Sitting U.S. President to Visit Hiroshima is from NBC News.

Here is the transcript of his speech.

And here’s an excerpt from it:


May 24, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

“ReadWorks Digital” Came Online Today & It Looks Great!


I’ve previously posted about ReadWorks as a source of excellent reading passages for use in classes (see “” Looks Like A Good Source Of Free Reading Passages For Social Studies).

Today, they unveiled ReadWorks Digital, a free site where teachers can create virtual classrooms for students to interact with their excellent texts online, including digital assessments.

It comes just in time for me to add it to one of the sites my students will be using over the summer (see Updated: Here Are The Sites I’m Using For My Summer School “Virtual Classroom”), and it will be a great resource during the school year, too.

I’m also adding it to The Best Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.

Here’s a short video introduction to the site:

May 18, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo

Compare “Liberal” & “Conservative” Facebook News Feeds


Thanks to Elyse Eidman-Aadahl from the amazing National Writing Project, I learned about a fascinating interactive set-up by the Wall Street Journal to compare liberal and conservative news feeds from Facebook.

Blue Feed, Red Feed lets you choose from a number of topics, including the different Presidential candidates, abortion, ISIS, etc. It then shows a side-by-side comparison of what your news feed on Facebook would look like based on how you have interacted with the site.

You can read more about it at The Wall Street Journal’s new tool gives a side-by-side look at the Facebook political news filter bubble.

It would be useful to use when studying Perception in IB Theory of Knowledge classes.

I’m also adding it to:

The Best Tools To Help Develop Global Media Literacy

The Best Sites To Learn About The 2016 U.S. Presidential Elections

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