Two weeks ago, I wrote about how important it was to make the EduBlogging experience richer for everyone by expanding the network to include less-read but deserving bloggers.
This week I am glad to present (violins, cymbals and a drumroll please) the winner of the 2007 International Reading Association Presidential Award for Reading and Technology and Ford Foundation 2002 awardee, Larry Ferlazzo.
For anyone who has an interest in language teaching (especially English), Larry’s ESL blog and accompanying website is a must visit. With links to over several thousand activities, games, applications for language learning, social studies and the arts plus several more classroom activities, it can help you get your students engaged, excited and eager to learn!
I spent some time there earlier today and found some cool freely downloadable stuff including:
1. Talk Dog: TalkDog, uses audio modules (on Describing, Listening, Being Fair, Understanding, All About Communicating, and Finding Out More.) to teach speaking and listening skills to ESL learners.
3. Phrase Builder and SpellingTime – as the names imply, websites that help with vocabulary and grammar construction. Both are very simple to use and, at first glance, have the potential to be immensely useful for the ESL classroom.
Thanks for reading and before you leave don’t forget to visit his blog right over here.
Here’s to a bigger and better learning circle Larry; all the best!