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  1. Google Starts Showing Song Lyrics In Search Results – Not As Good As It Sounds
  2. A Collection Of The Best Education-Related “Most Popular” Lists For 2014
  3. Statistic Of The Day: Immigrant Schoolchildren in 2050
  4. Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week
  5. Second Great Video Of Football Star’s Love Of Reading
  6. More Recent Articles
  7. Search Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day...
  8. Prior Mailing Archive

Google Starts Showing Song Lyrics In Search Results – Not As Good As It Sounds

I was happy to see TechCrunch’s headline this morning: Google Adds Song Lyrics To Top Of Search Results, Points Searchers To Google Play.

Great, I thought, it would be nice to be able to avoid all those ad-ridden online lyric sites.

But the article underneath the headline pointed out a number of shortcomings to the service (you type in the name of the song plus the word “lyrics”), including the fact that many songs aren’t included (it didn’t show “The Bowling Song,” “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” or “We Shall Overcome” when I tried it, though it did come up with “Little Boxes.”

Nevertheless, I’ll add this info to The Best Places To Find Lyrics On The Web, which I probably have to update.

    


A Collection Of The Best Education-Related “Most Popular” Lists For 2014

With the end of the year rapidly approaching, many educators and organizations are putting together various “most popular” lists.

I thought I’d bring together the best of them in one place, and will be continuing to add to this post over the next couple of weeks. Feel free to let me know which ones I’m missing:

I’ll start with my own: My Most Popular Posts In 2014.

Edutopia’s Top 10 for 2014

10 Most Popular Teaching Tools Used This Year is from Edudemic.

The 5 Most Popular Educational Apps of 2014 is from Common Sense Media.

The 5 most viewed posts on Edublogs in 2014 (nice to see that one of my posts is on the list :) )

Again, please let me know what I’m missing!

I’m adding this post to All My 2014 “Best” Lists — So Far — In One Place.

    

Statistic Of The Day: Immigrant Schoolchildren in 2050

Similar to my periodic Quote of The Day, I’m starting a new feature called “Statistic Of The Day.”

This first one is from The Harvard Graduate School Of Education article, The Education of Immigrant Children:

With-the-Pew-Research

    


Classroom Instruction Resources Of The Week

Each week, I publish a post containing three or four particularly useful resources on classroom instruction, and you can see them all here.

Here are this week’s picks:

How to Close Read the Language of Film is from Middleweb. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On “Close Reading.”

Maurice J. Elias has written a very useful article titled Social-emotional skills can boost Common Core implementation for Phi Delta Kappan. Unfortunately, if you’re not a subscriber, it costs $5, which I thought was worth paying. I’m adding it to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources.

Here’s some good teaching advice:

    

Second Great Video Of Football Star’s Love Of Reading

There’s a great CBS News video of college football star Malcolm Mitchell’s love reading on The Best Videos For Educators In 2014 – Part Two list (you can also find it at The Best Videos & Articles Where Athletes Explain How Reading & Writing Well Has Helped Their Career).

Then I found a second video sharing his story at Jackie Gerstein’s “Best” list of videos.

Check it out:

    


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