Larry Ferlazzo
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WEBSITES HELPFUL TO TEACHERS
Few of the activities accessed by these links have been made by Mr. Ferlazzo. Most of these links will take you to websites created by companies, public institutions, or other teachers. Look around their sites when you go to the links.

Articles
Audio
Bibliography
Blank Maps
Blogs -- Classroom and Teacher
Blogs -- Educational Technology
Blogs -- ESL
California
Certificate-Makers
Chatboards
Civics/Citizenship for ESL
Collaboration Sites -- Real Time
Computer Lessons For ESL Students
Create Listservs
Create Newsletters
Create Puzzles
Create Tests and Exercises
Creating Online Talking Books
Curriculum For ESL Classes
Digital Storytelling
Educational Technology Journals and Listservs
Equipment
ESL Books and Materials
ESL Hand-Outs and Lesson Plans
ESL Research
ESL Teaching Methods
ESL Teacher Organizations
Excel
Flashcards
Games
General English Teacher Resources
Geography Teacher Resources
Google Docs
Grants
Graphic Organizers
Health Lessons -- ESL
Images
Listservs For ESL
Literature
Magazines
Mailing Lists
Making Music
Math
Mobile Learning
Movies and Music for ESL
Multimedia Resources From News Outlets
Online Back-Up Storage of Files
Online Classrooms
Online Journals
Photo-Editing
Podcasting
PowerPoint
Rubrics
Science Ideas
Screencasts
Sending Large Files
Social Bookmarking
Social Studies Resources
Software-- ESL
Talking Text Software
Technology Basics For Education
Telephone
Verifying Website Links
Virtual Field Trips
Video
Video Games and Language Learning
Videos For ESL Beginners
Webquests
Web 2.0 In General
Website Development
Wikis
Word

Articles
Shaking Up the ESL Classroom
Building Cathedrals in the ESL Classroom
Family Literacy, Computers, and ESL
Samuel L. Jackson and Me
Using Classroom Games to Teach and to Learn
Teaching is Organizing (or Should Be)

Audio (also see Podcasting)
Partners in Rhyme
Language Dialer
Sound Snap
Soundboard
Find Sounds
Soungle
Jamendo

Bibliography
Ottobib
Citation Machine
Bibme
EasyBib
MLA Citation Generator
OSLIS Citation Maker


Blank Maps
Eduplace Outline Maps
Blank Outline Maps of Countries
Map Bank
World Atlas
Online Map Bank

Blogs -- Classroom and Teacher
Blogmeister
Teaching with Blogs
How To Set-Up a Blog
EduBlogs
EduBlogs Tutorial
Tutorials on Using Web 2.0 Tools in Language Teaching
Imbee
Using Blogs in Teaching ESL
Blogging for ELT
Blogging For Beginners
Introduction to Blogging
Blog Basics
Blogger
Kidzblog
21 Classes
SupportBlogging
Blogs For Learning
Tumblr
Gaggle
Think
Blogs in the Classroom
Soup

Blogs -- Educational Technology
The Tech Savvy Educator
Bloglines (Easy way to access all blogs you want to read -- here is a tutorial  to show you how)
Another Bloglines Tutorial  
One More Bloglines Tutorial
Classroom 2.0 Ning 
Google Reader Tutorial

Blogs -- ESL
Learning the Language
Second Language Writing
Keeping Up With the Web

California
California History/Social Studies Lessons Plans
Ethnic History Site for California
Online Archive of California
Calisphere
California History Guide

Certificate-Makers
Certificate Creator
My Awardmaker
Teachnet Certificates
Teach-nology
123 Certificates
Certificate Maker
Lakeshore Award Maker

Chatboards
Dave's ESL Cafe Discussion Forum
Teachers.net ESL Chatboard

Civics/Citizenship for ESL
California Civics
A National Citizenship Plan
Pew Hispanic Center Report on Naturalization
Civic Participation
Civics Curriculum
U.S. Civics and Citizenship Online
Citizenship News
La Sierra Civics Program
ESL Civics Curriculum
Citizenship News
Citizenship For Us

