"Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day..." - 7 new articles

  1. “Judge blocks controversial parts of Ariz. law” (Plus Great News About MSNBC Videos)
  2. Check-Out The Coolest-Looking App To Find World Facts!
  3. “Drag On Video” Lets You Easily Splice Together Portions Of Different YouTube Videos
  4. “Virtual Tourist”
  5. “Were some D.C. teachers fired based on flawed calculations?”
  6. “What advice would you give for blogging with ESL/EFL students?”
  7. “100 Days of the BP Oil Spill: An Interactive Guide”
  8. Search Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...

“Judge blocks controversial parts of Ariz. law” (Plus Great News About MSNBC Videos)

Judge blocks controversial parts of Ariz. law is the title of an MSNBC video report about the federal judge’s ruling today blocking its worst portions.

The neat feature of the video is that it provides the transcript right under the video player. It’s a feature that MSNBC appeared to start trying out last month with its redesign, and is using with more and more of its videos. It’s be a great asset for English Language Learners.

I’m adding the video to The Best Sites To Learn About Arizona’s New Immigration Law.


Check-Out The Coolest-Looking App To Find World Facts!

IBM has created a World Factbook Dashboard that just looks amazing!

It would probably be a little tricky for English Language Learners, so I’m not adding it to The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners.

To learn more about the “dashboard,” you can go to Information Aesthetics.



“Drag On Video” Lets You Easily Splice Together Portions Of Different YouTube Videos

“Drag On Video” lets you splice portions of different YouTube videos with an online editor.

There are other online applications that allow you to cut portions of one video, but I don’t think any of them let you put them all together like “Drag On Video.” Its slick interface certainly isn’t as simple as those others are, so it might a little tricky for some non-tech savvy people like myself, but many should be able to figure it out.

I’m adding the app to The Best Tools For Cutting-Out & Saving Portions Of Online Videos.


“Virtual Tourist”

Virtual Tourist is a new site that makes it easy for students (and anybody else) to write about places where they have lived or where they have traveled.

I’m adding it to The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience.”


“Were some D.C. teachers fired based on flawed calculations?”

Were some D.C. teachers fired based on flawed calculations? is title of a piece in today’s Washington Post.

It’s definitely worth reading. It’s another cautionary tale about “value-added” teacher assessment.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The “Value-Added” Approach Towards Teacher Evaluation.


“What advice would you give for blogging with ESL/EFL students?”

“What advice would you give for blogging with ESL/EFL students?” is Sue Waters’ latest post.

In it, she shares advice I have offered, and asks for more suggestions.

If you have some ideas, please leave a comment over there. I know I’m very, very interested in hearing people’s thoughts.

I’m also adding her post to The Best Sources For Advice On Student Blogging.


“100 Days of the BP Oil Spill: An Interactive Guide”

“100 Days of the BP Oil Spill: An Interactive Guide” is a very nice multimedia presentation from TIME Magazine.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Learn About The Gulf Oil Spill.



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