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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

Three Resources About Our World’s Different Cultures
Clker-Free-Vector-Images / Pixabay I’m adding these resources to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures : What grocery hauls look like around the world right now is from The Washington Post. Pick a Card and Be Transported: 7 Board Games From Around the World is from The NY Times.


The Next Ten Days Are Big Ones For The Possibility Of Re-Opening Schools In The Fall
This week is a big one when it comes to the possible re-opening of schools in the fall. On Wednesday, the Los Angeles County Office of Education will unveil its “framework” for school re-opening. On June 1st, the Sacramento County Office of Education will release its reopening guidelines . I’m assuming there will be a flurry of other agencies doing the same, even though the best piece I’ve read o
Video: “Top 10 Beautiful Natural Wonders in the World 2021”
PublicDomainPictures / Pixabay I’m adding this new video to The Best Sites For Learning About Various “Seven Wonders” :
Video: Here’s How To Transfer Google Classroom Grades To Your Learning Management System
So many of us are using Google Classroom, but our districts use other Learning Management Systems (Infinite Campus for us). Grade Transferer will take care of it for you, and I’ve embedded a video showing how it works for Infinite Campus. I also hope we’re all being very flexible with grades, as I point out in this tweet: But in the midst of this, please continue to deduct points for missed assig
“Spreading ‘Poetry Love’ in the Classroom”
Spreading ‘Poetry Love’ in the Classroom is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Nine educators share instructional strategies they use to teach poetry, including through read-alouds and through studying and writing odes. Here are some excerpts: I’m adding it to The Best World Poetry Day Resources – Help Me Find More .
Resources For Teaching U.S. History Next Year
geralt / Pixabay Last week, I wrote a pos t sharing my preliminary thoughts about how I was going to teach U.S. History to English Language Learners – either online, in person, or a hybrid. It will be a combination class of both Newcomers and Intermediates. I usually use the two-volume America’s Story textbook and supplement it with activities on our U.S. History class blog , online activities fr
My Favorite Posts That Appeared In May
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

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Most Popular Posts Of The Week
I’m making a change in the content of the regular feature. In addition to sharing the top five posts that have received the most “hits” in the preceding seven days (though they may have originally been published on an earlier date), I will also include the top five posts that have actually appeared in the past week. Often, these are different posts. You might also be interested in IT’S THE THIRTE
Here Are The Questions I’m Having Students Answer In My End-Of-Distance-Learning Evaluation
Alexas_Fotos / Pixabay I always learn a lot from the anonymous end-of-semester evaluations I have students complete (see Best Posts On Students Evaluating Classes (And Teachers) ) and always make the results public. The “making them public part can sometime lead to interesting situations, like last year’s Washington Post headline Teacher asks students to grade him. One wrote: ‘I give Mr. Ferlazzo
Great New Nike Video With LeBron James: “Never Too Far Down”
I’m adding this great new video to The Best Resources For Learning About “Grit” :
This Is The Best Piece Of Pandemic Teaching Advice That I’ve Heard….
7 Ways Educators Can Help Students Cope in a Pandemic is an excellent ASCD piece by school counselor Phyllis L. Fagell. I’d probably make a slight edit by putting “much of” in there, as in “they’re not going to remember much of what they learned,” but it’s a minor quibble. There is some similarity between this advice and The Best Piece Of Classroom Management Advice I Ever Read . I’m adding this
Guest Post On What The Next School Year Might Look Like: “There are not perfect decisions, and sometimes there are only really bad alternatives”
Alice Mercer teaches third grade at an elementary school in Sacramento, CA. She started her career in Oakland, Ca, and moved to Sacramento in 2001. She is the parent of a now-adult son with ASD, and is a caregiver to her 
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