Collaboration Sites -- Real Time
Online Real-Time Web Applications
Talk Shoe
Chatmaker
Chatzy
Tangler
Confabio
Yaplet
Twiddla
Vyew
Vawkr
Talck
Chatterous
Flash Meeting

Computer Lessons For ESL Students
Computers and English For Speakers of Other Languages
Basic Computer Skills Curriculum

Create Listservs
Google Groups
Yahoo Groups
NetPals

Create Newsletters
Letterpop
Zookoda
Mashable List
My Newsletter Maker
My Brochuremaker

Create Puzzles
Puzzlemaker

Create Tests and Exercises (Also see Student Tests )
Easy Testmaker
Quia (small annual fee required)
Quiz Star
Spellmaster
Hot Potatoes
Hot Potatoes Information
Hot Potatoes Examples
Zoho Challenge
Interactive Exercise Maker
ESL Activities
iQuiz Maker (For iPods)
The Study Place
Teacher's Pet Text Tool
All The Tests
Script-O
Class Tools
Philologus
Purpose Games
Flash Learning Games
Create Interactive Games
Personal Educational Press
John's ESL Community (Look under Teacher Resources)
Quandary
Planning An Action Maze
Create A Maze Reading
SMILE
CLEAR
Forecast
Learning Tools 
Classmarker
MyStudiyo
 

Creating Online Talking Books
Creating Talking Books in PowerPoint Tutorial
Big Book Template
Writing Audio Storybooks with PowerPoint
Microsoft Reader
Word Talk
How To Create A Talking Book In Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
How To Create Talking Books in PowerPoint
AuthorStream
eBook Template
Speech-Over
How To Create A Talking Book

Curriculum For ESL Classes
ESL Teachers Guide
Teaching Refugee Students
Curriculum Resource Book
Colorin Colorado
ESL Home
EFL Classroom
Virginia Adult Learning Center
Money Talks

Digital Storytelling
Find, Tell, & Map a Story
Fifty Ways To Tell A Story
Educational Uses of Digital Storytelling

Educational Technology Journals and Listservs
EDTECH
Technology and Learning
T.H.E. Journal
Teachers.net Computer Tech Chatboard
Language Learning and Technology Journal
ZDNet Education
Edutopia
Net-Gold
The Creative Educator
CALICO

 

Equipment
Headphones

ESL Books and Materials
Alta ESL

ESL Hand-Outs and Lesson Plans
ESL Hand-0uts
English Raven
ITESLJ
ESL Writing Wizard
English To Go
Skill Packs
ESL Lounge
ESL Games
ESL HQ
MES English
ESL Kids Lab
Dave's ESL Cafe Ideas Cookbook
Boggles World
ESL Kid Stuff
ESL Flow
EFL Club
ESL Kids
One Stop English
Breaking News English
Things For ESL/EFL Teachers
Peace Corps Language Library
EverythingESL
Using English
English and Fun
ESL Galaxy
ABC Teach
Teach English in Asia
Resources For the College
Internet4Classrooms
Primary Resources
TESOL/ESL/TESL Resources
Heads Up English
Improv Encyclopedia
EdHelper (small annual fee required)
Reading A-Z (annual fee required)
Enchanted Learning
Enchanted Learning ESL Print-Outs
Illusions
Frankie's ESOL Worksheets
Teacher Training Videos
English Activities 
ESL Genius
ELT Games
Teresa Almeida d'Eca's EFL/ESL Page
Compelling Conversations
ESL Search 
Stickyball
Short Conversations
Famous People Lessons
ESL Buffet
ESL Themes

ESL Research
Center For Adult English Language Acquisition
 
Center For Applied Linguistics
LESLLA
CREATE
Lumifi
Institute For Language and Education Policy 
Tapestry For Teachers


