Larry Ferlazzo’s blog has a surplus of websites specifically for teachers. Between the “Top Websites for the Year” list to his own English Webpage, Ferlazzo has thousands of links to resources for English Language Learners. These resources would be especially beneficial for teachers today, because of the increasingly diverse population of students in the schools, many of which English is not their first language.
Because I have an Area of Concentration in Science, the Science section for Intermediate and Advanced English Language Learners will be a beneficial resource for me in my future teaching career. This website includes topics such as buoyancy, bridge building, dinosaurs, flight, gravity, and health, each with a list of games and links to websites under each of the categories.
I also found a fun new video relating to climate change on the “Best Sites to Learn About Climate Change” page of his blog. Once again, this page has countless links to sites that give information about climate change, including the Tides of Change NASA video, Breathing Earth interactive map, and Advancing Emissions chart. My personal favorite addition to his Climate page, however, is the New Music Video On Climate Change: Symphony of Science- Our Biggest Challenge. This video is a mash-up of the Symphony of Science and includes auto-tuned voice recordings of Bill Nye the Science Guy while explaining how global climate change is occurring on Earth. In my future classroom, this would be a fun and informative video to show to students when teaching a unit about climate change and protecting the planet.
“We can do this. We can change the world.”