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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


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



Daylight Savings Ends On Nov. 1st – Here Are Teaching & Learning Resources
obpia30 / Pixabay Daylight Savings Time ends on November 1st. You might be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About Daylight Savings Time .

YESTERDAY

Saturday’s Must-Read Articles & Must-Watch Videos About School Reopening
geralt / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : As more students head back, here’s what we now know (and still don’t) about schools and COVID spread is from Chalkbeat, and is definitely worth reading. Trump and Biden Finally Talk Schools is from The NY Times. America’s School Funding Crisis: Budget Cuts, Rising Costs And No Help In Si
“Avoiding Common Mistakes in Motivating Students to Do Math”
geralt / Pixabay Avoiding Common Mistakes in Motivating Students to Do Math is the headline of a new book excerpt from The Math Teacher’s Toolbox. The excerpt appears in Edutopia, and was written by Bobson Wong and Larisa Bukalov. Katie Hull and I edited it, along with books in the series, The Science Teacher’s Toolbox and The Social Studies Teacher’s Toolbox . I’m adding it to where you can find
What Are Ways To Help Students Develop Intrinsic Motivation To Read?
Contribute your response to an upcoming question-of-the-week at my Classroom Q&A column at Ed Week Teacher: You can also leave a comment here….
Everything You Wanted To Know About Using Photos In Lessons But Were Afraid To Ask
stokpic / Pixabay I have over 2,100 frequently revised and updated “Best” lists on just about every subject imaginable, and you can find them listed three different ways in three different places (see Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists ). I’m starting to publish a series where each day I will highlight the “Best” lists in a separate category. Today, it’s on Using Photos in
Students Can Participate In United Nations Project – “What Are Your Hopes For The Future?”
Earlier this year, the United Nations launched a survey asking people several questions about hopes they had for their future. You can still take the survey here , and it could be a good student activity. In addition, many artists created work inspired by the question (which is connected to the United Nations 75th Anniversary). Google just announced that they have created a special online exhibit

OCT 22

“Moving Schools Beyond Anti-Racist Words to Action”
Moving Schools Beyond Anti-Racist Words to Action is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Teacher Lorena Germ├ín shares suggestions about how school committees formulated in response to the killing of George Floyd might move beyond words toward action. Here’s an excerpt:
This Week’s “Round-Up” Of Useful Posts & Articles On Ed Policy Issues
Here are some recent useful posts and articles on educational policy issues (You might also be interested in THE BEST ARTICLES, VIDEOS & POSTS ON EDUCATION POLICY IN 2019 – PART TWO ): New teachers union boss fighting Trump, school reopening battles is from Politico. Will Pandemic-Driven Remote Instruction* Alter Familiar Teaching Practices in American Schools? is by Larry Cuban. Using Performanc
New Interactives For Students To Predict Next Tuesday’s Vote
TheDigitalArtist / Pixabay Here are some new interactives that let you model predictions for next Tuesday’s presidential election. I’m adding them to THE BEST RESOURCES FOR TEACHING ABOUT THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION : Explore The Ways Trump Or Biden Could Win The Election is from Five Thirty Eight. ROAD TO 270 is from CNN. 2020 Presidential Election Interactive Map Interactive Election Map is
Everything You Wanted To Know About Parent Engagement In Schools But Were Afraid To Ask
serrano1004 / Pixabay I have over 2,100 frequently revised and updated “Best” lists on just about every subject imaginable, and you can find them listed three different ways in three different places (see Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists ). I’m starting to publish a series where each day I will highlight the “Best” lists in a separate category. Today, it’s on Parent Enga
Interesting Video: “Clocks around the world: how other languages tell time”
nile / Pixabay I’m adding this video to The Best Sites For Learning About The World’s Different Cultures:

