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THIS WEEK IN EDUCATION Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... The latest news and resources in education since 2007

 Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... | The latest news and resources in education since 2007

Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day... 
The latest news and resources in education since 2007

A Look Back: 45 Resources For Teaching & Learning How To Make Good Presentations
I’m continuing my “A Look Back” series by looking at past “Best” lists and updating them. GraphicMama-team / Pixabay I published The Best Sources Of Advice For Making Good Presentations in 2009, and have been revising and updating it since that time. It’s filled with slideshows, infographics, videos – you name it! Check them all out at the “Best” list and let me know what I’m missing!
Highlights From The Third Week Of The #MLLChat_BkClub Online Chat About Our New Book
PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay You can see previous highlights here . We must recognize that in order for S to own language, T supports and scaffolds must lead them. Vygotsky’s ZPD is not in stasis. Providing Intermediate and Long-Term Learners instructional prompts moves that zone. Equity is found in purpose & structure #MLLChat_BkClub #ESLSg — Mitch Robinson (@mrobins

MAY 05

A Look Back: 8 Tools For Creating Online Worksheets
I’m continuing my “A Look Back” series by looking at past “Best” lists and updating them. OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay I originally published THE BEST TOOLS FOR MAKING ONLINE INTERACTIVE WORKSHEETS in 2021, and have been revising and updating it since that time. It includes sites like Wizer , Live Worksheets , TeacherMade and several more. Check out the “Best” list and let me know what I’m missi
Friday’s New Articles On School Reopenings
StockSnap / Pixabay Ordinarily, I’d add these new articles and videos to The Best Posts Predicting (& Showing) What Schools Look Like During The Pandemic . However, that list is just getting too massive. So, in the future, if you want to find these in one place, click here: LAUSD failed students with disabilities during pandemic, federal investigation finds is from The L.A. Times. Four days added
Texas Governor Announces Plan To Challenge Previous Supreme Court Decision Requiring Schools To Educate Undocumented Children
It appears to “open season” on Supreme Court precedents. The governor of Texas has announced his plan to challenge the landmark Plyler v. Doe ruling that requires schools to educated undocumented children. I’ll be publishing an extensive piece in Ed Week over the weekend explaining how the leaked abortion opinion could impact this challenge. You can read more about the Governor’s plans at the NY

MAY 04

A Look Back: Four Tools For Sharing Your Screen
I’m continuing my “A Look Back” series by looking at past “Best” lists and updating them. HaticeEROL / Pixabay I originally published T he Best Screenshare Tools To Help Others With Computer Problems in 2012, and have been revising and updating it since that time. It includes tools like Tacu , Screenleap and others. Check out the “Best” list to see them all and let me know what I’m missing!
Research Studies Of The Week
I often write about research studies from various fields and how they can be applied to the classroom. I write individual posts about ones that I think are especially significant, and will continue to do so. However, so many studies are published that it’s hard to keep up. So I’ve started writing a “round-up” of some of them each week or every other week as a regular feature . By the way, you mig
New Study On What Happens When Teachers Tend To Act More Punitively Would Be Good Outline For Classroom Management PD
Thanks to Cara Jackson , I learned about a new study titled Strictly Speaking: Examining Teacher Use of Punishment and Student Outcomes , and written by Stephen B. Holt, Katie Vinopal, Heasun Choi, Lucy C. Sorensen. It’s NOT behind a paywall, it’s written with accessible language, and it’s very thorough explaining the actual study and lots of other background on the topic. Unfortunately for those
It’s Star Wars Day: Here Are Three Education-Related Resources
From the Star Wars site : “May the 4th be with you.” What started as pun warmly shared by fans has become a full-fledged Star Wars holiday: Star Wars Day, a special once-a-year celebration of the galaxy far, far away. Here are three related resources: First, awhile back I wrote a column for Education Week headlined What ‘Star Wars’ Can Teach Educators About Parent Engagement . Secondly, here’s a
Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL
BiljaST / Pixabay Six years ago I began this regular feature where I share a few posts and resources from around the Web related to ESL/EFL or to language in general that have caught my attention. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES, ARTICLES & BLOG POSTS FOR TEACHERS OF ELLS IN 2021. Also, check out A Collection Of My Best Resources On Teaching English Language Learners. In additi
“Everyone’s a Teacher in Schools. Take Advantage of It”
Everyone’s a Teacher in Schools. Take Advantage of It is the headline of my latest Education Week column. Secretaries, custodians—all staff members—can help students. Teachers would be wise to treat them as partners. Here are some excerpts:
A Look Back: 42 Resources For Helping To Use Music When Teaching ELLs
I’m continuing my “A Look Back” series by looking at past “Best” lists and updating them. Firmbee / Pixabay I originally published The Best Music Websites For Learning English in 2008, and have been revising and updating it since that time. It includes links to specific student tools like Lyrics Training , and to posts sharing ideas on how to incorporate music in teaching ELLs, like Classroom Son

