Wednesday, May 28, 2014

5-28-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

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






How Can History Teachers Make the Curriculum More Engaging?
How Can History Teachers Make the Curriculum More Engaging? is the latest “question of the week” at my Education Week Teacher column. Feel free to leave responses there or here…
Fun Short Video For ELLs: “If It Fits, I Sits”
Here’s a fun short video that English Language Learners could watch and then describe what they saw verbally and in writing:

The Best Resources About Maya Angelou
I’m sure we are all saddened by Maya Angelou’s death today. I thought I’d share some useful resources and tweets to help remember her, and that might also help our students develop a connection to her work, if they don’t have one already. Feel free to suggestion your own favorites… [View the story "Good Resources About Maya Angelou" on Storify]
The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech
Most readers know that I’m a big proponent of using technology to help students in their learning process. In fact, you can see a collection of applicable articles and related “Best” lists at The Best Advice On Using Education Technology. Most readers also know I’ve got a lot of misgivings about how tech is being used in education, particularly in ways that seem to prioritize profit over learning
Star Trek “Universal Translator,” Here We Come?
I’ve previously posted about experiments made by Microsoft to create the capacity for simultaneous translation (see The Best Sites For Learning About Google Translate & Other Forms Of Machine Translation) and about Word Lens, an amazing mobile app that translates images of signs (see The Best Sites For Beginning iPhone Users Like Me). Well, there has been big news recently about both tools. M


“What Are We Losing By Eliminating Arts From the Curriculum?” Is Topic Of My Latest BAM! Radio Program
What Are We Losing By Eliminating Arts From the Curriculum? is the topic of my latest BAM! Radio program. Virginia McEnerney and David Booth are my guests as we have a ten minute conversation. They have also contributed written comments for an upcoming post at my Ed Week Teacher column….
Videos: Using Art As A Language-Learning Activity
Creating art can be a great language-learning activity for English Language Learners! We’re lucky to have an extraordinarily talented and caring art teacher — Mr. Johnny Doolittle — at our school. Every year he gives up his free period for many days to lead our English Language Learners in many different activities, including origami when we are studying Japan in Geography class; drawing when we
5-27-14 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: “A Teacher-Counselor Partnership Is ‘Essential’ For Student Success”A Teacher-Counselor Partnership Is ‘Essential’ For Student Success is Part Two in my Ed Week Teacher series on teacher-counselor partnerships. Today’s post includes responses from Julie Hartline, the 2009 National Counselor Of The Year; and educator/authors

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