Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

April 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Wikitongues Is Trying To Record “oral histories and dictionaries in every language in the world”

Here’s how Wikitongues describes itself:

More than half of the 7,000 languages spoken and signed today are expected to vanish in less than a century. Wikitongues is a unified front against that reality. Together with speakers and signers from around the world, we’re recording oral histories and dictionaries in every language in the world before it’s too late.

It has an impressive YouTube page, and you can read more about it at The Race to Save the World’s Disappearing Languages.

I’m adding this info to The Best Resources For International Mother Language Day.

Here are a couple of their many videos:

April 17, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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National Geographic’s “Open Explorer” Lets Anyone Create Their Own Expedition

National Geographic has just unveiled Open Explorer.

They call it a “digital field journal” where anyone can document their exploration of anything (they use “your backyard” as one simple example), as well as follow the explorations of others (many are much more involved than a backyard).

You need to register for the site, which takes a few seconds. The buttons to “start your own expedition” don’t seem to work right now, but you can easily get to it by clicking on the “Dashboard” button at the top right of the screen after you register. I’m sure they’ll fix that glitch soon.

You can read more about it at Why We Created This First-of-Its-Kind Digital Field Journal.

I have students in my ELL World History class do a project on Explorers, and I’m trying to figure out if I can incorporate this new tool in it.

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

April 15, 2018
by Larry Ferlazzo
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New Resources On Race & Racism

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I’m adding these new resources to various “Best” lists.  You can find links to all of those many lists that relate to race and racism at “Best” Lists Of The Week: Resources For Teaching & Learning About Race & Racism:

Q & A with Ebony Elizabeth Thomas: Why children need more diverse books is from Penn GSE. I’m adding it to New & Revised: Resources To Help Us Predominantly White Teachers To Reflect On How Race Influences Our Work.

TAKING FREEDOM: YES, BLACK AMERICA FEARS THE POLICE. HERE’S WHY. is from The Pacific Standard.

Beverly Tatum speaks at Curry School distinguished lecture series

Using Data to Guide Difficult Conversations around Structural Racism

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Sites To Teach About African-American History:

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