MAY 02

Pins Of The Week
I’m fairly active on Pinterest and, in fact, have curated 22,000 resources there that I haven’t shared on this blog. I thought readers might find it useful if I began sharing a handful of my most recent “pins” each week (I’m not sure if you can see them through an RSS Reader – you might have to click through to the original post). You might also be interested in MY MOST POPULAR PINS OF 2020 Here
Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week
Each week, I publish a post or two containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here. You might also be interested in THE BEST RESOURCES ON INSTRUCTION IN 2021 – PART ONE . Here are this week’s picks: I’m adding this tweet to The Best Ways To Use Multiple Choice Exercises : Question time… Are you going to download our free resource ‘Des
A Look Back: The 13 Very Best Resources On This Blog
geralt / Pixabay After fifteen years, there are a lot of resources available on this blog. In 2019, I tried to make things a little easier for readers to navigate them all by posting The “All-Time” Best Teaching & Learning Resources Available On This Blog . It contains links to all my articles , best resources on student motivation , and eleven more. You can check them all out by visiting the “Be

MAY 01

April’s “Best” Lists – There Are Now 2,307 Of Them!
Prawny / Pixabay Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 2,304 of them categorized here – you might also want to check out THREE ACCESSIBLE WAYS TO SEARCH FOR & FIND MY “BEST” LISTS). Here are the lists from this month: THE BEST SITES FOR LEARNING ABOUT THE 2022 WORLD CUP IN QATAR THE BEST RESOURCES EXPLORING THE USE OF PRAISE IN THE CLASSROOM THE
April’s Most Popular Posts
As regular readers know, at the end of each week I share the five most popular posts from the previous seven days. I thought people might find it interesting to see a list of the ten most popular posts from the previous thirty days. You might also be interested in IT’S THE FOURTEENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THIS BLOG – HERE ARE THE FORTY ALL-TIME MOST POPULAR POSTS . Not to mention THE MOST POPULAR POSTS
My Favorite Posts That Appeared In April
I regularly highlight my picks for the most useful posts for each month — not including “The Best…” lists. I also use some of them in a more extensive monthly newsletter I send-out. You can see older Best Posts of the Month at Websites Of The Month (more recent lists can be found here ). You can also see my all-time favorites here . I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series reviewing old favorite
Video: PBS NewsHour Video Interviewing National Teacher Of The Year Kurt Russell
Check out today’s PBS NewsHour interview with National Teacher of the Year Kurt Russell: It was an honor to welcome the Teachers of the Year to the White House. Our educators have a greater impact on our country’s future than anyone else – and I’m grateful for their work every single day. — President Biden (@POTUS) May 1, 2022
Meme Of The Week: Summer Vacation
I don’t think I’ve begun a “countdown” earlier than I have done this year and last year. You might also be interested in “BEST” EDUCATION MEMES OF THE YEAR – 2021 .
Yet ANOTHER Survey Finds That Parents Are Happy With Their Children’s Schools
With almost daily media articles about attacks on schools and what they might be teaching , one might think there is a groundswell of mass parental dissatisfaction with what administrators and we teachers are doing in the classroom. However, a new NPR poll finds that the vast majority of parents are pleased with what is happening in their local schools. It’s worth reading about the background and

APR 30

Ed Tech Digest
Ten years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech, including some Web 2.0 apps. You might also be interested in THE BEST ED TECH RESOURCES OF 2021 – PART ONE , as well as checking out all my edtech resources . Here are this we
Positive Review Of Our New Book
mohamed_hassan / Pixabay A Book to Help ELLs and Their Teachers Thrive is the headline of a positive review of our new book, the second edition of The ESL/ELL Teacher’s Survival Guide . It appears in Middleweb, and a “Part Two” of the review is supposed to appear next month. I’m adding it to the pos t containing links to lots of other excerpts and free materials from the book.
Highlights From The Second Week Of The Online #MLLChat_BkClub Discussion About Our New Book
OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay The online chat about our new book continues! You can see past information about it here , along with info on how to join in! Here are this week’s highlights: I'm not sure there's a clear answer about when to reduce the use of clozes. However, an intermediate step that I like to do is have students create clozes using these guidelines: — Larry
Just Sent-Out Free Monthly Email Newsletter
geralt / Pixabay I’ve just mailed out the May, 2022 issue of my very simple free monthly email newsletter . It has over 3,000 subscribers, and you can subscribe here . Of course, you can also join the eighteen thousand others who subscribe to this blog daily. Here Are 8 Ways You Can Subscribe For Free…
Updated “Best” Lists Of The Month
geralt / Pixabay Last month I began a series where I have been revising and updating older “Best” lists. Even though I’ve always been adding new resources to each one, my process of going through each one and removing dead links or older resources that are no longer up to my standards has been pretty haphazard. I have been doing this complete revision process for each anniversary or holiday “Best

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