by Michael Putman
In looking at the subtitle of Larry Ferlazzo’s website/blog, a casual reader may just consider it to be a resource for teaching students who are non-native English speakers. However, to do this would be missing out on a variety of other resources, especially technology-related, that are available on the site that will benefit not only teachers who work with the aforementioned students, but also anyone interested in staying abreast of many of the latest trends in education.
The multitude of information available here becomes immediately evident when scrolling through the posts on Larry’s blog, the primary site linked to this article. The reader sees posts ranging from descriptions of iPad resources to a “'Round-up' of Good School Reform Posts and Articles.” Generally the information is provided as a series of links, but the interested reader can pick and choose which ones to access based on the brief descriptions provided.
As if the blog did not provide enough information, there are also several notable areas worth examining from the links on the website. Scrolling over the “About” link at the top of the page reveals a number of relevant links. Perhaps the most interesting is the “My Best of Series,” where the reader will find what Larry considers the best websites/resources for learning content or educational games or…you get the point. Name a topic and it’s probably there. Readers will also find links to several other websites/blogs maintained by Larry, including Larry Ferlazzo’s English website and another directed towards engaging parents in school.
In short, whether you are a teacher looking for information on helping your students who are learning English or are simply looking for interesting, relevant information that is education-related, Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day is a great place to start (and finish) your search.
Michael Putman is from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Michael.Putman@uncc.edu.
This article is part of a series from the Technology in Literacy Education Special Interest Group (TILE-SIG).