 

ESL Teaching Methods
Shaking Up The ESL Classroom
Building Cathedrals in the ESL Classroom
Total Physical Response (TPR)

ESL Teacher Organizations
TESOL
CATESOL
EFL Classroom 2.0

Excel
Excel Tutorial


Flashcards
ESL Kids Flashcards
ESL Flashcards

MES Flashcards
Study Stack

Games
Learning Games
Favorite Educational Games Sites

 

General English Teacher Resources
Web English Teacher 
English Companion
Virtual Learning Resources Center

Geography Teacher Resources
Google Earth 101 For Educators
Google Earth Newsletter
 
Google Earth Lessons 
Google Earth Blog
Google Earth Guide  
Google My Maps
Juicy Geography
Geo Bytes
Using Google My Maps
Google Earth Goodies
Google Earth Outreach

Google Docs
Google Docs Presentations

Grants
Grant Wrangler
Grants Alert
Education Funding Watch
Grant Information -- Edutopia
TechLearning -- Grants
Grants and Funding Alert (paid subscription)
EdWeek Grants
Digital Wish



Graphic Organizers
Graphic Organizers

More Graphic Organizers
Create Graphic Organizers
Even More Graphic Organizers
Thinkport Graphic Organizers
Exploratree
Write Design

Health Lessons -- ESL
Picture Stories
Health and Literacy Special Collection

Staying Healthy Curriculum

Images
Creative Commons Photographs
Flickr Creative Commons Photographs
Flickr Storm Photo Search
KidsClick Images
Free Stock Photos
Clip Art
More Clip Art
Pics4Learning
Edupics
Clip Art For Second Language Instruction
Open Clip Art Library 
Free Foto
Animation Factory (annual fee)
Public Domain Images
Geograph
StockXChange
TeacherFiles
School Clip Art
Clip Art Collections  
Language Teaching Clip Art
Flickr Tutorial 
PicFindr
Creative Commons Search 
The REALIA Project
ESL Action Photos 
WP Clip Art
Image Links 
Flickr Tools
Newbies Guide to Flickr 
Pixel Perfect Digital 
Morgue File
Picture Sandbox
Free Range
Wikimedia
Designed To A T 
CASLT
Clip Art 4 Schools
Clip Art ETC 
PhotoEverywhere
Wellcome Images 
Nations Illustrated
Africa Pic
Copyright Explained
Every Stock Photo

 

Listservs For ESL
Teachers of English as a Second Language (TESL) -- has many "sub-lists," too
National Institute For Literacy (NIFL) -- has many sub-lists
Extensive Reading
TEFL China
Learning With Computers

Literature
Picture Book Database
Looky Book
Scholastic's Book Wizard
Zoomi


Magazines
Language Magazine
ELT Journal
 
Rethinking Schools 

Mailing Lists
Stephen Krashen
Free General Education Email Newsletters
British Council LearnEnglish Central and LearnEnglish Kids
WebEnglish
British Council Teaching English Newsletter
Keeping Up-To-Date With Web Resources
Digital Dozen
Eduhound

Making Music
I Know That
My Pop Studio
JamGlue
6 Mixer
Sound Junction
Groove Blender
VJ Masher
Splice

Math
Math Forum Math Tools
That Quiz
Mathwire
Math Movies
Math Worksheet Center

Mobile Learning
Make an iPod Study Program


Movies and Music for ESL
The English Learner Movie Guide
Songs For Teaching English
ESL Through Music
ESL Lounge -- Songs for English Teaching
English Teaching Songs
The ESL Song Directory
Free Worksheets For Songs
Yahoo Lyrics
Deezer
Dizzler
Lyrics Mode
Songza
Grooveshark Lite
Searchhacker Lyrics
Lyrics On Call
Soundflavor
Lyrics Fly
Mix Turtle
Teach With Movies

