Thursday, October 31, 2013

10-31-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL:

MY NEXT BOOK!

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"Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners: 
Strategies for Teaching Resilience, Respect, and Responsibility" 
is the tentative title of my next book. It will be the third in my student motivation "trilogy.



“Google Scholar” Alerts Could Be Very Helpful For Research
Richard Byrne has just posted some helpful screenshots about how people can sign-up for Google Scholar Alerts related to particular research topics. Though I skeptical they’ll be particularly useful to students, they seem to me to be potentially extremely useful to those of us educators who frequently do research. I’ve certainly be aware of Google Alerts, though it seems to me that its quality ha
“Student Contest | 15-Second Vocabulary Videos”
The New York Times Learning Network has just announced a great contest for students to create fifteen second videos defining vocabulary words. And, whether you participate or not, it also offers very useful advice for teachers who want to try something like this in the classroom, including student examples. In fact, the contest announcement includes an example from one of my students. It’s embedd

Video: John Stewart’s Two-Part Interview With Diane Ravitch
Diane Ravitch was on The Daily Show last night. Here’s her two-part interview, which includes an “extended” portion that only appeared on the Web. You might also be interested in the previous time she was on the show — see Jon Stewart & Diane Ravitch Knock It Out Of The Park!

YESTERDAY

Video: “Edna Krabappel – Ha! Laugh Montage”
Marcia Wallace, the actress who gave voice to Edna Krabappel, the not-to-be-emulated teacher on “The Simpsons,” died several days ago. Here’s a video collection of her “best” moments on the show (thanks to Alexander Russo for the tip):
A Few More Halloween Resources
Here are even more new additions to The Best Websites For Learning About Halloween: Apps and Activities for Hallowe’en is from The Book Chook. Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually. A History Of Halloween Outfits [Infographic] by the team at Giraffe.ie


10-30-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: MY NEXT BOOK!"Building a Community of Self-Motivated Learners: Strategies for Teaching Resilience, Respect, and Responsibility" is the tentative title of my next book. It will be the third in my student motivation "trilogy."“Five key strategies to get/keep kids engaged at school”Five key strategies to ge

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