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  1. Blurts Looks Good For Voice Recording
  2. The Value Of A “High-Power Pose” For Students
  3. CA Supreme Court Affirms “In-State” Tuition For Undocumented Students
  4. “An Interview with Diane Ravitch: Post Election Reflections”
  5. Bloom’s Taxonomy Animation
  6. November’s Best Tweets — Part One
  7. More Recent Articles
  8. Search Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...
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Blurts Looks Good For Voice Recording

Blurts lets you quickly and easily record thirty second voice recordings with shareable url addresses. You have to register, but all it requires is an email. Students can also use it to create an “audio blog” if they want.

I’m adding it to The Best Sites To Practice Speaking English.


The Value Of A “High-Power Pose” For Students

Recent research has found that “high-power poses,” including leaning forward, can increase a person’s sense of feeling powerful (as measured by self-reporting and chemical tests). “Low-power poses,” including looking downward with hands on one’s lap, can increase a person’s sense of powerlessness.

You can images of the kinds of poses they’re talking about, along with greater details about the research, here. TIME Magazine has a similar report.

The results reminded me of why Kelly Young at Pebble Creek Labs reminds teachers at our school, and we remind our students, to “lean in” as one of the instructions we give when dividing students into small groups.



CA Supreme Court Affirms “In-State” Tuition For Undocumented Students

The California Supreme Court affirmed today a state law that allows undocumented students to attend state universities and be charged “in-state” tuition.

Here’s an excerpt from the Los Angeles Times:

The California Supreme Court decided unanimously Monday that illegal immigrants may continue to be eligible for in-state tuition rates at the state’s colleges and universities rather than pay the higher rates charged to those who live out of state.

In a ruling written by Justice Ming W. Chin, one of the panel’s more conservative members, the state high court said a California law that guarantees the lower tuition for students who attend California high schools for at least three years and graduate does not conflict with a federal prohibition on giving illegal immigrants educational benefits based on residency.

Of course, with the annual large increases in tuition, getting this ruling is only half the battle for students.


“An Interview with Diane Ravitch: Post Election Reflections”

“An Interview with Diane Ravitch: Post Election Reflections” offers a useful perspective.

I’m adding it to The Best Articles/Blog Posts On What The Election Results Mean For Schools.


Bloom’s Taxonomy Animation

This page has good info on Bloom’s Taxonomy, especially a nice animation you can see if you scroll down a little bit.

I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom.


November’s Best Tweets — Part One

Every month I make a short list 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. Now and then, in order to make it a bit easier for me, I may try to break it up into mid-month and end-of-month lists.

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 Twitter, you can also check-out all of my “tweets” on Twitter profile page or subscribe to their RSS feed.

Here are my picks for November’s Best Tweets — Part Two(not listed in any order):

Fascinating “This Is Your Brain on Metaphors” NY Times

Comparison of Republican and Democratic tax plans infographic

Brush Up On Grammar Rules with These Light-Hearted Resources

The Trouble With For-Profit Education
, The Atlantic

Photos of surfing dogs, LA Times

Where Cliches Come From, LIFE slideshow

Beyond Facebook: the Benefits of Deeper Friendships
, Wall St Jrnl

White House unveils new online interactive tour

A Decade on the Fly: Building the International Space Station–Module by Module [Slide Show]

Playing With The Moon
, great slideshow, NPR

The Ultimate Dropbox Toolkit & Guide

In pictures: sinkholes, craters and collapsed roads around the world, Telegraph

Closing the Achievement Gap: Public Policy That Banks Too Heavily on Schools by Larry Cuban

You might also be interested in seeing a list of favorite tweets at:

Shelly Terrell’s blog

Kalinago English

Eye On Education


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