Multimedia Resources From News Outlets
MSNBC
Time
Newsweek
U.S. News and World Report
The New York Times
Washington Post
Los Angeles Times
Chicago Tribune
Sacramento Bee
San Francisco Chronicle
Reuters
Associated Press
CBS
BBC
International Herald Tribune (search for "Slideshows")
USA Today Destinations
Times of London
The Guardian
San Jose Mercury News
New Orleans Times-Picayune
Inside Bay Area
National Public Radio (search for "Slideshows")
Christian Science Monitor
CNN
World News Network

News.com (Australia)
ABC
United Press International
Guardian 24 Hours In Pictures
Wall Street Journal 
Business Week
Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
CBC
Smithsonian
Discover Magazine
Sports Illustrated For Kids
National Geographic Magazine
Pixcetra
Scientific American
China Daily
Times Of India
We Say
Discovery News 
Science Channel Slideshows 
Denver Post
Financial Times
PBS Online News Hour 
Yahoo News Photos
NPPA Multimedia
Media Storm
Las Vegas Sun
The Boston Globe: The Big Picture
PRI's The World
Sun-Sentinel
St. Louis Post-Dispatch
San Diego Union
Atlanta Constitution
AZ Central
News 24 (South Africa) 
Sydney Morning Herald
Spiegel Online
Parade Magazine
Newsday
Washington Times
Politico
Austin Statesman
San Antonio Express-News
Dallas News
Houston Chronicle
Orlando Sentinel
Detroit News
New York Post
New York Daily News
National Public Radio Picture Show

Online Back-up Storage of Files
Mozy
MediaMax
Blog Back-up

Online Classrooms
Yacapaca (Free Teacher Sign-Up)
Yacapaca Demo
NiceNet
My Class
Global Classroom
Class Connection


Online Journals
Humanising Language Teaching
The Internet TESL Journal
The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching
ESL MiniConference
ELL Outlook
Center For Adult English Acquisition Currents
OELA Newsline

Photo-Editing
Phixr
Fauxto
Pixenate
Picnik
Snipshot
Setting-Up a Flickr Account
Educational Uses of Flickr
Fliptrack
Dumpr
Picture 2 Life
Easy Cropper
Flauntr
Rsizr
Fan Studio
Foto Flexor
Splash Up
Getting More Out of Flickr
Fix Picture
Reshade
Pikifx
Pic Resize
Cellsea
FlipFrames
Photoshop Express
Photo Teez
My I Size
Online PhotoTool
CleVr
Fix My Pic
Splash Up
Pic Juice
Dr. Pic
Aviary
Resize Image

Podcasting (Also see "Audio")
Podcasting For ELT
Podcasting Presentation
Introduction to Podcasting
Yahoo Podcasts
Assignment: Podcast
Podcasting in the Classroom
Another Introduction to Podcasting
Englishcaster
Yackpack
Audacity Tutorial
Evoca
Gcast
REMC11
Odiogo
Podcast People

PowerPoint
PowerPoint Tutorial
InPics PowerPoint Tutorial
PowerPoint 1
PowerPoint 2
PowerPoint in the Classroom
Making PowerPoint Less Boring

Rubrics
Rubistar
Rubric Machine
Scholastic Rubric Maker
Teachnology Rubrics
Recipes 4 Success
iRubric

Science Ideas
Try Science
Kinetic City
Nye Labs
Zoom Activities
Build A Volcano
Learing Science
Eyes of Nye
Science Made Simple
Science Mate
Science Experiments Straight From The Web
Science News For Kids
Science Bob
The Naked Scientists
Planet Science
Newton's Apple
Planet Science
ChemShorts
Big Little Science Center
Mad Labs
Hunkin's Experiments
Robert Krampf
Middle School Science Mania
Mad Scientist Experiments

