Tuesday, October 22, 2013

10-22-13 Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | …For Teaching ELL, ESL, & EFL

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

Infographic: “The World According To Desserts”
I’m adding this infographic to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures: Explore more infographics like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.
Video: Stephen Colbert Takes On Computers Grading Essays
I’m definitely adding this video clip from Stephen Colbert to The Best Posts On Computer-Graded Essays. Thanks to Valerie Strauss for the tip.

Stop The Presses! Thomas Friedman Actually Writes Something Semi-Coherent About Education
New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman is infamous for his uninformed pieces on education though, fortunately, he doesn’t seem to write about the topic as his colleague, David Brooks, who is equally off-base. In today’s column, The Shanghai Secret, he talks about a visit he made to Shanghai schools with Wendy Kopp of Teach For America. Though I’m not sure I’d make Shanghai my first stop to see
“Put The Gun In My Hand” — Stories Of Teacher Bravery
Yesterday, close to Sacramento in Sparks, Nevada, another teacher lost his life protecting students: Student Jose Cazares said he was hanging out with friends when they heard what they thought were firecrackers. He said he saw a boy shoot two students. He said the boy then aimed the gun at his chest, but Landsberry stepped between him and the shooter. “He was telling him to stop and put the gun do

“Response: Getting Students to Read at Home by ‘Building a Daily Habit’”
Response: Getting Students to Read at Home by ‘Building a Daily Habit’ is my latest post over at Education Week Teacher. It includes guest responses from educators Dina Strasser and Ariel Sacks.

Making Instagram Videos With English Language Learners
Last week, I posted the vocabulary videos made by some of English Language Learners using Twitter’s Vine video app. Today, we tried doing the same with Instagram’s video feature, and we all liked it a lot better. It gives you fifteen instead of seven seconds and, if you make a mistake in one “scene” you can easily erase that scene instead of having to start all over again. Like Vine, it will auto

Around The Web In ESL/EFL/ELL
I’ve started a somewhat 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: The Reading Teacher is from TEFL Geek and offers some helpful advice on teaching…reading. English Page is a new site to me, and it has scores of tutorials and interactive grammar exercises. The British Council offers some f


Teaching About Autumn
Here are new additions to The Best Sites For Images Of Fall Foliage (& For Teaching About The Season): Autumn is gorgeous the world over is a great photo gallery from The Week. 10 Idioms Linked To The Vocabulary of Autumn is from The World Is Your Oyster. Fall Is In The Air is a photo gallery from The Atlantic.

10-21-13 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 LATEST BOOK"Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching" is an edited compilation from my Ed Week teacher advice column, along with new materials.Student Interactive On The Importance Of Learning From MistakesMy latest New York Times post for English Language Learners is on pronouns, learning