Friday, February 7, 2014

2-7-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

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

This Is A Neat Video On Literacy — Too Bad It’s A Commercial For Whiskey
Amy Erin Borovoy, the amazing video blogger at Edutopia, shared this commercial on Twitter today. It has a neat focus on literacy, and reminded me a bit of a clip from The Color Purple you’ll find on The Best Videos Illustrating Qualities Of A Successful Language Learner. I’d add this video to that list (to help illustrate perseverance), if it wasn’t a commercial for a whiskey. So I won’t show it
If You’re Looking For Videos About The Olympics, Here Are The Best Places To Find Them…
If you’re looking for online videos about the Sochi Olympics — and, in fact, for previous Olympics — here are what look like the two best places to find them: Of course, the NBC Olympics site has the exclusive rights to most of the best clips. And then there’s “The Official YouTube Olympic Channel,” which I assume is controlled by NBC, but I’m not sure. There, you can find many clips about past O

The Olympics Have Begun — Here Are Some More Resources
Here are the latest additions to The Best Sites For Learning About The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games: Jamaican Bobsledders Are Back, With Fans’ Help is from The New York Times. Olympic Opening Ceremony Fails Through the Years is from The Atlantic. These Russian Cops Singing ‘Get Lucky’ at the Olympics Cannot Wait for Tonight is from The Atlantic. The Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremony, Explained
Video: Bill Nye On Pseudo-Science
I thought IB Theory of Knowledge teachers might be find this Bill Nye clip useful — I use it as part of teaching about pseudo-science. And I’m still trying to figure out the best resources to use about his debate this week….

This Week’s Round-Up Of Useful Posts On Education Policy
Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues: TV Shows: Thinking “West Wing” In A “House Of Cards” World is by Alexander Russo. The Melian Dialogue is a classic tool used by community organizers to illustrate the importance of living in the world “as it is” instead of “as we’d like it to be,” and Alexander effectively uses the contrast in the two TV shows to demonst

2-6-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: This Week In Web 2.0In yet another attempt to get at the enormous backlog I have of sites worth , I’ve recently begin a regular feature called “The Week In Web 2.0.” (you might also be interested in The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2013): ExamTime is sort of a flashcard site on steroids that provides a number