OCT 21

“What Is & Isn’t Working for Teachers & Students This Year”
What Is & Isn’t Working for Teachers & Students This Year is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Three teachers and I share what has been working–and what hasn’t–during the first few weeks of the school year, including the value of student “leadership teams” and giving “fresh starts.” Here are some excerpts:
My Best Posts On New Education Research Studies In 2020 – Part Two
Another day, another end-of-year “Best” list. I’m adding this one to ALL END-OF-YEAR “BEST” LISTS FOR 2020 IN ONE PLACE! You can see all previous editions of this list, as well as all my ed research related “best” lists, here . Here are my choices for the past six months: STUDY FINDS EVEN “LIGHTLY TRAINED” TUTORS CAN HAVE MAJOR IMPACT ON STUDENT LEARNING STUDY SUGGESTS THAT WOMEN MAY NOT HAVE POS
Ed Tech Digest
Nine 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 2020 – PART ONE , as well as checking out all my edtech resources . Here are this w
Thursday’s Must-Read Articles About School Reopening
kaboompics / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : Were The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated? is from NPR. Editorial: The CDC blows it again, this time on COVID-19 testing at school is from The L.A. Times. Experts Warn Students May Face Challenges When In-Person Classes Resume is from NPR. Pandemic Costs Pile Up As Many Schools
Original “Hamilton” Cast Unveils Another Great Video On Voting
Wokandapix / Pixabay Lin Manuel Miranda and the original cast of Hamilton have just unveiled another great video encouraging voting. You can see their first one, as well as a bunch of others, at The Best Teaching/Learning Resources On The Musical, “Hamilton”
Everything You Wanted To Know About Natural Disasters But Were Afraid To Ask
RoadLight / Pixabay I have over 2,100 frequently revised and updated “Best” lists on just about every subject imaginable, and you can find them listed three different ways in three different places (see Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists ). I’m starting to publish a series where each day I will highlight the “Best” lists in a separate category. Today, it’s on Natural Disas

OCT 20

“Making Hybrid Teaching Work for Educators & Students”
Making Hybrid Teaching Work for Educators & Students is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Three educators offer do’s and don’ts of successful hybrid teaching, including setting boundaries and practicing self-care. Here are some excerpts:
Wednesday’s Must-Read Articles & Must-Watch Videos On School Reopening
OpenClipart-Vectors / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : Hybrid school might be the worst of both worlds is from Vox. These Families Feel Forgotten as N.Y.C. Pushes to Open Schools is from The NY Times. Back to school: Many large districts are opening their doors again is from The Washington Post. A look at Orange County as first
All My Music-Related “Best” Lists
stevepb / Pixabay I have over 2,100 frequently revised and updated “Best” lists on just about every subject imaginable, and you can find them listed three different ways in three different places (see Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists ). I’m starting to publish a series where each day I will highlight the “Best” lists in a separate category. Today, it’s on Music: The Best
2020’s Best Posts From This Blog!
Twice each year, I post my favorite posts that appeared in during the previous six months. This post is for my favorites from the first half of 2020. You can see my choices for each of the past twelve years here , including A LOOK BACK: 2020’S BEST POSTS FROM THIS BLOG – PART ONE. And you can also see a list of my My All-Time Favorite Posts! I’m adding this one to ALL END-OF-YEAR “BEST” LISTS FOR
“Peaksay” Is Likely To Become A “Go-To” Site For Language Teachers
I’ve previously posted about Fluent Key (see “FLUENT KEY” LOOKS LIKE A WONDERFUL VIDEO TOOL FOR ALL TEACHERS ). It “gamifies” watching a video and turns it into a Quizizz/Kahoot-like activity where students answer questions with a leaderboard. It’s definitely an engaging way to show a video in class. Then, last week, I posted about a new feature that Fluent Key began: Peaksay Pronunciation Game h
My Latest BAM! Radio Show Is On How Teachers Can Lead Effective Asynchronous Online Discussions
What’s the Point? Leading Compelling, Meaningful Class Discussions Online is the topic of my latest ten-minute BAM Radio Show. Taurean Branch and Theresa Capra join me in the discussion, and they’ve both also contributed written commentaries to my Education Week Teacher column. I’m adding it to All My BAM Radio Shows – Linked With Descriptions .
Horrifying Statistic Of The Day: Hundreds Of Immigrant Children Taken Away From Parents By Trump Administration Still Separated From Them
The horror of the Trump Administration’s family separation policy continues, according to this new NBC news article, Lawyers say they can’t find the parents of 545 migrant children separated by Trump administration. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Terrible Practice Of Separating Immigrant Parents From Their Children .

