What Did They Tweet? 9/22-9/28

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Professional Development Website

Cel Foster shared an incredible site she created for teacher professional development. Cel put a lot of work into the website and I recommend the website for all educators to share with fellow teachers. She has also included a terrific Glogster of various links and tools for topics, such as copyright information, tutorials, video links, and more!

Google Lit Trips

Paula White is an incredible resource of #edtech tools and links. She shared a link to Google Lit Trips which allows students to explore literature by traveling through the regions mentioned in a book using Google Earth. The website has trips listed for various grade levels and offers advice on integrating this technology into the classroom.

List of Videos for Learning

Giselda dos Santos shared a link that lists 40 video sites that are suitable for education. You may find some you did not know about!

Ipod Touch & 8-year-olds

Michael Josefowicz shares a link to an inspirational video about a teacher who has given each of his eight year-old students an Ipod touch! I have included the video below!

Zoho

Zoho is a new edtech website I learned about this week. Martin Jorgensen shared the links with his preference for Google Docs. I love Google Docs as well, but Zoho is definitely worth a check! For more information on how to use Zoho with students, check out this great video tutorial that Jerry Swiatek created. You can use this video tutorial to teach your students to easily collaborate on presentations using Zoho!

Add the people in this post to your PLN by using Russel Tarr’s mass Twitter tool. Just copy and paste this list!

celfoster, paulawhite, GiseldaSantos, ToughLoveforX, mnjorgensen, jswiatek, larryferlazzo, kalinagoenglish

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Challenge:

Take your students on a Google Lit Trip this year!

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell (@ShellTerrell) is an award winning digital innovator, an international speaker/consultant, and the author of Hacking Digital Learning with EdTech Missions, The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers, and Learning to Go. She has trained teachers and taught English language learners in over 20 countries as an invited guest expert by organizations, like the US Embassy, UNESCO Bangkok, Cultura Inglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, ISTEK Turkey, and Venezuela TESOL. She has been recognized by several organizations and publications as a leader in the movement of teacher driven professional development as the founder and organizer of various online conferences, Twitter chats, and Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Two of the projects she co-organized were shortlisted for ELTons, #ELTChat and the Virtual Round Table Language and Technology online conference. She was named Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, and named as one of the 10 Most Influential People in EdTech by Tech & Learning. Her greatest joy is being the mother of baby Savannah and Rosco the pug. Shelly has an Honors BA in English with a Minor in Communication and a specialization in Electronic Media from UTSA, a Masters in Curriculum Instruction ESL from the University of Phoenix, and a CELTA from CELT Athens. She regularly shares her tips for effective technology integration via Twitter (@ShellTerrell), Facebook.com/ShellyTerrell, and on her blog, TeacherRebootCamp.com, which has won several awards and recognitions as one of the top ESL, Edtech and Elearning blogs. Find over 400 of her slide presentations at https://www.slideshare.net/ShellTerrell/presentations

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