What Did They Tweet?

New Year’s Eve edition of the What Did They Tweet weekly series!

2010 is around the corner! Through my PLN on Twitter, I have found some fantastic tips, tricks, and projects. If you are viewing this from an RSS reader, you may want to check the homepage to see the embedded videos and frames.

Be the Hit of Your New Year’s Eve Party

Several of us will be attending parties, perhaps with our educator friends. @RiptideF shared this video, Top 10 Quirky Science Tricks for New Year’s Parties, which is filled with cool ways to liven up the party. Try these if you dare, then share them with your students to motivate them to learn the science behind these incredible feats!

Tips on Becoming a Creative Teacher

@ahrenfelt created this wonderful Wallwisher of tips to becoming a creative teacher. Use these suggestions from various educators to help you become more creative as an educator or add your own sticky note. Wallwisher is one of my favorite tools that you can read more about in this previous post!

Bloom’s Taxonomy Poster

In the New Year, most of us will be updating our curriculum objectives. @Nharm shared this beautiful Bloom’s Taxonomy Butterfly poster which is a nice touch to any classroom as well as an important reminder of what our students should be doing daily- remembering, understanding, applying, analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Click on the image to access the pdf of the poster!


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8 Easy Web 2.0 Tools

Thinking of integrating web 2.0 tools, but do not know which ones to use or how to use them? This wiki and glogster shared by @EdtechSandyK provides help.

Skype Around the Classroom

One goal for the upcoming year should be to get your students connected with other students around the world. The easiest way is through Skype, a free service that can be downloaded on the Internet. @GiseldaSantos shared Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano’s K12 Online Conference presentation, Around the World with Skype that provides several ideas and tips on how to use Skype in the classroom.

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

riptideF, ahrenfelt, nharm, EdtechSandyK, GiseldaSantos, larryferlazzo, kalinagoenglish

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Shelly Terrell

Shelly Sanchez Terrell is a teacher trainer, instructional designer, adjunct professor, and the author of The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching and Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones and BYOT. She has been recognized by the ELTon Awards, The New York Times, the Ministry of Education in Spain, and Microsoft’s Heroes for Education as an innovator in the movement of teacher-driven professional development and education technology. Recently, she was named Woman of the Year 2014 by Star Jone’s National Association of Professional Women and awarded a Bammy Award as a founder of #Edchat, the Twitter chat that spurred over 400 teacher chats. She has trained teachers and taught learners in over 25 countries and has consulted with organizations worldwide such as UNESCO Bangkok, The European Union aPLaNet Project, Cultura Iglesa of Brazil, the British Council in Tel Aviv, IATEFL Slovenia, HUPE Croatia, and VenTESOL. She shares regularly via TeacherRebootCamp.com, Twitter (@ShellTerrell), and Facebook.com/shellyterrell. Her greatest joy is being the mother of Rosco the pug.


  1. Thanks for sharing these tips and suggestions. Classes are starting in March so I have 2 months to plan ahead. I was thinking of continuing the use of wikis and I was planning to start the year with a Wallwisher for my students to write their wishes for this new year as to their learning of English.
    Skype is a tool I haven’t integrated in the classrrom yet so I have to see how I can do so but I will.
    Another idea I’ve borrowed from my PLN was to make my students have a blog each to share with the rest. In that way they would be able to become more independent as learners.

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