OCT 19

“The Do’s & Don’ts of Hybrid Teaching”
The Do’s & Don’ts of Hybrid Teaching is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Three educators offer lessons from their hybrid teaching experience, including emphasizing differentiation and “flipping” the classroom. Here are some excerpts:
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
Tuesday’s Must-Read Articles & Must-Watch Videos On School Reopening
Prawny / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : Surprising Results in Initial Virus Testing in N.Y.C. Schools is from The NY Times. ‘Historical failure’: Thousands of students being left behind by Sacramento school district is from The Sacramento Bee. Tens of thousands of students—likely a lot more—have not been logging into their vir
Oct. 4th Is United Nations Day – Here Are Teaching & Learning Resources
Chickenonline / Pixabay October 24th marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of the United Nations. You might be interested in The Best Sites For Learning About United Nations Day .
All My “Best” Lists Offering Multilingual Resources
ryantbarnettusu / Pixabay I have over 2,100 frequently revised and updated “Best” lists on just about every subject imaginable, and you can find them listed three different ways in three different places (see Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists ). I’m starting to publish a series where each day I will highlight the “Best” lists in a separate category. Today, it’s on Multili

OCT 18

“Readers Respond: Should Politics Be Kept Out of the Classroom?”
Readers Respond: Should Politics Be Kept Out of the Classroom? is the headline of my latest Education Week Teacher column. Many readers share their responses to the question of politics in the classroom, ranging from the importance of separating it from “partisanship” to stating that “teaching is political.” Here are some excerpts:
Monday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopening
Skitterphoto / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : California teacher unions fight calls to reopen schools is from The L.A. Times. ‘Out of Control’: When Schools Opened in a Virus Hot Spot is from The NY Times. Remote learning is deepening the divide between rich and poor is from The Washington Post. CDC Offers Cautions, Guidance f
The National Day Of Writing Is On Oct. 20th – Here Are 37 Related Teaching & Learning “Best” Lists
Free-Photos / Pixabay From The National Council Of Teachers Of English : Writing is an important part of life. It helps us communicate and work with each other, supports our learning, and helps us remember. The National Day on Writing® celebrates writing—and the many places, reasons, and ways we write each day—as an essential component of literacy. Since 2009, #WhyIWrite has encouraged thousands
The Best Social Studies Websites – 2020
The end-of-the-year “Best” lists continue. I’m adding this one to ALL END-OF-YEAR “BEST” LISTS FOR 2020 IN ONE PLACE! You can see all previous Social Studies lists here . Here picks for this year: HERE’S THE “COLUMBUS DAY” LESSON I DID WITH MY ELL HISTORY CLASS THE BEST RESOURCES FOR TEACHING & LEARNING ABOUT HOW THE STOCK MARKET WORKS FREE NY TIMES SUBSCRIPTIONS FOR ANY US HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER &
Everything You Wanted To Know About Teaching With Movies & Video Clips But Were Afraid To Ask
15299 / Pixabay I have over 2,100 frequently revised and updated “Best” lists on just about every subject imaginable, and you can find them listed three different ways in three different places (see Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists ). I’m starting to publish a series where each day I will highlight the “Best” lists in a separate category. Today, it’s on Teaching With Mov
What Is The Most Simple & Best Lesson You Have Done On Information Literacy & “Fake News”?
pixel2013 / Pixabay I want to teach a lesson on information literacy/fake news to my IB Theory of Knowledge class in a week or so. I have a ton of ideas at The Best Tools & Lessons For Teaching Information Literacy – Help Me Find More , and I have a great one I did with ELLs that I could modify . But I also wanted to hear from readers. What is the best lesson on this topic that you’ve done, and t

OCT 17

Sunday’s Must-Read Articles On School Reopening (& One Is REALLY a Must-Read)
geralt / Pixabay Here are new additions to THE BEST POSTS PREDICTING WHAT SCHOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL : This first one gives what I think is the best overview of what’s happening in schools right now (in terms of COVID-19) that I’ve seen: What we’ve learned so far from school reopenings in the US is from Vox. Boston schools staff and students ‘shivering’ in cold classrooms with windows ope
Everything You Wanted To Know About Teaching During The COVID-19 Crisis But Were Afraid To Ask
cromaconceptovisual / Pixabay I have over 2,100 frequently revised and updated “Best” lists on just about every subject imaginable, and you can find them listed three different ways in three different places (see Three Accessible Ways To Search For & Find My “Best” Lists ). I’m starting to publish a series where each day I will highlight the “Best” lists in a separate category. Today, it’s on tea
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
Ed Tech Digest
Nine 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 2020 – PART ONE , as well as checking out all my edtech resources . Here are this w
This Week’s Resources To Support Teachers Coping With School Closures
Wokandapix / Pixabay I have a number of regular weekly features (see HERE IS A LIST (WITH LINKS) OF ALL MY REGULAR WEEKLY FEATURES ). This is a relatively new addition to that list. Some of these resources will be added to The Best Advice On Teaching K-12 Online (If We Have To Because Of T

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