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Larry Ferlazzo's Monthly Website Newsletter -- April, 2016

March’s “Best” Lists – There Are Now 1,549 Of Them

Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,549 of them categorized here):

The Best Resources For Learning About The Ins & Outs Of Reclassifying ELLs

The Best Sites For Learning About The Marshall Islands

Part 6 – Best Resources For Learning About Flint Water Crisis

Part 7 – Best Resources For Learning About Flint Water Crisis

Part 8 – Best Resources For Learning About Flint Water Crisis

The Best World Poetry Day Resources – Help Me Find More

The Best Resources For Learning About “Deeper Learning”

The Best Resources On Student Agency & How To Encourage It

March’s Updated “Best” Lists

I am constantly adding new resources to my over 1,500 categorized “Best Lists.

I also regularly “cull” through the lists to weed-out dead links, but haven’t been very systematic about doing that task.

So, I’ve started to go through them and highlight the ones that I’ve gotten around to completely cleaning-up and revising.

Here are a list of them from this month (you can see previous compilations here):

The Best Sites For Learning About Easter And Passover

Best List Of Mindmapping, Flow Chart Tools, & Graphic Organizers

The Best Sites To Learn About Trees

The Best Ways To Create Online Tests

The Best Sites For Creating Online Polls & Surveys

The Best Places Where Students Can Create Online Learning/Teaching Objects For An “Authentic Audience”

The Best Sites For Learning About Cesar Chavez

The Best Sites To Learn About…Happiness?

The Best “Lists Of Lists” Of History’s Most Influential People, Events & Ideas.

The Best Visually Engaging News Sites

The Best Sites That Show Statistics By Reducing The World & The U.S. To 100 People

The Best Sites To Learn About The Hindu Festival Of Holi

The Best Sites To Learn About “Earth Hour”

The Best Places For Students To Learn About…Their Names

The Best Websites For Learning About Natural Disasters

The Best Sites For Learning About The History Of Technology

The Best Places To Get Blog, Website, Book, Movie & Music Recommendations

The Best Online Games Students Can Play In Private Virtual “Rooms”

The Best Tools For Creating Visually Attractive Quotations For Online Sharing

The Best Sites For Learning About Daylight Savings Time

The Best Sites For Learning About Nelson Mandela

The Best Sites To Learn About Walls That Separate Us

The Best Sites For Learning About St. Patrick’s Day (& April Fools Day)

The Best Tools For Creating “Word Frequency Charts” For Books, Articles & Movies

The Best Resources For Learning About Women’s Suffrage

The Best Web Tools For Teaching Irregular Verbs & Verb Tenses — Contribute Your Suggestions!

The Best Sites For Learning Strategies To Teach ELL’s In Content Classes

The Best Sites For Collaborative Storytelling

The Best Resources On ESL/EFL/ELL Error Correction

The Best Sites For Grammar Practice

The Best Reference Websites For English Language Learners

The Best Resources For Teaching & Learning About World Water Day

The Best Resources For World Book Day — April 23rd or First Thursday Of March (Depending Where You Live)

The Best Sites For Learning About Women’s History

March’s Top Posts From This Blog

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.

Here are some of the posts I personally think are the best, and most helpful, ones I’ve written during this past month (not in any order of preference). There are a lot of them this month:

“Collaborative Writing, Common Core, and ELLs” Is Excerpt From Our New Book

Excellent “Listen & Read” Nonfiction From National Geographic

Another Flaw In Using Value-Added Measurement For Teacher Evaluation

At Second Look, Wizer Looks Like A Fabulous Way Create Virtual Classrooms & Track Student Progress

Harvard Business Review Publishes Best Arguments Against “Performance Pay” – Can Be Applied To Teachers & Students

“Ed Tech ‘has Over-Promised & Under-Delivered’”

Adam Grant On Failure & How I’m Using What He Says In Class

“‘For White Folks Who Teach In The Hood…’: An Interview With Chris Emdin”

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On Stephen Curry!

New Study Reviews 25 Years Of Research Into What Helps Students Graduate – Here’s What They Found

“‘Be Patient’ When Dealing With Ed Tech Problems

Neat Online Exhibit On “Discoveries That Changed The World”

“Unfiltered News” Visualizes Most Popular News Topics In Different Countries

First Excerpt From Our Book On ELLs & Common Core Appears In Edutopia

Great Idea From Adam Grant: Student Mini-Talks That Challenge “Conventional Wisdom”

“Census Names Explorer” Is A Cool Tool For Exploring Name Popularity Through Time & Place

“ReadTheory” Lets Teachers Create Virtual Classrooms For Students To Read & Answer Questions

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs Is On Daylight Saving Time

Zootopia Movies Highlights Importance Of Grit, But Also Its Limitations

What Are Creative & Effective Ways You’ve Used Multiple Choice Exercises?

Guest Post: “Walk & Talks” Are Extremely Effective Way To Connect With Students – Here’s A “How-To” Guide

‘Teacher Leadership is the Lifeboat to a Better School’

Amazon Is Setting Up A Free Site For Educational Resources – Here’s Where You Register For Access

Carol Dweck Makes Strongest Statement Yet On Growth Mindset Misuse

New “Volley” App Looks Like A “PhotoMath” For…Everything

Do Your Students Slouch Back In Their Chairs? Here’s A Writing Prompt On It I’m Using In Class

“US News Map” Lets You Track Word Frequency In Historical American Newspapers

“Pindex” Is A New “Pinterest For Education” That Also Lets Teachers Create Quizzes & Monitor Student Progress

“Teaching English Language Learners With Special Needs”

Smithsonian’s “Our Story” Is A Valuable Resource For Teachers & Parents

How Many Repetitions Do You Need In Order To Learn A New Word?

My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs is On Citizenship

Quote Of The Day: Caution On Celebration Of Failure

Try Out This Dyslexia Simulation

“Ways to Support ELLs With Special Needs

“Radiooooo” Is A Cool Music Site That Crosses The World & The Decades

Part Two – Oral Presentation Suggestions For IB Theory of Knowledge Classes

California Voters Will Vote On Important “Multilingual Education Act” This Fall

“Perspecs” Gives You Three Different Perspectives On Same News Topic

Part Two: A Community Organizer’s Definition Of Leadership – How Can It Be Applied To Education?

NY Times Reports On Social Emotional Learning Run Amok

“The Life of a Refugee” Is Topic Of My Latest NY Times Interactive For ELLs

A Community Organizer’s Definition Of Leadership – How Can It Be Applied To Education? (Part One)

Study: Extrinsic Rewards Reduces Long-Term Learning Of New Languages & Other Knowledge

Oral Presentation Suggestions For IB Theory of Knowledge Classes



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