Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

…For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

February 23, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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TED Video: “Weird, or just different?”

Though I’ve not been a fan of all of Derek Sivers’ videos (see my article, Dancing Guy Doesn’t Teach Good Leadership Lessons), I like this short one that Jen Adkins, my talented colleague at school, showed today.

It was made in 2009, but I don’t remember seeing it before.  I think it would be useful in many situations, including IB Theory of Knowledge classes:

February 20, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Video: “From Nowhere” Is A New Theatrical Film About Three Undocumented Teenagers

I learned about the new film, “From Nowhere,” after reading a review this week in The New York Times, Review: Immigrants ‘From Nowhere,’ Anxiously Living Under the Radar.

It looks like it’s a film that teachers would want to see and that might be worth showing clips in the classroom.

Here are a couple of trailers (there is some overlap between the two):

February 19, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Good Video For ELLs: “Red Octopus Face Off with a Swimmer Crab”

This would be a very good video to show Beginning English Language Learners while teaching them about animals. Students could watch it and then retell what happened, while at the same time learning the types of the animals in the film.

You’ll want to watch it until the end.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Beginner ELLs Learn About Animals.

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