Screencasts
Jing

Sending Large Files
Wikisend


Social Bookmarking
Introduction to Social Bookmarking
Del.icio.us Guide For Educators
More on Social Bookmarking for Teachers
Education World On Social Bookmarking
Del.icio.us For Teachers

Social Studies Resources
Best History Sites
Tracks
Teaching History With Technology
History World
Family Education
Facing History
New York Times Multimedia
Time of Remembrance
Interactive Learning
BBC Quick Guides
History Matters
Shmoop
A People's History of The United States

Software -- ESL
CALL Software List

Talking Text Software
Talking Text Introduction
More on Talking Text
WordTalk
NaturalReader
Talklets

Technology Basics for Education
Education World Tutorials
Kidz Online
Teacher Training Videos
Tech-Ease

Telephone
Introduction to Skype
Jajah
Kan Talk
Skype Tutorial
Flashphone
MeBeam (video and/or audio)
TokBox (video and/or audio)

Verifying Website Links
AnyBrowser Link Checker
Dead-Links
W3C Link Checker

Video
Teacher Tube
Next Vista For Learning
More Video Tools
United Streaming Tutorials
United Streaming and ESL
Saving YouTube videos
Zamzar
Zamzar Instructions
Downloading Videos
More on Downloading Videos
ESL Video
Movavi
StreamYard
V Convert
Springdoo
Video-Editing
Quick Tips For Videos
You Tube Catcher
Vixy
Viddler
JayCut
Fix My Movie
You Convert It
Down Tube
GabSight
Clickcaster
Keep Vid
Selfcast
Cueprompter
Clipnabber
HBO Watch And Learn

Video Games and Language Learning
Digital Gaming and Language Learning
Kyle Mawer

Videos For ESL Beginners
Shaun The Sheep
Mr. Bean
Brum
The Bear
America's Funniest Home Videos
ESL Video

Virtual Field Trips
EFieldTrips
Tramline
More Virtual Field Trips
Even More Virtual Field Trips
List of Virtual Field Trips
Virtual Field Trips
Mapwing

Webquests
The Webquest Page
Introduction to Webquests
More Webquests
More ESL Webquests
Quest Garden
Citebite (excellent tool to assist in Webquests for English Language Learners)
Webquest Information
More on Developing Webquests
Webquest Locator
Webquests 101 
Creating a Webquest
More On Webquests
The Learning Power of Webquests
Trackstar 
Zunal

Web 2.0 In General
Introduction to Web 2.0 In The Classroom
New Technologies For Teaching and Learning
Web Tools in Education
Go2Web20
Simple Spark
EduWikipedia
One Page Guides To Web 2.0 Applications
VoiceThread Tutorials
More on VoiceThread
DemoGirl Screencasts
Web Tools Screencasts
Google Apps Tutorials
"Web 2.0 For Dummies"

Website Development
Build A Free Website
Google Page Creator
Scholastic Home Page Builder
Weebly
WebJam
Site Kreator
Easy Site
Web Design Toolbox
Spruz
Tuplix
Jimbo
Jottit
Pagii
Leafletter
Synthasite
Doodlekit
GoGoFrog
Trintuition
Webnode
BricaBox
Roxer
Snappages
Webon
Viviti
Wix
Go Hoster


Wikis
PB Wiki
Wikispaces
Introduction to Wikis
Wikis In the Classroom
Classroom 2.0 Wikis

Word
Working With Tables
Working With Graphics
WordTips


Overview Of Each English Section

All nine of these "English" sections are designed for English Language Learners.Links found under the
other subject areas listed on the Home Page are more appropriate for native English speakers.  This "Teacher's Page" only discusses the part of this website focused on assisting English Language Learners. There are several other smaller parts that have excellent resources more appropriate to native English speakers or very advanced English Language Learners.  Those parts are accessible through the "
Home " page of this site.

