Thursday, September 12, 2013

9-12-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

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

September’s (2013) Best Tweets — Part Two
Every month I make a few short lists highlighting my choices of the best resources I shared through (and learned from) Twitter, but didn’t necessarily include them in posts here on my blog. I’ve already shared in earlier posts several new resources I found on Twitter — and where I gave credit to those from whom I learned about them. Those are not included again in this post. If you don’t use Twit

Video: “Kid President’s Pep Talk to Teachers and Students!”
Thanks to Wendi Pillars for sharing this video on Twitter:
Voyager Has Left The Solar System — Here Are Some Useful Resources
Here are some new additions to The Best Sites For Learning About Voyager 1 & Its Departure From Our Solar System: The Atlantic shares what Voyager heard as it left our solar system. Voyager’s epic journey: How long would it take you? is a neat interactive from The BBC. Exiting the Solar System and Fulfilling a Dream is from The New York Times and includes a lot of multimedia features. Voyager

New Kindle Verision Of My Book, Self-Driven Learning, Now Available
The Kindle edition of my book, Self-Driven Learning, was pulled a couple of of months ago after Routledge bought its original publisher, Eye On Education. They made revisions to all the EOE books, and now, as of today, it’s back! You can get the Kindle version here on Amazon. They tell me that the new and improved Kindle version of Helping Students Motivate Themselves is not far behind. And look f

Two Important Quotes From Massive NY Times Articles On Tablets In Classroom
Today, The New York Times published a very lengthy piece on the use of tablets in the classroom, focusing on Rupert Murdoch’s Amplify system (which I’ve written about in the past). The Times piece is headlined No Child Left Untableted. I think it’s an impressively thoughtful piece covering the broader questions about technology use in the classroom Here’s one excerpt that particularly resonated w

9-11-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL
Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL: Study: Young People Respond Better To The Positive Than They Do To ThreatsIn a previous post, Emphasizing Pride, Not Shame, In Classroom Management, I talked about a study that showed determined having people think about the pride that they will feel in themselves after resisting temptation was a very successful self-contro