Larry Ferlazzo's Monthly Website Newsletter -- August, 2017
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July’s “Best” Lists – There Are Now 1,746 Of Them

Here’s my regular round-up of new “The Best…” lists I posted this month (you can see all 1,746 of them categorized here):

The Best Resources & Ideas For Using Sound Effects In ELL Lessons

The Best Sites For ELLs To Practice Online Dictation

The Best Videos For Content Teachers With ELLs In Their Classes – Please Suggest More

The Best Resources On Co-Teaching With ELLs – Please Suggest More

The Best Resources For Learning About The 2017 Total Solar Eclipse

The Best – Or, At Least, The Most Interesting – Resources About Ben Franklin

The Best Sites Where Students Can Transcribe Historical Texts

The Best Resources On Developing A Sense Of Community In The Classroom

The Best Resources On The Idea Of Evaluating Teacher “Input” Instead Of Student “Output”

The Best Harry Potter Teaching & Learning Resources

 

 

July’s Best 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. I’ve also been doing “A Look Back” series in recognition of this blog’s tenth anniversary this past February.

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:

Using “Wrote My Way Out” From Hamilton With Students (Including Writing Prompt)

Guest Post: Advanced ELLs Write About Their Summer School Experience Tutoring Newcomers

Our Next Book On Teaching ELLs Is Almost Two-Thirds Done!

Wonderful Animal Video For ELLs & Everybody Else

Collections Of Academic Sentence Starters

Podcast: Interview With…Me On Parent Engagement

Bingo! There Are Issues With This Study On Grit & ELLs, But I Am Sure Going To Use It With My Students

Amazon Makes Its Teacher Resource-Sharing Site Public Today

“Q & A Collections: Race & Gender Challenges”

Focusing On The Impact Classroom Disruptions Have On Others, Not On The Students Doing The Disrupting

New Study Finds Students Less Motivated In School The More They Think Wealth & Income Inequality Is Stacked Against Them

Privilege & Chief Justice Roberts’ Commencement Speech

Easily Create Vocabulary Quizzes With “Wordsmyth”

New Study Finds That Punishment May Encourage The Behavior Being Targeted

Change “Employees” To “Students” & This Article Has Good Research & Advice On Building Trust

New Geography Game: “Can You Draw The States?”

“‘Double Flip’ Your Classroom”

Study’s Conclusion Is Not As Useless As It Sounds: Low-Income Adolescents Are Less Likely To Attend College

Wrong-Headed Criticism Of Medicaid Mirrors Wrong-Headed Criticism Of Schools

“Factitious” Is An Online Game To Teach About Fake News

Every Teacher With An ELL Student In Their Class Can Benefit From Watching This Video!

Popular “Book Creator” App Can Now Be Used On The Web

Great Strategy For Interacting With Art!

“Quiz Game Master” Is A Nice Tool For Creating Online Learning Games

“Leaders can Support Innovation By ‘Listening More & Speaking Less’”

I’ve Found These Decent Online Exercises To Teach Paraphrasing – Can You Suggest More?

Most Popular Posts Of The Month

As regular readers know, at the end of each week I share the five most popular posts from the previous seven days.

I thought people might find it interesting to see a list of the ten most popular posts from the previous thirty days.

You might also be interested in Most Popular Posts From This Blog In 2017 – So FarTenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts? (Part One) and Part Two: Tenth Anniversary Of This Blog — What Have Been My Most Popular Posts?

1. Amazon Makes Its Teacher Resource-Sharing Site Public Today

2. The Best Resources For Helping Teachers Use Bloom’s Taxonomy In The Classroom

3. The Best Popular Movies/TV Shows For ESL/EFL (& How To Use Them)

4. New Study On Cellphones Helpful To Teachers Everywhere

5. The Best Sites For ELLs To Practice Online Dictation

6. “Factitious” Is An Online Game To Teach About Fake News

7. Focusing On The Impact Classroom Disruptions Have On Others, Not On The Students Doing The Disrupting

8. The Best Websites For Creating Online Learning Games

9. The Best Online Virtual “Corkboards” (or “Bulletin Boards”)

10. Easily Create Vocabulary Quizzes With “Wordsmyth”

July’s Updated “Best” Lists

I am constantly adding new resources to my over 1,700 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. I’ve completed this process well over 300 lists over the past eighteen months.

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

The Best Places To Get Royalty-Free Music & Sound Effects

The Best Sites To Learn About The Apollo 11 Moon Landing

The Best Ways To Back-Up Your Computer & Online Work

The Best Resources For Finding And Creating Virtual Field Trips

The Best Sites For Learning About Yosemite & Other U.S. National Parks

The Best Websites For Learning & Teaching Geography

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

 
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