December in Review

December 2009!

Before I proceed any further…..

Happy New Year!

I will be on a plane for my celebration, but hopefully you will be with family and friends. Be safe and enjoy the fireworks.

What you may have missed this month…

Your favorite posts this month-

  •  Most Teachers Don’t Live There In this post, we expressed our feelings about technology integration. I don’t think teachers who don’t integrate technology are bad teachers. However, if the educators can get access to the technology then shouldn’t we show students how to be responsible digital citizens?
  • Lessons Learned From Great Educators– Tag, you’re it! At least you still have time to be included in this series where I have challenged you to write about the people who inspired you to be a great educator. Seven teachers have already met the challenge. Read their incredible posts here!
  • Favorite What Did They Tweet Series–  Twitterers shared with us a digital citizenship series where students made choices and were lead to other videos that showed the consequences of their choices. We also read about 21 Things that Became Obsolete this Decade! 
  • Favorite Cool Sites Series- Alexandra Francisco shared her favorite tools and how to use them with students! In the most recent edition, I shared some sites to help you prepare your own resolutions!

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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),, and on her blog,, 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

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