MORE DETAILS ABOUT EACH ENGLISH SECTION:

The Beginner section is divided into various categories.  This section, like all the English sections, is designed for people who are learning English as a Second Language.  This section, again, like almost all the other English sections, has a "Table of Contents" at the top listing various categories.  Almost all of the links in this section have both audio and text, and are designed for very beginning learners.   This section is also suitable for young English-speaking children who are just learning to read. A few of the links listed under the "Health" category, though, might not be suitable for very young children. All the links in this section, as they are in the other ones, are designed for easy self-access by beginning English learners.

The English Themes for Beginners/Early Intermediate  section is mainly divided into the specific themes that I generally teach in my Beginners English class.  Ninety percent of the links in this section have both audio and text.  Many of the links in the Beginner section can also be found here, but they are categorized differently.  I also have a "Favorites" category here that lists the top twenty or thirty links that I believe are the most effective online tools to help people learn English. This entire section also would be suitable for young children. There is also a small "Math" section on this page which includes several excellent sites that have audio and animated math glossaries. A small number of categories, including ones on "Citizenship," "California" and "Immigration" also have links that are more geared towards intermediate English learners.  I use these for a Government class and have not gotten around to creating a separate Government page yet.

The Bilingual Exercises section consists primarily of links that are specifically designed to teach English to native speakers of other specific languages.  For example, there are several sites that have been developed to teach English to Spanish-speakers.  Many, though not all, of these sites provide both audio and text.

The Intermediate & Advanced section is appropriate for, as the title says, intermediate and advanced learners of English, as well as native speakers (it has a category for SAT preparation).  It has many English-learning games.  Very few of the links in this section have audio. This section will be re-organized in 2007 to more specifically support an Intermediate English class I anticipate teaching next school year.
  
The English Themes for Intermediate/Advanced section is divided into categories that we primarily use in our Intermediate English classes.  The two major areas are links to support the units we use in teaching units provided by The Write Institute (an exceptional program for teaching writing to English learners) and to support the units in the Visions textbooks (this site, however, has no official connection to either The Write Institute or to Visions) .  Very few of these links have audio.

The Examples of Student Work section takes advantage of the latest advertising craze called "viral marketing" and "user generated content" to provide our students with easy ways to create materials online that can be shared with their families and friends -- and help them develop their English skills. Teachers can easily have their students use these links and have them email their finished products to them.  Teachers, in turn, can then post links to those products on their own website. You might want to read an article I've written about these applications.

The Science section is the only one that does not have a "Table of Contents" at the top of the page.  This section has a list of links, almost all which have both audio and text, that are science-related. Most of these links are also located in other sections under different categories.

The Geography & United States History section is organized to support each chapter of the World Views geography textbook and the America's Story United States History textbook I use in my classes (this site, however, has no official connection to either textbook).  Both of these textbooks are written for English Language Learners.  Most of the links in this section provide both audio and text.  In this section the links in italics provide audio and text. The links in regular print either do not have audio, or they have audio but no captions.

TheWorld History section is designed to support a new class I'm teaching English Language Learners this year. It is organized to support each chapter of the Short Lessons in World History textbook that I will be using (this site, however, has no official connection to the textbook). Many of the links here provide both audio and text.  In this section the links in italics provide audio and text.  The links in regular print either do not have audio, or they have audio but no captions.  Some of the links on this page lead to sections on the "Geography & United States History" page because there is obviously some overlap between U.S. History and Word History.  Most of the links on this World History page, however, are indeed new links..

The Best Websites provide student self-access links to the resources I highlight in many of my Websites Of The Year .

Please contact me at MrFerlazzo@aol.com if you find links that are not working or links
that you think are inappropriate. Also contact me if you have suggestions on how I can make
this site better!

Grand prize winner of the 2007 International Reading Association
Presidential Award for Reading and Technology

Named TechLearning
School Site of the Week

Technology Horizons in
Education Journal (T.H.E.
Journal) 2006 Innovator

 

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